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HOTEL TUGU LOMBOK
Hotel Tugu Lombok is set on the heavenly white sand beach of Sire, on the northwest coast of the island. Neighboring this tropical haven is a beautiful 18 holegolf course and virgin landscapes, traditional thatched roofed huts and empty green fields where tourists can witness the everyday lives of locals and customs which have been around for centuries. The Hotel Tugu Lombok’s property comprises approximately six hectares of mature palm plantations, facing the open ocean and the sunrise of Mount Rinjani.
The seven Bhagavat Gita suites, not far from the TenFaced Vishnu, allow guests to sleep with the Song of Heaven and wake up to the sound of waves. What is special about staying in Hotel Tugu Lombok is the chance to embark on a tropical journey, surrounded by the ancient kingdoms.
HOTEL TUGU MALANG
Located right at the heart of the old city centre, Hotel Tugu Malang is an elegant mansion that tells the romantic stories of the island of Java. The proprietors’ collection sees hundreds of antiques beautifully displayed in every corner of the hotel. As they enter the space, guests walk through the heritage of the Dutch colonial era, the gradual fusion of the Indonesian and the Chinese cultures over many centuries as well as the humble beauty of traditional Indonesian masterpieces. Each of its 49 rooms and suites are designed with individual character; some have been used to pay tribute to Indonesia's creative figures in the past.
HOTEL TUGU BLITAR
Hotel Tugu Blitar, unprecedentedly the best hotel and restaurant in Blitar, East Java, is housed in a colonial building that was built in the 1850s. It was previously owned by a distinguished family of Blitar. As the oldest hotel in Indonesia, Tugu Blitar appears as a beautiful East Javanese mansion from the Dutch colonial times, with giant white-washed pillars, furniture from the late 19th century and the early 20th century, nostalgic photographs and elegant chandeliers. The building was carefully renovated to its every detail in the beginning of this century in order to preserve its artistic, charismatic, and historical characters. Blitar has a romantic flair of the early days of Indonesia; in fact it is where Soekarno, Indonesia’s first president who proclaimed the independence of this country, was born and buried.
HOTEL TUGU BALI
Hotel Tugu Bali is located on the southwest coast of Bali on a long silky stretch of sand facing the Indian Ocean. The path to Canggu Beach leads one to Tugu, the heart and soul of Bali, where the wind whispers romantic tales of Balinese spirits, ancient kingdoms and eternal love stories. Canggu nowadays is the hippest and most charming village of Bali, with cute little organic cafes, upscale boutiques, sunset spots and trendy food and beverages venues while retaining the chill-out surf and sunset feel it had always been famous for. At Tugu, guests will get lost in the narrow, labyrinth-like walkways inside the wild gardens and drown into the world of surreal beauty. The hotel is designed to bring back the romantic, forgotten tales of Java and Bali.
The hotel, owned by a local who has been collecting antiques since the early 1960s, is home to one of the largest original art collections in Southeast Asia. The main building, the Bale Agung, features distinctive architecture inspired by a secluded village in Central Bali, where some of the public areas are original hundreds-years-old structures moved in entirety into the property. The suites are housed in individual buildings tucked among lush tropical gardens and a natural lotus pond facing the Indian Ocean.