Asian hotel group duo team up to expand

Pictured: Artotel and AHS agreement signing, including first on left, Eduard Rudolf Pangkerego, COO, Artotel Group; fourth from left, Erastus Radjimin, founder and CEO, Artotel Group; and third from right, Karan Kaul, deputy CEO and head of business development, AHS.
Two Asian hospitality management companies, Artotel Group and Absolute Hotel Services (AHS), have established a strategic alliance.

The agreement is aimed at merging of strengths between the pair with a shared vision to venture into fresh markets and destinations. The alliance should amplify their respective brand reach and foster an exchange of expertise and innovation.

Brand trade

Under this partnership, Indonesia-headquartered Artotel Group, which offers the Artotel brand, will extend its international presence by introducing Otelart properties, Artotel’s signature global identity, to Thailand and Laos. These properties will operate under the licensure of AHS.

Simultaneously, Thailand-based AHS is set to introduce its U Hotels & Resorts, Eastin Hotels, and Eastin Grand Hotels brands to multiple destinations across Indonesia, an effort that complements the existing array of properties in Bali.

Fostering collaboration

The alliance will foster collaboration between the teams of Artotel Group and AHS, jointly engaging with developers to identify and seize market opportunities that align with their brands. 

It is hoped the collective efforts of these powerhouses will introduce fresh and transformative concepts to the hospitality landscape, enriching guest experiences and cultivating sustainable growth.

Exhilarating chapter

Erastus Radjimin, the founder and CEO of Artotel Group, stated: “This marks an exhilarating chapter in Artotel’s journey. We are thrilled to embark on this path alongside Absolute Hotel Services, leveraging our shared spirit, identity, and dedication to redefining hospitality.

“With two formidable partners hailing from vital Asian markets, we are primed to make a lasting impact.”

Parallel DNA

According to Jonathan Wigley, the founder and CEO of AHS: “This collaboration is a testament to the synergy between complementary brands, operating in complementary markets, sharing a parallel DNA and company culture.

“Together, we are poised to create unparalleled guest experiences that seamlessly blend innovation, culture, and luxury.”