Jakarta, 23 July 2020 - FOX Hotels, part of TAUZIA Hotels network, continues to expand its network with the opening of two new properties; FOX HARRIS Hotel Pangkalpinang Bangka and FOX Lite Royal Bay Makassar as announced on a virtual press conference on Thursday, 23 July 2020. Featuring adaptable, sociable and sensible design, the mid-scale hotel brand offers a relaxed yet intuitive service for its guests.

Inspired by the persona of ‘Gipsy the Fox’, a fictional adventurer character who travels around the world to revive hotels by creating unique and dynamic stay experiences, FOX Hotels brand brings forth vibrant and eclectic designed properties designed specifically for a new generation of business and leisure travelers.

FOX HARRIS Hotel Pangkalpinang Bangka will offer easy access to the city’s notable landmarks such as the Pasir Padi Beach, Museum Timah, and the Bangka Botanical Garden. Guests staying at the 133-room hotel will enjoy comprehensive facilities including a restaurant, kids club, and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is also uniquely equipped with a grand ballroom that can cater up to 680 people, a wedding chapel and six meeting rooms.

FOX Lite Royal Bay Makassar is conveniently located on Jl. Sultan Hasanuddin, close to notable local attractions such as the famous Losari Beach - which is only 10 minutes walk from the hotel, Fort Rotterdam, and shopping centres. The hotel features 186 modernly designed rooms and suites, a swimming pool, a restaurant, as well as a ballroom and five meeting rooms which are ideally suited for social events and business meetings.

“The cities of Pangkalpinang and Makassar carry a promising potential in the number of travelers and accommodation needs,” said Irene Janti, Corporate Director of Marketing TAUZIA Hotels, “With the opening of FOX HARRIS Pangkalpinang Bangka and FOX Lite Royal Bay Makassar, we hope to provide a new and unique accommodation alternative in these cities by presenting a contemporary design for a pleasant stay where guests can enjoy ‘A Moment in Life’.”

As part of the hotel openings activities, the Cut & Paste: Collage Competition was held in search of vibrant collage artworks to adorn the hotels. The collage artworks of all winners and nominees will then be displayed in rooms and other public areas as part of FOX Hotels’ signature design element. For more information or reservations, please visit

Other than FOX HARRIS Pangkalpinang Bangka and FOX Lite Hotel Royal Bay Makassar, TAUZIA Hotels will also open FOX Hotel Jayapura Papua planned at the end of 2020. This is marked by the announcement of the opening of the Cut and Paste: Collage Competition Jayapura with the theme of “Pearl of the East”. Participants are invited to submit collage artwork that is their interpretation of Jayapura city to before 20 August 2020.


About TAUZIA Hotels:
Established in 2001, TAUZIA Hotels is a portfolio of 132 hotels in operation and development under the brands of Préférence – a label for a collection of charming and discreet boutique hotels, Vertu – upscale hotels bearing the concept ‘Joy of Life’, HARRIS – upper midscale hotels promoting healthy lifestyle where guests can ‘Stay Bright’, FOX - midscale hotels with contemporary and adaptable design, YELLO – midscale hotels for aspiring travellers who appreciate creative design and technology, and POP! – economy hotels for smart and eco-friendly travelers. TAUZIA aspires to build a blend of culture in its management style and product development while promoting diversity in the hospitality industry. TAUZIA was recently recognized with Indonesia Most Innovative Business Award 2018 by Warta Ekonomi. Visit  or @tauziahotels for more information.

TAUZIA is a member of The Ascott Limited (Ascott), a Singapore company that has grown to become one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. Spanning more than 180 cities across over 30 countries, Ascott’s other brands include Ascott The Residence, The Crest Collection, Somerset, Quest, Citadines, Citadines Connect and lyf. Ascott is a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand), one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups headquartered and listed in Singapore. Ascott boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning brands that enjoy recognition worldwide. For more information on CapitaLand and Ascott, please visit and