BANGKOK, 29 March 2018: BHMA has opened an office Indonesia to supervises its hotel expansion in the country.
Saying it is marking a significant commitment to expanding the business in one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hotel markets, it already has a presence in the country through the Flight Centre Travel Group.
The travel agency group has been in Indonesia for several years having established travel and tour operations offices with a staff of more than 100 in Bali.
Now the group’s hotel management division, under BHMA, will complement its business activities in the country, by taking advantage of Indonesia’s strong tourist arrivals and adding more hotel properties.
BHMA will manage its Indonesian expansion from a new base in Sanur, Bali, close to the existing Flight Centre Office. Heading up the operations is the recently appointed Clement Sebban, who was named appointed country manager for BHMA in Indonesia.
He will be responsible for hotel development in Indonesia, including technical assistance, pre-opening and post opening operational phases.
“Indonesia is one of the key markets for our company, so having an office there can help our operations and allows us to respond to our clients’ needs more effectively,” said BHMA CEO Anthony McDonald. “The group currently buys almost 400,000 room nights a year in Bali alone, so it is important for BHMA to find hotels and owners that want to maximize their hotel asset returns, and partner with us in the large business opportunity.”
BHMA will open the X2 Bali Breakers in Bali during the third quarter of this year. The resort is in the well-known area of Balangan Beach, south of Denpasar and will offer 60 private pool villas.
At present, BHMA is targeting four more properties by the end of 2018 in Bali – two in operational and two under development.
Looking further ahead, the focus will also be placed upon securing additional hotels and resorts in new destinations across eastern Indonesia such as Lombok, Sumba, Komodo Island, and Raja Ampat.
BHMA is a regional Asian-Pacific hotel management company wholly owned by the ASX listed Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG).
FCTG is one of the world’s largest travel companies, incorporating worldwide distribution, in destination travel experiences such as transport and touring as well as hotel management solutions.