Many anticipated new hotels in Bali and Jakarta

New properties are prospering in the first quarter of 2014. We picked six properties in Bali and Jakarta that are special in terms of concept and style.

WakaGangga
This recently opened resort is located on a dramatic black sand seaside in Tabanan area, just 45 minutes’ drive from Seminyak. Encircling the resort are some of Bali’s most fertile and protected grain fields.
Renowned landscaper, John Pettigrew, has brought the grain fields into the resort and developed privacy around each spacious suite without the need for walls.
The 27 garden and swimming pool villas are equipped with a four-poster mattress, a day bed, desk and outfitting room, finished with timber, tile and stone, high ceilings and abundant natural light. Each has its own unique view of the mountains, grain fields or the ocean.
WakaGangga is the signature resort of the new Waka Hotels and Resorts which also operates the WakaSailing Catamaran, NusaBay in Nusa Lembongan and the already popular WakaLandCruises.
Love F Resort
The construction associated with Love F Hotel is one of the most interesting projects that is currently ongoing in Bali.
The hotel is inspired by the glamorous Farreneheit brand known for their Fashion TELEVISION channel, thus every detail in the property reflects the alluring concept of the particular brand.
With the architecture being handled by the Marques & Jordy design firm of London, guests can expect to see plenty of diamond-shaped objects, as it is the symbol of the F brand. The hotel also features the ‘I Love Fashion’ ladies clothing store and a long reddish carpet in the entrance area.
Legian has been chosen because the location for the hotel; a easy option considering the area is known to end up being one of the most happening places in the island.
Chedi Sakala
Having opened lately to the public, Chedi Sakala ties Grand Aston in offering five-star comfort in the Tanjung Benoa region in Bali. The hotel homes 247 suites and 14 two-bedroom pool villas.
In spite of being a new property, Chedi Sakala is standing on the shoulders of a giant as their main dining place, the Sakala Bali, has already been operating for two years on the hotel’s site. It has also earned quite a reputation for being one of the best fine-dining options in the area thanks to the supervision of executive cooker Frederic Boulay.
Situated at the beachfront of Tanjung Benoa, guests can also witness stunning sunrises that are the trademark scenery of the area every morning. The seaside is home to plenty of water sports activities as well.
Bracha Rentals
Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bali, now Seminyak has a new addition to its already very colorful accommodation options.
Bracha Villas, which contains 15 villas in its compound, premiered in early March.
Located on Jalan Braban, Taman Kerobokan Seminyak, Bracha offers 10 single-bedroom rentals, four two-bedroom villas and one three-bedroom villa — each includes a private swimming pool, living as well as dining region and a private tropical garden.
The property blends traditional architecture with a tropical rustic interior and comes with complete amenities and services such as spacious bathrooms equipped with rainfall showers, a large bathtub and Wi-Fi access. Massage, spa and attractiveness treatment services are also available on guests’ request at an additional charge.
Although the Bracha Villas’ compound isn’t equipped with a cafe or public dining area, butler service is available and all food and beverages ordered will be served privately to guests’ villas. Airport transfer and tour arrangements are required based on demand.
Still in its soft-opening promotional program, Bracha Villa’s price starts from US$225 per evening.
Discovery Resort & Convention Ancol Jakarta
Scheduled to be fully operational in April, Discovery Hotel & Convention Ancol Jakarta (DHCA) nestles in a 24, 602-square-meter site in the heart of Jakarta Bay dealing with the Java Sea.
Owned by PT Marina Ancol Green Hotel since 2011 and managed by Discovery Hotels & Resorts Group — which also runs establishments such as Hotel Borobudur Jakarta and Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel Bali — it was previously known as the Raddin Hotel prior to the group acquiring the property to undergo a massive renovation that included removing the entire inner surface and adding more structure to the existing nine-storey building.
Planning to lure business as well as leisure customers, DHCA offers a modern contemporary style concept and new features for example up to 257 rooms and suites with a starting rate from Rp 1, 800, 000 ($155), a view all-day dining area, more than 10 meeting rooms, a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 1, 800 people and a sky lounge to the ninth floor overlooking the sea. They have also refurbished the existing facilities for example gym, health club, swimming pool, tennis courtroom, spa, kid’s club and purchasing arcades to cater to all guests’ needs.
A complimentary shuttle service traveling to various places can also be available to guests with interesting nearby destinations including Dunia Fantasi amusement park, Ecopark and Ancol Beach Town shopping mall.
The Hermitage
Opening quickly in May, The Hermitage occupies the 1923 art deco building in Menteng, Central Jakarta, which was every Dutch telecommunications office and, over the course of several decades, served various functions from housing the Ministry associated with Education and Culture to as being a campus of Bung Karno University.
Owned by PT Menteng Heritage Realty (a part wholly owned by the Wijaya Wisesa Group) and managed by Paris-based operator GLA Hotels, The Hermitage is a member of The Leading Hotels of the Entire world Ltd., a company headquartered in Nyc, which represents over 430 of the world’s finest hotels and hotels.
As for facilities, the particular nine-storey property boasts 90 areas and suites with a contemporary intrepretation of 1920s heritage style with the opening rate starting from US$233, the brasserie and al fresco restaurant, a bar and wine and cigar room, a rooftop bar on the ninth floor and 4 meeting rooms combined into a pillarless ballroom.
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New properties are flourishing in the first quarter of 2014. We picked six properties in Bali and Jakarta that are unique in terms of concept and style.

WakaGangga
This recently opened resort is located on the dramatic black sand beach in Tabanan area, just 45 minutes’ drive from Seminyak. Surrounding the particular resort are some of Bali’s most fertile and protected rice areas.
Renowned landscaper, Sara Pettigrew, has brought the rice areas into the resort and created privacy around each spacious villa without the need for walls.
The 27 garden and pool rentals are equipped with a four-poster bed, a day bed, desk and dressing area, finished with timber, tile and stone, high ceilings and abundant natural light. Each has its own special view of the mountains, rice areas or the ocean.
WakaGangga is the signature resort of the brand new Waka Hotels and Resorts which also operates the WakaSailing Catamaran, NusaBay in Nusa Lembongan as well as the already popular WakaLandCruises.
Love F Hotel
The construction of Love F Hotel is one of the most interesting tasks that is currently ongoing in Bali.
The hotel can be inspired by the glamorous F brand known for their Fashion TV station, thus every detail in the property demonstrates the alluring concept of the brand.
With the architecture being handled by the Marques & Jordy design firm of London, guests can expect to see plenty of diamond-shaped objects, as it is the symbol of the Farreneheit brand. The hotel also functions the ‘I Love Fashion’ clothing store and a long red carpet in the entrance area.
Legian has been chosen as the place for the hotel; a convenient choice considering the area is known to be probably the most happening places in the island.
Chedi Sakala
Having opened recently towards the public, Chedi Sakala joins Grand Aston in offering five-star comfort in the Tanjung Benoa area in Bali. The hotel houses 247 suites and 14 two-bedroom swimming pool villas.
Despite as being a new property, Chedi Sakala can be standing on the shoulders of a large as their main dining place, the particular Sakala Bali, has already been operating for 2 years on the hotel’s site. They have also earned quite a reputation to be one of the best fine-dining options in the area thanks to the supervision of executive chef Frederic Boulay.
Located on the beachfront of Tanjung Benoa, guests can also witness stunning sunrises that are the trademark scenery of the region every morning. The beach hosts plenty of water sports activities as well.
Bracha Villas
Being one of the most popular holiday destinations in Bali, now Seminyak includes a new addition to its already quite colorful accommodation options.
Bracha Villas, which consists of fifteen villas in its compound, was launched at the begining of March.
Located on Sarana Braban, Taman Kerobokan Seminyak, Bracha offers 10 single-bedroom villas, 4 two-bedroom villas and one three-bedroom suite — each includes a private pool, living as well as dining area plus a private tropical garden.
The property blends traditional architecture using a tropical rustic interior and comes with complete amenities and facilities for example spacious bathrooms equipped with rain showers, a large bathtub and Wi-Fi gain access to. Massage, spa and beauty treatment services are also available upon guests’ request at an additional charge.
Although the Bracha Villas’ compound isn’t equipped with a restaurant or even public dining area, butler company is available and all food and beverages ordered will be served privately to guests’ villas. Airport transfer and visit arrangements are required based on request.
Still in its soft-opening marketing program, Bracha Villa’s rate begins from US$225 per night.
Discovery Hotel & Convention Ancol Jakarta
Scheduled to be fully operational in April, Discovery Hotel & Meeting Ancol Jakarta (DHCA) nestles inside a 24, 602-square-meter site in the heart of Jakarta Bay facing the particular Java Sea.
Possessed by PT Marina Ancol Green Hotel since 2011 and managed by Discovery Hotels & Resorts Group — which also operates establishments such as Hotel Borobudur Jakarta and Discovery Kartika Plaza Resort Bali — it was formerly known as the Raddin Hotel prior to the group obtaining the property to undergo a massive renovation that included removing the entire interior and adding more structure to the existing nine-storey building.
Aiming to lure business as well as leisure customers, DHCA offers a modern contemporary style idea and new features such as up to 257 rooms and suites using a starting rate from Rp one, 800, 000 ($155), an open look at all-day dining area, more than ten meeting rooms, a grand ballroom that may accommodate up to 1, 800 people and a sky lounge on the ninth floor overlooking the sea. It has also refurbished the existing facilities such as fitness center, health club, swimming pool, tennis court, hot tub, kid’s club and shopping arcades to cater to all guests’ needs.
A complimentary shuttle company traveling to various places is also accessible to guests with interesting nearby places including Dunia Fantasi theme park, Ecopark and Ancol Beach City retail center.
The Hermitage
Opening soon in May, The Hermitage occupies a 1923 art deco building in Menteng, Central Jakarta, which was once a Nederlander telecommunications office and, over the course of various decades, served various functions through housing the Ministry of Education and Culture to being a campus of Bung Karno University.
Owned by PT Menteng Heritage Realty (a subsidiary totally owned by the Wijaya Wisesa Group) and managed by Paris-based owner GLA Hotels, The Hermitage is part of The Leading Hotels of the World Limited., a company headquartered in New York, which represents over 430 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts.
As for facilities, the nine-storey property boasts 90 rooms and suites with a contemporary intrepretation associated with 1920s heritage style with an opening rate starting from US$233, a brasserie and al fresco cafe, the bar and wine and stogie room, a rooftop bar to the ninth floor and four meeting rooms combined into a pillarless ballroom.
Read also:
Four luxury hotels with an Indonesian flair
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