Waldorf Astoria signs up for Jakarta property

Waldorf Astoria signs up for Jakarta property

Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a new management agreement with PT Putragaya Wahana to introduce the Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Resorts property in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Scheduled to open in 2018, the 181-key Waldorf Astoria Jakarta will be the second property of the legendary luxury brand’s portfolio in Indonesia.

“This announcement underlines Waldorf Astoria’s commitment to strengthening and expanding our growing portfolio of landmark properties in key destinations around the world,” said John Vanderslice, global head, luxury brands, Hilton Worldwide. 

“Waldorf Astoria has become the luxury hotel brand for defining unforgettable experiences for discerning travellers. 

“Guests of Waldorf Astoria Jakarta can expect to receive True Waldorf Service resulting in a truly luxurious experience.”

Designed to raise the level of the luxury hospitality experience to new heights, Waldorf Astoria Jakarta will be located along Jalan M.H. Thamrin road in the heart of the central business district and is approximately 32 kilometres away from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

Well served by major roadways, the hotel’s immediate vicinity is home to country headquarters of multinational corporations, government offices and embassies and is an ideal environment for corporate travellers to conduct business. 

In addition, the hotel offers direct access to the city’s transportation network as well as convenient access to restaurants and shopping by car.

The hotel’s prime location also offers excellent accessibility to the city’s finest dining places, tourist landmarks, entertainment venues as well as popular shopping malls including Plaza Indonesia, Grand Indonesia and Thamrin City for leisure travellers.

“Opening a Waldorf Astoria hotel in a cosmopolitan capital city such as Jakarta will augment the brand’s awareness in Southeast Asia and pave the way for future landmark projects in the region,” said Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. 

“We are pleased to be working with an established partner like PT. Putranagaya Wahana to introduce our trademark of luxury to Jakarta.”

Currently set to be the tallest hotel in the city and built as a 74-story mixed-use development, Waldorf Astoria Jakarta will join the icons of the bustling city’s skyline with its striking architecture by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. 

The hotel will offer 181 exquisite, well-appointed guest rooms and suites sized at 60 square metres. 

Reflecting the brand’s astute sophistication and prestige, Waldorf Astoria Jakarta will delight guests with the finest culinary experiences at its all-day dining restaurant, speciality restaurant, destination bar and the signature Peacock Alley lobby lounge.

The hotel will also host exclusive meetings and events within its 2,000 square-metre ballroom, several state-of-the-art meeting rooms and a business centre. 

A stunning outdoor pool, health club and spa as well as a library lounge will also be part of Waldorf Astoria Jakarta’s inspirational environment.

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is the country’s most prominent economic, cultural and political centre. 

As Indonesia’s main gateway, Jakarta has a well-established network of air transportation with an increasing number of international airlines and domestic flights serving the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. 

The city is the base of Indonesia’s central government and ministries as well as representative offices of international political organisations including Asian Development Bank, United Nations and World Bank.