Wednesday, February 23, 2011

10 new hotels in Jakarta this year

Jakarta can expect to see 10 new hotels opening this year, ranging from one-star to five-star establishments, all of which are currently under construction, the Jakarta Hotels and Restaurants Association says.

Association chairman Krisnadi on Wednesday said that while the average occupancy rates for Jakarta hotels was only around 60 percent he believed the hotel businesses in the capital remained profitable.

“Jakarta is not saturated [with hotels] yet like in Bali,” Krisnadi said, as quoted by

He added that there were a total of 9,000 hotel rooms of various types in Jakarta, and that hotels in the capital were continually working to boost their occupancy rates by offering discounts and attractive packages for guests.

Data from the Jakarta Statistics Agency shows that the cumulative occupancy rate of star-rated hotels in Jakarta stood at mere 51.7 percent in 2010.

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