The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta has been preserved as a work of  cultural heritage by the city government.

The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Menteng. Photo courtesy of The Hermitage/NOW!JAKARTA

Throwback to the ‘20’s
When we wonder what Jakarta was like during the 1920s, it’s hard to locate a building constructed during the period. In the middle of Jakarta’s prestigious district, Menteng, however, is a stunning neoclassical building that serves to reconstruct what architecture was like during the time. The building functions as a hotel – The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta. The building has been preserved as a work of  cultural heritage by the city government.

The Hermitage's Lobby combines colonial and classic design.

Jasin Tedjasukmana is the man behind the intricate  detail seen in  of The Hermitage Jakarta. “We wanted to preserve the original character of the Dutch East Indies building built in the 1920’s,” he said. The Art Deco style and neoclassical design blend with the original building which was the Telefoongebouw, the Dutch Telecommunication office. The building was later used by the Ministry of Education & Culture and the Soekarno Education Foundation before being part of Marriott International as the family of the Tribute Portfolio Hotel.

Batavia Presidential Suite Living Room. 
Mezzanine Stairs.

Part of a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
The Hermitage features 90 elegant guestrooms and suites. Combined with exclusive guest amenities, elegant furniture and plush bedding, the hotel is a unique space in the middle of the capital city. Under Marriott Premium Distinctive Brand, The Hermitage Jakarta is the first Tribute Portfolio Hotel in South East Asia.

L'Avenue Restaurant.

The Hermitage Jakarta features four well-appointed dining and bar venues including Classy L’Avenue Restaurant and Hermitage Lounge ,Cigar Room and Courtyard Café with a casual atmosphere, and La Vue – an urban style Bar situated at the rooftop with an unobstructed 360-degree panoramic view of Jakarta.

Both international and authentic Indonesian cuisine as well as fusion cuisine are prepared by the culinary team. Nasi Goreng Sambal Matah, Spaghetti Sambal Matah and Soto Betawi are among the favourites. Another favorite is the afternoon tea with a choice of international or authentic Indonesian Jajanan Pasar to enjoy in Courtyard or Hermitage Lounge. Sip tea and spend the evening at rooftop glass restaurant – Courtyard Café, or in cozy Hermitage Lounge will conclude your day perfectly.

Courtyard Cafe.
La Vue Rooftop Bar. 

The hotel also offers you an exceptional lifestyle experience with a Gym and infinity Swimming Pool located at the rooftop. For relaxation and meditation, the hotel features Spa that offers the finest body relaxation from traditional Balinese Boreh Wrap to Heated Oiled Stone.

The Hermitage allows you to discover, travel and roam around various local attractions surrounding the property. The antique art market at Jalan Surabaya Antique Art Market is only a minute away stroll from hotel. As the hotel is set in Menteng, it is conveniently connected with toward governmental offices Jalan Medan Merdeka area and embassies. Moreover, it is close to Jalan Sudirman, Jalan Thamrin and world class shopping malls. For the historical fans, museums and old town area in Kota Tua are also easy to visit.

Host Events
The colonial style building and art elements bring a unique ambience to host any kind of event. Featuring four meeting rooms named Bandung, Surabaya, Cilacap, and Semarang, these rooms can be opened up into one pillar-free ballroom can accommodate up to 300 people for events like corporate gatherings  to wedding events. Along with natural light by day or under stunning chandeliers in the evening, the ballroom is one unspoiled venue with a heritage and luxurious touch. Each meeting room can accommodate up to 50 guests in theatre style or 60 people in cocktail style.

Menteng Meeting Room at The Hermitage Jakarta.
Meeting Roundtable Setup.

For more intimate events like baby showers, wedding receptions, birthday celebrations, baby showers or small family gatherings, the Courtyard Café is one option that one cannot refuse. The glass roof and hanging garden transforms the Courtyard Café into a venue with 1920’s brick floor and all-heritage touch of art deco style. All you need to do is create a list of your wishes and let the staff make your dreams come true.

Visit, stay or dine at the hotel. Let the staff take you on a journey through time and experience 21st century living in the early 20th century era.

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