France-based Louvre Hotels Group is planning to open up to 30 new hotels in Indonesia over the next three years under its upscale Golden Tulip and budget Première Classe brands.
Louvre entered the Indonesian market in late 2012. Since then it has launched the 138-room Golden Tulip Galaxy Banjarmasin, and intends to open an additional six hotels this year alone.
Expansion plans include three hotels in the booming tourism destination of Bali – Golden Tulip Devins, Seminyak, Golden Tulip Essential, Denpasar and Golden Tulip Jineng Tamansari, Kuta – as well as Golden Tulip Essential Pontianak in West Kalimantan and two properties in Bandung, the Golden Tulip Kalyana, Buah Batu and the five-star Royal Tulip Bandung, Baros, Cimahi.
The expansion will also include the unveiling of the Première Classe brand for which there are ten hotels in the pipeline in Indonesia, including a property in Bandung that will become one of the brand’s biggest hotels when it opens in 2016.
Louvre Hotels Group CEO Pierre-Frederic Roulot said that the group is delighted to expand the Golden Tulip and Première Classe brands in Indonesia.
"The strong economy and solid long-term outlook will fuel greater business opportunities and travel in the country will become greater.
"The increase of access through fast developing airline infrastructure means the movement of people for business and leisure has never been greater and in this we see a great opportunity to establish partnerships to manage high quality hotels throughout the country," Roulot added.
Besides Golden Tulip and Première Classe, Louvre Group owns other European hotel brands Campanile, Kyriad, Kyriad Prestige, Tulip Inn and Royal Tulip.