Jakarta, 7 February 2013 – Archipelago International, the hotel management company formerly known as Aston International, said it anticipates a solid year of openings and new hotel management agreements in 2013.
Snapshoot of Archipelago International Media Gathering, seen in the picture Mr. Norbert Vas – Vice President Sales & Marketing of Archipelago International giving Aston Group’s Business Development presentation.
Half of Archipelago new hotels in 2013 will be in the select service segment, the Jakarta, Indonesia based company noted, while 4 and 5 star hotels, which accounts for approximately 60% of Archipelago’s existing hotel rooms and over a third of Archipelago’s pipeline, will remain a high-priority market. New properties are expected to open in Bali, Balikpapan, Belitung, Bogor, Jakarta, Jambi, Jember, Kupang, Luwuk, Madiun, Mataram, Semarang, Solo and Surabaya, while Archipelagos Philippine joint venture, Filarchipelago Hospitality, will continue to expand its 5 star Crimson Hotels brand into the Philippines.
Archipelago added that its new upscale lifestyle Alana brand come to life with several openings such as in Seminyak, Bali and Surabaya helping to fuel the company’s growth.
“After a record year in 2012 of openings, contract signings and amplified owner interest in development, we are entering 2013 well-positioned for continued footprint growth in both the budget and the upscale segments,” Norbert Vas, Archipelago’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, said in a statement.
“Rising prosperity of the rapidly growing Indonesian middle classes and a digitally connected world are creating unprecedented demand for travel and new travel patterns, and we continue to be as upbeat as ever about our long-term growth,” Vas added. “Whether it’s manufacturing in Java, mineral resources from Kalimantan or outbound tourism from, Russia, India or China, Indonesia’s unprecedented raise amongst the global economies is spurring development and creating many exciting expansion opportunities for our business.”
Snapshoot of Archipelago International Media Gathering, seen in the picture Mr. Norbert Vas – Vice President Sales & Marketing of Archipelago International together with Aston Public Relations team from Jakarta, Bandung, Bogor and Cirebon.
About Archipelago International
Archipelago International (formerly known as Aston International) is one of Indonesia’s leading hotel operators with an underlying portfolio of more than 60 hotels and 12 000 rooms and a development pipeline exceeding 80 properties in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia.
Archipelago managed Hotels operate under the hotel brands Grand Aston, Aston, Aston City, Alana, Harper, Quest, favehotels, NEO and Kamuela ranging from ultra luxurious private pool villas to serviced apartments and select service economy class hotels, thus offering Indonesia’s vastest and most comprehensive hotel network.