The largest city in Riau Islands province, Batam, has been mapped as a promising business city by local and foreign investors alike. Its strategic location near Singapore and Malaysia has enabled rapid economic growth. As one the three main entrance gates to Indonesia, Batam is often the number-one pick for incoming tourists. It has also been designated as one the leading MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) cities in Indonesia.

Such big potentials have driven Archipelago International to expand its portfolio in Batam with the opening of its latest upscale Aston brand. The four-star Aston Batam Hotel & Residence builds on a strategic location close to city’s business and entertainment hotspots. It also offers easy access to Hang Nadim Airport and Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal. 

“Archipelago International has always strived to find the best possible locations for our hotels. It has been quite some time since we chose Batam for our upscale Aston brand, and finally, Aston Batam Hotel & Residence is officially ready to serve both business and leisure. With a plentiful selection of room types and meeting rooms supported by hearty facilities, we believe that the property will offer one of the best stays in the city,” said Norbert Vas, Vice President of Business Development for Archipelago International. 

Aston Batam Hotel & Residence mixes understated luxury with a homely ambiance. It features 232 comfortable rooms ranging from superior and deluxe to family and suite rooms. Meanwhile the Residence provides 247 units with options of studio, units with one bedroom and units with three bedrooms. Both are in progress for completion at the end of this year.

In tapping into the MICE market, the hotel offers a great ballroom in the mezzanine with maximum capacity of 1,200 pax. Facilities include wall screen, video throne and hi-tech sound system. Seven meeting rooms in various sizes are also available to cater to the needs of corporate meetings as well as private wedding receptions.

High-speed wireless Internet access is provided for all guests, as well as selfie spots for those keen on putting themselves in the frame.

Enhance your stay by dining at the hotel’s main restaurant, Basil. Located on the ground floor, the establishment offers a wide range of delectable local and international cuisines. More contemporary food selections, as well as a selection of coffee creations by experienced baristas are available at the Peppermint Lobby Lounge.

Other facilities at Aston Batam Hotel & Residence also includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym and spa.

Aston Batam Hotel & Residence is offering a special 10 per cent discount to all guests who use the BOOKDIRECT promotion code on For more special promotions in all Archipelago International hotels across Southeast Asia, download the Archipelago Membership App, available both in Google Play and the App Store.

Sari Widiati

Sari Widiati

Sari has been an arts and culture enthusiast for many years. She has written extensively on the arts, travel, and social issues as Features Writer at NOW! Jakarta.