Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Accor Hotels cornering the Indonesia market

It's tough times for the hospitality industry, but you wouldn't know it by how Accor Hotels chain is expanding its footprint in Indonesia. My friend Cynthia Dammerer sent an update of what's happening on the ground:

"Accor will open its 7th hotel in Bali in May '09, a five-star Pullman-branded hotel - the first internationally branded complex for the Legian region, that is growing steadily in popularity with tourists. Complete with restaurants, bars and boutique shops, the hotel sits opposite the famed Kuta beach, at the quiet Legian end, and offers five-star luxury in guest rooms and suites; Pullman "welcomer service"; and edgy new standards that is setting the brand apart worldwide.

"General Manager Philippe Battle believes that the Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana will appeal to upscale tourists, wanting to be close to, but not in the heart of the action. For more info check out www.pullmanhotels.com.

"There are also the new pool villas at Novotel Lombok - the original and best resort still in south Lombok. The visionary who selected the Kuta Beach location for the Novotel Lombok could not have forseen just how popular the region would become once it was discovered by the general tourist public, other than surfers and those wanting to truly drop out for a few weeks. Emaar, the Dubai-based conglomerate, has recently invested US$600 million in a 1200-hectare parcel of land on the beachfront behind the Novotel, and plans to open an Armani and Ritz Carlton Hotel there, after the new international airport is built there in 09/10.

Novotel has just built beautiful private pool villas that are proving very popular with honeymooners, coupled with luxury beach candlelit dinners. Once the new development starts and international flights increase, expect huge traffic to the palm-fringed azure sea and white sands. It's Indonesia's best-kept secret."

Sounds fab. Of course if these hotels explode in popularity, they won't be such a secret anymore. So let's keep this to ourselves. :)

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2 comments:

Martin said...

The rapid infrastructural, cultural and economic development in the south Indian city of Hyderabad have augured the emergence of many other related industries and have triggered vigorous development in the such sectors as the hospitality sector. Hyderabad is also a major IT hub and this only proves to be a catalyst in bringing about development in the Hyderabad hotels. Flourishing business have paved the way to the opening of a number of world class business and budget hotels in Hydrabad. Growing business have also led to the growth of quite a many A-grade townships wherein also the hospitality industry is showing interest. As for example, Hospitality giants Hyatt, is all geared up to open two properties in Hyderabad. The first one, due to open in early 2010 is called Park Hyatt Hyderabad. The affiliates of Global Hyatt Corporation and Lanco Hills Technology Park Private Limited, which is a part of Lanco group have announced the signing of a definitive management agreement to open the second hotel in Hyderabad by 2011. The hotel will be named the Grand Hyatt Hyderabad. The hotel will be consisting 400 rooms and will be situated in the upcoming 100 acre township called Lanco hills in Manikonda, two miles from Gachibowli and HITEC city. The locality which is a part of the upcoming Central Business District is going to one of the most developed areas of Hyderabad and is 10 miles from the new international airport at Shamshabad.

peter said...

It could be nice addition in the hotel industry. Positive Beauvoir & quality services can differ a lot. I often get an accommodation in hotels & i find out the best Hank Freid 's services best from all. There are plenty of reasons like well furnished rooms especially neat & clean with affordable price