Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pasar Baru Tune Hotel opens in Jakarta

Tune Hotels, the global branded value hotel chain, has opened its first hotel in Pasar Baru, Jakarta.

Tune Hotel Pasar Baru has 168 rooms -- 125 doubles, 42 twin-sharing and a special needs room.

Tune Hotels Group Chief Executive Officer Mark Lankester said Jakarta represents a gateway for leisure travellers, more often as a stop-over before continuing their journey to other popular destinations such as Bali, Medan, Yogyakarta and Surabaya.

"Furthermore, Jakarta also serves as a central business destination, drawing frequent business travellers from the Southeast Asian region and within Indonesia as well.

"Hence, the opening of the Tune Hotel Pasar Baru will cater to the needs of leisure and business travellers looking for convenient, comfortable and value-for-money accommodation," he said in a statement.

Lankester said more expansion plans are on the way for the Tune Hotel brand in Indonesia which includes Pekan Baru, Makassar, Solo, Palembang and Surabaya.

Tune Hotels currently has 11 hotels in Malaysia, four in London, four in the United Kingdom, four in the Philippines and two in Thailand.

Meanwhile, Red Planet Hotels owns and operates the Tune Hotel Pasar Baru in close association with Tune Hotel.

Red Planet Chief Executive Officer Tim Hansing said this hotel was the first of many more to come in Indonesia from Red Planet as the Tune brand expands across the country.

"This is the first hotel of eight more we have under construction in Indonesia. We'll have some exciting announcements about more sites we are in the midst of acquiring," he said.

Tune Hotels is part of the Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group CEO and Deputy Group CEO, respectively, of Asia's largest low-cost carrier, AirAsia Bhd. Bernama

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