Jakarta to see rising number of hotel rooms
JAKARTA (indo.com): Jakarta is expected to see an increase
in its number of hotel rooms by the end of this year, with
the completion of the expansion of Le Meridian Hotel, Alila
Hotel, FM1 Hotel and two other local two-star hotels.
PT Procon Indah / Jones Lang La Salle's Research Division
Head Mina Ondang said that at least 500 new hotel rooms
will increase the supply of hotels in Jakarta this year.
"The hotel expansion project is scheduled to be completed
by the end of this year, supplying new hotel rooms. Another
new hotel is expected to supply 300 rooms next year," he
told the press recently.
With no additional supply of hotel rooms in the third quarter
of 2000, the number has remained unchanged at 20,400 hotel
rooms, 41% of which are in five-star hotels, 35% in four-star
rated hotels and 24% in three-star hotels.
Almost all hotels saw an increase in occupancy rates in
the third quarter of this year, compared to that in the
second period of this year and the third quarter of 1999.
"Hotel occupancy rates have increased and they are predicted
rise in the coming years," he said.
Mina said that most five-star hotels set room rates in US$,
while the four-star ones used both US$ and rupiah. "However,
almost all three-star hotels set room rates in rupiah,"