Everybody’s Talking About The New Club In Town
Published 30 May 2012
Shogroup is spreading its corporate leisure wings to Jakarta.
James Wynne from Shogroup and operator of Canggu Club since 2008, sat down with FRV Travel to tell us about a new project they are now involved in with the Lippo Group in the new Kemang Village in Jakarta, where they are constructing as many as seven residential towers, a huge shopping mall, office buildings, and a five-star hotel. In the centre of this “mini city” will be located the new Kemang Country Club, which will be located above the huge shopping mall in the centre of Kemang Village and immediately surrounded by five residential towers and the new JW Marriot. “The site is jaw dropping,” says James, “and they have asked my company to enter into a joint venture with them to operate the Club.” The surroundings of the Kemang Village and Country Club have been designed by Bill Bensley, and the Club will be able to cater to thousands of members. “The Club is absolutely enormous and they are not holding back on cost or facilities, he enthuses. “The entire development is based on integration and the facilities at the Club are mind blowing.” The Club structure is complete and over the past four months they have been tweaking the final list of facilities with the architects in order to ensure that the concept fits the market and that they are mapped out correctly. “Lippo are fantastic to work with and they do not leave anything to chance,” adds James. It is estimated that the new Kemang Country Club will be open at the end of the year.