Jakarta Indonesia’s most historic property is to reopen in late August property is to reopen in late August.
The rebranded Hotel Indonesia Kempinski (www.kempinski-jakarta.com) was the country’s first deluxe hotel when it was opened by the country’s independence hero and then-president Sukarno in 1962, under the name Hotel Indonesia.
The fully renovated hotel will have 289 guestrooms and suites (artist’s rendering of executive lounge and junior suite above), including a 412-square-metre presidential suite with private spa and butler. The hotel will combine old and new by featuring contemporary Indonesian art and design throughout as well as a mini-museum of mementoes from the original 1962 property, including the ribbon and scissors used by Sukarno at the official opening ceremony.
Guestrooms will come fitted with flat-screen TV, grand deluxe beds, rain showers, Wi-Fi and broadband access. Event planners will be well catered for as the hotel with the largest ballroom in the city, the 3,000-square-metre Kempinski Grand Ballroom, along with a 1,000-square-metre Bali room and eight other meeting rooms. A centrepiece of the hotel’s wellness facilities will be a 3,000-square-metre spa, a rooftop pool and botanical garden.
Ten bars and restaurants are planned including the German-style Brauhaus pub, Asian and Italian eateries and the modern Chinese Green T House.
Located in Jakarta’s Jalan Thamrin strip in the heart of the city’s commercial, retail and diplomatic heartland, the hotel will sit alongside a major shopping experience, the Crossroads of the World, and a 52-storey office tower.
In addition, a second 59-storey residential tower will have 260 Kempinski Residences, featuring 126- to 252-square-metre fully serviced luxury apartments.