By The Nation
This was achieved following the launch of a series of new Indonesian hotels in recent weeks. The 104-room Swiss-Belinn Gajah Mada Medan in North Sumatra and 150-room Swiss-Belhotel Bogor in West Java both started welcoming guests in May, and the 107-room Swiss-Belhotel Serpong opened in southwest Jakarta on June. The trio of new openings helped to boost Swiss-Belhotel International’s Indonesian collection to 72 hotels and resorts comprising 10,873 rooms and suites.
“Reaching 10,000 rooms in Indonesia is a huge achievement for our company, and I would like to thank our entire team and our local partners for making it possible. Indonesia is one of the world's most exciting markets, with rising affluence and accessibility helping to drive tourism all over the archipelago. We look forward to unveiling even more exceptional Indonesian hotels in future, as we continue to expand our presence nationwide,” said Gavin M. Faull, chairman and president of Swiss-Belhotel International.
The next phase of Swiss-Belhotel International’s Indonesian expansion is already underway with the company scheduled to open the 227-room Swiss-Belhotel Darmo Surabaya late this year and the 252-room Swiss-Belhotel Solo early in 2020.
Swiss-Belhotel International’s success in Indonesia has not gone unnoticed. The group was named was recognised as “Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain” at last year’s Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards (ITTA). the eighth time it had won the award.