Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that its fast-growing Four Points® by Sheraton brand will debut in Indonesia.
Developed by IMB Group, Four Points by Sheraton Makassar is scheduled to open by May 2015, and will mark Starwood’s entry onto the island of Sulawesi.
Four Points Makassar is strategically located at Jalan Landak Baru, in the heart of Makassar’s developing new business district. The hotel will feature two towers with a total of 261 guestrooms. Upon completion, the hotel is expected to have the largest convention center in Makassar with its two ballrooms and 16 meeting rooms, totaling a meeting space area of approximately 6,500 square meters. Additionally, the hotel facilities will include a swimming pool, full-service dining, a fitness center, and a variety of other amenities such as free WiFi, free bottled water and free coffee, all amenities that make the Four Points brand a favorite with travelers worldwide.
“We are delighted to partner with IMB Group to expand our footprint onto Sulawesi Island,” said Matthew Fry, Senior Vice President, Acquisition & Development, Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “As Indonesia’s sixth largest city and a gateway to the Eastern Indonesian islands, Makassar has strong demand for business travelers and meetings and, on the leisure side, with a population of 1.3 million, the hotel will also become a great destination for dining and wedding celebrations.”
Starwood currently operates 14 properties in Indonesia under six of the company’s nine distinct lifestyle brands including: St. Regis, W, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin and Le Meridien. The company will expand its portfolio in the country with 10 properties in the pipeline including the opening of The Westin Ubud Resort & Spa on the island of Bali this year.