BANTEN – Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, has celebrated the grand opening of Swiss-Belinn Modern Cikande, a stylish new midscale hotel in Banten, the westernmost province of Java, Indonesia.
This landmark opening marks the arrival of the first internationally-branded hotel in Serang, Banten’s capital, and to mark this occasion a major launch party was held on 27 September 2018 featuring traditional dance performances, speeches from top executives and an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The event was graced by the attendance of Hj. Ratu Tatu Chasanah, the Regent of Serang, along with PT. Modernland Realty Tbk President Commisioner, Luntungan Honoris and President Director, William Honoris, PT. Modern Asia Hotel (subsidiary of PT. Modernland Realty, Tbk) Managing Director, Reagan Honoris, Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Gavin M. Faull and Senior VP of Operations and Development for Indonesia, Malaysia Cambodia, Emmanuel Guillard and many other high-level dignitaries.
“I am honoured to be here today as we celebrate the grand opening of Swiss-Belinn Modern Cikande. This exceptional hotel will provide world-class accommodation, facilities and hospitality to the rising number of travellers – especially business guests – now visiting the thriving region of Banten. On behalf of everyone at Swiss-Belhotel International, I would like to thank Hospitality PT Modernland Realty for creating such an outstanding property. We look forward to delivering Swiss-Belhotel’s renowned hospitality to all our guests,” commented Gavin M. Faull.
Ideally situated within a business park in Serang, and with a choice of accommodation for short and extended stays, Swiss-Belinn Modern Cikande will be perfectly suited to corporate travellers. The hotel is also just 100km from downtown Jakarta and easily accessible from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, while the industrial city of Cilegon and the new corporate hub of Karawaci are just a short drive away.
Swiss-Belinn Modern Cikande features a total of 165 contemporary rooms and suites, all featuring work areas and international amenities including 42-inch LED TVs, Wi-Fi, universal power outlets, laptop-sized electronic safes and rain showers. There are also 12 one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes and separate living areas for guests who need to stay a little longer.
Guests will be able to enjoy breakfast and all-day dining at the Swiss Kitchen restaurant, plus 24-hour room service, while the pool bar provides a great setting for after-work cocktails. Other facilities include a fitness centre, a spa, an outdoor pool with kid’s paddling area, and prayer rooms.
Finally, six flexible function rooms can host all types of event, from grand social occasions to private business meetings, training seminars and more, supported by state-of-the-art audio-visual technology.
Banten forms the western end of Java, overlooking the Sunda Strait which separates the island from neighbouring Sumatra. The province is also just a short distance from Jakarta and major ports, and this highly strategic position makes Banten a hugely important economic area for the whole of Indonesia.
With its focus on stylish yet affordable accommodation, modern facilities and connectivity, the midscale Swiss-Belinn brand is the perfect fit for emerging cities like Serang. Swiss-Belinn Modern Cikande is expected to become a leading choice for the rising number of travellers now visiting this up-and-coming destination.(*)