INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Swiss-Belhotel International will soon be operating another hotel in the city of Medan. In
December 2011, Swiss-Belhotel International will take over the management of a modern, 8
storey hotel owned by PT. Mitra Cipta Aestethika Perkasa.
To be renamed Swiss-Belinn Medan, the hotel will have 175 guestrooms, restaurant, bar,
meeting rooms, business centre, gym, spa and massage, and a mini-mart. The hotel is
conveniently situated at Jl. Surabaya No. 88, just one km from the city centre and five km
from the airport. A 3-star hotel with mid-scale quality, it is well suited to both business and
“The opening of Swiss-Belinn Medan adds another valuable operation to our growing
portfolio of hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in Indonesia and Swiss-Belhotel
International is proud to have been appointed to manage this fine property,” commented Mr.
Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International.
Medan is the capital of Indonesia's North Sumatra Province. Located on the northern coast
of Sumatra, Medan is the fourth largest city in Indonesia. With a population of about 2 million
people, Medan is the largest Indonesian city outside of Java. Historically, Medan has been a
centre of government and commercial activity, dominating development of Indonesia's
western region since the 1860's. There are many old buildings in the city that still retain their
Dutch architecture, including the old City Hall, the central Post Office, the Tirtanadi Water
Tower, which is Medan City's icon, and Titi Gantung bridge.
There are several historic places of interest, such as Maimun Palace (1887–1891) and the
Great Mosque built (1906) in Moroccan style by the Dutch architect Dingemans. In 2005, a
catholic temple was built in Indo-Mogul style and devoted to Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni
(Our Lady of Good Health). The temple consists of two stories and a small tower of seven
storeys, and has become the second most important pilgrimage site in Asia.
Medan has a mix of different cultures and ethnicities, including Chinese, Javanese, Toba-
Batak, Minangkabau, Mandailing Batak and Karo Batak. Each ethnic group contributes to the
rich variety of cuisines found in every corner of Medan. The city has become well known for
"food-tourism" with sweet Javanese cuisine, delicious Batak grilled pork, hot and spicy
Padang dishes, savoury Chinese noodles and spicy Indian curry dishes available 24 hours
every day of the week. Shoppers will delight in the city's modern malls, while nightlife
includes pubs, clubs and Karaoke bars.
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,
Or contact directly:
Ms. Nor Komala
Group Communication Manager
Group Sales and Marketing Office
7th Floor, Suite 701, Hotel Ciputra Jakarta,
Jl. Letnan Jenderal S. Parman, Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
Telephone (62-21) 560 6040, 566 9710
Facsimile (62-21) 568 1548, 566 0139