The Hotel Where Art Lives: Pullman Jakarta Central Park
Published 01 June 2012
For the last few years, Jakarta has been transforming itself into a new town with many new restaurants, malls, apartments, hotels and infrastructure developments. Pullman Jakarta Central Park hotel is just one of the latest additions.
Text by Erza S.T.
Located within the recently built Podomoro City Super Block in West Jakarta, the Pullman Jakarta Central Park Hotel combines mall, hotel and apartment into one establishment. Not your typical business hotel, it adopts a crossover concept between modern museum and a designer space and is the first hotel in Indonesia with the concept known as ‘industrial raw’. The word ‘contemporary’ will immediately come to mind once you arrive in the spacious and high-ceilinged white lobby, where a red wire statue in the form of a man is climbing the metal background of the reception known as ‘The Climber in Red’, by Ode.
After checking in, we were guided through a long, high hall surrounded with more stunning Indonesian artworks including an array of blue baby statues with red apples on their head skipping rope by Arlan Kamil, which stood juxtaposed against two large paintings carrying a similar childhood theme. They don’t only use the artworks as decoration but also to allow the art to come alive and become at one with the building. It is refreshing to see such hotel designs in Jakarta.
I walked to the room with high anticipation and our expectations were justly fulfilled. Of all six-room types, we experienced the Executive Suite. Following the hotel’s general theme the suite also features a contemporary art design; a combination of grey tones and rich woods, with stylish furniture creating a subtle ambience. However, the most stunning feature of the room was the transparent glass shower located in the middle of the room. It is a very sexy feature and adds voyeuristic feel to the experience. This will excite newlyweds, but will definitely not suit business colleagues who happen to be sharing a room, but I don’t suppose they would staying in the Suite in any case.
Pullman Jakarta Central Park hotel also has many great facilities such as a spa featuring a Turkish hammam and a Vichy shower, an outdoor swimming pool with a sunbathing terrace, a Zen rooftop garden, and a playful chill out space to relax where you can enjoy the latest Nintendo Wii games.
As one of the latest hotel establishments in town, Pullman Jakarta Central Park hotel offers not only accommodation but also a one-stop entertainment venue. So, whether you are here to admire the art collection or just to enjoy the facilities, this hotel will definitely meet your needs.
Pullman Jakarta Central Park
Tel: +62 21 2920 0088