Louvre Hotels Group has unveiled aggressive
expansion plans for Indonesia, aiming to open up to 30 hotels
within the next three years under the Golden Tulip and Première
The plan marks a further commitment to the
destination following Golden Tulip's entry into the market in late
2012, since when it has opened the 138-room Golden Tulip Galaxy
Banjarmasin, with a further six hotels for an additional 1,286
rooms scheduled to open this year.
These include three hotels in the booming
international tourism destination of Bali - Golden Tulip Devins,
Seminyak, Golden Tulip Essential, Denpasar and Golden Tulip Jineng
Tamansari, Kuta - as well as Golden Tulip Essential Pontianak in
West Kalimantan and two properties in Bandung, the Golden Tulip
Kalyana, Buah Batu and the luxurious five-star Royal Tulip
Bandung, Baros, Cimahi.
The expansion will also include
the unveiling of the Première Classe brand for which there are 10
hotels in the pipeline in Indonesia including one of the biggest
Première Classe hotels in the world to open in Bandung in 2016.
Louvre Hotels Group Chief Executive Officer, Pierre-Frederic
Roulot, said he was excited about the high growth potential of
such an exciting destination where a company such as Golden Tulip
could offer owners the assurance of international management
expertise and distribution and the recognition of a strong brand.
"We are delighted to be revealing our plans today for
Golden Tulip and Première Classe brands in Indonesia. The strong
economy and solid long-term outlook will fuel greater business
opportunities and travel in the country will become greater," said Mr Roulot. "The increase of access through fast developing
airline infrastructure means the movement of people for business
and leisure has never been greater and in this we see a great
opportunity to establish partnerships to manage high quality
hotels throughout the country."
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