Hotels in Jakarta are heading into their lowest season of the year as business activities have begun to wind down ahead of the Idul Fitri holidays next week.
Santika Premier Hotel Jakarta sales manager Hendras Natanegara said that most Jakarta hotels had expected occupancy rates to drop this month, especially in the weeks immediately before and after Idul Fitri.
On a normal day, the occupancy rate at the hotel is about 90 percent and 80 percent.
Government offices as well as private businesses including financial institutions and industrial companies will be closed for almost a week beginning Monday. Most will reopen the following Monday.
In previous years, many wealthy families in Jakarta chose to stay in hotels during Idul Fitri because their maids went home to celebrate the holiday with their families.
“This year, most of the families who are not celebrating Idul Fitri choose to leave the capital to resort cities like Bogor or Bandung,” he added.
“Average occupancy rates for most hotels in the city drop to 55 percent this month.”
Ibis Network Indonesia PR & E-commerce Communications manager Chrisna Rianti confirmed a drop in occupancy rates at Ibis hotels in Jakarta during this holiday season as business activities had started to slow down.
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