Aryaduta Announces Plan To Expand Hotel Chain

By : webadmin | on 9:53 PM September 13, 2009
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Despite the economic crisis, PT Lippo Karawaci’s Aryaduta chain of hotels will be expanding its operations in Jakarta and eight other major cities in the country, the company said on Thursday. The chain accounted for 14 percent of Lippo Karawaci’s total revenue of Rp 1.35 trillion ($136.4 million) in the first semester of 2009.

Jessica Quantero, the Aryaduta’s chief executive, said that “the construction of The Aryaduta Hotel in Surabaya is to be completed in 2010, at Kemang Village in 2011 and at St. Moritz in 2012.”

The three gradual developments will add another 1,000 hotel rooms to the more than 2,700 rooms currently, and the company said that an expansion in Bali was also likely.

Eko Purwanto, director of sales, sees an increasing domestic potential for local city hotels in Indonesia, which he believes has been “less affected by the global economic crisis.” The Jakarta Globe is an affiliated company with Lippo.