(22 Mar 2022, 10:47 +07)
Artotel has been officially appointed as the
operator of Batuangus 369 tourist site by PT Taka Anugrah Perkasa.
An area known for its scenic black pebble beaches,
Batuangus 369 is a resort complex located in Batu Angus Nature
Tourist Park in Bitung City, North Sulawesi.
inside a 13.18-hectare complex, the resort will consist of two
main areas named Colosseum and Resort.
Batuangus 369 is the name
given to the resort, a combination of the numbers 360 and 9 and
highlighting the fact that the resort boasts a 360-degree view of the beautiful
mountains, forests, oceans and hills, as well as reflects the
identity of nine sub-ethnic groups recognized among the Minahasa
through the architectural concept of its hotels, villas and
cultural arts displayed in the Colosseum complex.
Batuangus 369 is located in Batu Angus Nature Tourist Park in Bitung, North Sulawesi.
The Colosseum complex will have a hotel, villas,
restaurants, a ballroom and amphitheater which can accommodate up
to 2,000 people.
The Resort complex will have villas, cabins,
a camping ground, restaurants and four meeting rooms for 300 people.
Minahasa’s rich and vibrant culture will be on
display at Batuangus 369 tourist site. The Minahasa stilt
house concept will be seen through the architecture of the hotel,
villas, meeting rooms and wedding venues in the Colosseum complex.
In addition, the history and culture of Minahasa will also be
presented through heritage exhibitions and contemporary performing
arts, which will be regularly held at the amphitheater. A special
food hall will also be available inside the complex, offering a
wide variety of local cuisine.
“We are proud to say that Artotel Group and PT
Taka Anugrah Perkasa, as the company that owns the Batuangus 369
tourist site, share the similar vision in supporting Indonesian
Government’s program to develop new tourist destinations in
Indonesia and promote its potential at home and abroad,” said Eduard R. Pangkerego, Chief Operating Officer of
Artotel Group. “In line with Artotel Group’s vision of integrating the
local community, Batuangus 369 will engage the local people in
Bitung City and for the hotel and villas’ operations, the majority of the
resort’s staff will be hired from the local labor pool.”
Batuangus 369’s project has officially started
construction with a sod-turning ceremony attended by Indonesian
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, on 16
February 2022. The resort is expected to open
in early 2023.