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Archipelago International Redefines Staycation: It’s Stuckation!

The infamous ‘Staycation’ has been gaining strong popularity across Indonesia and the region, quickly becoming the favorite pastime for many families over the recent years. Staycation, a wordplay of ‘stay and ‘vacation’, describes any leisure, holiday-like activity within driving distance from home. Most often it is a weekend stay at a hotel within one’s own place of residence, where families spoil themselves with posh hotel suites, fancy dinners and rejuvenating spa treatments or simply luxuriate in being served and pampered – just minutes away from home.

Living in the age of a horrible pandemic, that has grounded most of us and restricted any travel and holidays, for the time being, Archipelago International, Southeast Asia’s largest privately-owned and independent hotel management group, is introducing its own idea of Staycation, fittingly calling it ‘Stuckation’. The offer comes with a catchy campaign slogan ‘Feeling stuck? Need a break?’ and is available for a period of 7, 14 or 30 nights with effective savings the longer the stay. Exciting inclusions are steep dining discounts and anytime check-in/check-out, which clearly is a great benefit for anyone who wants to make the best of their time. Details can be obtained on the company’s website

At a very early stage during the course of this global outbreak, we implemented significant health, safety and cleaning/disinfecting measures across all our hotels to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff and valued guests. We continue to work with the Government to monitor the situation as it develops. Our goal is to continue to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our guests and we will continue our services unless a) it becomes unsafe to do so or b) we are asked to temporarily cease trading by the Government. We therefore fully expect to temporarily close some of our hotels under these circumstances. However, Archipelago International is strong, robust and experienced enough to weather this storm. We are confident that any of our hotels that have to temporarily close, will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. The health and safety of our team members and guests is our only priority right now‘, says John Flood, President & CEO of Archipelago International.

The pandemic is certainly not a laughing matter and Archipelago clearly understands and acknowledges that. They have impressively demonstrated this through their number of very serious crisis response measures. Nevertheless, it is enlightening and encouraging to see a company riding the storm, while not taking themselves too seriously and introducing the amusing ‘Stuckation’ to the world. This should serve as a reminder to all of us to stay alert, prepared and safe but to also stay cheerful, hopeful and confident. It can be done.


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