Meliá Hotels International Speeds Up Growth In Indonesia With Its Thirteenth Hotel, INNSIDE Bandung
The company remains strongly committed to Southeast Asia and will now open a city hotel under its INNSIDE brand in the fourth largest city in Indonesia
26 October 2015: Meliá Hotels International continues to see Indonesia as one of its most important targets for growth in Asia-Pacific and has now announced the addition of its thirteenth hotel, under the INNSIDE by Meliá brand, in the city of Bandung. The hotel will form part of The MAJ Collections Hotel & Residences developed by The MAJ, a property arm of Ancora Group. Construction is expected to be completed by 2017.
Rising 21 storeys above Dago peak, The MAJ Collections Hotel & Residences will become the grand landmark in North Bandung. Strategically located on Jl. Ir. H. Juanda near Bandung's lifestyle hotspots, the development offers a convenient spot for young families looking to settle in Bandung and leisure travellers seeking the finest hospitality, only a short distance from the best attractions in Bandung.
INNSIDE Bandung combines leisure and business facilities, and will occupy one of two spectacular twin towers connected by a roof terrace in the thriving area of Dago in the north of Bandung. It will provide 233 guestrooms, children’s play areas, a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and gardens. The second tower will house residential apartments, alongside an annex building with a car park, ballroom, meeting rooms, heliport and a stunning infinity pool on the roof terrace.
Meliá Hotels International’s Chairman and Vice Chairman, as well as the VP Asia-Pacific, Bernardo Cabot, took part in the official signature ceremony, which emphasised the company’s commitment to the region.
Gabriel Escarrer, Chairman at Meliá Hotels International commented on the signing: “The dynamism in this city and also in the Dago region, combined with the superior quality and stunning design of the hotel and the choice of the urban lifestyle INNSIDE by Meliá brand, are undoubtedly a winning combination that will generate greater recognition and prestige both for Meliá and for the hotel owners.”
Indonesia is home to the majority of the company’s hotels in the region, with four hotels already open and nine hotels scheduled to open in 2016 and 2017. The company, led by Gabriel Escarrer, started its international expansion in Indonesia with the opening of Meliá Bali in 1986. After 30 years in the region, Meliá is well positioned to help lead the growth of Indonesia as a key player in world tourism.
The addition of the new INNSIDE Bandung further reinforces the company’s presence and recognition in major cities in Indonesia. Meliá already has properties in cities such as Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surabaya, in addition to its resort hotel portfolio in Bali and Bintan.
Asia will continue to be a strategic focus for growth in the coming years. The company now has almost 30 hotels open or scheduled to launch, under management agreements.
About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market, with more than 370 hotels (current portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries and four continents under the brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meliá, INNSIDE by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hoteles. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf and the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalisation, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meliá Hotels International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking) and one of the most attractive to work worldwide.