Swiss-Belhhotel International opening 7th hotel in Jakarta

eTurboNews | April 09, 2019

Swiss-Belhotel International, a global hospitality management chain, has further expanded its Indonesian portfolio with the launch of Swiss-Belresidences Rasuna Epicentrum, the group’s 7th hotel in Jakarta.The hotel soft-opened on Friday, March 29, 2019, with an intimate ceremony attended by company executives, partners, and selected media.

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