Travelodge has expanded its rapidly growing
portfolio of hotels in Asia by opening its first hotel in
Located in the centre of Batam’s
commercial area, the 249-room Travelodge Batam operated as the
Novotel Batam until 1 January 2018.
Batam is within walking distance or a five minutes’ drive to key attractions, including shopping malls such
as Nagoya Hills Mall and Harbour Bay Mall, and the Harbour Bay International Ferry Terminal.
The hotel is also 45 minutes from
Singapore by ferry and 30 minutes’ drive from the Hang Nadim
Hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre,
restaurants, a bakery and lounge, as well as 12 meeting
rooms with a capacity of up to 800 people.
Stephen Burt, Chairman of Travelodge Hotels Asia,
said, “We are excited to set foot
in Indonesia, a leisure destination renowned for its ancient
temples, enchanting beaches and breathtaking adventures such as
trekking, diving, snorkeling and surfing. With the Indonesian
government setting its sights for tourism to be the largest source
of foreign exchange earnings, contributing 15% of GDP, and for
foreign tourist arrivals to approximately double to 20 million by
2019, we are optimistic on the opportunity for Travelodge to
expand further. Our next objective is to open in key gateway
cities of Indonesia, such as Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya and
Travelodge currently has five hotels in the Asia
Pacific region with two in Hong Kong, two in Thailand and now one
in Batam, Indonesia.
Expansion Plans of Travelodge Hotels Asia - HD Video Interview
with Stephen Burt, Chairman (Jan 2017).