Tune Hotels Group CEO Mark Lankester said: “Tune Hotel Solo represents the first hotel in Central Java, a city steeped in history with a fast growing tourism industry as well as a booming middle class offering a huge potential for rapid growth. The hotel will offer international standards of service excellence to the city with the intention to serve both tourists and business travellers. With four hotels currently operating in Indonesia, there will be an aggressive expansion of six more Tune Hotels in development which are scheduled to open over the next 18 months including Makassar, Bekasi, Surabaya, Bandung, Jakarta and Palembang.”
Welcoming its first guest last Friday, 30 August, the 159 room Tune Hotel Solo is centrally located in Jalan Sopomo, the heart of Solo, within minutes to historical and cultural attractions such as the Kasunanan and Mangkunegaran Palaces, the Danar Hadi Museum and a variety of shopping options. Known for being a batik haven, the hotel is also nearby to batik villages such as Kampoeng Batik Kauman and Kampoeng Batik Laweyan that showcases the process of batik making, as well as the production of the many forms of batik ranging from garments to handicraft souvenirs.
Solo is one of the fastest developing economic centres of Indonesia, a city that still preserves its tradition despite modernisation. A favourite tourist destination of the country, Solo is a leading educational and cultural hub of the nation. Tourists can take part in excursions to various exciting destinations or shop in the city and taste the local delicacies in the numerous restaurants and café.
“This rapid development of Tune Hotels in Indonesia reflects the growing demand for value stay accommodation for both leisure and business travel. The concept of Tune Hotels caters to the demand of providing top quality accommodation and basic necessities of comfort, cleanliness, safety and convenience with an affordable price.”
“In the coming months, the aggressive expansion plans of Tune Hotels into other top destinations in Indonesia will reflect a milestone for the hotel brand and we hope that Tune Hotels will become a house-hold name across the archipelago,” added Mark.
Tune Hotels has successfully pioneered a branded value hotel brand with the concept of pay-as-you-use that has become hugely popular amongst travellers from across the world. Under the concept, guests only pay for room rates with the option of adding on other amenities like towels & toiletries, air-conditioning, in-room Wifi and satellite TV service at selected hotels.
The group has received over five million guests since the opening of its first hotel in Downtown Kuala Lumpur in 2007. With the opening of Solo, Tune Hotels has five hotels in Indonesia, 11 in Malaysia, five in the UK, four in Thailand, five in the Philippines, one in India and Japan. The company is set to open another property in Australia this year while future projects are planned in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group CEO and Deputy Group CEO respectively of Asia’s largest low cost carrier, AirAsia.
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