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In the heart of the city’s Kuningan, Sudirman and Thamrin central business districts, St. Regis Jakarta opens its doors, offering discerning travellers a new viewpoint on sophisticated dining, bespoke service and avant-garde design. This new luxury hotel will be an intimate urban oasis for business and leisure travellers alike, with 282 elegantly appointed guestrooms including 28 spacious suites, signature restaurants and bars, a luxurious St. Regis Spa and meeting & event space.
The design ethos of St. Regis Jakarta
The rooms at St. Regis Jakarta reflect contemporary luxury and feature thoughtful touches throughout, such as custom-made cushions accented with embedded batik motifs by Indonesian designer Iwan Tirta. The design of The St. Regis Jakarta, conceptualised by the award-winning New York-based interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud, was inspired by Indonesia’s rich musical traditions.
Embracing music and performance as a catalyst for personal experience forms the hotel’s narrative, and guests are greeted in the lobby by a kinetic chandelier titled “Sound of Light,” created by celebrated Czech glassmaker LASVIT and is synchronised with music by Indonesian composer Andi Rianto.
The installation produces a shimmering light that dances across surfaces and spaces, showcasing the distinctive soundscapes of Indonesia and creating a glamorous welcome for arriving guests. Outdoor spaces, including the hotel’s entrance and swimming pool, feature artworks by renowned landscape architect Bill Bensley, with the theme of “Discovery”.
The cuisine at St. Regis Jakarta
The St. Regis Jakarta offers guests unique culinary experiences to explore during their stay. The all-day dining Bel Étage celebrates Indonesia’s multicultural heritage with a collection of Indonesian dishes along with western, Asian and Pan-Asian cuisines, from timeless classics to the chef’s recipes.
The Drawing Room is an elegant all-day lounge where guests can experience the signature traditions of St. Regis, such as Afternoon Tea and Champagne sabrage. Rosé is a deli located in the heart of the hotel where guests can enjoy artisanal coffees, teas, pastries and cold cuts in a casual setting. Finally, the Pool Bar is a quiet spot that invites escape from the rush of urban life.
The signature St. Regis Bar features a mural by Indonesian artist Eddy Susanto, which captures the interactive inspirations between art and jazz, and correlates the rhythm, energy and spirit of the historical development of jazz in Indonesia.
The St. Regis Bar also features an inspired list of cocktails, including the hotel’s unique twist on the brand’s signature libation, the Bloody Mary, created at The St. Regis New York. The Batavia Mary, which reflects the old colonial name for Jakarta and was once the capital of the archipelago’s spice trade, features a local rice wine spiced with chilli and tangy vinegar and was inspired by the bold flavours of Indonesian cuisine.
The signature service of St. Regis Jakarta
The St. Regis brand has long been synonymous with luxury and unparalleled service, and the hotel’s Butler Service is a signature offering that embodies this commitment to excellence. The personalised service is designed to meet each guest’s unique needs and preferences, ensuring that every detail is attended to.
From unpacking luggage and pressing clothing to organising dinner reservations and arranging transportation, the butlers are dedicated to making each guest’s stay as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Whether planning a business trip or a leisurely vacation, the St. Regis Butler Service will elevate your travel experience to new heights of luxury and convenience.
“We are delighted to expand our brand presence in Indonesia with the debut of The St. Regis Jakarta, our second property in this vibrant country,” said George Fleck, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “The St. Regis brand’s founding family, the Astors, were known as visionaries of their time, embracing change and innovation while maintaining a strong sense of history and heritage. It is in this spirit that we welcome guests to enjoy The St. Regis Jakarta, and we look forward to providing impeccable service and exquisite experiences in Indonesia’s capital city.”
“The opening of The St. Regis Jakarta is the latest chapter in the marvelous history of St. Regis, unveiling the best address where Jakarta’s luminaries can gather for private teas, midnight suppers and glamorous galas in this vibrant city,” said Marc Handl, General Manager, The St. Regis Jakarta. “We are looking forward to serving our guests in the finest of these traditions, beautifully complemented by exceptional Indonesian spirit, style and hospitality.” ◼
© This article was first published online in Dec 2022 – World Travel Magazine.