Sheraton Resort Opens on Belitung Island in Indonesia

Marriott has expanded its portfolio of hotels in Indonesia with the opening of the Sheraton Belitung Resort.

Belitung Island is a part of Bangka Belitung Islands Province, located off the eastern coast of Sumatra.

The 169-room hotel, located within a wildlife reserve, is surrounded by over 100 small islands and is home to over 1,000 different types of flora and fauna, allowing guests to spot the Karamunting flower which only grows in Belitung, or the Tarsius, one of the smallest primates that can only be found on some islands in Southeast Asia.

The hotel is located 45-minutes away from H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin International Airport and a short drive away from the Black Rocks Golf Course, and the coast of Tanjung Kelayang – known as the heart of Belitung.

“We are delighted to be opening the Sheraton Belitung Resort, which is the 8th Sheraton branded hotel to open in Indonesia,” said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International. “Sheraton is Marriott International’s most global brand, and this opening marks another exciting moment in the continued brand expansion across Asia Pacific. Belitung is one of Indonesia’s best kept secrets, and the arrival of Sheraton Belitung Resort will only enhance its appeal as a destination for couples and families alike to enjoy this paradise together.”

Rooms offer ocean, lagoon or garden views, and feature 55-inch LCD televisions, high-speed wireless internet, and motion sensors, which automatically activate and deactivate the AC when guests enter or leave the room.

The resort has 3 F&B outlets. Located on the beachfront is Island Restaurant all-day-dining restaurant that offers a spread of international and local delicacies including Gangan and Mie Belitung, two island favourites. Seafood Market Restaurant features long dining tables made from driftwood where guests can enjoy the freshest catch of the day directly from the local fisherman. Blue Lagoon lounge and bar is an ideal spot for guests to enjoy locally inspired cocktails and light bites with ocean views.

The Sheraton Belitung Resort also features 7,480 square feet of event space, a 24-hour ffitness centre, an outdoor infinity pool, a spa and a kid’s club with educational programming.

“We are thrilled to open the first five-star hotel in Belitung, and to welcome local and international travellers to discover Indonesia’s hidden gem with Sheraton Belitung Resort,” said Yvonne Wan, General Manager. “We look forward to creating memorable stay experiences for our guests that bring to life Sheraton’s signature hospitality initiatives, with a green conscience.”

 

Source: http://www.asiatraveltips.com/news20/19-SheratonBelitung.shtml