Luxury Collection sees growth in Asia Pacific
21 May 2012 18:16:58 GMT
Starwood's Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has opened its 80th hotel with the debut of Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, the brand's first hotel in Jakarta.
The hotel opening also marks the first of four new Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts which will debut in Asia within the next six months, including The Royal Begonia in Sanya, China, Twelve at Hengshan in Shanghai, China and ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, India.
The Luxury Collection brand is an ensemble of the world's finest hotels
and resorts in more than 30 countries. As the newest member of The
Luxury Collection brand, Keraton at The Plaza joins a portfolio of
celebrated and iconic properties around the world including The Gritti
Palace in Venice, Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville, Hotel Pulitzer in
Amsterdam, The Romanos in Costa Navarino and The Chatwal in New York City.
"As The Luxury Collection portfolio grows and the nature of our guests
becomes more global, it is exciting to introduce Keraton at The Plaza as
our first of four new build hotels in Asia this year - a hotel that is
at once is a portal to the rich cultural heritage of Jakarta and a
gateway to experience the city's contemporary art, design and cuisine,"
says Paul James, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection and St.
Regis Hotels & Resorts.
Located in the heart of Indonesia's capital and situated at Jalan
Thamrin, one of the most prestigious addresses in the city, Keraton at
The Plaza is a distinct and intimate luxury hotel offering a unique,
modern interpretation of the rich Indonesian culture. Connoting 'palace'
in Javanese, Keraton at The Plaza will feature an intimate 140
sumptuously appointed guest rooms and suites, each a haven of Javanese luxury with floor-to-ceiling windows and state of the art in-room technology. The hotel will also introduce the brand's signature Luxury Collection Concierge service to all guests and promises the most
discerning global travelers an extraordinary experience.
The design of Keraton at The Plaza is inspired by the diversity of Indonesia's geography and culture and features splashes of color, rich woods, and intricate Batik floral patterns throughout the hotel. The interior design, developed with SCDA Singapore and BuregaFarnell Pte. Ltd., celebrates local influence, from an intricate mural of Javanese artwork displayed at the porte-cochère to an abstract piece hand-carved from rick Mahogany wood and adorned with antique gold, depicting a royal welcome. Guests are invited to discover the eclectic collection of art
throughout the hotel and in a dedicated gallery, both curated by the
renowned design firm Hadiprana Artworks of Jakarta as well as local
artists discovered by Mira Hadiprana.
Bengawan is the signature restaurant at Keraton at The Plaza,
providing an authentic five-star Indonesian dining experience and
featuring a customized menu that incorporates local flavors and
indigenous ingredients from the islands. Located on the seventh floor
with spectacular views of Jakarta, the indoor and outdoor restaurant
provides a respite from the bustling city below wrapped in lush foliage
and surrounded by soothing water features.
Located on the lobby level, the Keraton Lounge is a delightfully
elegant venue serving traditional High Tea each afternoon. Fusing
English and Javanese High Tea traditions, the Keraton Lounge features a
lavish selection of hot and cold delicacies served with an extensive
collection of local and international teas. In the evening, the Keraton
Lounge offers classic cocktails, an international selection of wines and
a variety of locally-inspired drinks.