Marriott inks trio for Indonesia’s new capital

Pictured: aerial rendering of Indonesia’s new capital city, Ibu Kota Negara Nusantara.
Marriott International has signed a hotel management agreement with Indonesian real estate developer, PT. Pakuwon Jati Tbk., to open three properties in Indonesia’s new capital city, Ibu Kota Negara Nusantara.

The future capital is scheduled to be inaugurated in August 2024 and is planned as a smart forest city, in line with Indonesia’s commitment to achieve zero carbon emissions and 100% new and renewable energy by 2060.

Triple debut

Meaning ‘archipelago’ in ancient Javanese, Nusantara is a symbol of national identity.

With the multi-deal agreement, Marriott expects to debut three brands – Four Points by Sheraton, Westin Hotels & Resorts and Tribute Portfolio – in the highly anticipated destination, featuring transformational experiences and destination-rooted authenticity.

Four Points plan

Four Points by Sheraton Nusantara is slated to be the first of the three openings, expected to boast 300 rooms. Facilities range from an outdoor pool, function spaces with natural daylight and a gym with state-of-the-art equipment.

Designed for the smart independent traveller, Four Points offers a casual and relaxed ambiance where classic and industrial elements meet modern design, creating spaces that are sophisticated and carefree in character.

The Westin way

The Westin Nusantara is anticipated to have 200 rooms and suites featuring the brand’s ‘Heavenly Bed’. Plans also call for three restaurants, three bars and lounges, function spaces, meeting rooms, swimming pool, Westin Workout Fitness Studio, Heavenly Spa by Westin, and The Westin Kids Club.

Guided by Westin’s six pillars of well-being, the brand continues to evolve and deliver its signature wellness programmes to adapt to the needs of the modern traveller and deliver experiences designed to empower guests to be the best version of themselves.

Tribute intent

Completing the trio, Tribute Portfolio Nusantara will include 150 rooms and suites, including a signature destination dining venue, a café, pool bar and lobby lounge. Property amenities will comprise an outdoor swimming pool, gym and spa.

Tribute Portfolio is a growing global family of independent hotels drawn together by their individuality, passion for captivating design, and their drive to create distinct, vibrant social settings for guests and locals.

Strategic expansion

Ramesh Jackson, area vice president, Indonesia and Malaysia, Marriott International, said: “We are thrilled to be working with PT. Pakuwon Jati Tbk. on this landmark agreement. This milestone signing underscores our commitment to strategically expand our footprint in Indonesia, and we are pleased to also support the local government’s efforts to accelerate the country’s economic transformation especially with the designation of Indonesia’s new capital city in Nusantara.”

Alexander Tedja, president commissioner of PT. Pakuwon Jati Tbk. added: “We are excited to partner with Marriott International for this historic project. We are certain that through this project, we will inspire travellers to embark on new journeys to Indonesia’s new capital city.”