THE DHAR­MAWANGSA JAKARTA

Re­fined, time­less Ja­vanese el­e­gance in a ho­tel so com­fort­able that you never want to leave.

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The Dhar­mawangsa Jakarta stands out from the crowd for many rea­sons, one of which is its lo­ca­tion in a leafy sub­urb away from the hus­tle of the city, yet still within easy reach of Jakarta's thriv­ing busi­ness dis­tricts. Here it is still a plea­sure to eat al fresco as you lis­ten to the chirp­ing birds.

The epit­ome of clas­sic Ja­vanese style, The Dhar­mawangsa ef­fort­lessly of­fers gra­cious liv­ing and el­e­gant in­ti­macy such that guests feel as though they are re­sid­ing in a stately home rather than stay­ing at a ho­tel. The fine art of gra­cious hospi­tal­ity is al­ways ev­i­dent from the door­man to the concierge, the wait­staff to the but­lers.

The pub­lic spa­ces are a ver­i­ta­ble trea­sure trove of In­done­sia's rich cul­tural his­tory and are packed with gor­geous an­tiq­ui­ties; ev­ery el­e­ment, sym­bol and piece has its own story to tell. The hushed so­phis­ti­ca­tion is de­light­fully en­hanced by the gen­tle sounds of tra­di­tional Ja­vanese mu­sic played live in the Ma­japahit Hall.

Ev­ery room and suite is spa­cious with large pri­vate bal­conies pro­vid­ing space to slowly un­wind af­ter a busy city day and ev­ery guest has ac­cess to a per­sonal but­ler ser­vice. The dé­cor re­mains proudly In­done­sian, based on five spe­cific re­gions, with pale colours ac­cented by the colours of that re­gion and a selec­tion of ap­pro­pri­ate art­work, such as regional

tex­tiles, bas­kets, lith­o­graphs and newly com­mis­sioned works.

Sig­na­ture guests ben­e­fit from the use of the Pent­house Lounge for an ar­ray of ex­clu­sive ben­e­fits from ar­rival to de­par­ture and a sense of dis­creet ex­clu­siv­ity.

For the most dis­cern­ing guests, the ac­com­mo­da­tion choices are surely ei­ther the Pent­house Suite or the Presidential Suite. The Pent­house Suite of­fers 286sq.m. of gor­geous liv­ing space with a Su­ma­tran in­flu­ence, in­clud­ing a sep­a­rate dress­ing room, en­ter­tain­ment cen­tre, study, lounge, din­ing ta­ble for eight, liv­ing room and wrap­around ter­race, as well as large Jacuzzi.

The Presidential Suite, mean­while, takes up the en­tire top floor and, with a Ja­vanese and North Java-in­flu­ence, is truly fit for a king. In­spired by the Ja­vanese court, this mag­nif­i­cently dec­o­rated suite of­fers the ut­most in lux­ury and is stun­ningly ap­pointed as an op­u­lent home away from home. With in­tri­cate carv­ings, spe­cially cu­rated art and an­tiques, rich colours, a beau­ti­fully vaulted ceil­ing and views across Jakarta's cityscape, it is an en­vi­able space of­fer­ing two king-sized bed­rooms, a study, spa­cious liv­ing room, din­ing room, full kitchen and its own plunge pool.

The Dhar­mawangsa Jakarta has ex­cel­lent din­ing with its Sri­wi­jaya and Jakarta res­tau­rants and Ma­japahit Lounge, as well as of­fer­ing ac­cess to the ad­ja­cent Bi­masena Club where guests in need of pampering can find sub­lime spa treat­ments, such as the Rose and Wine in­dul­gence packed with an­tiox­i­dants and sen­sual scents to re­move all phys­i­cal trace of the stresses of mod­ern life.

The over­ar­ch­ing con­cept at The Dhar­mawangsa Jakarta is to pro­vide el­e­gant dis­cre­tion, to­tal as­sur­ance and peace of mind, while show­cas­ing a glo­ri­ous con­tri­bu­tion to the clas­si­cal styles of the Ma­japahit and Sri­wi­jaya eras. It achieves this ef­fort­lessly to the great ben­e­fit of all its guests.

The Dhar­mawangsa Jakarta

Jalan Braw­i­jaya No. 26, Ke­bay­oran Baru, Jakarta 12160, In­done­sia

T: (+62) 217258181 E: reser­va­tion@the-dhar­mawangsa.com the-dhar­mawangsa.com

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