ARTOTEL Group has been officially appointed by PT Taka Anugrah Perkasa as the operator of Batuangus 369 tourist site, a resort complex located in Batu Angus Nature Tourist Park, Bitung City, North Sulawesi. The area is most known for its scenic black pebble beaches.
Batuangus 369 tourist site prides itself on being a model of ecological tourism destinations in the area. Built 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, which is a combination of numbers 360 and 9. It means 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.
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, 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 charm 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. The aim is to give young people the opportunity to learn about the local culture. In collaboration with MSMEs and the locals, a special food hall will also be available inside the complex, offering a wide variety of local cuisines.
Eduard R. Pangkerego, Chief Operating Officer of ARTOTEL Group said, “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. We, at ARTOTEL Group, are ready to manage and develop the Batuangus 369 by implementing our four integrated pillars: Stay, Dine, Play and Shop. The resort complex will have a modern architectural style combined with local cultural charm, a fundamental thing that we have been doing with other properties managed by ARTOTEL Group. Our Play Division team will ensure to regularly create interesting cultural events with a modern approach to attract young people, who are our main target market, and to give them an opportunity to learn about the Minahasa culture. We support local players and collaborate with them through exhibitions, performances and workshops. In line with ARTOTEL Group’s vision of integrating the local community, the Batuangus 369 will engage the local people in Bitung City. For 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 start opening its doors in early 2023.