Located in the central business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Orient Jakarta will be the first Barceló property in the country, and confirms the hotel chain’s commitment to its expansion in Asia. The group is currently operating a hotel in Sri Lanka and with plans to expand with two new outposts in the Maldives. Housed in a 32-story building, The Orient Jakarta, a Royal Hideaway Hotel will shelter 153 guestrooms, divided into eight categories and spread across twelve floors, all boasting panoramic views of the city.
Architect, landscaper and interior designer, Bill Bensley, known for his work in the hotel sector and balancing sustainability and conservation with high-end luxury, has put his design stamp across the property. With notable projects in Southeast Asia – Bensley has designed over 200 hotels around the world – his most recent project was to bring The Orient Jakarta to life. The hotel interiors elegantly blend traditional style with avant-garde design. Inspired by the hotel’s surroundings and the island’s ancient history, furnishings, ornaments and antiques exude a spirit of legacy and reflect the richness of Indonesian culture.
Among its references to local art, the interiors incorporate numerous elements of craftsmanship each with cultural significance. The décor weaves together a narrative that invites guests to discover and experience the island of Java from within, being immersed in its culture. Bensley has intricately imbued the UNESCO cultural heritage of Jakarta into the interior design project, using sculptures, carvings and paintings made by local artisans, recycled wood from ships and handmade batik fabrics.
Its gastronomic offerings will include the Caspar Restaurante and Lounge, specialising in modern Spanish cuisine cooked in an open kitchen and a Whisky Bar serving cocktails from a private corner of Caspar, giving the feeling of being in a prohibition-style club. The rooftop will be transformed into an urban beach club oasis comprising a restaurant – Café California – two swimming pools, a jacuzzi, a dancefloor, and an infinity pool bar with unrivalled vistas over Jakarta.
In addition, the hotel will have a fitness space, which includes a yoga and meditation room, a wellness corner, saunas and a weights training area, among many other facilities. There will be seven meeting rooms and lounges with VIP areas, along with an open terrace for events.
The Orient Jakarta joins the portfolio of Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts – a portfolio which is composed of unique establishments, linked to art and culture, its spirit combines the classic with the modern, reflecting the most extraordinary of each destination. This new addition consolidates the brand’s philosophy – hotels that offer extraordinary and unforgettable experiences, because every trip has a soul and creating special memories is an art.
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