InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is set to debut in Bintan, Indonesia with two new hotels scheduled to open in the Lagoi Bay area in 2019.
Holiday Inn Resort Bintan Lagoi Beach and Hotel Indigo Bintan Lagoi Beach will open on the Indonesian island following the recent signing of a dual-brand management agreement between IHG and local developer, PT. Graha Agung Indahsentosa.
Rajit Sukumaran, chief development officer, IHG Asia Middle East and Africa says: “Indonesia is a key market for IHG; it is a diverse market, with a strong leisure and business pull, and well-placed for easy travel between Australia, Southeast Asia and Singapore. In the past year we have seen a growing demand for the Holiday Inn and Hotel Indigo in Bali, Jakarta and Semarang."
The 250-room Holiday Inn Resort Bintan Lagoi Beach includes eight versatile meeting spaces, including a ballroom for 300 pax, and function rooms that hold between 20 to 100 delegates.
Hotel Indigo Bintan Lagoi Beach, meanwhile, will feature a variety of locally inspired dining options at its neighbourhood café and a destination beach restaurant, an infinity swimming pool, and a boardroom to cater to VIP meetings.
Both hotels will be situated on a 9.2-hectare beachfront site owned by PT. Graha Agung Indahsentosa, which is a 10- minute drive from the Bandar Bentan Telani ferry terminal.
Arief Sugianto, chairman of PT. Graha Agung Indahsentosa, says: “We are confident that each of the brand’s distinctive strengths, complemented by the excellent location, will be well-received by travellers when we open our doors in 2019.”
IHG currently manages 22 properties in Indonesia, with a further 23 hotels in the development pipeline.