ARCHIPELAGO STARTS COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR EMPLOYEES

05 March 2021

Jakarta, 2. March 2021 – In what is considered a monumental milestone, Archipelago International, Southeast Asia’s largest privately-owned and independent hotel management company, just announced it has started vaccinating its employees for Covid-19!

 

HOPE

This clearly marks an industry breakthrough at a time where hotels across Indonesia and around the world have been existentially threatened by the pandemic as both domestic and international guests continue to stay away, which has forced many hotels to close and lay off their employees.

“There is a light at the end of the tunnel!” says John Flood, President & CEO of Archipelago International. “We were the first hotel group to implement a rigid Covid-19 rapid test program for all our employees in the very early days of the pandemic and now we are at the forefront of effectively vaccinating our employees. We have received the vaccine and are wasting no time to ensure the health of our employees and safety of our guests. Three of our hotels in Yogyakarta, Harper Malioboro, Hotel NEO Malioboro and Royal Malioboro by ASTON, just completed the first round of vaccinations for all their employees, while other hotels are scheduled to start shortly. This once again underscores why we are viewed as the most trusted hotel name in the archipelago and beyond”.

 

RESILIENCE THROUGH INNOVATION

Archipelago has shown resilience throughout the pandemic by acting quickly and swiftly on many issues. Perhaps most notably, the company has never stopped short of reinventing itself and pioneering industry innovations. Besides the Covid-19 rapid test campaign and the SafeTravels recognition by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the group’s ASTON Cilegon Boutique Hotel was the first hotel in Southeast Asia to offer Google Nest Hub displays in all guest rooms, introducing ‘touchless hospitality’ long before the term was even known to travelers. Meanwhile, the ASTON brand is ranked # 1 hotel brand in the highly-rated annual YouGov national consumer survey for ‘Top Brand Health’, which recognizes the brand value, quality, consumer trust and corporate reputation, in line with their CEO’s comment about being the most trusted hotel name. Visit YouGov for survey details.

 

About Archipelago International

Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned and independent hotel management group, operating over 150 hotels with a further 50+ under development across Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Trusted hotels with a long track-record and 20,000 rooms in more than 60 destinations with brands including ASTON, Collection by ASTON, The Alana, Huxley, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, NEO, favehotels and Nordic. archipelagointernational.com

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Jakarta, 2. March 2021 – In what is considered a monumental milestone, Archipelago International, Southeast Asia’s largest privately-owned and independent hotel management company, just announced it has started vaccinating its employees for Covid-19!

 

HOPE

This clearly marks an industry breakthrough at a time where hotels across Indonesia and around the world have been existentially threatened by the pandemic as both domestic and international guests continue to stay away, which has forced many hotels to close and lay off their employees.

“There is a light at the end of the tunnel!” says John Flood, President & CEO of Archipelago International. “We were the first hotel group to implement a rigid Covid-19 rapid test program for all our employees in the very early days of the pandemic and now we are at the forefront of effectively vaccinating our employees. We have received the vaccine and are wasting no time to ensure the health of our employees and safety of our guests. Three of our hotels in Yogyakarta, Harper Malioboro, Hotel NEO Malioboro and Royal Malioboro by ASTON, just completed the first round of vaccinations for all their employees, while other hotels are scheduled to start shortly. This once again underscores why we are viewed as the most trusted hotel name in the archipelago and beyond”.

 

RESILIENCE THROUGH INNOVATION

Archipelago has shown resilience throughout the pandemic by acting quickly and swiftly on many issues. Perhaps most notably, the company has never stopped short of reinventing itself and pioneering industry innovations. Besides the Covid-19 rapid test campaign and the SafeTravels recognition by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the group’s ASTON Cilegon Boutique Hotel was the first hotel in Southeast Asia to offer Google Nest Hub displays in all guest rooms, introducing ‘touchless hospitality’ long before the term was even known to travelers. Meanwhile, the ASTON brand is ranked # 1 hotel brand in the highly-rated annual YouGov national consumer survey for ‘Top Brand Health’, which recognizes the brand value, quality, consumer trust and corporate reputation, in line with their CEO’s comment about being the most trusted hotel name. Visit YouGov for survey details.

 

About Archipelago International

Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned and independent hotel management group, operating over 150 hotels with a further 50+ under development across Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Trusted hotels with a long track-record and 20,000 rooms in more than 60 destinations with brands including ASTON, Collection by ASTON, The Alana, Huxley, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, NEO, favehotels and Nordic. archipelagointernational.com

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