Aston International during the Aston Fair 2012 Press Conference, announced the signing of a new management agreement under which the Aston group will pioneer an extensive convention center linked to 3 hotels with a combined total room inventory of more 800 in Jakarta.
The deal, penned with Paramount Group, will see the a modern convention center with more than 5000 sqm of flexible meeting and exhibition space and an adjacent 360 room four-star Aston, 199 room three-star Quest and a 250 room select service favehotel open its doors in the centre of the Indonesian capital in 2014.
“Today’s announcement underlines our commitment to strengthen and expand our portfolio of one-of-a-kind conference hotels and will help putting Jakarta on the map as one of South East Asia’s most attractive MICE destination,” said Norbert Vas, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Aston International.
Located in Slipi, West Jakarta, just minutes from the so called “Golden Triangle” central business district and within easy reach from Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta International Airport, the 3 new hotels and convention center will form part of the Paramount City mega block mixed-used development which will also contain an international hospital, several residential towers, an 35 stories office tower and a 25.600 square meter life style mall.
The new complex is unique in Asia as it is the only convention center connected to various branded hotels in different categories ranging from a high end 4 star to a modest budget hotel developed and managed under one roof with the aim to offer a fully integrated and complete destination for meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events.
Charles Brookfield, CEO and President of Aston International said; “Jakarta is a truly international and sophisticated city that has been Asia’s raising star in recent years and we are delighted to be working with an established partner like Paramount Group in showcasing several of our popular hotel concepts and a fist class convention center. Aston has been in Indonesia since 1993 and today’s announcement marks a major milestone for our group and for Jakarta’s future standing amongst Asia’s great capitals.”
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