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Today's Headlines Hotels

  • Property in Indonesia: Investment in Homestays & Houses in Yogyakarta

    Property in Indonesia: Investment in Homestays & Houses in Yogyakarta

    Investment in homestays as well as the value of houses in Yogyakarta have risen significantly after local authorities implemented a moratorium on new hotel development (effective since Jan. 1, 2014 and will last until at least 1 Jan. 2018). The city and province of Yogyakarta, located in the center of Indonesia's Java island, are important tourist destinations. Moreover the city of Yogyakarta is a key student city. Therefore, demand for houses in Yogya (used for the homestay or student accommodation business) has grown.

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  • Shortage of Hotels in Indonesia, Homestay Development is the Answer

    Shortage of Hotels in Indonesia, Homestay Development is the Answer

    Indonesian authorities are eager to boost the number of tourists in Indonesia, both domestic and foreign tourists, because this will put the nation's economic wheels in motion, create employment opportunities for local communities and, in the case of foreign tourists, will result in rising foreign exchange earnings. In order to absorb a larger flow of tourists the government of Indonesia wants to see the development of more homestay accommodations across the Archipelago.

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  • Trump & Indonesia: 6-Star Bali Hotel Project Meets Resistance

    Trump & Indonesia: 6-Star Bali Hotel Project Meets Resistance

    Together with Indonesian business partner Hary Tanoesoedibjo, the Trump Organization, which was ran by US President Donald Trump between 1971 and 2017, plans to build the biggest and most luxurious hotel on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, complete with an upgraded golf course and ocean view (which includes a view on the 16th century Hindu pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot). However, this USD $1 billion (six-star) resort project met resistance from the local population.

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  • Tourism in Indonesia: Adonara Group to Open 20 New Hotels

    Tourism in Indonesia: Adonara Group to Open 20 New Hotels

    The Adonara Group, an Indonesian hotel operator, plans to open 20 new hotels up to the end of 2017. Before the end of this year it will see two new hotels opening its doors. Meanwhile the Adonara Group also seeks business expansion through the purchase of the international brand "Continent Hotel". Ruben Amor, Chief Executive Officer at the Adonara Group, said the 20 new hotels - all ranging between two and four star hotels - that are planned to be opened up to the end of 2017 will use the Adonara and Continent Hotel brands.

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  • Hotel Room Occupancy Rate Bogor to Fall on New Hotel Development

    Hotel Room Occupancy Rate Bogor to Fall on New Hotel Development

    The room occupancy rate for starred hotels in Bogor (West Java) is expected to decline further in 2016 as growth in demand for hotel rooms in Bogor is outpaced by growth in the hotel room supply. Bogor and the surrounding area (which includes mountain resorts) is a key cultural and tourist center in Indonesia. Located approximately 60 kilometers south of Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta, most demand (more than 90 percent) for Bogor hotel rooms comes from Jakarta.

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  • Infrastructure Development Indonesia: Hotel Construction to Grow in 2016

    Infrastructure Development Indonesia: Hotel Construction to Grow in 2016

    In line with rising tourism in Indonesia, the value of hotel construction in Southeast Asia's largest economy is expected to grow 16 percent to IDR 21 trillion (approx. USD $1.6 billion) in 2016. Most of the new projects - roughly 21 percent - are located in the Greater Jakarta area. Besides tapping the tourism potential, hotel developers also want to tap the business potential, meaning that due to expected accelerated economic growth in 2016, there will arrive more foreign businessmen in Indonesia to attend meetings and other activities, particularly as the ASEAN Economic Community comes online.

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  • Sharia Tourism: Indonesia's Kagum Group to Invest in Sharia Hotels

    Sharia Tourism: Indonesia's Kagum Group to Invest in Sharia Hotels

    The Kagum Group, a hospitality management company in Indonesia, is eager to expand into the sharia tourism sector by establishing a chain of sharia hotels across Indonesia. Sharia hotels are hotels that follow Islamic principles such as offering separated indoor (protected from public view) swimming pools for men and women or serving halal food and beverages (excluding pork and alcoholic drinks). Through sharia-compliant hotels, the group targets to welcome more tourists from the Middle East.

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  • Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 30 November 2014 Released

    On 30 November 2014, Indonesia Investments released the latest edition of its newsletter. This free newsletter, which is sent to our subscribers once per week, contains the most important news stories from Indonesia that have been reported on our website in the last seven days. Most of the topics involve economic matters such as the country’s revised inflation outlook, participation in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, updates on palm oil and coal, car sales, Jokowi’s development targets, and more.

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  • Business Trips & Tourism in Indonesia Boost Hotel Development

    As the number of foreign tourists rise rapidly and there is increasing demand for conferences, exhibitions and business meetings, Indonesia will see a massive inflow of investments for the construction of hotels and condominium hotels (condominium hotels combine features of apartments and hotels). In 2015, the value of new (condo) hotels projects is estimated at IDR 38.5 trillion (USD $3.2 billion), up 57.3 percent from last year. Locations that attract tourists and locations close to education centers are the primary choice.

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Latest Columns Hotels

  • Langham Hospitality Group to Develop Two Hotels in Meikarta

    Langham Hospitality Group to Develop Two Hotels in Meikarta

    Lippo Cikarang, an Indonesian property developer (part of the Lippo Group), managed to get international hotel chain operator Langham Hospitality Group on board for its ambitious Meikarta project. Meikarta is designed to become a full-fledged township some 34 kilometers to the east of Jakarta, equipped with high-class and modern residential, commercial, industrial, cultural and educational centers.

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  • Booming Tourism: Hospitality Investment Conference Indonesia 2015

    Booming Tourism: Hospitality Investment Conference Indonesia 2015

    On 12-13 May, the Hospitality Investment Conference Indonesia (HICI) 2015 will be held in Jakarta. The event, a collaboration between the Jakarta International Hotels Association, the Indonesian Hotel & Restaurant Association (Perhimpunan Hotel dan Restoran Indonesia) and Sphere Conferences (the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited), aims to become the leading platform in addressing opportunities and challenges in Indonesia’s hotel and hospitality industry.

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  • Dining in Jakarta: the Pullman Jakarta Central Park Collage Restaurant

    Dining in Jakarta: the Pullman Jakarta Central Park Collage Restaurant

    For a new column series, Indonesia Investments explores Indonesia's hospitality sector, particularly dining - whether in the context of business meetings or more casual gatherings. In the first installment of this series, we visited all-day dining at Collage in the Pullman Hotel located next to the Central Park Mall in West Jakarta. Pullman is the high-end international brand of the Accor group having 89 hotels and resorts in 24 countries around the globe. Three are located in Indonesia, two in Jakarta (Central Park and Thamrin CBD) and one in Bali.

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  • Rising Tourism and Business; Foreign Investors Keen on Hotels in Indonesia

    With having more than 10,000 islands, Indonesia offers an unique natural scenery. The country contains all sorts of attractive options for tourism, including seas, beaches, mountains and much more. Not surprisingly, tourist arrivals in Indonesia continue to grow. Based on data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS), released in early November 2013, the number of foreign tourist arrivals between January and September 2013 reached 6.41 million, an increase of 8.8 percent from the same period last year.

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