Monday, August 21, 2006

No more Jakarta Hilton Hotel

Jakarta Hilton Hotel had changed to Sultan Hotel since August 17. Formally, Hilton's contract would expire August 31. But I saw yesterday the Hilton logo had been replaced with Sultan's.

Sits over a disputed land at the heart of Jakarta's bussy Sudirman district, Jakarta Hilton was built in early 1970s and owned by Ibnu Sutowo's family. Ibnu's son Pontjo Sutowo, who lead the empire, has been named a suspect in a corruption case early this year.
Sutowo family got the contract of Hilton chain in 1976 and would end in August 31, 2006. It's not clear who will operate Hilton's chain in Indonesia in the future. Neither is clear on why both parties don't renew the contract.
Hilton operates two other hotels in Bali and Surabaya. Bali Hilton renamed Ayodya Resort, a five star 538-room secluded luxurious resort area in South Bali.
No information on who owns the Sultan chain.
Read my previous post:
1) Hilton sits over troubled land

2) The black magic & Indonesia's anti-corruption drive



Anonymous Indrayana Tirtayasa said...

Yes indeed. The Bali Hilton would be The Ayodya Palace.

August 21, 2006 4:20 PM  
Blogger yosef ardi said...

Thanks Pak Indrayana.

August 21, 2006 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Indrayana Tirtayasa said...

... and Hilton Surabaya International has been changed to Singgasana Hotel Surabaya since July 2006.

August 23, 2006 3:10 PM  

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