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Heritage Jogjakarta hotel relaunched by Santika

posted Jul 10, 2011, 8:00 PM by Dong Travel   [ updated Jul 10, 2011, 8:04 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]
Ambarrukmo Palace Hotel, a heritage property in Jogjakarta will reopen in November 2011 after undergoing a major renovation. The property will be managed by Santika Indonesia Hotels & Resorts.

While the hotel will retain its original name, it will be operated on the same level as the group’s four-star Santika Premiere brand.

Santika Indonesia Hotels & Resorts corporate promotions manager, Vivi Herlambang, said: “We also have Santika Premiere in Jogjakarta, but both hotels will have different target markets.

“The old Ambarrukmo Palace was well-known among the European and US markets, and hence will target these longhaul markets. Santika Premiere Jogjakarta is popular among the domestic and Asian markets.”

The hotel, which has been closed since 2004, will be opened in phases. The first of which will involve 248 rooms, two restaurants, a lobby lounge, a ballroom, and a swimming pool.

Herlambang, said: “Being the first hotel in Jogjakarta (opened in the 1960s), Ambarrukmo Palace has a long historic glory, and we will try to retain the original concept as much as possible, while adding a classical-modern twist.”

One of the classical characteristics that will be retained is the strong use of black, green and gold colours, historically found in the palaces and homes of Javanese aristocrats.

Pesanggrahan Ambarrukmo, a semi open-air hall next to the hotel that was a residence belonging to Jogjakarta’s Sultan Hamengku Buwono VII in the 19th century, is also being renovated, and will become one of the hotel’s function rooms.

Source: TTGA