Hong Kong – Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, is celebrating a hugely successful evening at the 9th Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards (ITTA) 2018-19, during which the hotel group and several of its Indonesian properties were honoured with prestigious awards.

These illustrious annual awards are organised by the ITTA Foundation with the aim of recognising excellence in the Indonesian tourism and hospitality sectors. This year’s awards concluded with a glittering gala ceremony in Jakarta on 7th December 2018.

At this prestigious event, Swiss-Belhotel International won the title of “Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain” for an unprecedented eighth year. This is the blue-ribbon category for the hospitality industry and Swiss-Belhotel International took home the title ahead of many larger global hotel groups.

Since arriving in Indonesia more than 25 years ago, Swiss-Belhotel International has built an impressive collection of over 70 hotels and resorts all across the country, making it one of the country’s most well-established, well-known and well-loved international hotel brands.

Several of Swiss-Belhotel International’s Indonesian properties were also successful at ITTA 2018-19, in a series of highly competitive categories. These included Swiss-Belhotel Airport Jakarta, which was awarded the title of “Indonesia’s Leading Airport Hotel, Jakarta”, Swiss-Belhotel Jambi, which was named as “Indonesia’s Leading Four-Star Hotel, Jambi” and Hotel Ciputra Cibubur, which took the title of “Indonesia’s Leading Four-Star Hotel, Bekasi”.

The company is also celebrating having one of the best hotels in Yogyakarta. Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta won two awards at ITTA 2018-19: “Indonesia’s Leading Boutique Hotel, Yogyakarta” and “Indonesia’s Leading Luxury Hotel, Yogyakarta”.

These honours reflect how Swiss-Belhotel International is now providing world-class, industry-leading accommodation in a wide range of market segments, from two to five stars, all across the Indonesian archipelago.

“We are absolutely delighted to have been named as Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain once again. At Swiss-Belhotel International, we feel a deep affinity with Indonesia and the Indonesian people, having served this wonderful country for more than a quarter of a century. We were among the first international hotel groups to recognise the huge potential of Indonesia, and we continue to outperform many of our larger competitors in this all-important market,” commented Mr Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International.

“We are also proud that our Indonesian hotels won five separate awards at ITTA 2018-19. This is a wonderful reflection of how we are working together with our esteemed partners, hotel owners and the local communities to elevate the standard of hotel accommodation in every market we serve,” Mr Faull added.

The full list of awards won by Swiss-Belhotel International at ITTA 2018-19 is as follows:

Swiss-Belhotel International               –           Indonesia Leading Global Hotel Chain
Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta          –           Indonesia Leading Boutique Hotel, Yogyakarta
Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta:         –           Indonesia Leading Luxury Hotel, Yogyakarta
Swiss-Belhotel Airport, Jakarta:         –           Indonesia Leading Airport Hotel, Jakarta
Swiss-Belhotel Jambi:                        –           Indonesia Leading Four-Star Hotel, Jambi
Hotel Ciputra Cibubur:                        –           Indonesia Leading Four-Star Hotel, Bekasi

Voted for by the Indonesian travel trade, the Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards (ITTA) were created to recognise the country’s best hotels, resorts, suites, villas, tourism agencies, travel agents, tourist attractions and other tourism professionals.

For further information and high-resolution photography, please contact:

Harshanty Kaloko
Regional Director – PR & Promotions
Swiss-Belhotel International,
Tel: (62 21) 2952 7277, 2952 7278
Fax: (62 21) 2952 7275, 2952 7276

Brayna Tolledo
Group Communication and Loyalty Programme Manager
Swiss-Belhotel International, Group Sales and Marketing Office
Tel: (62 21) 2952 7277, 2952 7278
Fax: (62 21) 2952 7275, 2952 7276

For media contact:
Hina Bakht
Managing Director
EVOPS Marketing & PR
Mob: 00971 50 6975146
Tel: 00971 4 566 7355

Notes to Editors
Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 145* hotels, resorts and projects located in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Italy and Tanzania.  Awarded Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain for eight years, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world’s fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices are located in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, China, Europe, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.

*Numbers may fluctuate


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