Japan’s Fujita Kanko will foray into the serviced residences business with its first property scheduled to open in Greater Jakarta’s Cikarang in the fall of 2019.
“South-east Asia is a market that we’ve been eagerly watching, and we saw a big opportunity in Cikarang,” said Akira Segawa, president and CEO of Fujita Kanko. “We have built our expertise as a hospitality company for over 60 years, so expanding into the serviced apartment business is a natural extension of Fujita Kanko’s core offerings.”
The serviced residence, yet to be branded, is expected to have 214 rooms in three-unit types for both single and family residents, suitable for business travellers and expats. Facilities will include a restaurant, gym, club lounge and Japanese-style spa with outdoor bath.
In a statement, the group said the property’s typical clientele is business people, especially those relocating from overseas.
Cikarang, approximately 35km east of Jakarta’s city centre, is known for its up-and-coming industrial developments, including Kota Jababeka, the largest industrial park in South-east Asia. The area is attracting a growing number of international companies setting up offices in Indonesia.
Fujita Kanko currently has six overseas offices in Asia: Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Yangon and Jakarta, which was opened in 2015 to promote its portfolio of over 70 Japanese properties, build international recognition for its businesses among travellers and other stakeholders, and develop local business.
Fujita Kanko is also growing its hotel footprint in Asia, with scheduled openings counting Hotel Gracery Asakusa and Hotel Gracery Seoul in 2018, and Hotel Gracery Taipei in 2019.