Park Hyatt Jakarta

Hotel operator: Park Hyatt
Interior design: Conran and Partners
Furnishings: bespoke designed by Conran and Partners or crafted by Indonesian-based furniture supplier, Saniharto, using native timbers and materials from the region
Photo credits: Himawan Sutanto and Martin Westlake

Every project is conceived individually. This is a foundation shared by Park Hyatt, an international hospitality brand, and the eminent architecture and interior firm Conran and Partners. The shared credo converges in a new luxury hotel in Jakarta, situated on the 19th floor of the 37 floors of the centrally located Land Park Tower. 

“Our concept for Park Hyatt Jakarta focuses on bringing some of the beauty and variety of Indonesia to the city,” says Tina Norden, head of the Conran team that designed the interiors. “Guests staying at Park Hyatt Jakarta may not venture further into Indonesia, even if they do, this will be their starting point. We wanted to give the guests a first glimpse not only of the city but also the country.”

The goal was achieved by exalting local natural resources and craftsmanship brought to a strikingly sophisticated level. The architects worked closely with local craftspeople and suppliers, deftly rendering custom-made furnishings noble with natural local materials, including lava stone, marble, ceramic, wood, and copper.

They offered fresh interpretations of traditional textile motifs and age-old craft techniques. Partition panels and the ceiling recreate the Ikat pattern in the spa’s massage room (also including an outdoor pool, sauna, hydrothermal facilities, and a fitness center). A subtle, bucolic theme makes up the backdrop in the KITA restaurant, featuring hand-painted flora and fauna inspirations.

A color scheme of rich, dark hues moves in a slow gradation from darker colors on the lower floors to lighter, brighter ones on the upper floors. This was inspired by the Indonesian rain forests where light gradually filters in as you climb up from the forest floor. Local woods are dominant throughout – in its 222 rooms and suites as well as its common areas. Most furnishings are custom-made by the Indonesian company Saniharto.

Abundant artworks are spread throughout the hotel, making a powerful impression. In the large, open, plant-lined entrance, the stone sculptured work by the famous sculptor Richard North Lewis ushers guests into the lobby lit by a spectacular glass umbrella chandelier. From this point on, sweeping views of the urban landscape accompany guests throughout every space of the hotel and every moment of their days.