Tag Archives: Hospitality

Yello Hotel Jemursari, Surabaya

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The Colour Says Hello

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono & Yello Hotel Doc.

The identity of Surabaya as a business hub has shaped the character of its residents in a serious cast. Slowly, however, this attitude is shifting, as a younger generation emerges and the internet fosters a fresher dynamic in the city’s daily life. One example of this is the pioneering choice of Tauzia Hotel Management to launch in Surabaya its first Yello offering, introducing the concept of chic, fresh and spirited accommodations, with the opening of the Yello Hotel Jemursari Surabaya.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (77thEdition) in 2016.

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Villa Kerasan, Bali

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A Place to Call Home

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Villa Kerasan Doc.

Staying at a holiday haven in Bali that offers a comfortable stay amidst a scenic and serene surrounding is a luxury sought after by most. One of the most popular destinations in the island, Ubud beguiles visitors with its verdant terrain, spiritual atmosphere and relaxing tranquility. Earning its place as one of the best places to stay in Ubud is Villa Kerasan, a villa designed with the comfort and functionality of a home.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (76thEdition) in 2016.

Interview: Garth Simmons from AccorHotels

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Striving for Excellence

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono and AccorHotels Doc.

Since joining AccorHotels in 2007, he has occupied strategic positions in the business, including becoming the senior vice president in New Zealand, Pacific Island and Japan, and more recently Chief Operating Officer in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. His ability to maintain strong relations with owners and key tourism partners has made him one of the most revered leaders in the industry with an excellent 30-year reputation to boot. Garth Simmons talks about his tricks of the trade and opinions about the hospitality world in these three Southeast Asian countries, where AccorHotels has developed more than 130 hotels despite the tight competition.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (76thEdition) in 2016.

The Shalimar Boutique Hotel, Malang

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A Fragment of Historical Treasure

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono

Looking back in time can provide us with a rich source of ideas and inspiration which remain relevant today. The design world has a great respect for heritage buildings, including those found in Indonesia, a country rich through the amalgamation of diverse cultures, both local and international. One example of a heritage building that has been kept intact, albeit serving different functions over the years —from a community center to an office, before finally being turned into a hotel— is The Shalimar Boutique Hotel in the city of Malang. Featuring a remarkable design with a strong Dutch colonial touch, just like the original structure, the hotel has been renovated and rearranged in a combination of Peranakan and Javanese styles in order to provide guests with a traditional sense of luxury and comfort.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (76thEdition) in 2016.

W Villa, Tretes

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All the Hills and Vales Along

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Chendra Cahyadi

The combination of outstanding innovative design and a breathtaking landscape creates an air of pure luxury and sophistication. This description aptly befits a sumptuous new villa perched majestically on a hilltop, W Villa. Located in the highlands of Tretes, the villa offers a beauty unlike anything else and coupled with a strong spiritual charm it looks, feels, and smells even sweeter than the lines of pine trees which surround the house.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (73rd Edition) in 2016.

Maya Sanur Resort & Spa, Bali

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Hills by the Sea

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono & Maya Sanur Resort & Spa Doc.

Long before other beaches in Bali became famous as tourist destinations, Sanur was already established as a sought after holiday spot as long ago as the 1930’s. The name became even more alluring when a Belgian painter, A.J. Le Mayeur, decided to call Sanur his home and lived there with his wife from 1937. Sanur’s 3 km stretch of sandy beach that faces east towards Nusa Penida Island is a key part of its charm where every morning visitors are treated to a dramatic Bali sunrise. Maya Sanur Resort & Spa is the latest offering in Sanur’s leisure portfolio that capitalizes on its seaside beauty. Setting itself apart from the rows of 5-star beachfront resorts in the area, this property flawlessly applies the eco-friendly concepts both in philosophy and function throughout its hill-like setting.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (71st Edition) in 2015.

New World Grand Bali Resort, Bali

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New Landmark Resort Destination

Story By Anton Adianto | Photo By New World Grand Bali Resort

Despite the sluggish economic conditions in the country, the development of the hospitality industry in Indonesia never seems to slow down, especially in Bali. The combination of spectacular natural beauty, strong culture and tradition, an amazing spread of culinary offerings and warm, welcoming people has made the Island of the Gods an exotic holiday destination that is hard to beat anywhere in the world. PT Mugie Bali Indah, in collaboration with New World Hotels & Resort, one of the brands of the Rosewood Hotel Group, saw a great potential in the 5-star resort sector in the island and has recently started working on the New World Grand Bali Resort which is set to be opened in 2017.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (71st Edition) in 2015.