INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mr. Eko M. Komari
Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Mr. Eko M. Komari as General Manager of Swiss-Belinn Medan. One of the most recent additions to the rapidly growing number of hotels, resorts and serviced apartments managed and operated by Swiss-Belhotel International, Swiss-Belinn Medan is a modern 3-star hotel strategically located in the centre of Medan, the capital city of East North Sumatra Province, Indonesia.
A graduate from the Sahid Academy with a diploma in hotel and tourism, Mr. Komari has worked in senior management positions in Jakarta, Batam and Lombok. Starting his career in hotel management almost 20 years ago, first as Front Desk Assistant in a 3-star hotel, Mr. Komari worked his way up in leading international hotels in Indonesia to become Front Office Manager and finally to the position of General Manager in Batam and lately in Lombok.
“Swiss-Belhotel International welcomes Mr. Komari and congratulates him on his appointment as General Manager of Swiss-Belinn Medan. His many years of experience in hotel operations and management will be a valuable asset to the hotel and to Swiss-Belhotel In-ternational,” commented Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President.
About Swiss-Belinn Medan
Offering comfortable and affordable accommodation, Swiss-Belinn Medan is a modern and stylish 3-star international hotel located in the heart of the city of Medan. Situated just 15 minutes drive from Polonia International Airport, the hotel is surrounded by the Central Busi-ness District and is within walking distance of many shopping areas, making Swiss-Belinn Medan an ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers. The 8-storey hotel features 175 guestrooms and all the amenities guests expect from a quality international hotel, includ-ing Barelo restaurant, lounge and bar, 5 meeting rooms, business centre, fitness centre, and spa and massage.
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 west-ern 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.
One of the unique features of Medan is the motorised becaks that are found almost every-where to take passengers around in the city. The fare for riding a becak is relatively cheap and is usually negotiated beforehand. There are also more common forms of transport, such as taxis and minibuses, known as sudako. The seaport of Belawan is about 20 km to the north of the city centre. Polonia International Airport is located in the heart of the city. Kuala Namu International Airport is a new airport currently under construction and due to replace Polonia in mid-2012.
About Swiss-Belhotel International
Swiss-Belhotel International is a rapidly expanding international management company with over 78 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, Swiss-Belhotel Interna-tional has twice been awarded Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain 2010/2011 and 2011/2012, and Most Favourite 4-Star Hotel. Swiss-Belhotel International’s rapid expansion will see substantial growth in Indonesia and the Middle East as well as a focus on growth in China. For more information, please refer to the Group Website, www.swiss-belhotel.com.
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7th Floor, Suite 701, Hotel Ciputra Jakarta,
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Telephone: (62-21) 560 6040, 566 9710
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