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HONOLULU (October 13, l997) Aston International announced today it had signed an agreement with the Lippo Development Group to open and operate the Lippo Sudirman Grande Suites, a 750-suite five-star luxury service-apartment hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. The project's grand opening will be in early 1998, with a soft opening planned for December 1997.
The new 40-story landmark property is centrally located in Jakarta's famed "Golden Triangle," adjacent to the Semanggi interchange. Other nearby businesses include the World Trade Center, the Convention Center, Atmajaya University, Jakarta Hospital, the Hilton Hotel, the Grand Hyatt, Plaza Senayan, a future MRT station, various embassies, Planet Hollywood, the Jakarta Stock Exchange and the Sudirman central business district.
"Our agreement with Lippo Development Group on the Jakarta property is quite significant," said Charles Brookfield, president and chief executive officer of Aston International. "We recognize how vital a player the Lippo Development Group is in Indonesia. We appreciate its commitment to building quality hotel, commercial and residential projects for the betterment of Indonesia, and are pleased to be joining them on this outstanding luxury project."
Lippo Sudirman Grande Suites will include two- and three-bedroom apartment suites with complete kitchens and living and dining areas. Amenities include a full-service business center, health club, swimming pool with water slide, whirlpool, children's play school and pool area, two tennis courts, racquetball/squash courts, barbeque areas, basketball area, putting green, shuffleboard, shopping and food court and an Aston International-managed 24-hour brasserie restaurant.
"We're pleased to continue our expansion into Indonesia," said Andre Tatibouet, chairman of Aston International. "By December 1997, we will be operating our new luxury beachfront hotel, the Aston Bali Resort & Spa, in Bali's most prestigious resort area; as well as this luxurious service-apartment hotel in the country's capital, Jakarta. We're definitely excited about entering the Indonesian marketplace with these outstanding properties."
Honolulu-based A&M Partners will be handling the interior design and buildout of the property.
Aston International focuses on resort and property management, hotel and resort design consultation, pre-opening planning and budgeting for developers. In addition, the company operates hotels and properties under the Aston - brand name.
Based in Honolulu, Hotel Corporation of the Pacific, dba Aston Hotels & Resorts, operates 30 condominium resorts and hotels on the four major Hawaiian islands. Its affiliate, Aston International, plans to open six new hotels and resorts under the Aston® brand name in Australia, Bali, Guam, Indonesia and the Philippines within the next 12 months. Further international expansion is planned.
For more information on Aston International, contact Charles Brookfield at (808) 931-1400.
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