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Corporate Press Release

30 January 2014

Swiss-Belhotel International Adds To Its Global Empire With Grand Opening Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan

For Immediate Release

30 January, 2014

JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Global hospitality management company Swiss-Belhotel International's exponential expansion across the Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world has continued with the grand opening of the Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The 24 January launch of the four-star international-standard property with ocean views in the heart of Jalan Jenderal Sudirman has increased Swiss-Belhotel's impressive footprint in Indonesia's booming hospitality sector, where it has been named the leading global hotel chain the past three years.

Faull rising: Swiss-Belhotel International's visionary Chairman and President Gavin M. Faull, third from right, launches a new hotel in busy Balikpapan, alongside dignitaries including the city's Mayor, HM Rizal Effendy, SE. For high res image please click here.

Swiss-Belhotel, whose rapidly growing international presence was recognised when HOTELS Magazine named it one of the world's top 100 hotel groups last year, now operates 37 properties in Indonesia ranging from two- to five-star - with 16 more set to open in the country by the year's end.

The grand opening of the Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan took place in the stately Mahakam Grand Ballroom and was marked by an inscription signed by Balikpapan Mayor H.M Rizal Effendy, S.E.

The ceremony was also attended by PT Hasta Kreasi Mandiri Chairman and President Fadjraa Oemar, PT. Pembangunan Perumahan Director of Business Development - Ir. Harry Nugroho, Swiss-Belhotel Chairman and President - Gavin Faull, Swiss-Belhotel Senior Vice-President of Operations and Development - Emmanuel Guillard and 230 corporate clients and journalists.

In this special occasion, PT Hasta Kreasi Mandiri Chairman and President Fadjraa Oemar and Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan confirmed their participation for the green environment by symbolized giving 100 seeds to the Head of Environment Department - Fachrudin.

"We are delighted to be managing Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan and to be part of this hotel's promising future," Mr Faull said. "Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan will provide visitors to the city with a new and fresh venue where they will enjoy a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay - featuring professionalism and service excellence."

Ideally situated in a new business district, currently Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan has finished 159 rooms from the total of 230 guestrooms and 25 apartments.

Full board: Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan is now open and ready to receive boards of directors, corporate power brokers and MICE groups who want to meet with the best in service, luxury and can-do spirit. For high resolution version, click here.

Fab bed: A good night's rest is a business essential. Swiss-Belhotel makes beds guests will want to lie in. Rise refreshed, and seal the deal. For high resolution version, click here.

Combining a modern design with the soothing ambience provided by its ocean views, Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan offers affordable international-standard accommodation for business and leisure travellers.

The hotel has a complete range of facilities, including a Swiss-Café, Barito Lounge and Bar, six meeting rooms and a ballroom that can hold 2,500 delegates for business meetings or other functions such as weddings. It also has a swimming pool, gym and spa.

Designed to provide utmost privacy for guests, Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan offers the ultimate hotel accommodation experience through its attentive and friendly staff.

Each guestroom is equipped with an LCD TV with international channels, IDD/NDD telephone, individually controlled air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, a mini bar, a personal safety deposit box and broadband Internet access.

Swiss-Belhotel International manages more than 120 hotels, resorts and projects ranging from two- to five-star in destinations outside of Indonesia, such as China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia.

For further information and high resolution images please contact:

Harshanty Kaloko
Regional Public Relations and Promotion Manager
Swiss-Belhotel International, Regional Sales and Marketing Office
Tel: (62 21) 2952 7277, 2952 7278
Fax: (62 21) 2952 7275, 2952 7276

Brayna Tolledo
Group Communications and Loyalty Programme Manager
Swiss-Belhotels International, Group Sales and Marketing Office
Tel: (62 21) 2952 7277, 2952 7278
Fax: (62 21) 2952 7275, 2952 7276

David Johnson
Managing Director
Delivering Asia Communications
Direct Tel: +66 (0) 2246 1159
Mobile: +668 9170 9866

Notes to editors:

Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 120 hotels, resorts and projects located in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Awarded Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain for three consecutive years and Most Favourite 4-Star Hotel, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world's fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices are located in Hong Kong, Dubai - United Arab Emirates, Shanghai - China, Sydney - Australia, Hanoi - Vietnam, Jakarta - Indonesia, Bali - Indonesia, Bangkok - Thailand and Auckland - New Zealand.

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