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 January 30, 2013
New General Manager For Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar, Jakarta

 Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the appointment of Mr. Sylvain Croise as General Manager for Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar, Jakarta. Mr. Croise is replacing the previous General Manager, Mr. Christopher MacLean, who has been promoted to a new position as Area General Manager Bali of Swiss-Belhotel International.

Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar is ideally situated in the heart of Jakarta's China Town, which is adjacent to the prominent Mangga Besar and Mangga Dua business districts that are both well-known for their modern shopping malls and entertainment centres, and also as centres of international trade. The hotel is just 10 minutes drive from Ancol amusement park,10 minutes drive from Jakarta International Trade Fair Kemayoran, and 30 minutes drive from Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar offers modern services and cordial hospitality. The hotel's 246 guestrooms are each furnished with all modern amenities for a memorable and comfortable stay. The hotel has a variety of dining options, including the Silver Lounge, the Legends Bar, and the Executive Lounge serving Executive Club Rooms and Suites. The hotel has 14 meeting rooms of various sizes and configurations, and two ballrooms which are able to accommodate up to 1,500 persons. Other facilities include Wi-Fi Internet access in all areas of the hotel, in-door swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.

In April 2012, Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar Jakarta was awarded HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) Certification. HACCP is recognised worldwide as the international standard for food and beverage safety.

"We congratulate Mr. Croise on his new position as General Manager for Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar. His 30 years of experience in hotel operations are an asset to the Group and to the hotel," noted Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President, Mr. Gavin M. Faull.

Mr. Croise has recently been a Resort Manager for a five-star resort in Malaysia. Prior to that, Mr. Croise was engaged for five years as General Manager for a sea cruise company which operates a fleet of luxury schooners and super yachts. This followed his engagement as General Manager for an international resort hotel in Bali. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Croise was engaged by Swiss-Belhotel International, first as General Manager for Hotel Ciputra Semarang, and then as General Manager for Hotel Ciputra Jakarta. During his almost 30 years career in hotels and hospitality, Mr. Croise has previously held the position of General Manager and other senior management positions at leading international chain hotels in the United Kingdom, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, in addition to a number of senior management positions in Indonesia.

Awarded Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain for three consecutive years and Most Favourite 4-Star Hotel, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world's fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort, serviced residences and golf club operations. The worldwide operations of Swiss-Belhotel International are supported by Regional Operations & Development Offices and Regional Sales & Marketing Offices in Hong Kong, Dubai -- United Arab Emirates, Shanghai - China, Sydney -- Australia, Hanoi - Vietnam, Jakarta - Indonesia, Bali - Indonesia, and Auckland - New Zealand. Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 110 hotels, resorts and projects located in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.