Accor announces expansion in Indonesia
Accor, the most dynamic international hotel operator in Asia Pacific and the largest international hotel management company in the region, showcased its extensive network at the annual trade expo “World of Accor”, held in Jakarta last week.
At the event, Accor announced three new hotels for the Indonesia.
Mercure Bali Kuta Harvestland: located in Bali’s most popular tourist area - Kuta. In the centre of all of the action, shops and attractions, this 160 room hotel will open in late 2010. The hotel will become the third Mercure in Bali, joining Mercure Kuta Bali and Mercure Sanur Resort Bali.
All Seasons Yogyakarta: opening in 2011 and located within walking distance to local shops, restaurants and the famous Malioboro Street. Yogyakarta is the base for travelers to Central Java (the main Island of Indonesia) including those visiting Borobudor, Solo and the cities attractions. The 122-room hotel is located close to the Royal Javanese Palace – home of the Sultanese Royalty.
Mercure Pontianak, scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2009, the 172-room hotel will enjoy a prime location on the main arterial road and next to the largest shopping mall in Pontianak. Minutes from the airport, the hotel is within close proximity to the central business and government office district.
Gerard Guillouet, Vice President Operations for Accor Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore commented, “We are delighted with this further expansion within Indonesia and pleased to expand the portfolio of brands in these key cities. The Mercure Pontianak is the first international hotel for the city and our fourth hotel on the island of Borneo. The expansion of All Seasons sees the growth of the brand for the first time outside of the leisure destination of Bali.”
Accor currently operates 37 hotels in Indonesia. Five new hotel projects were announced earlier this year namely Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada, Novotel Manado, Novotel Tangerang, Novotel Bangka and Mercure Solo. Accor will grow the network to 48 hotels in Indonesia by 2011, continuing to be the largest international hotel management company in the country.
With its solid footprint of hotels throughout Indonesia, Accor plays a major role with programs that provide for the development and welfare of the poor and under privileged children, with a social program named “A Tree For A Child”. The program undertakes activities all across Indonesia with the long term objective of improving the lives of underprivileged children with education and health initiatives.
Accor, a major global group and the European leader in hotels, as well as the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 150,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 40 years of expertise in two core businesses:
- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1 and Motel 6 brands, representing 4,000 hotels and nearly 500,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre;
- Services, with 30 million people in 40 countries benefiting from Accor Services products in employee and public benefits, rewards and loyalty, and expense management.
Vice President Communications Accor
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