Marriott International has signed a hotel management agreement with Indonesian real estate developer Pakuwon Jati to open three properties in Indonesia’s new capital city, Ibu Kota Negara Nusantara (IKN).
The multi-deal agreement was signed by Marriott International’s president and CEO Anthony Capuano and Pakuwon Jati’s president commissioner Alexander Tedja.
Ramesh Jackson, area vice president, Indonesia and Malaysia, Marriott International, said: “This milestone signing underscores our commitment to strategically expand our footprint in Indonesia, and we are pleased to also support the local government’s efforts to accelerate the country’s economic transformation especially with the designation of Indonesia’s new capital city (IKN).”
Marriott expects to debut three brands – Four Points by Sheraton, Westin Hotels & Resorts and Tribute Portfolio – in the highly anticipated destination, featuring transformational experiences and destination-rooted authenticity.
“We are certain that through this project, we will inspire travellers to embark on new journeys to Indonesia’s new capital city,” shared Alexander.
Slated to be the first of these three openings, Four Points by Sheraton in Nusantara is expected to have 300 rooms with facilities including an outdoor pool, function spaces with natural daylight, and a gym.
Meanwhile, the Westin in Nusantara is anticipated to have 200 rooms and suites, three restaurants, three bars and lounges, function spaces, meeting rooms, swimming pool, fitness studio, spa, and a kids’ club.
Tribute Portfolio in Nusantara plans to have 150 rooms and suites, including a signature destination dining venue, a café, pool bar and lobby lounge and an outdoor swimming pool, gym and spa.
Apart from these new business deals, Marriott International in Indonesia recently launched Amarterra Villas Resort Bali Nusa Dua, Autograph Collection. With 42 private-pool villa properties, it is the second Autograph Collection in Bali and the third in Indonesia.
Ivan Widarmana, vice president hotel development at Marriott International, told TTG Asia that currently, Marriott has some 40 projects in the pipeline in Indonesia which are slated to open in the next five to seven years.
“The ones that are to open this and next year are the Four Points by Sheraton Bintan, Manado Marriott (Resort and Spa) in North Sulawesi, (Hurun Beach Resort by) Marriott, Lampung and Ta’aktana Labuan Bajo,” he noted.
The Bintan property will have 300 rooms with eight beachfront villas, while the 355-room Manado Marriott Resort and Spa will be the first five-star property in the Likupang Special Economic Zone, one of Indonesia’s five super priority destination developments.
Ta’akana Labuan Bajo, a Luxury Collection, which is targeted to open 1Q2024, will have 70 keys including sea villas, family suites and oversized rooms.
In the meantime, Hurun Beach Resort by Marriott Lampung is targeted to open 1H2024 with 162 rooms.