Accor is reinforcing Novotel’s position as the leading four-star hotel brand in Indonesia, with Novotel Manado scheduled to open its doors on May 9, 2009. Novotel Manado will be a new 152 room including 24 two bedroom suites city centre hotel and part of an integrated development with Manado’s largest convention hall, Grand Kawanua International City.
Gerard Guillouet, Vice President for Accor Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore commented, “Accor has been actively growing the Novotel network around Indonesia for over a decade. The new Novotel Manado will be an invaluable addition to Manado’s tourism infrastructure. The combination of the Grand Kawanua International City with Novotel Manado provides a convincing offer to the international conference and conventions market. Novotel Manado is a demonstration of the confidence Accor has in the future of Manado as one of the countries growing tourist destinations.”
North Sulawesi, with Manado as the capital, is a land of magnificent coral reefs protecting virgin white beaches and mountains. Manado’s main attractions are off-shore: the trully incredible coral reefs off nearby Bunaken Island, now a protected Marine Park, offer some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world.
Novotel Manado also boasts an impressive food and beverage selection. The Square is an all day dining restaurant, with its a la carte menu comprising of dishes from around the world. The restaurant will also serve one of the city’s most elaborate buffets. An authentic Japanese restaurant, Wasabi located on Mezzanine floor offering a range of modern and traditional Japanese dishes. Dragon Phoenix, serving
Cantonese and Szechuan specialties located at lower ground can accommodate up to 50 guests in an elegant atmosphere. For places to drink, H2O is an open air pool bar and Lokon Wine & Cigar a comfortable and relaxed venue to unwind for pre-and after-dinner drinks.
Novotel Manado offers an impressive event venues, with 7,303 square feet of meeting and banqueting space. The Grand Kawanua Convention Venue can cater to 2,500 people. Whatever the occasion the hotel offers uncompromising service to ensure successful meetings, events and banquets.
Other hotel facilities at the hotel include WiFi in all rooms and public areas, business centre with full secretarial services, swimming pool, 18-hole golf course and a children’s club for the younger guests.
With the opening of Novotel Manado, Accor operates 15 Novotels throughout the Indonesian Archipelago, 84 throughout the Asia Pacific and over 400 around the world.
Novotel Manado like all Novotels throughout the Asia Pacific is working to achieve certification under Green Globe Sustainable Tourism Certification by the end of 2009. Green Globe is an international organisation that provides certification for Sustainable Tourism, originally established in 1992 by the World Tourism and Travel Council and based on Agenda 21 (priorities of the 21st century for the planet).