IHG opens second Crowne Plaza in Indonesia
25 January 2012
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that its second Crowne Plaza in Indonesia and seventh property in total in the country is now open.
The 270-room Crowne Plaza Semarang is owned by the Golden Flower Group, the hotel will be managed by IHG.
IHG currently has a pipeline of 32 hotels and resorts under the group's brands across the Southeast Asia region. IHG is due to open three other new properties in the region in the first quarter of 2012 - Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam, InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, InterContinental Danang Resort, and Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit 22.
“Being the first Crowne Plaza-branded hotel in Central Java – and the second in Indonesia following Jakarta – Crowne Plaza Semarang will add to the thriving tourism and economic activities in this part of the region,” said Ian Reid, general manager of Crowne Plaza Semarang. “As one of the country's busiest hubs, Semarang is an ideal gateway connecting both business and leisure guests who travel domestically and internationally.”
“The opening of Crowne Plaza Semarang underscores IHG’s strong expansion in Southeast Asia,” added Alan Watts, vice president of operations, Southeast Asia at IHG. "Indonesia has reflected strong GDP growth in the past few years. This encourages long term economic and tourism growth in terms of investments, infrastructural developments and employment opportunities, while continuing to be a favourite travel destination for both business and leisure travellers."
Indonesia recorded 7.63 million tourist arrivals in 2011, representing a 9% growth from the previous year. The country targets 8.72 million tourist arrivals by end-2015.