Alila SCBD Jakarta is ready to make its debut on February 6th.
Located right next door to the Indonesia Stock Exchange, the five-star hotel is a haven of hip and contemporary sophistication encompassing 227 stylish studios and suites, innovative event spaces, an outdoor pool, gym and Spa Alila.
Alila SCBD stands out from the crowd with its unique design architecture, the work of Bangkok-based IAW.
The design was inspired by the irregular, boot-like shape of the site, resulting in a long podium and a diamond-shaped tower.
The hotel’s striking façade features a unique overlapping pattern of aluminium sticks and canopies, creating lines and shadows and a sense of illusion for passers-by.
The dynamic shape of the building accords guest rooms in many different configurations, all with stunning picture windows, indulgent bathrooms and designer mod cons.
Alila SCBD’s sophisticated minimalist interiors are intertwined with original art works specially commissioned for this cool urban retreat.
Outside the entrance to the hotel, guests are greeted by the Orbital of Joy, a large wall-mounted work of art created by Yogyakarta-based art duo Indieguerillas.
The circular orbital shape of this contemporary piece represents a continuous cycle or journey.
The six characters that make up the piece represent travellers on their own personal journeys.
Stepping inside the hotel’s large living room-styled lobby reveals a dramatic art installation titled ‘Birds, Bats and Butterflies’, created by Australian-born architect and artist Richard Hassell, co-founder of the award-winning WOHA Architects.
It comprises a series of three-dimensional bird, bat and butterfly shaped aluminium tiles in different sizes, ranging from 80cm to 400cm, mounted on the wall or suspended from the ceiling.