Mercure Arrives in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan

Discover the city in a unique way with a global brand that embraces and celebrates local culture

Accor, a world leading hospitality group, is delighted to announce its first property in Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia, with the opening of Mercure Pangkalan Bun. Located a 15-minute drive away from Iskandar Airport, the hotel offers an ideal location for both business and leisure travellers to discover the city in a unique way with genuinely local experiences.

Pangkalan Bun, the capital of West Kotawaringin Regency in Central Kalimantan Province, serves as a gateway to the renowned Tanjung Puting National Park, conveniently accessible from Mercure Pangkalan Bun. Tanjung Puting National Park is recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and holds immense significance as the most important conservation area for orangutans worldwide, spanning an area of approximately 4,150 square kilometres.

Contributing significantly to the biodiversity of Kalimantan, the park boasts a rich variety of flora and fauna, including hundreds of species of trees, birds, as well as diverse mammals, reptiles, and fish. Moreover, the hotel’s close proximity to Istana Kuning and Istana Mangkubumi offers a delightful opportunity for guests to discover the rich heritage and culture of Kutaringin.

 “We are pleased to unveil Mercure Pangkalan Bun, a hotel that brings together the best of both worlds for travelers”, said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer of Accor’s Premium, Midscale and Economy Division Asia. 

“Guests can embark on a captivating journey to explore the wonders of Kalimantan, immersing themselves in its beauty and charm, all while enjoying the familiar comforts and exceptional standards that the Mercure brand is globally recognized for. This hotel opening is not only a significant milestone for the tourism sector in the area, but also plays a significant role in supporting the province’s infrastructure by providing high-quality accommodation and fostering a deep connection with the local community.” 

Suite Room

As the pioneering global hotel brand in Pangkalan Bun, Mercure Pangkalan Bun brings a true reflection of the city’s cultural essence. This is reflected in the names of hotel facilities and the hotel’s design, including 150 stylish and contemporary rooms ranging from Premium Superior Rooms to Presidential Suite.

The lobby features a stunning “Rumah Betang,” inspired by the traditional houses of Central Kalimantan’s Dayak tribe, known for their communal spirit and unity. The interior design incorporates natural elements such as woven rattan and wood, embracing the area’s connection to nature. Kelakai, the all-day dining restaurant, showcases a vibrant and contemporary ambiance, offering a delectable blend of international and local cuisines referred to as “Glo-Cal” flavors.

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