Best Western Unveils First Hotel in Surabaya

Surabaya (Indonsia) – September 26, 2015 (travelindex.com) – Best Western International has unveiled its first hotel in Indonesia’s second largest city, Surabaya. The new BEST WESTERN Papilio Hotel is a modern midscale hotel conveniently located just 20 minutes’ drive from Juanda International Airport and close to popular attractions including Suroboyo Carnival Night Market and the MAS Mosque.

Set in an eye-catching glass and steel building, the hotel offers a choice of spacious guest rooms, all of which come equipped with amenities designed to help guests unwind and stay productive. These include comfortable beds, ergonomic work desks, 32-inch LED TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Guests can take a cooling dip in the outdoor swimming pool, indulge in a sumptuous massage at the spa, or work up a sweat in the fitness center, while kids can make splash in the children’s pool.

BEST WESTERN Papilio Hotel also serves up excellent local and international cuisine at the Mariposa Restaurant, and whatever the time of day, guests can relax and enjoy a drink in the lobby lounge and bar.

And meeting planners will be able to choose from a variety of flexible function spaces, all equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment and served by a dedicated events team.

“As Indonesia’s second largest city, Surabaya was the logical next step for Best Western International’s Indonesian expansion,” said Ron Pohl, Best Western International’s Senior Vice President of Brand Management.

“BEST WESTERN Papilio Hotel will be an excellent addition to our rapidly growing portfolio in Indonesia, bringing modern midscale comfort to the rising number of domestic and international travelers Surabaya is now attracting,” he added.

Olivier Berrivin, Best Western International’s Managing Director of International Operations – Asia, commented; “With its ideal location close to Surabaya’s main business district and attractions, yet away from the worst of the city’s traffic, BEST WESTERN Papilio Hotel truly offers the best of both worlds.

“In addition to this, the hotel’s vast array of amenities exceeds its midscale status, offering guests an elevated experience at a reasonable price point. I am confident this exceptional hotel will become a firm favorite among travelers to Surabaya,” Mr. Berrivin concluded.

The launch of BEST WESTERN Papilio Hotel increases Best Western International’s Indonesian portfolio to 15 hotels, spread across eight popular destinations.

About BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL:
Best Western International is ‘THE WORLD’S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®’, comprising more than 4,000* independently owned and operated hotels in 100* countries and territories worldwide. Offering three distinct brand levels – midscale BEST WESTERN, upscale BEST WESTERN PLUS and luxury BEST WESTERN PREMIER – the company is able to cater for the needs of any business or leisure traveler. Best Western first launched in Asia & the Middle East in 2001 and now covers 27* countries in the region. For hotel owners, Best Western offers a broad range of operational support, including sales, marketing and distribution, with online, mobile and social media booking capabilities. The award-winning Best Western Rewards® guest loyalty program also has 15 million members. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.bestwesternasia.com. *Numbers are approximate and can fluctuate.

Media contact:
Paopang-nga Sutin
Marketing & Communications
Best Western International – Asia
Tel: +66 2 656 1260
paopang-nga.sutin@bestwestern.com