The Indonesian capital’s latest luxe lodgings sports elegant interiors that nod to local craft traditions and tropical rain forests.
There’s been a spate of notable hotel openings in Jakarta past year, and the newest addition to the local scene represents the Park Hyatt brand’s first-ever foray into Indonesia. Occupying the top 17 floors of the 37-story Park Tower in the leafy downtown district of Menteng, Park Hyatt Jakarta is a short distance from the American Embassy and a public park surrounding the obelisk-like National Monument.
The understated, residential-style interiors of the hotel came courtesy of London-based studio Conran and Partners. Inspired by Indonesia’s rain forests, traditional crafts, and wealth of indigenous natural materials, the design incorporates elements such as lava stone and copper as well as ikat textiles, intricate wood carvings, and tribal shields. Curated by Hadiprana design consultants, Park Hyatt Jakarta’s custom art collection includes specially commissioned works by famed Indonesian artist John Martono, whose swirling abstract pieces blend painting and hand embroidery on silk. Also noteworthy are a series of hand-blown crystal installations and contemporary chandeliers. The 220 oversize guest rooms and suites feature copper suntiang, ornate headdresses traditionally worn by brides from West Sumatra’s Minang people.
Guest rooms range from approximately 57 to 85 square meters, while the 36 suites measure in at up to 228 square meters. All rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame views of the city and nearby landmarks such as the National Monument; expect deep soaking marble tubs, Le Labo bath amenities, and large flat-screen TVs with an integrated media hub. Featuring its own VIP entrance, the hotel’s 300-square-meter Presidential Suite features an 82-inch LED TV and a living area anchored by a work desk made from solid trembesi wood.
Hungry visitors have a choice of five restaurants and bars on the property. The Dining Room on level 22 serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with chefs preparing Indonesian and Italian dishes at live cooking stations. One floor up, the Conservatory offers savory snacks and sweet treats alongside an array of specialty teas. Guests at the Bar can enjoy light bites and sundowners as they admire the vistas of central Jakarta from the outdoor terrace. Set to open in the coming months, Kita喜多 Restaurant & Bar on the building’s highest two floors will offer a variety of sushi, robatayaki, tempura, shabu-shabu, and teppanyaki. Right downstairs at Kita Bar, resident DJs set the mood as patrons sip on creative cocktails while soaking up the panoramic views.
Located on levels 34 and 35, The Spa and gym at Park Hyatt Jakarta also feature pools and saunas. Personalized treatments here use beauty products made from natural ingredients like betel leaves for glowing skin. The fitness center is stocked with the latest Technogym cardiovascular equipment, and personal trainers are on hand to guide guests through customized workouts.
Park Hyatt Jakarta has 10 function rooms that can accommodate up to 750 people; each event space comes with an open kitchen and bars in the foyers. Spread over four levels, the venues include The Observatory on the 36th floor and a two-level Ballroom closer to the ground.
Through the hotel’s opening special, guests will enjoy 15 percent off room rates including daily breakfast for stays until October 8, 2022. World of Hyatt members can also earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Park Hyatt Jakarta over the same period.
Doubles from US$260; parkhyattjakarta.com