New Pasar Baru hotel opens 12 July
Tune Hotels, the global branded value hotel chain, continues to expand in Indonesia with the opening of its latest hotel in Pasar Baru, Jakarta on 12 July. To celebrate the opening, guests can book a one night’s stay from only 75,000 Rupiah or approximately USD 8.00! To enjoy the offer, guests can visit www.tunehotels.com . The 75,000 Rupiah amazing offer is available from 7th to 14 May only and valid for stays from 12 July to 31 December 2012.
Tune Hotel Pasar Baru will have 168 rooms in total, 117 Doubles, 36 Twin-sharing and a special needs room and is centrally located in Jakarta amongst the hustle and bustle of the shops and vendors that are popular among tourists and locals alike in this popular shopping destination. The hotel is a short walk to South East Asia’s largest wholesale complex, Mangga Dua and a few minutes’ drive to the Kemayoran Expo Centre.
Tune Hotel Pasar Baru would represent the global brand’s third property in Indonesia and the first hotel in central Jakarta. Pasar Baru, which literally means “new market,” has a rich history of once being old Jakarta’s most important business centres for the mostly Chinese, Indian and Malay traders who settled down in the city and opened operations there. It is one of the rare streets in Jakarta where you can actually stroll along and offers shoppers stores with an old-time feeling. Locals and now more international visitors visit Pasar Baru for family-owned stores that mostly sell a variety of shoes, textiles, watches and even vintage items.
According to Mark Lankester, Tune Hotels Group CEO, “Jakarta has been on our radar screen for a long time now, with many of our guests consistently asking about our plans there. The wait is over and we are ecstatic with finally opening the first hotel in the capital of Indonesia. What better place than to be in the heart of where the rich and deep history of Jakarta came to be and being centrally located to food, shopping and entertainment in this large widely spread city. We look forward to being able to spread the word to our Indonesian neighbours and of course look after inbound travelers from SE Asia and beyond.”
Other Tune Hotel properties in Indonesia are located in Kuta and Legian, Bali which have been a favourite among visitors to Bali. The hotels’ popularity was recognized when it was named among the Top 20 Indonesia Innovative Brands of 2011 by Indonesia’s leading marketing industry magazine, MIX. It was Tune Hotels’ innovativeness to its ability to serve the practical needs of tourists by giving them the best value that garnered the attention. Tune Hotels was selected along with other global leading brands to be named on the list and the only Malaysian-originated brand.
Tune Hotels currently operates eleven hotels in Malaysia, two in Bali, Indonesia, two in London, England, three in The Philippines and two in Thailand. Tune Hotels in Malaysia are located in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, KLIA-LCCT Airport, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Johor Bahru, Kota Damansara, Bintulu, Kota Bharu, Kulim and more recently Ipoh.
The presence of Tune Hotels in Asia includes Hat Yai and Pattaya in Thailand, Angeles City, Cebu City and Ermita, Manila in The Philippines. In the UK, Tune Hotels are located in Westminster and Liverpool Street, and opening soon are Tune Hotel Paddington on 25 June 2012 and Tune Hotel Kings Cross on 9 July 2012.
Tune Hotels has successfully pioneered a branded value hotel brand with the concept of pay-as-you-use that has become hugely popular amongst travelers from across the world. Under the concept, guests only pay for room rates with the option of adding on other amenities like towels & toiletries, air-conditioning, in-room Wifi and satellite TV service at selected hotels.
Calling on guests to stay connected with Tune Hotels via the social media networks Facebook and Twitter, Mark Lankester, Group CEO of Tune Hotels, pointed out that about 30 new Tune Hotels will be opening globally in the next 12 months. “More Tune Hotels are scheduled for opening in Asean, the UK, India and Australia, that will give our guests even more options for travel destinations. With these new hotels, our number of guests will grow even faster and we expect to reach the five millionth mark by mid-2012. We encourage guests to stay tuned for Tune Hotels’ latest openings and promotions via Facebook and Twitter.”
Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group CEO and Deputy Group CEO respectively of Asia’s largest low cost carrier AirAsia.www.tunehotels.com.
Source = Tune Hotels