Archipelago International, Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned and independent hotel management group, has set a new benchmark reaching a 20,000-room inventory across its multi-branded portfolio of 150+ operational hotels in the Region – and beyond.
Archipelago International is on schedule to open more than 100 new hotels over the next 3 years and raise its inventory to over 40,000 rooms, thanks to strong domestic demand and an international expansion strategy that is yielding high profile projects overseas.
“We are the market leaders in Bali, one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. This has shone a spotlight on us and has led to a growing interest from both domestic and international owners and investors. The result has been significant volume growth and a geographical widening of our portfolio,” says Sam Hoso, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Archipelago International.
Archipelago will become the first Indonesia-based hotel company to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s hotel market with the opening of the Jabal Omar Grand Aston Makkah next year. In Malaysia, the 700-room Quest Hotel Port Dickson is well underway and is scheduled to open in 2020 on the Straits of Malacca. In Cuba, Archipelago recently began operations at the Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa, a 727-room resort in the Northern Cayos. A second Cuban project, the 531-room Grand Aston Varadero Beach Resort is under construction, while a third project is also under construction and will be in the heart of iconic Havana. This 600-room project will see the global launch of Archipelago’s fresh, new upscale lifestyle brand, Huxley Hotels.
Most recently, Archipelago International was recognized as one of the 100 largest hotel chains in the world by Hotels magazine. Based on its number of hotels and rooms, Archipelago International is ranked 75th in the world, while reconfirming its position as one of the leading chains in Asia Pacific.
“Domestic growth is particularly important to Archipelago International’s expansion strategy because of the country’s rapid economic growth and expansion of the middle class and youth population. With over 260 million citizens in Indonesia, there are enormous opportunities, not to mention further afield in Asia and beyond. As such, we are preparing for further growth throughout Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, with more than 100 signed projects in the pipeline together with investors around the globe. That’s a clear sign that hotel owners also want to be part of this exceptional growth,” says John Flood, President & CEO of Archipelago International.