Asian hotel management powerhouse Swiss-Belhotel International Hotels and Resorts has extended its dominant position in the booming Indonesian hospitalty market with the launch of Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan.
Located in the heart of the city in Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, the four-star property is the 34th hotel operated by Swiss-Belhotel International in Indonesia and further demonstrates the impressive and sustained expansion of Asia’s fastest growing hotel group.
The new hotel launch brings the Hong Kong-based group’s portfolio to more than 120 hotels and resorts ranging from 2-star to 5-star classifications across Asia and the Middle East. Indonesia is its largest market where it has a additional 56 other hotels under development and where it has been voted Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain at the Indonesian Travel and Tourism Awards for the past three years.
Targeting business travellers, Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan is conveniently situated a short distance from Sepinggan International Airport as well as top commercial hubs within the city centre. Likewise, leisure travellers can take advantage of a mall located just beside the hotel, which affords easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment venues.
“Balikpapan is a rapidly growing city with a proud heritage and Swiss-Belhotel International is delighted to open this hotel today,” said Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President, Mr. Gavin Faull. “Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan will provide a unique experience to its guests through the passion and professionalism carried by its entire staff and management.”
“One of our guiding philosophies is to work in partnership with local economies for mutual benefit. It is this win-win strategy that has been at the cornerstone of our sustainable development as a company and will continue to fuel our growth,” said Mr. Faull.
Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan will feature 230 well-appointed guestrooms and 30 spacious apartments which will be completed by the end of December this year. Each guestroom is equipped with LCD TV with international channels, IDD/NDD telephone, individually controlled air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, mini-bar, personal safety deposit box, and broadband Internet access.