Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski: Sukarno’s trails in the heart of Jakarta

At 50-years-old, Hotel Indonesia continues to glitter.

Have you ever spent a classic night in the heart of Jakarta?

With the famous Hotel Indonesia traffic circle fountain as the backdrop, and as a busy evening turns into a calmer night, the perfect setting is created.

Imagine looking at that setting from Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, a luxurious hotel of 50 years that was reborn under the world-class Kempinski brand, a European hotelier since 1897.

Built on Aug. 5, 1962 as part of the country’s debut in hosting the Asian Games sporting event, Hotel Indonesia was Jakarta’s first starred hotel. It has been through so many eras, both as a witness to history and as a part of history itself.

At its 50th anniversary, the golden dame hasn’t wrinkled. Within Kempinski, Jakarta is introduced as well as memorabilia from Indonesia’s past with the merging of Indonesian and European arts by the skillful hand of the country’s first president, Sukarno.

To start with, the historic Bali Room, which used to be known as the Ramayana Room, remains as glamorous as always.

The function room was once used for the Miss Indonesia pageant in 1969 and also for several important events, like the wedding of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, according to public relation coordinator Nathalia Atmaja.

Solid and gracious pillars that tower eight meters high in the 23.8-meter by 47-meter room, blend perfectly with Indonesia’s beautiful crafts on the walls – finished off with a classic brown color.

Read more: Jakarta Post

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