January 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Jakarta, Indonesia - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in the city of Jakarta, Indonesia. The brand new 101-room Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Thamrin is the first Holiday Inn Express hotel to open in the region this year and is situated in the heart of Jakarta’s Central Business District (CBD), close to vibrant shopping and entertainment precincts.
"The New Year has kicked-off to a great start with the opening of Holiday Inn Express Jakarta, making it the second Holiday Inn Express to open in Indonesia in the last three months. With 12 more Holiday Inn Express hotels in the pipeline, Indonesia will continue to be an important growth market for us over the next few years. Jakarta sees more than two million visitors each year and is known as one of the region’s top shopping destinations. With the new hotel situated on the city’s busiest road, this makes it the smart choice for travellers wanting to stay close to major business hubs and tourist attractions," said Clarence Tan, Chief Operating Officer, South East Asia and Resorts, IHG.
Getting to Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Thamrin upon arrival is an easy one hour drive from Soekarno Hatta International Airport. For business travellers, the hotel’s great location at Thamrin means they will be minutes away from major multinational business headquarters, banks, embassies and government offices. Tourists can also take a walk along Thamrin’s broad sidewalks to famous shopping malls such as Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesia or have an exciting night out at stylish bars, such as Zen Bar and Skye Bar, popular among tourists and locals alike.
Guests staying at Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Thamrin during the weekends will also be in for a treat as the locals celebrate Car Free Day along Thamrin and neighbouring streets every Sunday from 6.00am to 11.00am. During this weekly affair, the busy boulevards in Jakarta’s CBD are transformed into effervescent, people-friendly zones where thousands of locals gather to enjoy a refreshing morning away from traffic.
As with all Holiday Inn Express hotels globally, the Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Thamrin offers modern queen and twin guest rooms where guests can enjoy a smart and hassle-free stay that includes:
Holiday Inn Express is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the world, with more than 2,235 hotels (210,793 rooms) globally. For over two decades since the first opened in 1991, the brand has grown rapidly and has established itself as a smart, affordable and effective alternative to full service hotels for savvy business and leisure travellers.
Holiday Inn Express Thamrin is the fifth Holiday Inn Express hotel in South East Asia, and the second in Indonesia. The hotel opening follows the successful launch of Holiday Inn Express hotels in Semarang, Bangkok, Phuket and Singapore.
In the coming months, Indonesia will welcome three more Holiday Inn Express hotels: Holiday Inn Express Bali Kuta Square, Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta and Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Pluit Citygate.
Over the next few years, the brand will continue to grow in South East Asia with 19 more Holiday Inn Express hotels in the development pipeline.
There will be an opening special rate for guests from USD 54++ per night for bookings from now until 30 June 2014. To find out more about Holiday Inn Express or make a booking, visit www.holidayinnexpress.com.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 76 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet for Elites across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 679,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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