INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mr. Michele Meoni
Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Mr. Michele Meoni as General Manager of Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan. A recently opened addition to the rapidly growing number of hotels, resorts and serviced apartments managed and operated by Swiss-Belhotel International, Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan is a 228 room, 4-star international hotel ideally situated in the
heart of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia.
With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Mr. Meoni has held senior management positions in leading hotels and resorts in London, Edinburgh and Kenilworth (UK), Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt), Parma (Italy) and Bucharest (Romania). He holds a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment & Asset Management from eCornell University, a PDP in High Performance Financial Management from Cornell Nanyang Institute, Singapore and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies from Westminster University, London.
Mr. Meoni earned his MBA in Business Administration at Cass Business School of City University, London, and is the winner of a number of awards including, Best Hotel Manager of the Year 2007 (House of Guides, Bucharest, Romania), and Most Admired Hospitality Leader 2008 (Bucharest Business Week).
“Swiss-Belhotel International welcomes Mr. Meoni and congratulates him on his appointment as General Manager of Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan. His many years of experience in hotel and resort management will be a valuable asset to the hotel and to Swiss-Belhotel International,” commented Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President.
About Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan
Being adjacent to a shopping mall, Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan is the ultimate combination of hotel, serviced apartments, mall and trade centre. Facing the sea, the hotel is just 15 minutes drive from Sepinggan Airport.
Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan features 228 guestrooms including Presidential Suite, Business Suites, Executive and Deluxe Rooms in addition to 24 two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments and studios.
Visitors to Balikpapan on business will appreciate the hotel's fully equipped business centre, two meeting rooms and ballroom, while both leisure and business travellers are sure to enjoy the outdoor tennis court, swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, spa and massage facilities.
After a busy day in the city, there is no finer place to relax and enjoy cocktails than the lobby lounge, bar and restaurant, where superb international and local cuisine is also available. Guest facilities include wireless high-speed broadband Internet access and integrated multiplug in all guestrooms, laundry and dry cleaning services, 24 hour in-room dining, valet parking, car rental and limousine service.
Balikpapan, Places of Interest
Balikpapan is a seaport city on the eastern coast of the island of Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia, in East Kalimantan province, a resource-rich region well known for its timber, mining and petroleum industries. A major headquarters for international oil companies operating out of eastern Kalimantan, it is the second-largest city in the province after the capital, Samarinda.
Places of interest include, Plaza Balikpapan, located at the centre of the city it is the most popular shopping mall in Balikpapan, Manggar and Lamaru, attractive beaches, Dapur Bunda Beach, located further off Klandasan offers nice views of the sunset, Crocodile Farm, and Kebun Sayur Traditional Market, the place for seekers of gemstones and jewelry.
About Swiss-Belhotel International
Swiss-Belhotel International is a rapidly expanding international management company with over 73 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, www.swissbelhotel.com.
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