Accor has debuted in Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan Province with the opening of Mercure Pangkalan Bun.
Located a 15-minute drive away from Iskandar Airport, the new Accor hotel offers an ideal location for business travellers to discover the city in a unique way with genuinely local experiences.
Pangkalan Bun, the capital of West Kotawaringin Regency in Central Kalimantan Province, is an administration and economic hub for the island of Borneo.
As the pioneering global hotel brand in Pangkalan Bun, Mercure Pangkalan Bun brings a true reflection of the city’s cultural essence. This is reflected in the names of hotel facilities and the hotel’s design, including 150 stylish and contemporary rooms ranging from Premium Superior Rooms to Presidential Suite.
The lobby features a stunning “Rumah Betang,” inspired by the traditional houses of Central Kalimantan’s Dayak tribe, known for their communal spirit and unity. The interior design incorporates natural elements such as woven rattan and wood, embracing the area’s connection to nature.
Kelakai, the all-day dining restaurant, showcases a vibrant and contemporary ambiance, offering a delectable blend of international and local cuisines referred to as “Glo-Cal” flavours. Inspired by the indigenous Kelakai plant found exclusively in Central and South Kalimantan, the restaurant presents menus that cater to diverse tastes throughout the day. Guests can experience the culinary expertise of the hotel’s culinary team as they prepare a wide selection of dishes in the open kitchen setting.
The Malining lobby lounge invites guests to indulge in specialty coffee and a delightful assortment of pastries. The name “Malining” derives from the local language, meaning glowing, creating an inviting atmosphere for relaxation and enjoyment. Palapas Bar offers a range of light meals and an enticing cocktail menu, while providing a breath-taking night time panorama of the city.
The distinctive culinary offerings at Mercure Pangkalan Bun embrace the essence of the local region by incorporating locally sourced ingredients. These culinary delights are given names inspired by the local culture, such as Kari Jelawat and Coto Manggala. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with welcome drinks such as Batuah Tea, Betang Mojito, and Mercure Libero, each designed to provide a unique and refreshing experience. Furthermore, the hotel promotes sustainability by utilising Purun eco straws, an environmentally friendly local product, as part of its sustainability initiatives and to support local producers.
For guests seeking wellness and leisure, the Danum Pool Bar, situated on the wellness floor, allows them to unwind in the gym, spa, sauna, salon, and swimming pool area.
With the largest pillarless ballroom in town, equipped with cutting-edge technology, Mercure Pangkalan Bun stands ready to become the destination of choice for event planners. The elegant Batuah Ballroom sets the stage for unforgettable weddings, corporate meetings and social events, accommodating up to 650 delegates. Additionally, six multipurpose rooms cater to a wide range of various needs
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