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Swiss-Belhotel International opening 7th hotel in Jakarta

Swiss-Belhotel International, a global hospitality management chain, has further expanded its Indonesian portfolio with the launch of Swiss-Belresidences Rasuna Epicentrum, the group’s 7th hotel in Jakarta.

The hotel soft-opened on Friday, March 29, 2019, with an intimate ceremony attended by company executives, partners, and selected media.

Since arriving in Indonesia more than 25 years ago, Swiss-Belhotel International has built an extensive collection of more than 60 hotels and resorts all across the country. The group has been named as “Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel […]

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YOO expands into Vietnam

YOO Worldwide, the global designer residence and hotel brand, has set its sights firmly on Vietnam following the recent launch of its new regional headquarters in Southeast Asia.

The UK-based company was created by leading property developer John Hitchcox and international designer Philippe Starck with a mission to enrich lives through extraordinary living spaces. It is now the largest pure residential design brand in the world, with 81 projects in 36 countries, and a number of hotel management and design projects […]

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Novotel Opens in Karawang, Jakarta

Accor-owned Novotel Hotels & Resorts has opened a new property in Karawang, an industrial estate outside Jakarta. The hotel features 172 spacious rooms, three dining outlets and two bars.

The 24th Novotel property in Indonesia is strategically located in the bustling industrial estate, only five minutes away from the main toll road that connects Delta Mas, West and East Karawang. Around 50 km from the capital, Novotel Karawang is accessed via a toll road.

The hotel offers a variety of rooms with modular design, a multi-purpose lobby and […]

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Marriott International targets 1,000 properties open by end 2020 in Asia-Pacific

Marriott International announced its continued expansion plans in Asia-Pacific with its 2020 vision – an aggressive target to have 1000 hotels open by the end of 2020.

This vision also could create up to 50,000 more job opportunities for the region. In 2019 alone, the company expects to add close to 100 new hotels or close to 20,000 rooms in the region, with several brand debuts in Australia, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Nepal and India. Marriott International’s portfolio in Asia Pacific […]

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W Bali – Ubud hotel slated to open in 2020

Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, will open W Bali – Ubud, the brand’s newest W Escape.

Developed in partnership with Indonesia’s Ruang Teknik Group, W Bali – Ubud will offer 100 guestrooms, including 10 villas with private swimming pools and an EWOW suite (the brand’s take on the traditional Presidential Suite).

This expansion into Ubud marks the second W Hotel in Indonesia, following the opening of W Bali – Seminyak in 2010.

Two pools – one a WET Deck featuring terraced pools […]

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Interview with Marc Steinmeyer, CEO of The Green Oak Hotel Management, the holding company of Tauzia Hotels, now partially owned by Ascott

Why do you want to expand beyond Indonesia when the country still offers so many opportunities?
One, because as Indonesians travel more outside of Indonesia and see a Harris, Yellow or Pop! hotel, I am sure they will take to these (homegrown) brands. Two, the Harris Hotels brand is a success story in Indonesia. If I have Harris properties in Bangkok, Manila or elsewhere in the region, the brand will indirectly become more successful in Indonesia, as it will gain more […]

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