W Hotels Worldwide continues Global Expansion with announcement Of W Jakarta

2nd Dec 2011
W Hotels Worldwide continues Global Expansion with announcement Of W Jakarta

Located as part of super-block, Ciputra World Jakarta 2 (CWJ 2), in the heart of Jakarta’s Central Business District, W Jakarta is owned byPT Ciputra Property Tbk (CTRP) through its subsidiary PT Sarananeka Indahpancar (SNIP) and will feature 300 guestrooms.

“Following the opening of W Bali, the expansion into Jakarta is another milestone in bringing the W brand to the world’s most exciting and vibrant cities and resort destinations,” said Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide and Le Méridien. “W Jakarta will offer escape, extravaganza and innovative design in the heart of one of the city’s most vibrant districts, redefining the contemporary lifestyle and bringing a completely new and distinctive experience to the hotel market in Jakarta.”

Founded in 1998 in New York City, W Hotels continues to transform into a global powerhouse. When it opens in 2015, W Jakarta is slated to become the W brand’s twelfth property in the Asia Pacific region, following the 2014 openings of W Beijing and W Shanghai. With more than 13 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach 60 hotels by the end of 2015 in vibrant destinations around the world, from Paris to Bangkok, Singapore to Mumbai, and Milan to Verbier, Switzerland.

“We are delighted to work with Ciputra Group, a visionary developer with 30 years of experience, on this highly anticipated project,” said Chuck Abbott, Regional Vice President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Brunei.  “W Jakarta will change the landscape of Jakarta’s luxurious hotels and will provide guests and locals alike with W’s vibrant signature programming set in a stunning, cutting-edge design environment at the heart of Jakarta’s CBD.”

More than a hotel brand, W Hotels has established itself as an iconic lifestyle brand, offering guests unprecedented insider access to a world of “Wow” through contemporary cool design, fashion, music, nightlife, and entertainment. W Hotels forever changed the hospitality landscape with a series of industry firsts in the past 13 years, including: the transformation of the hotel lobby into the W Living Room experience; the introduction of the W brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever service philosophy; extension of the lifestyle experience into retail through W Hotels the Store; the launch of the W iPhone application, offering more than 55 hours of free, curated music by W’s Global Music Director;  the reinterpretation of the hotel mini-bar into the W “Munchie Box” to present the brand’s lifestyle point of view; the reinvention of the presidential suite into W’s “Extreme Wow” and “Wow” suites; and the transformation of the pool deck into the W Wet Deck, where you can expect nothing but the extraordinary.



Also in Indonesia today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Jakarta.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

Jakarta.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.


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