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Tribute Portfolio™ Debuts In Southeast Asia With The Hermitage, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta

December 19, 2015 Hotel Openings No Comments Email Email

Tribute Portfolio, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., today announced its debut in Indonesia with the opening of The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta.


Owned by PT. Menteng Heritage Realty, the brand’s newest hotel is situated in the heart of Jakarta’s prestigious Menteng district, with service and design that encompass both modernity and a bygone era. The Hermitage is set tointroduce the brand’s Stay Independent vision to Indonesia’s bustling capital, providing SPG members greater access to coveted destinations such as Jakarta.

“We are thrilled to welcome The Hermitage, Jakarta as the first Tribute Portfolio property in Southeast Asia,” said Dave Marr, Global Brand Leader for Tribute Portfolio. “A historic landmark building and now modern hotel, the Hermitage, Jakarta features design touches and intriguing culinary options that truly exemplify the essence of Tribute Portfolio, and will undoubtedly resonate with our SPG members around the world.”

Tribute Portfolio Arrives in Indonesia

The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta occupies a stunning Art Deco structure, with the original building dating back to 1923 as a Dutch Telecommunications office, the Menteng Telefoongebouw. It has been since beautifully restored, with 90 elegant guestrooms and suites that boast high ceilings and large windows, allowing an abundance of natural light to fill the room, as well as stately décor, rich indigenous textiles and plush furniture.

The hotel features four different dining and bar destinations, ranging from locally-inspired rooftop cocktails at La Vue to light fare such as patisseries at the al fresco Courtyard Café. Guests can enjoy luxurious facilities overlooking the glittering Jakarta skyline, including a serene rooftop infinity pool and fitness center. The hotel also provides close to 400 square meters of function space, including an opulent grand ballroom and a versatile meeting room.

The Hermitage, Jakarta offers convenient access to Jakarta’s most intriguing attractions, including the National Museum; the National Monument, a 132-meter-high structure with an observation deck; and Alun Alun, a one-stop shop for Indonesian arts and crafts from a myriad of islands.

We Like What We See

As with all of the brand’s properties, The Hermitage, Jakarta features a noteworthy selection of #ourlikes, a list comprised of distinct moments found at each Tribute Portfolio hotel that illustrate what guests love about “staying independent.” These socially-sourced vignettes go beyond the typical hotel brochure to highlight the secret spots, must-sees and can’t-miss experiences at each Tribute Portfolio property.

The list of #ourlikes for The Hermitage, Jakarta includes:

  • Chandeliers:  These elaborate light fixtures greet you upon arrival at the lobby, heralding back to the glamour of the 1920’s.
  • Basil Smash Cocktail: A tangy and refreshing tropical drink with a dash of spice that can be sipped on while taking in panoramic views of the city at La Vue Bar.
  • Vintage Telephones: These decorative antiques in the reception area that serves as a subtle reminder of the hotel’s early beginnings.
  • The Gramophone:  A playful touch that evokes a romantic setting in the stately Cigar Lounge.
  • Hanging Lights: Whimsical lighting in the Hermitage Lounge that imparts an Old World charm.
  • ‘H’ Artwork in Hot Beverages:  A small design that celebrates the rich coffee culture and reminds guests of the dedicated service in delivering a truly independent experience.

“Jakarta features a historic mix of cultures – Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European – which is embedded in its architecture, language and cuisine,” said Charlie Dang, Regional Vice President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific.  “This hotel perfectly blends these eccentricities and embodies the independent spirit of the brand, bringing old world grandeur and a modern touch to travelers who value one-of-kind hospitality experiences.”

Tribute Portfolio debuted in April 2015 with its first hotel, the Royal Palm South Beach Miami.  In addition to Miami and Jakarta, guests can also enjoy additional Tribute Portfolio hotels in London, UK; Las Vegas, NV; Palm Springs, CA; and Hokkaido, Japan.  The brand will soon open new hotels in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Costa Mesa, CA; Asheville, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Savannah, Georgia; and Charleston, South Carolina. Firmly anchored in the upper upscale category, Tribute Portfolio allows owners of distinct properties to maintain their independent spirit, while benefiting from Starwood’s powerful distribution, loyalty and sales platforms.

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