Accor expands in Indonesia with signing of two new hotels at Yogyakarta International Airport

Novotel New Yogyakarta International Airport Kulon Progo

ibis New Yogyakarta International Airport Kulon Progo.

ibis New Yogyakarta International Airport Kulon Progo.

Novotel and ibis new New Yogyakarta International Airport Kulon Progo set to debut in Q4 2023, with 413 keys.

JAKARTA – Accor is expanding its presence in Indonesia with the signing of two hotels at the new Yogyakarta International Airport. The opening of Novotel and ibis New Yogyakarta International Airport Kulon Progo will mark the arrival of two highly respected and trusted hotel brands to the gateway of Yogyakarta, one of the country’s largest cities and most culturally-rich destinations.

This dual-branded project is strategically located only five minutes’ drive from the airport and about 45 minutes from Yogyakarta city centre. It will feature a total of 413 keys in a single development, with two distinctive wings connected by an elegant façade, which welcomes guests into a serene environment with lush, landscaped foliage. Each property will have its own unique design and dedicated facilities, while sharing back-of-house areas to enhance efficiency.

Novotel New Yogyakarta International Airport Kulon Progo will provide guests with 189 rooms, along with a swimming pool, children’s pool, kids’ area, spa and fitness centre. Guests can enjoy all-day dining and refreshments at the restaurant and bar with 360-degree views of surrounding landscape. Two floors of meeting space will comprise a 700-square metre ballroom and nine meeting rooms, creating a compelling new option for local event planners. The 11-storey Novotel is contained within a sleek, fully glazed wing with a chic blue, grey and brown colour palette.

ibis New Yogyakarta International Airport Kulon Progo will feature 224 rooms in a stylish nine-storey glass and aluminium tower. The grey and charcoal façade will complement its neighbour and the hotel’s interiors – including its guestrooms – will showcase works by local artists to highlight Yogyakarta’s status as a haven of Indonesian art and culture. Dedicated facilities at the ibis will include a lobby lounge, gym, kids’ room, nursery and an all-day restaurant. Three meeting rooms and a pre-function area will be available for events.

These two new-built hotels are owned by PT. Lentera Prosper Indo and will be managed by Accor. Currently under construction, this dual-branded property is scheduled to open its doors in the fourth quarter of 2023.

“Indonesia is a key market for Accor, so we are happy to collaborate with PT. Lentera Prosper Indo on this important project. As the gateway to one of Indonesia’s largest and most enchanting cities, Yogyakarta International Airport is a key destination that has the scope to expand significantly in the coming years. These two exceptional hotels will cater to the rising number of domestic and international travellers, as well as event organisers at this up-and-coming aviation hub, while complementing our existing locations in downtown Yogyakarta,” said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer, Accor, Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea.

“We are delighted to partner with Accor, a worldwide leader in the hospitality industry, to introduce the first internationally-branded hotels to Yogyakarta International Airport. I am confident that the strong reputation and service excellence of the Novotel and ibis brands will attract business and leisure travellers alike. I look forward to working together with our esteemed partners as we bring these exciting hotels to life,” added a spokesperson for PT. Lentera Prosper Indo.

Yogyakarta International Airport opened in 2020 with a capacity of 15 million passengers per year, which makes it one of Indonesia’s largest airports and a gateway to the entire Central Java region. A second phase of development will see the capacity raised to 20 million annual passengers. The airport offers direct connections to Asian destinations such as Jakarta, Bali, Kuala Lumpur and, from October 2022, Singapore.

Accor is the leading international hotel operator in Indonesia with 130 hotels and a healthy pipeline of 53 projects across the country. Novotel and ibis New Yogyakarta International Airport Kulon Progo will complement the Group’s five existing hotels in Yogyakarta, under the ibis, ibis Styles, Novotel Suites, Grand Mercure and MGallery Hotel Collection brands.