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 TUNE HOTELS ARRIVES IN PEKANBARU – SUMATERA
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 March 2013 – Award winning international hotel chain, Tune Hotels, has opened in Pekanbaru, Sumatera, on 18 March – raising the profile of the city’s accommodation portfolio whilst bringing international standards of service excellence to the city to serve both tourists and business travellers.

The hotel will represent the global brand’s fourth property in Indonesia (following Jakarta and two locations in Bali) and the first hotel in Sumatera. Tune Hotels currently operates 27 properties worldwide, located across Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, England, Scotland and will soon open in India and Australia.

Centrally located in Pekanbaru, the 139-room Tune Hotel Pekanbaru is walking distance to the vast Pekanbaru Mall and the main street, Jalan Sudirman. Just a 15-minute drive from the city’s international airport, it is also easily accessible to all main tourist attractions and business precincts. The hotel also offers meeting facilities.

With custom-made beds, power showers, high-speed wi fi access and 24-hour security, the hotel is sure to prove popular and has a launched a special opening rate of IDR299,000 per night – bookable throught the group’s website at www.tunehotels.com
 
Tune Hotels Group Chief Executive Officer, Mark Lankester said:  “We have ambitious plans for Tune Hotels and the opening of Tune Hotel Pekanbaru – our fourth in Indonesia and the very first in Sumatera – augurs well with our expansion plans. Being the fastest growing and most dynamic economy in Southeast Asia, Indonesia presents us with endless possibilities. We have plans to open more Tune Hotels in various cities across the archipelago.”
 
Tune Hotels has recently announced its plans for 100 hotels in India, kicking off with the opening of Tune Hotel Ahmedabad next month. The company will soon take on Australia, Japan, the Middle East and Africa.

Providing world-standard, high quality accommodation by focusing on key essentials but minus the generally underutilised facilities commonly found in other hotels such as swimming pools, business centres and gymnasiums, Tune Hotels keeps its operating costs low and savings are passed on to guests in the form of super low rates.

Tune Hotels has received over four million guests since the opening of its first hotel in Downtown Kuala Lumpur in 2007. There are currently 27 Tune Hotels with 11 in Malaysia, five in the UK, four in the Philippines, four in Thailand and three in Indonesia. Ahmedabad, India and Melbourne, Australia are upcoming hotels in 2013.

Apart from enjoying great value, great savings at Tune Hotels, guests can also enhance their benefits and privileges by becoming a member of the AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme, of which Tune Hotels is a partner. BIG is a global loyalty programme that allows card members to accumulate points when travelling and shopping with BIG partners worldwide, and redeem the accumulated points for exciting rewards including flight seats on the world’s best low cost carrier AirAsia. More information on BIG is available at www.tune2big.com.

Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer respectively of Asia’s largest low cost carrier AirAsia.

For real-time updates and promotion alerts, guests can stay connected with Tune Hotels via Facebook at www.facebook.com/tunehotels and on Twitter via www.twitter.com/tunehotels.

For booking and further information, visit www.tunehotels.com.

 
Tune Hotel Pekanbaru address: Jalan Tengku Zainal Abidin No 23, Pekanbaru 28112, Riau-Sumatera, Phone 62-76-185 1008

 

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About Tune Hotels

Tune Hotels is part of the lifestyle business conglomerate Tune Group that was founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun. Tune Hotels seeks to innovate and revolutionise the way services are made available and has employed efficient web-based technologies to reach and engage its customers, presenting a unique lifestyle opportunity.
 
All Tune Hotels’ properties feature space-efficient, streamlined rooms focusing on high-quality basics: a five-star bed, powerful hot showers and energy-conserving ceiling fans along with housekeeping services, electronic keycard access into rooms, CCTV surveillance, and 24-hour security.
 
The Tune Group of companies are Tune Air (a substantial shareholder of AirAsia), Tune Hotels, Tune Money (holding company of Tune Insurance), Tune Talk, Tune Box, Tune Studios, Tune Tones, Caterham F1 Team, Queens Park Rangers Football Club (QPR) and Educ8 Group (owner of Epsom College in Malaysia).

 
Photos are available from www.flickr.com/tunehotels.

 
For media enquiries please contact:

Cymantha Sothiar

Mobile: +6012 315 3638

Fax: +603 7955 5899

Email: cymantha@tunehotels.com



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