Central Kalimantan's capital and largest city, Palangkaraya, is the latest destination in Indonesia to welcome its first Best Western Hotels & Resorts property.
“We are excited to open Best Western Batang Garing, introducing our world-famous standards of hospitality to yet another exciting Indonesian destination. Our core Best Western brand is perfectly suited to Indonesia’s emerging second and third tier cities, such as Palangkaraya, which are seeing rising demand for high-quality accommodations and amenities,” said Erwann Mahe, managing director, international operations – Asia, BWH Hotel Group.
Designed in modern Dayak style, Best Western Batang Garing features 133 contemporary rooms, all of which come fully equipped with comfortable amenities such as king or twin beds, working desks, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The hotel also boasts an all-day restaurant featuring Indonesian, pan-Asian and Western cuisine and a lounge serving refreshments with a choice of indoor and outdoor seating, plus recreational spaces including a semi-indoor swimming pool and a spa and massage area.
In addition, there are three function spaces and a large ballroom that can host major corporate functions and social occasions, including weddings.
Best Western Batang Garing is part of Best Western's latest expansion strategy in Indonesia.
With its prime location in the city centre, guests can explore local attractions such as Huma Betang, Balanga Museum and the Soekarno Monument while the Tjilik Riwut Airport a 15-minute drive away.
A short drive outside Palangkaraya, the jungles of Central Kalimantan offer outstanding opportunities for eco adventures, including boat trips and wildlife treks in Sebangau National Park, which is home to the world’s largest population of orangutans.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts currently operates 18 properties across the country, comprising 10 Best Western, three Best Western Plus and five Best Western Premier branded hotels.
Looking ahead, the group is expected to unveil new brands in established locations such as Jakarta and Bali, while also introducing international hospitality to the country’s emerging regions to further cater to every traveller's unique preferences.