INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Swiss-Belhotel International has signed an MOU between with property owner and
developer, Stareast Sejahtera Group (Stareast Organisation) of Medan.
The property, a 196 room condotel will be the first property in Bintan to be managed by
Swiss-Belhotel International and adds yet another property to the rapidly expanding
Indonesian portfolio of Swiss-Belhotel International.
The MOU was signed by Mr. Edwin Ng, CEO & President, Stareast Sejahtera Group and Mr.
Emmanuel Guillard Senior Vice President, Operations and Development, Swiss-Belhotel
International. Executives and staff of Stareast Sejahtera Group and Swiss-belhotel
International attended the signing ceremony.
Designed by award winning architects Megatika International, construction of this new
property will commence in 2012 with completion due in late 2013. Featuring 196
guestrooms, a rooftop swimming pool, meeting rooms and a range of other international
class facilities, the condotel will occupy a one hectare site just 100 metres from the beach.
Not only is the condotel situated adjacent to a shopping mall, it is also just 15 minutes from
the Bintan-Singapore ferry terminal, making it superbly convenient for international and local
business and leisure travellers.
“This is an exciting new property and Swiss-Belhotel International is proud to have been
chosen to manage this modern condotel. We congratulate Mr. Edwin Ng, CEO & President,
Stareast Sejahtera Group on this major development project that will benefit Bintan itself and
business and leisure travellers to the island,” commented Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and
President of Swiss-Belhotel International.
The largest of the 3,200 islands of the Riau archipelago, Bintan Island is just 45 minutes by
ferry from Singapore. With its pristine beaches and unspoiled natural beauty, Bintan has
become a popular tourist destination, particularly for Singaporeans due to the closeness of
the island to Singapore. Bintan has an eclectic mix of different cultures and ethnicities,
including Malay, Bugis, Chinese and a unique tribe called the Orang Laut or “Sea People”.
The island's two main towns, Tanjung Pinang and Tanjung Uban, are filled with tasty localstyle
dining options and bargain shopping opportunities. Tanjung Pinang is one of
Indonesia's most historical cities. The island’s highest mountain, Bintan Besar is almost
400m in height and the highest peak in the archipelago. Besides being a tourist destination,
Bintan is a gateway to Sumatra from Singapore and also an industrial centre, mostly
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 • PHILIPPINES • 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. For more information, please refer to the Group Website,
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