Park Hyatt begins Indonesian odyssey

by | 27 Jul 2022 | Hotel Openings, Projects

Imagery courtesy of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened its first Park Hyatt property in Indonesia as part of further expansion in south east Asia.

Following the debut of Park Hyatt Jakarta, the contemporary luxury brand will be further stretching its legs into south east Asia, with upcoming sister sites in the region including island resort Park Hyatt Phu Quoc in Vietnam (Q2 2023) and Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur in the Malaysian capital, delivering in Q4 2022.

Rainforest inspiration

The latest opening is situated within the Menteng area in the heart of Jakarta’s bustling central business district, occupying the top 17 floors of the 37-storey Park Tower.

The residential-style interiors of Park Hyatt Jakarta were designed by London-based design practice Conran and Partners led by partner Tina Norden. Inspired by the beauty of the Indonesian rainforests, traditional crafts and indigenous natural materials, the design uses elements such as lava stone and copper as well as handwoven ikat textile motifs, intricate wood carvings and shields to create a welcoming oasis of calm and elegance for its guests.

The visual journey through the property symbolises the layers of a rainforest, starting with a richer, darker colour scheme on the lower floors that calls to mind the forest’s understory. Reflective of branches wrapped around the trunk with dappled light filtered through the canopy, the palette becomes lighter on the higher floors with warm tones incorporated throughout. Through the atmospheric transition and evocative design, the intention is to transport guests from Jakarta’s urban bustle into a tranquil, sophisticated and comforting environment with a strong sense of location overlooking the city.

A custom art collection, curated by Indonesia’s Hadiprana design consultants, merges traditional heritage with contemporary designs. Guests can also admire specially commissioned works by celebrated Indonesian artist John Martono, whose swirling abstracts blend painting and hand embroidery on silk. European inspirations are also evident.

One of the hotel’s most striking features is a series of hand-blown crystal installations and chandeliers, made up of thousands of delicate orbs that hover like clouds, reflective of rainfall and starlit skies.

Crowning glory

A nod to the archipelago’s diverse cultural heritage, guestrooms feature exquisite traditional Indonesian crowns made from copper, which is also widely applied as an interior accent.

Park Hyatt Jakarta features 220 elegant, oversized rooms, including 36 suites. The rooms range from approximately 615 to 915 sq ft, while the suites are between approximately 935 and 2,450 sq ft. All rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Rooms are adorned with classic Indonesian decorative objects from jewels to paintings and shields, as well as marble baths and large flat-screen TVs with an integrated media hub. The hotel’s Presidential Suite covers an expansive 3,230 sq ft with its own VIP entrance, and includes a spacious bedroom with an 82-inch LED TV and a living area anchored by a work desk made from solid Trembesi wood.

High dining

Each dining outlet is adorned with natural daylight and numerous outdoor terraces. The restaurants start on level 22, where the Dining Room serves a collection of breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings that highlight Indonesian and Italian cuisines in an interactive live-cooking setting. On level 23, the Conservatory provides a selection of spaces for different occasions, serving comfort foods from savoury snacks to sweet treats with specialty teas. The Bar is where diners can enjoy light bites and crafted beverages alongside live entertainment as they admire views of Jakarta from the outdoor terrace.

Occupying the top two levels of the building and opening in the coming months, Kita喜多 Restaurant & Bar will be a choice destination for socialising and special occasions, where guests can enjoy elevated modern Japanese dining and creative cocktails amid spectacular city views. Located on level 37, the authentic Japanese concept includes a series of private rooms, comprising tatami rooms and a large VIP room with private kitchen, while Japanese motifs, textures and artworks enhance the experience. Visitors can then take in the stunning rooftop views from Kita Bar on the broader dimensions of level 36, while enjoying live sets from the resident DJs.

Celebration and relaxation

Park Hyatt Jakarta offers 10 function rooms which can accommodate up to 750 people, whether for wedding receptions or intimate gatherings. Each event space features an open kitchen and bars in the welcome foyers, creating an engaging restaurant-style environment suited for all private social gatherings and corporate meetings. Spread over four levels, the venues include the Ballroom duplex on levels 2 and 3, and the level 22 Salons overlooking Menteng. The Observatory, on level 36, offers an impressive event space with its open-air-terraces and panoramic views of Jakarta.

Located on levels 34 and 35, The Spa and fitness centre at Park Hyatt Jakarta offers a selection of wellness and leisure experiences. Personalised treatments and beauty products crafted from natural ingredients, such as betel leaves for glowing skin, can refresh guests. Pampering therapies, saunas and pools, as well as the latest Technogym cardiovascular equipment are all available.

Home from home

Park Hyatt Jakarta general manager Fredrik Harfors said: “We are delighted to welcome discerning domestic and global travellers to the first Park Hyatt hotel in Indonesia. The brand’s home-away-from-home concept unites our personalised luxury philosophy with Indonesia’s renowned gracious hospitality.

David Udell, group president, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt, added: “With Hyatt hotels operating in Indonesia for over 40 years, we are delighted to share that the Park Hyatt brand has launched in the country, introducing its refined hospitality and personal service to local residents and visitors from near and far. As more countries reopen their borders and travel confidence grows, Park Hyatt Jakarta is an exciting addition to our Park Hyatt portfolio, complementing new hotels that have opened in recent years in Auckland, Kyoto, Niseko and Suzhou.”

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