Barceló opens the doors of The Orient Jakarta • Hotel Designs
Located in the central business district of Jakarta, Indonesia, Orient Jakarta will be the first Barceló property in the country and confirms the hotel chain’s commitment to its expansion in Asia. The group currently operates a hotel in Sri Lanka and plans to expand with two new outposts in the Maldives. Housed in a 32-storey building, The Orient Jakarta, a Royal Hideaway Hotel will house 153 rooms, divided into eight categories and spread over twelve floors, all offering panoramic views of the city.
Architect, landscaper and interior designer, Bill Bensley, known for his work in the hospitality industry and his balance between sustainability and conservation and high-end luxury, has left his mark on the property. With notable projects in Southeast Asia – Bensley has designed over 200 hotels around the world – his most recent project was bringing The Orient Jakarta to life. The interiors of the hotel elegantly combine traditional style and avant-garde design. Inspired by the hotel’s surroundings and the ancient history of the island, furnishings, ornaments and antiques exude a spirit of heritage and reflect the richness of Indonesian culture.
Among its references to local art, the interiors incorporate numerous elements of craftsmanship, each with cultural significance. The decor weaves a narrative that invites guests to discover and experience the island of Java from within, immersing themselves in its culture. Bensley intricately infused Jakarta’s UNESCO cultural heritage into the interior design project, using carvings, prints and paintings made by local artisans, recycled wood from ships and fabrics from handmade batik.
Its gastronomic offer will include the Caspar Restaurante and Lounge, specializing in modern Spanish cuisine cooked in an open kitchen and a Whiskey Bar serving cocktails from a private corner of Caspar, giving the feeling of being in a prohibition-style club. The rooftop will be transformed into an urban beach club oasis featuring a restaurant – Café California – two swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, a dance floor and an infinity pool bar with unparalleled views of Jakarta.
In addition, the hotel will have a fitness area, which will include a yoga and meditation room, a wellness corner, saunas and a weights area, among many other facilities. There will be seven meeting rooms and lounges with VIP areas, as well as an open terrace for events.
Orient Jakarta joins the portfolio of Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts – a portfolio of unique establishments, linked to art and culture, its spirit blends the classic with the modern, reflecting the most extraordinary of each destination. This new addition solidifies the brand’s ethos – hotels that deliver extraordinary and unforgettable experiences, because every journey has a soul and creating special memories is an art.
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