Construction Year Why Stay?
1923 The building itself was constructed in 1923, but only opened its doors as a hotel in June 2014. The property recently joined Starwood’s Tribute Collection.
Originally built as a Dutch Telecommunications office, following independence of the Republic of Indonesia in 1945, the building has served several different functions. From 1945 to 1950, it was used by the National Committee Indonesia Centre and the Department of Education; it was occupied by the Directorate General of the Ministry of Culture and Education until 1966; and was subsequently uninhabited for some time before the University of Brung Karno took it over.
Inside the Art Deco building, each of the rooms and suites are finished in subtle colors and natural materials such as marble flooring. There are two styles of presidential suites – including the Batavia, an Indonesian high-colonial style design with myriad gemlike batik fabrics, ornate wood furniture and precious veneers; and the Dutch, a synthesis of classic European decorative arts spanning three centuries.