‘Heritage hospitality is a potential trendsetter for tourism’

The art deco telefoongebouw, a Dutch telecommunications office in the 1920s, still stands in a prime area of Menteng, Central Jakarta. The building has now been transformed into The Hermitage, a recently opened luxury boutique hotel that blends culture and heritage with five-star amenities. The Jakarta Post’s Aulia R. Sungkar spoke with the hotel’s general manager, Eleonore Astier-Petin, about what makes the hotel stand out from the crowd and the future of heritage hospitality as a tourist dra … [Read more...]

Jakarta Welcomes New Art Hotel Concept

Artotel Indonesia hotel chain unveils its second property in Jakarta following the success of the first Artotel in Surabaya. Strategically located in close proximity to commercial and business districts, Artotel Jakarta Thamrin on Jalan Sunda has recently opened its doors to public. Playing on the words “Art” and “Hotel”, Artotel features contemporary art-influenced designs in the lobby, public areas and hotel rooms. The designs are created by local artists as part of the hotel’s efforts to … [Read more...]

Setting the Pace

Property developer Intiland has branched out into the hospitality industry under its subsidiary Intiwhiz running the hotel chain.  The growth of middle class in Indonesia creates stronger purchasing power. And this condition is indeed conducive to the country’s hospitality industry, leading to high demand for budget accommodation. Property developer Intiland Development, through its subsidiary Intiwhiz International, has taken advantage of the country’s economic situation. Having esta … [Read more...]