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The owner of Artotel group comes from the family who own the Marriott Surabaya. Wishing to expand to another market, Artotel was established with the idea of making art available to everyone. The hotel was aimed at marrying the concept of a boutique hotel decorated with art works produced by local artists, resulting in a comfortable and memorable place to stay. Artotel has undergone several changes in its strategic direction. Being an entrepreneurial company, it sees expansion to other businesses and types of accommodation as a way to survive in the turbulent environment. Artotel realizes that its main strength is its ability to have a ‘breathing brand DNA’, i. e. a brand that keeps on evolving depending on its market environment. This case will discuss the different methods that Arotel has employed to gain more market share and maintain its brand DNA.