Country overview: Indonesia to get over 23,000 new hotel rooms [Infographic]

by | 27 Oct 2020 | Projects

127 properties will launch across Indonesia, according to the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database, but the majority of the projects will be in the capital of Jakarta and the well-established holiday destination of Bali.

127 hotels with 23,255 rooms will go live in Indonesia in the coming years. We take a look at the data compiled by our researchers to learn more about these forthcoming openings.

Planning far into the future

In the last quarter of 2020, 18 hotels with 3,127 keys will open across Indonesia, of which nine are in the final stages of their pre-opening phase. Another 29 openings will bring 4,913 rooms in 2021, while 16 launches and 3,097 keys are planned for 2022.

However, with 64 hotels and 12,118 on the books for 2023 and beyond, half of Indonesia’s active hotel pipeline will only go live several years into the future. It may be that this type of measured growth is easier to sustain and better for the market overall in the long run, though only time will tell.

Of the 127 new hotels, two-thirds will be in the four-star segment, with the other third falling into the five-star category.

Indonesia’s key growth markets

Bali takes the lead with 23 scheduled openings and 3,876 new rooms underway, albeit Jakarta follows close behind with 21 hotels and 3,569 keys in the pipeline.

Further down the pecking order, Surabaya and Bandung will get seven new properties each with 1,734 and 1,257 keys respectively. And Bintan concludes the top five with four upcoming launches, which will bring 810 rooms into play.

Top hotel chains expanding in Indonesia

Local brand Harris Hotels will open 20 properties with 3,624 rooms around the country, ensuring it easily scoops the title of Indonesia’s most active hotel chain. Swiss-Belhotel International Hotels & Resorts, by way of comparison, comes in a distant second place with seven launches and 1,188 keys.

Elsewhere, Citadines Apart’hotels and Preference Hotels each have five properties in their pipelines with 790 and 366 rooms respectively. Somerset Serviced Residences also makes our top-five rankings by virtue of the fact that it intends to grow its footprint by four hotels and 762 rooms.

The new hotels in Indonesia you should know about

The 257-room Langham Jakarta will be part of the new District 8 complex. It’ll offer 170 rooms, 30 suites and 57 Langham Residences across 19 floors. Facilities at the hotel will include the brand’s Palm Court and T’ang Court restaurants, a sky bar, a 670 sq m spa, a fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel will also feature more than 2,100 sq m of event space, including a 900 sq m ballroom and 11 meeting rooms. The opening date is set for mid-2021.

Meanwhile, the Meliá Bandung Dago will take over one of the impressive twin towers that are part of the MAJ Collections Hotel and Residences on Dago Peak. It’ll offer guests a variety of facilities including restaurants and bars, a rooftop terrace that doubles as a bridge between the towers, as well as many family-oriented services and amenities. Set close to Badung’s lifestyle hotspots, the 255-room hotel will doubtless be popular among families wanting to explore this quickly developing destination. An opening date is planned for Q3 2021.

British hospitality giant IHG will open its first two hotels on the Indonesian island of Bintan by late 2021. The dual-branded Holiday Inn and Hotel Indigo property will be on a 9.2-hectare beachfront plot in the Lagoi Bay area, which is across the Strait of Malacca from Singapore. These two properties will provide new midscale and upscale accommodation options on the island, plus multiple dining options and extensive meeting space.

Lastly, Hilton Worldwide will bring one of its main luxury brands to Indonesia when opening the Waldorf Astoria Jakarta in 2024. This 182-room hotel will be housed in a striking 74-storey tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. It’ll be close to the headquarters of multinational corporations, government offices and embassies, as well as lifestyle and entertainment hubs. Being the tallest hotel in the city, all rooms will boast stunning views of Jakarta. And its all-day dining restaurant, specialty restaurant, destination bar and signature Peacock Alley lobby lounge will cater to every culinary whim guests may have.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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