Slated to Open in Early 2016, The St. Regis Jakarta Will Bring Glamour, Timeless Traditions and Refined Service to a Bustling Metropolis
Jakarta, Indonesia – 08 November 2013 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Rajawali Group, one of the largest investment companies in Indonesia, today announce the groundbreaking of The St. Regis Jakarta in Indonesia’s dynamic capital. Set to open in 2016, the all-suite hotel brings the St. Regis brand’s enduring legacy of uncompromising luxury and sophisticated service to Jakarta, elevating the city’s ultra-luxury hospitality offerings in a mixed-use development.
Located in Jakarta’s central business district along Jalan Gatot Subroto, near Jakarta’s Sudirman Central Business District and the Mega Kuningan area, the integrated 141,000 square meter development encompasses a 124 room hotel, a premium 47-story office tower, and a special food and beverage and retail component. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, who also designed The St. Regis Mexico City, the development joins the architecture firm’s distinguished portfolio, which includes some of the tallest buildings and major urban landmarks around the world. The development will also feature the work of the renowned New York interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud and tropical urban landscape designer Bill Bensley, named by TIME Magazine as one of the top five hospitality designers worldwide.
“As a capital city of one of the world’s most populous countries, urbanization and infrastructure development will continue to play a vital role in furthering growth in Indonesia,” said Darjoto Setyawan, Managing Director, Communications of Rajawali Corpora. “Through this iconic landmark and a global legacy of Starwood and St. Regis, we hope to provide international visitors as well as local connoisseurs with uncompromising services, and ultimately further enhance Jakarta’s reputation as Asia’s strategic business and financial hub.”
This announcement accompanies a 20-year strategic partnership that Rajawali has forged with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, following the recent success of The St. Regis Bali Resort, which has been named among the world’s best hotels by International Hotel Awards and named Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort by World Travel Awards 2011.
“Our extremely successful partnership with Rajawali made The St. Regis Bali Resort one of the world’s best resorts, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to replicate the same success in the capital city of Jakarta,” said Stephen Ho, President, Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to bringing the timeless elegance, rich heritage and refined sophistication of the St. Regis brand to the heart of Jakarta.”
Adding to the hotel’s highly anticipated debut, the commercial office tower is poised to become the premium address for multi-national corporations, local conglomerates, and financial institutions, filling the void in international standard and grade-A commercial facilities. Upon completion, the office tower will be acquired by Singapore-based GIC as part of its real estate portfolio.
“Jakarta requires foreign capital inflow to become a truly international city, and by bringing together the world’s best architects, designers and strategic capital partners, this project allows us to deliver a world class development in Indonesia,” said Shirley Tan, Acting CEO of Rajawali Property Group.