INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the soft opening of Swiss-Belinn Balikpapan – East Kalimantan, Indonesia. This three-star hotel is strategically located at the heart of Balikpapan, the historic seaport city on the eastern coast of Borneo Island.
Held on the 12th January 2012, the soft opening was attended by the owners, journalists, management and staff of the hotel. Swiss-Belhotel International corporate representatives included Chairman and President Mr. Gavin M. Faull and Mr. Emmanuel Guillard – Senior Vice President Operations and Development for Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Mr. Gavin M. Faull stated that, “Swiss-Belhotel International welcomes Swiss-Belinn Balikpapan to the worldwide collection of hotels, resorts and serviced residences managed by the Group. Swiss-Belhotel International is proud to have been appointed to manage this “best value” accommodation in the city.”
Swiss-Belhotel International has built a strong presence in Indonesia and remains firmly committed to expanding its Indonesian portfolio. The Group currently operates 58 hotels throughout the archipelago, including those which are still under projects and development.
This aggressive expansion policy is supported by Passion and Professionalism at every level of Swiss-Belhotel International. This credo is deeply rooted in the company's commitment to offering affordable accommodation and conveniently situated hotels and resorts for business and leisure travellers.
About Swiss-Belinn Balikpapan
Swiss-Belinn Balikpapan is a three-star international hotel strategically located at the heart of Balikpapan, the historic seaport city on the eastern coast of Borneo island. The hotel offers business and leisure travellers all the comforts and amenities of an international hotel blended with warm local hospitality. Swiss-Belinn Balikpapan is attached to office blocks and entertainment venues, offering plentiful options for dining and leisure. With easy access to the business and government district, the hotel is also just 10 minutes from Sepinggan International Airport.
Swiss-Belinn Balikpapan offers 96 guestrooms, including non-smoking and handicapped facilitated rooms. Comprising 92 Deluxe and 4 Junior Suites, all guestrooms feature stylish and contemporary design. Each room is equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, IDD telephone, high speed Internet access, mini-bar, 15” laptop-size safety deposit box, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, and 32” LCD TV with satellite channels. For relaxation, a fitness centre and spa are also available.
About Swiss-Belhotel International
Swiss-Belhotel International is a rapidly expanding international management company with over 70 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 International 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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Tel: (62-542)746 180
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