A CAPITAL MOVE: LANGHAM HOSPITALITY GROUP ANNOUNCES FIRST HOTEL IN JAKARTA
14 November 2013
Langham Hospitality Group announced today an agreement with Agung Sedayu Group to operate The Langham hotel in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Strategically located within the prestigious new complex of District 8 at SCBD (Sudirman Central Business District) with easy access and close proximity to the city's most important financial, cultural and entertainment centres, The Langham, Jakarta is expected to open in 2017.
"The Indonesian capital has long been a key aspiration for Langham Hospitality Group and we have waited a long time to find the perfect opportunity to add to The Langham collection," said Brett Butcher, chief executive officer of Langham Hospitality Group. "The hotel and residences, both of which will bear The Langham name, will be an integral cornerstone in this new super complex of District 8. Together with the owning company Agung Sedayu Group, we look forward to creating a prestigious luxury lifestyle centre that will be a landmark in Jakarta."
Evelina Setiawan, marketing director of Agung Sedayu Group stated, "For more than 30 years, Agung Sedayu has become a trusted developer that is committed to build the best properties and be an inspiration to other developers in Indonesia." Alex Kusuma, chief executive officer of District 8 added, "We are proud and delighted to partner with Langham Hospitality Group to bring the impeccable service standards and unrivalled heritage from Europe's first grand hotel to our capital."
Designed by the Singapore office of Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart (SSRS) – one of the world's top 10 international architectural firms (* Source: Engineering News Record 2007) - The Langham, Jakarta, with 170 well-appointed rooms and 30 suites - will feature classic but elegantly contemporary interiors, with exacting attention to detail, reflective of the brand's heritage as one of the premier grand hotels in Europe.
Starting from 42 square metres to the opulently elegant 327-square metre penthouse, The Langham, Jakarta has a wide range of rooms, studio, one and two bedroom suites to suit business, corporate groups or guests travelling for leisure.
In particular, the suites at The Langham, Jakarta boast some of the best views in the city. Each is meticulously planned and designed to take advantage of the open, unobstructed cityscape of Jakarta's bustling central business district and financial centre
The culinary journey at The Langham, Jakarta will be an odyssey of dining experiences that will suit every discerning palate. A tradition made famous by The Langham more than 148 years ago is the signature afternoon tea served at Palm Court. Modeled after its namesake at The Langham, London which was the first grand hotel to serve this delightful presentation in 1865, the Palm Court at The Langham, Jakarta will set the definitive standard in serving stylish and elegant afternoon teas in the city.
Headlining the other culinary offerings will be T'ang Court, the signature Cantonese restaurant reminiscent of its Michelin-starred counterpart at The Langham, Hong Kong; a sake and sushi bar; and the all-day dining restaurant featuring international cuisine and which may accommodate 120 guests. For those who enjoy a more languidly chic experience, there is the Sky Bar and Lounge, and a poolside bar, all of which will offer guests an appetizing selection of drinks and bite-sized meals. The hotel will also feature a Club Lounge offering complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day and dedicated concierge service
Leisure travelers will enjoy the all-encompassing Chuan Spa that will provide treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophies in a serene, meditative setting. This 670 square meter (7,211 square foot) spa will offer private treatment rooms as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool.
As the perfect setting for society weddings, high-level conferences, special social events and luxury product launches, The Langham, Jakarta will showcase more than 2,100 square meters (22,600 square foot) of flexible space, including a magnificent 900-square meter (9,680 square foot) ballroom that is divisible by two, along with an additional 11 meeting rooms.
Complementing the hotel will be The Langham Residences with 57 luxuriously-appointed apartments set over 19 floors in the same tower. Also due for completion in 2017, the residences will feature generous space design, the largest and most exclusive of which is The Presidential Langham; which promises a magnificent view of the city, elegantly-designed bedrooms and private elevator access from the lobby or car park.
About Agung Sedayu Group
Agung Sedayu Group is Indonesia's leading property developer, with prime retail, commercial and residential properties in its portfolio. With over three decades' experience in the industry, Agung Sedayu Group's mission is to develop qualified property product with efficiency and punctuality, with its goal in becoming the most trusted property developer and the market leader in Indonesia. For more information, visit www.agungsedayu.com.
About Langham Hospitality Group
As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands which include hotels, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents. The Group currently owns and/or manages 21 hotels under The Langham, Langham Place, Eaton and 88 Xintiandi brands with more than 30 hotel projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from China through Asia and India to the Middle East. For reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com.