Swiss-Belhotel International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PT Soma Jaya Sakti for the development of Swiss-Belhotel Karimun, Riau Islands. The signing took place in Jakarta in April and was attended by PT Soma Jaya Sakti Commissioner Bapak Benny Soetrisno, Director Bapak Franky Yason and Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President – Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Senior Vice President of Operations and Development – Mr. Emmanuel Guillard, and Senior Vice President Marketing and Communication – Ms. Linie Cortez Palacio.
Due to open in 2019, this exciting new hotel will provide international standard accommodation and comprehensive facilities for business and leisure travelers to this island, with 134 stylish rooms, a lounge, restaurant, meeting facilities, swimming pool, gym and spa.
Affluent and increasingly popular, Karimun is a free trade zone located to the southwest of Singapore. The island is only 90 minutes from Singapore and 60 minutes from Batam, accessible by frequent ferry services.
Mr. Gavin M. Faull commented, “Karimun is fast becoming an important industrial and tourism region so It’s important to provide visitors to the island with quality facilities and services. Easy access from Singapore and Batam means more and more visitors are arriving on the island for trade, investment and tourism. Swiss-Belhotel International is proud to be managing this exciting new development. We are confident that its will quickly become a success story in this region.”