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Indonesia Expat - - INFO FOR EXPATS - Ho­tel Tugu Lom­bok Sire Beach, Lom­bok, In­done­sia E-mail: lom­bok@tuguho­tels.com Call: +62-370 620 111 | Fax: +62-370 620 444 Ho­tel Tugu Malang Jalan Tugu 3, Malang, East Java, In­done­sia E-mail: malang@tuguho­tels.com Call: +62-341 363 891 | Fax: +62-341 362

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.

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