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Marriott to open three hotels in Indonesia's Nusantara

Announcement is welcome news as government plans to begin move next year

Marriott International CEO Anthony Capuano (seated left) and Pakuwon Jati President Commissioner Alexander Tedja (seated right) sign an agreement on Sept. 13 for three hotels to be built in Indonesia’s new capital city of Nusantara. (Photo courtesy of Nusantara Capital Authority)

JAKARTA -- Marriott International has announced it will open three hotels in Indonesia's new capital city on the island of Borneo in cooperation with a local partner, in a move certain to be seen by the Indonesian government as a vote of confidence in the massive project.

The U.S. global hotel operator said it signed a deal with Indonesian real estate developer Pakuwon Jati to launch three properties in Nusantara, where the government plans to start moving some functions from the current capital of Jakarta in August of next year.

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