Mon, 10 Jan 2000

Mercure's positive outlook

JAKARTA (JP): The four-star hotel Mercure Rekso in West Jakarta expects good business prospects in 2000 with its total room occupancy rate increasing 10 percent to 55 percent, a hotel executive said.

The hotel's public relations manager, Mirna A. Basalamah, recently said the company based its optimism on its booking a 10 percent increase in its occupancy rate to 44 percent in 1999 despite the lingering economic crisis.

She said the hotel's occupancy rate tumbled to 37 percent in May 1999 and 32 percent the following month during the general election campaign.

Mercure Rekso is a property of French-based international hotel chain Accor Pacific, which currently manages 27 hotels across the country. (cst)