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 December 18, 2014
Swiss-Belhotel International Opens Its First Convention & Exhibition Centre In Pekanbaru

 Swiss-Belhotel International has opened its first convention and exhibition centre, ska Co Ex, in Pekanbaru Riau, Indonesia, an international-standard venue for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions located in the heart of the city.

The global hospitality management chain will manage the facility, featuring four ballrooms, which can accommodate up to 3,000 guests and five function rooms, which can cater to up to 200 guests.

The grand opening of ska Co Ex took place on the 25th of November 2014, in the Grand Ballroom, marked by percussion played by The Executive Advisor of Minister of Tourism - Mr. Hari Untoro Drajat, who was accompanied by the Mayor of Pekanbaru - Mr. H. Firdaus, ST, MT, Chief of Riau Cultural and Tourism Department - Mr. Said Syarifuddin, PT Citra Citi Pacific and PT Grand Citra Prima Directors - Mr. Erwin Prawijaya and Sawintra Prawijaya, Swiss-Belhotel International Executive Vice President - Mr. James Tam and Senior Vice President of Operations and Development - Mr. Emmanuel Guillard.

Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Mr. Gavin M. Faull said: "Today is another milestone in the development of Swiss-Belhotel International as ska Co Ex in Pekanbaru Riau opens under our management. ska Co Ex promises to be a leading convention centre and it will become the pride of the city. Our management will ensure that there are consistent international standards of all operations and services as we will manage the facility with the professionalism and passion which is the hallmark of Swiss-Belhotel International."

ska Co Ex is located in the business district of Pekanbaru, Riau, with convenient access to other business areas and the government district. Moreover it is situated in the same complex as Swiss-Belinn ska Pekanbaru and ska Mall offering star-rated accommodation services and the largest shopping mall in the city.

Guests will have access to a complete range of facilities including VIP rooms and lift access, a bridal room, business centre, Chinese restaurant and a spacious parking area. With numerous distinctively designed meeting rooms and halls, ska Co Ex is expected to become the destination of choice for discerning meeting planners and organisers in Pekanbaru.

Swiss-Belhotel International currently has more than 125 hotels, resorts and projects in its global portfolio. It has a presence in China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Georgia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia.