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WIKA Realty & Intercontinental Hotels Group Establishes Cooperation in Hotel Operations in Balikpapan
Jakarta, 2 March 2020 - PT Wijaya Karya Realty ("WIKA Realty") signed a cooperation agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group ("IHG") on Tuesday (3/3) for the operation of 300 units in Tamansari Skylounge Balikpapan as a hotel through the Holiday brand Inn. The event is attended by the management of WIKA Realty, represented by Agung Salladin as the Managing Director and IHG management, represented by Rajit Sukumaran as Managing Director of South East Asia & Korea.
Tamansari Skylounge Balikpapan is the first high rise residential developed by WIKA Realty in East Kalimantan which consists of 2 apartment towers. Carrying the skylounge concept, this apartment has a location adjacent to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan International Airport and several other public facilities, as follow: shopping centers, health clinics, to the Batakan Stadium and Batakan Industrial Zone. Strategically located in the middle of the main gate of the city of Balikpapan makes this apartment a potential place of choice for tourists and business people visiting. Like other Tamansari properties, this apartment is equipped with facilities to support the activities of its residents, including swimming pool and jogging tracks around it, commercial lots, places of worship, and security.
After the signing of this cooperation, from a total of 741 units in 2 existing towers, 300 of them will be operated as hotels by Holiday Inn. Some additional facilities that will be presented at this hotel, including a meeting room covering an area of ??610 m2, fitness center, business center, kids club, all day dining restaurant, to the lounge. Serena Lim as Vice President Development for South East Asia and Korea IHG revealed, "with the presence of various companies located in the area due to improved facilities, and easy access through international airports, the Hotel is in the right position to take advantage of the area's interconnectivity. We will be prepared to receive short-term surging requests to support planning for the relocation of the capital, and long-term influx of corporate and holiday travelers. We are very pleased to be able to partner with WIKA Realty to offer a warm and friendly service to all guests. "
Meanwhile, Agung Salladin as President Director of WIKA Realty added, "We are optimistic that cooperation with IHG and the reputable Holiday Inn brand can make a positive contribution, especially in bringing international class accommodation and services to tourists in Balikpapan and other cities around Kalimantan. East. We also hope that this cooperation can continue for the management of other projects in the future that we are currently developing, including in Jakarta, Balikpapan, Surabaya, Bandung, and several other locations in major cities in Indonesia. "