On August 5th at approximately 12:30 p.m. (local Jakarta time), an explosion occurred near the entrance of the JW Marriott in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The hotel was immediately evacuated and is currently closed. We are working closely with authorities and have relocated our guests to a neighboring hotel. A list of employees and registered guests staying in the hotel has been assembled, and an employee assistance center is being established on site.
We understand from local authorities that 10 people were killed by the explosion, including a security guard. Another 147 people were taken to local hospitals, including three guests and eight hotel employees. The hotel had approximately 270 guests and 642 employees. Marriott has accounted for all employees and is in the process of contacting all registered guests.
Security is always a priority at our hotels around the world. We regularly assess and adjust our security measures on a regional and local basis and at this time we are reviewing the need for any additional precautions.
For more information about guests or employees, please call collect 01-402-390-3265 outside the United States or toll-free 1-866-211-4610 within the United States only. All Media calls should be referred to 301-380-7770 (United States telephone number).
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