Liv­ing the Mar­riott Way

An ex­tra­or­di­nary oa­sis of calm and re­fine­ment, the five-star JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Surabaya ex­udes the so­phis­ti­ca­tion and in­tu­itive ser­vice ex­pected from the finest lux­ury ho­tel in the city.

Maxx-brides - - JUST THE TWO OF US - Text by Me­lani Se­muel | Photos courtesy of JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Surabaya

To say the JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Surabaya is and al­ways has been much more than just a fives­tar ho­tel would sound cliché, but it is the truth. They have their way, the Mar­riott way, which sums up the pride they take in pro­vid­ing world-class ser­vices and ameni­ties to en­sure that guests leave the ho­tel with an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence and that sat­is­fac­tion is guar­an­teed.When plan­ning a wed­ding or hon­ey­moon, we want noth­ing but the best; a place that guar­an­tees our spe­cial oc­ca­sion will be mem­o­rable. Dur­ing our re­cent stay at JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Surabaya, we un­der­stood why many peo­ple just like us, love liv­ing it the Mar­riott way. The JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Surabaya is an oa­sis in the heart of the East Java’s cap­i­tal. Its strate­gic lo­ca­tion keeps guests plugged into the city and just min­utes from most des­ti­na­tions. The op­u­lent am­bi­ence de­scends on you the mo­ment you en­ter the ho­tel. The grand lobby is airy and spa­cious, and the staff ’s wel­come guests with warm greet­ings. An el­e­gant min­i­mal­ist decor is the call­ing card of our suite at the JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Surabaya. Our suite was gen­er­ous in size, the liv­ing area was a calm­ing sea of gold pal­ettes and dark wood fur­ni­ture, with a com­fort­able sofa and spa­cious wood desk. The bed­room was a sanc­tu­ary that guar­an­teed a good night rest. The Re­vive bed­ding at the JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Surabaya fea­tures an in­dul­gent mat­tress, de­signer du­vet, fluffy pil­lows and lux­u­ri­ous linens. They take away fa­tigue and leave you feel­ing fresh. Wake up, draw back the cur­tains, soak in the never-end­ing sky and city sights, and wel­come a won­der­ful new day. With the ho­tel’s unique hexag­o­nal shape, rooms do not face one an­other, en­sur­ing ut­most pri­vacy. We rarely dine in ho­tels when­ever we are in Surabaya, mainly be­cause the city is fa­mous as a culi­nary des­ti­na­tion and there are so many good restau­rants scat­tered around the city. But this was not the case when we stayed at this ho­tel. Gas­tro­nomic de­lights await at the JW Mar­riott Surabaya. We fell in love on our first visit to ‘ Vis a Vis,’ fea­tur­ing an el­e­gant at­mos­phere and ex­quis­ite din­ing in­dul­gences; this French fine din­ing restau­rant is sim­ply per­fect. The en­tire space is filled with French paint­ings, and soft melodies play­ing in the air, cre­at­ing an at­mos­phere of ut­ter lux­ury. Helmed

by chef Emmy, Vis a Vis will take you on a culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ence you will never for­get. I would love to men­tion a dish or two that I would rec­om­mend you to try, but the only prob­lem is I loved al­most ev­ery­thing on the menu. And as I write this story my mind goes back think­ing of the es­car­got… and souf­flé… An­other favourite here is Imari; this Ja­panese restau­rant turns cook­ing into an art form, cre­at­ing de­light­ful and aes­thetic Ja­panese dishes that are a treat for the eyes, the nose, and the palate. Durian lovers must try the heav­enly bread at Deli. No word can truly de­scribe the good­ness of the bread, just as the best de­scribe it, it is heav­enly. It is the best durian bread I have ever had. One day as we were en­joy­ing an evening cock­tail at the ho­tel’s ex­ec­u­tive lounge, we were greeted by a charm­ing gen­tle­man who turned out to be Mr Colin Young, the ho­tel’s Gen­eral Man­ager. A vet­eran in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try, Mr. Young has a very im­pres­sive back­ground hav­ing spent his ca­reer around the globe. We no­ticed how Mr. Young was very in­volved in en­sur­ing that all guests were well-taken care of and that their needs are met be­fore they even ask. We told him how much we love the food here and how pop­u­lar the ho­tel is for wed­dings, and he kindly in­vited us to have lunch with him at the ho­tel’s fa­mous Tang Palace. The next day, we met Mr. Young at Tang Palace where Si­mon Li, the ex­ec­u­tive Chi­nese chef had pre­pared a spe­cial menu for us. We were sim­ply blown away at lunch, as Mr. Young ex­plained to us, that each of the menus here is spe­cially crafted and each has a mean­ing. It is much more than a beau­ti­ful pre­sen­ta­tion, and de­li­cious taste, al­most ev­ery­thing in the menu sym­bol­ised some­thing. Sud­denly, we re­al­ized the rea­sons why JW Mar­riott

Ho­tel Surabaya is pop­u­lar for wed­dings, and any other events. The ex­cep­tional prod­ucts, the at­ten­tion to de­tails, and the ex­cel­lent ser­vice are the rea­sons why many peo­ple who want a guar­an­tee that the most im­por­tant mo­ments of their lives are well taken care of are choos­ing JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Surabaya. And with Colin Young as the Gen­eral Man­ager, we are very sure that he and his team will de­liver higher than our ex­pec­ta­tion. Talk­ing about wed­dings, the ho­tel has nu­mer­ous wed­ding venues that will suit your dream wed­ding. From a lux­u­ri­ous party in the grandeur of the ho­tel’s ball­room to an in­ti­mate cock­tail party in one of the suites over­look­ing the scenic view of the city. For those who pre­fer to have an al fresco gath­er­ing, the ho­tel swim­ming pool is sim­ply per­fect to host that spe­cial event. We have to say that stay­ing at JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Surabaya is one of (if not) the best ex­pe­ri­ence that we have had. From the com­fort­able suite fit for roy­alty to the gas­tron­omy de­light that is equal to a feast fit for a king, we love ev­ery­thing about the ho­tel. But most of all we love the ser­vice from the heart, and also the at­ten­tion of de­tails that each staff gives to en­sure that you have a mem­o­rable and joy­ful stay just as we did. Whether it be for hon­ey­moon, wed­ding, busi­ness or leisure, JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Surabaya is where sat­is­fac­tion is guar­an­teed. The five-star JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Surabaya is where tra­di­tional hos­pi­tal­ity meets with mod­ern com­fort for an ex­pe­ri­ence like no other. JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Surabaya Jalan Em­bong Malang No. 85-89 Surabaya – In­done­sia Phone. + 62 31 545 8888 www.jw­mar­

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