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Archipelago International Continues National Expansion With First Hotel NEO On Kalimantan Island

PRESS RELEASE
25 November 2014

The Room of Hotel NEO Banjarbaru The Restaurant of Hotel NEO Banjarbaru

(Jakarta, November 25th 2014) – Ticking off another new destination for its Hotel NEO brand, Archipelago International has announced the debut opening of Hotel NEO Banjarbaru on Indonesia's Kalimantan Island, scheduled to welcome guests in early 2015.

Kalimantan is the name of the Indonesian region on Borneo Island, neighboring East Malaysia and Brunei. In the southernmost province, South Kalimantan, Archipelago International will be opening Hotel NEO Banjarbaru in the developing city of Banjarbaru, closely bordering the capital of Banjarmasin. Banjarbaru has grown significantly in the past decade, with expanding real estate ventures and a booming commerce industry that has inevitably attracted a larger and wealthier population.

For guests staying at Hotel NEO Banjarbaru, one of the most popular attractions in the area is the Lambung Mangkurat Museum showcasing various types of historical and cultural relics. Visitors can view such artifacts as the Sultanate of Banjar, The Great Temple, The Laras Temple, wood carvings, and tools for agriculture, making household furniture and traditional musical instruments. Another popular tourist activity in the area is to take part in Diamond Panning. Located in the Cempaka district about 7 kilometers from Banjarbaru, miners have dug large holes at a depth of about 10-12 meters using traditional tools.

Strategically situated near to Banjarbaru’s emerging city center and the bustling Martapura Jewelry Market, Hotel NEO Banjarbaru is just 10 minutes from the Syamsudin Noor International Airport for guests' utmost convenience. In true NEO style, the hotel is conceptualized to meet the needs of the modern-day urban professional, presenting a stylish yet affordable hotel alternative. It is completely smoke-free throughout and offers modern facilities topped off with a professional service.

Each of the 45 guest rooms will be decked out with upmarket amenities typically unheard of in other budget hotels, such as 32” LCD TVs, 100% cotton bed sheets and duvets, as well as in-room massage services. Outside of the rooms, guests will also find an abundance of quality hotel facilities including 3 stylish meeting rooms, a coffee shop and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel.

"Here at Archipelago International, we are continually searching for the best locations throughout Indonesia and beyond to launch our hotels. Sometimes these locations are already tourist hotspots, whilst others, like South Kalimantan, are still relatively undiscovered yet show incredible potential for the future. As such, we are extremely proud to be opening the first Hotel NEO in South Kalimantan, and we hope that with our presence, we will help to further boost this promising destination." Said Mr. John Flood – President & CEO of Archipelago International.

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The Room of Hotel NEO Banjarbaru

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The Restaurant of Hotel NEO Banjarbaru

About Hotel NEO
The new NEO concept aims to open doors to a world of wellbeing and sensual satisfaction. Designed in a stylish and contemporary style befitting the latest trends in hotel design, NEO Hotels offer uncluttered open spaces for an atmosphere of relaxation and tranquility within these chic yet reasonably priced new-build hotels and resorts.

The brand has been described as "hip and new," with aesthetics reminiscent of cutting-edge fashion designs. Customer Focus Groups have credited Archipelago International for "bringing sexy back", hailing NEO Hotels as a brand fit for savvy young travelers and Generation Y parents alike. Images of NEO Hotels can be found at their website : www.NeoHotels.com.

About Archipelago International
Archipelago International is one of Indonesia’s leading hotel operators with an underlying portfolio of more than 85 hotels and 12,000 rooms. As a continually expanding brand, Archipelago International has a development pipeline exceeding 95 properties in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Archipelago International hotels operate under the hotel brands Grand Aston, Aston, Aston City, Alana, Harper, Quest, Quest Vibe, favehotels, NEO and Kamuela, ranging from ultra luxurious private pool villas to serviced apartments and select service economy class hotels, thus offering Indonesia’s vastest and most comprehensive hotel network.

 

For further information and images please contact:
Nita Janita Ekaniana
Public Relations Manager
Archipelago International
Managing - Aston, Alana, Harper, Quest, favehotel, NEO and Kamuela

Jakarta Office, Wisma Staco 3rd Floor, Suite 100, Jl. Casablanca Kav. 18, Jakarta 12870, Indonesia
T. 62-21 831 8800
F. 62-21 831 7180
E. Nita.E@ArchipelagoInternational.com
Visit us:
www.ArchipelagoInternational.com 
www.Aston-International.com
www.AstonBaliHotels.com 
www.AlanaHotels.com 
www.KamuelaVillas.com 
www.HarperHotels.com 
www.QuestHotels.com 
www.NeoHotels.com 
www.FaveHotels.com