A panel of hospitality industry leaders and consultants has revealed the nine best hotels in the country under the inaugural Hospitality Investment World Indonesia Hotel Awards competition.
The awards were grouped under three main categories and the winners were decided by a panel that evaluated 61 nominations, a statement from the organizers obtained in Jakarta on Friday said.
In the hotel brands category, Accor was named best global hotel chain, Santika Indonesia Hotels & Resorts won best local hotel chain, Harris Hotel took home best mid-range hotel chain and best economy hotel chain went to Fave Hotel.
In the individual property category, the St. Regis Bali Resort was declared the best luxury hotel, Alila Villas Soori was named best boutique hotel, Pullman Jakarta Central Park won best business hotel and W Retreat & Spa Bali earned the title of best resort hotel.
The Tugu Hotels Group won the HIW culture award.
The competition was conducted in conjunction with the 2nd Hospitality Investment World Indonesia 2013 conference in Jakarta earlier this week.
The panel of judges for this year included Bill Barnett, managing director of C9 Hotelworks; Wiryanti Sukamdani, chairman of the Indonesia Hotel & Restaurant Association; Mimi Hudoyo, editor at Travel Trade Media; James Stuart, managing partner of The Brand Company; and Horwath, director of Rio Kondo.
The conference, held with the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, brought together more than 200 hotel operators, owners and industry experts in the Indonesia hospitality market. (Jakarta Globe)