Located in Jalan Dagen No. 8, only a quick walk away from the famous Jalan Malioboro, Yogyakarta, the hotel is ready to be occupied after its soft opening on August 8 and a grand opening on October 10, 2010. “Location is one of our main considerations,” said Moedjianto Soesilo Tjahjono, CEO of PT. Intiwhiz International (Whiz Hotel chains operator), a subsidiary of PT. Intiland Development Tbk., which is a leading Indonesian property developer. Just a little further, the guests will have access to the National Palace, the Dutch fortress Benteng Vredeburg, and the Keraton Yogyakarta or Sultan’s Palace. Three blocks away, the Tugu train station is conveniently close, yet far enough that it will not disturb the tranquility of the hotel’s occupants.
In addition to its location, Whiz hotel also offers a different concept than other two star hotels. According to Cosmas Batubara, the CEO of PT. Intiland Development Tbk., simple and stylish hotels that are set in architecturally interesting city-central buildings is the concept of hotel which needed for nowadays travelers. “Designed for travelers who are looking for fundamentally good accommodation, it is our mission to deliver a great experience in each of our locations, enabling you to feel a sense of comfort and contentment during your trip,” he said. Furthermore, with minimalist concept, which does not provide complete facilities, which was considered as not-so-required by hotel guests, it will provide economic advantages for other tourism businesses such as spa services and restaurants. “The hotel is only as a place of rest, after which guests can shop or do business in Yogyakarta. Simplicity with style,” he explained.
Meanwhile in his speech on the opening of the hotel, Haryadi Suyuti, Deputy Mayor of Yogyakarta, hopes the opening of Whiz Hotel can provide additional option for the tourists who came to Yogyakarta for overnight. Furthermore he said that the hotel business in Yogyakarta is still promising and potential along with the increasing of tourists visit to the city.
Whiz Hotel Yogyakarta is the first Whiz Hotel chains opened. Next, Whiz hotel will be opened in Semarang, Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Bandung, Balikpapan, Malang, and Manado. In Yogyakarta, the hotel offers 103 rooms in 6 floors, with single and double/twin bed sized room, start from IDR 295,000 nett per night including breakfast.