TAUZIA Hotel Management has opened the Harris Hotel & Convention Festival CTLink in Bandung to target the local MICE market.
The 180-room hotel, the eighth Harris property within the portfolio and second to open this year, has the largest convention hall in Bandung, with a capacity for 4,000 people, as well as seven breakout rooms.
The hotel is aiming to get 30 per cent of its business from MICE and the corporate market, especially from factories in Pasir Koja, Padalarang and Bandung city centre. Its location with direct access to the Festival Citylink shopping mall is also expected to attract weekend holidaymakers. Bandung is a popular getaway destination for Jakarta residents.
The hotel's general manager, Anton Susanto, said: “We are targeting 75 per cent occupancy (in the next six months), with an average rate of between 390,000 rupiah (US$46) and 400,000 rupiah. We expect to be able to achieve 20 to 30 per cent higher rates next year.”
The hotel’s launch rate was 468,000 rupiah per night. Bandung city's average rates range from 450,000 to 490,000 rupiah.