Jakarta. Meikarta, an integrated city constructed by industrial township developer Lippo Cikarang, has signed a cooperation agreement with international hotel chain operator Langham Hospitality Group.
The preliminary agreement to build two five-star hotels in Meikarta was signed by the township's president, Ketut Budi Wijaya, and Langham Hospitality Group development manager Celia Lian at Lippo Mall Kemang in South Jakarta on Thursday (10/08).
Celia said the company will build a luxurious hotel, Langham, and an upscale one called Cordis.
Langham Hospitality runs 50 hotels around the world and many times has won the Travel + Leisure World's Best Hotel Awards.
Ketut said the partnership with Langham will complement Meikarta's ambition to develop a modern city with various high-end facilities.
As Meikarta is located between several industrial zones in the outskirts of Jakarta, the hotels will be able to accommodate participants of MICE (meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition) events.
According to Ketut, there will be five or six international hotels in Meikarta.
Apart from the hotels, Meikarta plans to build other world-class facilities, like malls, hospitals, financial centers, libraries, movie theaters, art centers, educational establishments, an industrial research center, an exhibition center. The township is also working on the "Indonesian Silicon Valley" project.
Meikarta is going to be fully developed in five years.
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