DESTINATION ASIA, July 27, 2017 —The doors have been opened to a new four-star hotel in Batam.
Government officials, corporate representatives and travel agents witnessed the unveiling of the Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay. The 180-room property offers four meeting rooms, two ballrooms, multiple dining outlets, a swimming pool, fitness and business centers.
The hotel is strategically located in Batam’s central business district, only 30 minutes from Hang Nadim International Airport; and 35 minutes from Singapore by high speed ferry from the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal which is adjacent to the hotel.
Batam is one of fastest growing tourist destinations in Indonesia in terms of visitor arrivals. Once an undeveloped island, the declaration of the Batam Free Trade Zone turned around its fortunes and it now has a modern airport and a growing infrastructure. It is no secret that Singapore is the role model and the goal is eventually to become one of the biggest ports in Southeast Asia and a major center of international trade and industry.