INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13 October 2011
Mr. Askar DG Kamis
Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Mr. Askar DG Kamis as Opening General Manager of Swiss-Belinn Pangkalan Bun. One of the latest additions to the rapidly growing number of hotels, resorts and serviced apartments managed and operated by Swiss-Belhotel International, Swiss-Belinn Pangkalan Bun is scheduled to open in December 2011. It will be the first 3-star hotel on the city of Pangakalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Mr. Kamis has more than 15 years experience in the hospitality industry. With his background in Room Division, Mr. Kamis has a broad knowledge of hotel operation, management and sales & marketing. A graduate of Mataram Institute of Teacher Training and Education, he also attended the English Department of Mataram University and has participated in many hotel training programmes, both in Indonesia and overseas.
“Swiss-Belhotel International welcomes Mr. Kamis and congratulates him on his appointment as Opening General Manager of Swiss-Belinn Pangkalan Bun. His many years of experience in hotel operations will be a valuable asset to the hotel and to Swiss-Belhotel International,” commented Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President.
About Swiss-Belinn Pangkalan Bun
Swiss-Belinn Pangkalan Bun is the first 3-star international hotel in the city of Pangkalan Bun, capital of Kotawaringin Barat Regency in the west of Central Kalimantan Province.
Strategically located in the heart of the city, the hotel only is only a couple of minutes from Kumai Harbour and just 15 minutes drive from Iskandar Airport, from where there are direct flights to Jakarta as well as other towns and cities in Kalimantan.
Located in the business complex of Permata Waringin Commercial Estate, this brand new hotel offers exquisite services and facilities for business and leisure travellers to the city. Swiss-Belinn Pangkalan Bun offers 93 guestrooms, comprising 1 Presidential Suite, 4 Royal Suites, 6 Executive Suites, 13 Grand Deluxe and 69 Deluxe. Guest facilities include Lobby Lounge and Bar, Coffee Shop, Karaoke, Fitness Centre & Spa and a Swimming Pool. For corporate and private events, the hotel is also equipped with a ballroom and meeting rooms.
In addition to the region being known for its extensive palm oil plantations, the city of Pangkalan Bun is the entrance gate of the Tanjung Putting National Park. This 300,040 hectare National Park is the habitat of wild and rehabilitated orangutans. Located in the peninsula on the south coast of the world's third largest tropical rain forest of Central Kalimantan, the park has vast tracts of wetlands, lowland, mature tropical heath and swamp forests with large rookeries that provide breeding grounds for a wide population of waterfowl. Tanjung Putting is an excellent destination for back-to-nature and adventure travel.
About Swiss-Belhotel International
Swiss-Belhotel International is a rapidly expanding international management company with over 60 hotels, resorts and projects globally. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Hong Kong (SAR), Swiss-Belhotel International manages properties in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East including CHINA • VIETNAM • MALAYSIA • INDONESIA • AUSTRALIA • IRAQ • KUWAIT • OMAN • QATAR • KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA. Ranked in the top 100 international hotel management companies and awarded as Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain and most favourite 4-star hotel, Swiss-Belhotel International’s rapid expansion will see substantial growth in the Middle East as well as a focus on growth in China.
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