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Archipelago International And Favehotel Hold Healthy Fun Walk

PRESS RELEASE
29 April 2014

Seen in the image, hundreds of people supported the Government of Jakarta’s programs to improve local air quality while reducing dependence on motor vehicles by participated on fun walk.   Seen in the image, Archipelago International and the favehotel brand held the Fun Walk to promote awareness of alternative forms of transportation.

Jakarta, April 29th 2014 - On April 27th 2014, Archipelago International and the famous favehotel brand gathered hundreds of people at the Bunderan HI monument to begin a “Fun Walk” in aid of Jakarta's weekly program, Car-Free Day.

Car-Free Day encourages motorists in the vicinity to give up their cars for an entire day, to instead exercise and partake in physical activity. Car-Free Day is one of the Government of Jakarta’s programs to improve local air quality while reducing dependence on motor vehicles.

Although it was developed in 2007, the Government of Jakarta decided in May 2012 that Car-Free Day would be held every Sunday within the main avenues of the city; Jalan Sudirman and Jalan Thamrin, from Senayan area to Monas (Monumen Nasional) from 6AM to 11 AM. The program has been so successful in spurring on physical activity, the city has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyclists on the roads.

Therefore, to support the program further, Archipelago International and the favehotel brand held the Fun Walk to promote awareness of alternative forms of transportation, whilst also demonstrating the health benefits of more active lifestyles for everyone.

"Car-Free Day is organized across the world in different ways, but every city shares the common goal of reducing the number of cars on the streets. In Indonesia, more than 50 percent of air pollution comes from transportation fuels, so it is more important than ever that we encourage less traffic congestion, a greener environment and a reduced demand on gasoline. With this in mind, we organized the Fun Walk to encourage people to get out of their cars to instead run, walk, cycle or use public transport. Not only did this decrease the city's pollution, Jakarta'a residents were able to maintain a healthier lifestyle for a day – without breaking the bank." said Norbert Vas, VP Sales and Marketing of Archipelago International.

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Seen in the image, hundreds of people supported the Government of Jakarta’s programs to improve local air quality while reducing dependence on motor vehicles by participated on fun walk.

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Seen in the image, Archipelago International and the favehotel brand held the Fun Walk to promote awareness of alternative forms of transportation.

About favehotel
Since its inception in 2009, favehotels have been in the forefront of the budget hotel sector, redefining the industry’s standards for select service hotels. Imaginative design and mid-market features such as high quality bedding, complimentary high-speed internet access and LCD televisions have awarded the chain with a number of accolades, namely for their user friendly website that offers instant easy bookings and best rate guarantees for internet savvy customers.

favehotels currently operates 25 hotels throughout Indonesia and Malaysia out of which 9 are in Jakarta and 4 in Bali and has a development pipeline of more than 40 hotels in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

favehotels recently won the “Indonesian Best Budget Hotel Chain Award” and aims to be Indonesia’s best in class as well as the largest and most consistent budget hotel chain promising uncompromising standards for cleanliness and safety, with a network covering the entire archipelago. The group has announced plans to open more than 30 new hotels within the coming 2 years.

About Archipelago International
Archipelago International is one of Indonesia’s leading hotel operators with an underlying portfolio of more than 75 hotels and 12,000 rooms. As a continually expanding brand, Archipelago International has a development pipeline exceeding 90 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
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www.ArchipelagoInternational.com 
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www.AstonBaliHotels.com 
www.AlanaHotels.com 
www.KamuelaVillas.com 
www.HarperHotels.com 
www.QuestHotels.com 
www.NeoHotels.com 
www.FaveHotels.com