Jakarta Palembang 2018: host hotel receives first MICE-fueled five-star hotel

Showing big potential for MICE, Wyndham Opi Hotel
Showing big potential for MICE, Wyndham Opi Hotel

Wyndham makes its inaugural launch in Palembang, Indonesia with the opening of Wyndham Opi Hotel, the new 5-star hub of the city.

Major sporting events have always had a correlational effect to hotels’ ADR. We’ve seen it in PyeongChang 2018, as South Korea welcomed approximately 1.57 million visitors; we’re about to see it happen at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, in which Moscow expects more than a million fans to watch the games; and in Palembang, Indonesia, where Wyndham has opened the city’s first 5-star hotel, just in time for the 2018 Asian Games.

“The spotlight will be on Palembang during the 2018 Asian Games and we couldn’t be more proud to showcase our latest five-star hotel to athletes, dignitaries and guests travelling for the sporting event,” said David Wray, vice president acquisitions and business development, Wyndham Hotel Group, South East Asia and Pacific Rim.

The 2018 Asian Games will be held from 18 August to 2 September. Athletes will compete in 47 sporting disciplines, attracting more than 15,000 delegates from 45 countries.

Wyndham Palembang - Junior Suite
Earth and neutral tones dominate the Junior Suite

The new Wyndham Opi Hotel Palembang is located in the Jakabaring precinct, adjoining the OPI mall complex, featuring retail outlets, a cineplex, local eateries and a department store. The upscale hotel will offer direct access to the Light Rail Transit that links guests to the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport, and the Jakabaring Stadium in just about five minutes.

With 257 rooms and its strategic location, Wyndham Palembang will be a 5-star hub in the city. Six room categories are available, from Superior Rooms with ergonomic workspaces to the Presidential Suite with two bedrooms and an open-plan living room with living, dining and kitchen spaces.

The hotel’s design features neutral earth tones, accented with a variety of textures and dark bronze contrasts.  And to connect guests with the destination, each room is decorated with a songket, a traditional textile made by local Palembang artisans.

The Deluxe King Room with views of Palembang

To hold big events, Wyndham Palembang also offers the city’s largest convention facility. The business hotel offers two ballrooms and six meeting rooms totalling 2,260 square metres. The largest pillarless ballroom seats up to 2,500 delegates and is equipped with smart audio-visual technologies that support a variety of lighting installations for events ranging from exhibitions to weddings. The six smaller flexible meeting rooms can be reconfigured for seminars, board meetings or social events.

Wyndham Palembang’s ballroom is the largest in the city

Located at lobby level, the 9 Rivers all-day dining restaurant offers a sumptuous buffet offering a selection of traditional Indonesian dishes, an egg station, pancakes and other international favourites. The Lotus Lounge offers a tapas menu and an extensive range of beverages in an area with flexible seating for casual business meetings, afternoon tea, or drinks after-hours.

“Leading into and beyond the Games, Wyndham Opi Hotel Palembang is the perfect base for both business and leisure”

Wray concluded: “Leading into and beyond the Games, Wyndham Opi Hotel Palembang is the perfect base for both business and leisure. The hotel’s stunning design, excellent leisure and conference facilities, and exceptional location will offer guests an unparalleled hospitality experience.”

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