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Corporate Press Release

05 March 2014

Swiss-Belhotel International's Indonesian Footprint Set To Expand With Upcoming Launch Of Swiss-Belhotel Pontianak In West Kalimantan

JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Global hospitality management chain Swiss-Belhotel International is poised to strengthen its position in Indonesia following the upcoming launch of the Swiss-Belhotel Pontianak, which broke ground recently. 

Strategically located in the city's business district - the destination's heart - the international-standard four-star hotel further illustrates Swiss-Belhotel International's expansion when it comes to enhancing its impressive portfolio and world-class reputation. 

Swiss-Belhotel International Regional Director of Projects and Operations - Mr. Raymond Zuest, Neighborhood representative, The Mayor of Pontianak - Mr. Sutarmidji, PT Setia Baru President Director - Mr. Siman Bahar and Director - Mrs. Meryanti Cindyana, Tata Mulia Director - Mr. Suryanto Budhi and PHL Architect Director - Mr. Hendyanto Lim. For high res image please click here.

The 257-room Swiss-Belhotel Pontianak will offer a complete range of modern facilities including a Swiss-Cafe, a lounge and bar, meeting rooms, ballroom, swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.

Combining modern design with local hospitality and culture, Swiss-Belhotel Pontianak will provide business and leisure travellers with affordable high-quality accommodation in West Kalimantan underpinned by Swiss-Belhotel International's renowned service standards. 

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

Present at the ground-breaking ceremony were the Mayor of Pontianak Mr Sutarmidji, PT Setia Baru President Director Siman Bahar, PT Setia Baru Director Meryanti Cindyana, PHL Architects Director Hendyanto Lim, Tata Mulia Director Suryanto Budhi and Swiss-Belhotel International Regional Director of Projects and Operations, Raymond Zuest. 

Voted one of the world's top 100 hotel groups in 2013 by HOTELS Magazine, Swiss-Belhotel has been named Indonesia's leading global hotel chain the past four years. With 97 properties in Indonesia, including those under development, the Hong Kong-based company is the biggest international hotel chain in the country. 

Swiss-Belhotel has more than 120 hotels, resorts and projects ranging from two- to five-star in its global portfolio. It has a presence in China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia, and is eyeing other parts of the world. 

For further information and high resolution images please contact: 

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
Tel: +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, 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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