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IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced its Holiday Inn brand’s first urban beachfront resort in Indonesia.
This exclusive partnership sees a collaboration with the holding entity Agung Sedayu Group, one of Indonesia's largest real estate developers.
Opening in 2024, the new-build Holiday Inn Resort PIK2 White Sand Beach will be the first white sand beach resort in Greater Jakarta. Offering 180 rooms, suites, and lofts, the resort will showcase Holiday Inn’s new generation of flexible spaces with contemporary design. Guests will experience the brand’s much-loved features, including its signature KidSuites and Kids Stay & Eat Free programme.
Rajit Sukumaran, Managing Director, South East Asia and Korea, IHG said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Agung Sedayu Group and introduce Holiday Inn Resort PIK2 White Sand Beach in Indonesia. It will be a fantastic anchor hotel for the highly anticipated PIK2 development, located perfectly for families living in, and business travellers visiting, this world-class waterfront city.”
“We have eight opened Holiday Inn properties in Indonesia with a further three in the pipeline, including Holiday Inn Resort PIK2 White Sand Beach. We are confident that the brand will continue to thrive and grow in the cities and tertiary markets across the country. IHG has beautiful Holiday Inn resorts across the region, including Indonesia, Maldives, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. Holiday Inn Resort PIK2 White Sand Beach is a wonderful addition joining more than 1,400* existing and pipeline properties across Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts globally.”
Natalia Kusumo, CEO of Commercial and Hotels Division 2, Agung Sedayu Group (Amantara) said, “Thanks to its rich 70-year history, Holiday Inn is famous as one of the most trusted travel brands in the world. We believe it is the right choice to have Holiday Inn Resort PIK2 White Sand Beach as part of the travel destination developments on White Sand Beach within the next few years. Our overall design is for PIK2 to be the new travel destination within the Greater Jakarta area and the best place to work, live and play."
A list of world-class facilities and destinations on the four-kilometre beach include Land’s End, Holiday Inn Resorts, fine dining restaurants, Dreamville Beach Club, Cork&Screw Beach Club, Aloha Pasir Putih, Ginza Beach Walk, and the Community Park event space. These developments are part of Phase One of PIK2, a 1,000ha sustainably led development featuring commercial, residential and lifestyle concepts, with destinations such as a 60ha greenbelt and a mangrove conservatory.
Ipeng Widjojo, Business and Development Director, Agung Sedayu Group commented, “We have the vision to develop world-class destination concepts to promote the wonders and potential of Indonesia. Infrastructures are also principal aspects in PIK2, which is why we plan to open the PIK2 Interchange Toll in Q4 2023. IHG has impressed us with their innovative thinking and ideas and has proven to be a great partner with the upcoming Holiday Inn Resort PIK2 White Sand Beach and the Hotel Indigo Jakarta Pantai Indah Kapuk. We will work together to develop hotel experiences that set the benchmark for Indonesian tourism."
Holiday Inn Resort PIK2 White Sand Beach’s facilities will include a restaurant, two bars, more than 2,600 square metres of meeting space, a gym and resort centre, indoor and outdoor recreation areas and an outdoor pool. Just a seven-minute drive to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the hotel will offer direct access to the beach and many exciting outdoor lifestyle experiences by the beach.
Holiday Inn Resort PIK2 White Sand Beach will be the anchor hotel at PIK2 North Jakarta, a highly anticipated 2,350ha world-class waterfront satellite city in Tangerang district. Billed as the "New Jakarta City", it has many substantial projects in development, including the largest mall in Indonesia, a range of F&B establishments, a sports centre and an Islamic financial district. Seamlessly integrated within its natural environment, PIK2 will be a smart city designed with modern technology for work, life and play.
IHG continues to expand in Indonesia with 25 opened hotels across its Six Senses, InterContinental, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands and has 11 properties in the pipeline, including the brand debut of Kimpton and Regent, both in Bali, and Hotel Indigo in Bintan.
A global leader in mainstream business and leisure travel, the Holiday Inn brand brings people together for the moments that matter, offering great value and a warm welcome and consistent experience at its hotels worldwide.