TUNE HOTELS CELEBRATES NEW YEAR 2014 WITH OPENING OF NEW HOTELS IN PHILIPPINES, INDONESIA
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 December 2013 – International value hotel group Tune Hotels is celebrating the arrival of the New Year 2014 with the opening of two new properties – Tune Hotel Davao in the Philippines and Tune Hotel Bekasi in Indonesia.
The 155-room Tune Hotel Davao, located at J.P. Laurel Avenue in Davao City, the Philippines welcomed its first guests on Tuesday 17 December 2013 while Tune Hotel Bekasi, with 157 rooms and located at Blu Plaza, Jl. Chairil Anwar 27-36 in Bekasi Timur, Indonesia opened for business Thursday 19 December 2013.
Mark Lankester, Group CEO of Tune Hotels said: “What a celebration! We have two hotels opening just days apart in two of the most vibrant economies in Asean and this surely is a big cause to celebrate for Tune Hotels. Both Indonesia and Philippines are great markets for us and our rapid expansion in both countries signifies their importance.”
Tune Hotels now has seven hotels in operation in the Philippines and six in Indonesia.
“2013 has been a great year for us. To recap, including the newly-opened Tune Hotel Davao and Tune Hotel Bekasi, we have launched three new hotels each in the Philippines and Indonesia this year alone. By early 2014, three more are coming up in Indonesia and another in the Philippines, and these underscore our plans for the two countries” shared Mark.
Elsewhere, Tune Hotels has 11 hotels in operation in Malaysia, four in Thailand, five in the UK and one each in Australia, India and Japan. It has a total of 40 hotels available for booking on its website www.tunehotels.com.
“Over five million guests have stayed with Tune Hotels and we look forward to welcoming more visitors and tourists by providing them international standard accommodation at highly affordable rates,” he added.
Tune Hotels has pioneered a “pay-as-you-use” concept that has become hugely popular among smart travellers from across the world. Under the concept, guests only pay for room rates with the option of adding on other amenities like air-conditioning, towels and toiletries, in-room Wi-Fi and satellite TV service to keep costs down, reduce waste and save energy.
Tune Hotels provides international-class high-quality accommodation at central locations and focuses on key essentials but minus the generally underused facilities found in other hotels such as swimming pools, business centres and gymnasiums. By doing away with these costly and high-maintenance facilities, Tune Hotels is able to pass on savings to its guests in the form of super low room rates.
All Tune Hotels feature space-efficient, streamlined rooms focusing on high-quality basics: 5-star beds and powerful hot showers. The strategically located hotels provide housekeeping services, electronic keycard access into rooms, extensive CCTV systems, and no access into the main lobby without a keycard past for extra security.
Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group CEO and Executive Chairman 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 atwww.facebook.com/tunehotels and on Twitter via www.twitter.com/tunehotels.
For booking and further information on Tune Hotels’ properties, visit www.tunehotels.com.
About Tune Hotels
Tune Hotels is part of the lifestyle business conglomerate Tune Group that was founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk 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 companies are Tune Air (a substantial shareholder of AirAsia), Tune Hotels, Tune Money, Tune Insurance, Tune Talk, the AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme, Tune Box, Tune Studios, Caterham Group, Queens Park Rangers Football Club (QPR) and the Epsom College in Malaysia.
TUNE HOTEL DAVAO
Opening date: 17 December 2013
Location: J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City, 8000 Philippines
No. of rooms: 155 (100 Doubles, 52 Twins, 3 Wheelchair accessible)
Tune Hotel Davao is only minutes away from the city’s and onveniently located near and walking distance from the
Davao City is the most populous city in Mindanao and the fourth in the Philippines. Davao City is the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao. Davao is home to Mount Apo, the tallest peak in the country.
TUNE HOTEL BEKASI
Opening date: 19 December 2013
Location: Jl. Chairil Anwar 27-36, Bekasi Timur, 57139 Indonesia
No. of rooms: 157 (103 Doubles, 53 Twins, 1 Wheelchair accessible)
Tune Hotel Bekasi is located next to Blu Plaza Bekasi and about an hour from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Bekasi is Indonesia’s fourth largest city and part of the Jabodetabek, the urban area surrounding the capital city Jakarta.
· Waterboom Lippo Cikarang (water theme park)
· Karang Kitri Campgrounds
· Gedung Joang 45 (The High House)
· Klenteng Hok Yoe Kiong (Buddhist Temple)
· Al Arief Mosque