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Kosenda Hotel

Asian design influences collide with mid-century modern aesthetics in this new hotel set in the heart of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kosenda Hotel


BY

24 September, 2013


Designed by Indonesian-based architecture firm TonTon Studio, Kosenda Hotel is an eight-storey building that rises out of the ground as a pair of striking shards, with diamond-shaped features inspired by Jakarta’s ethnic Betawi tribe houses.

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Inside, the contemporary spaces are conceived by Domisilium Studio to reflect founder Ruben Kosenda’s love for travel, design and art.

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“For many years I dreamt of opening a design hotel in the heart of Jakarta,” says Ruben, “A hotel filled with character and individuality, with sensible spaces and innovative cuisine. I wanted to create an experience that was understated and relaxed with a modern edge.”

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The hotel features iconic mid-century modern furniture alongside Indonesian artworks, and a diverse range of collectibles from Indonesia and around the world.

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An eight-storey feature wall made entirely from solid teak wood offcuts stands in the centre of the hotel. A humorous mural by local artist Sanchia T. Hamidjaja depicting life in present day Jakarta can be viewed on the lower levels, while art by Triyadi Guntur Wiratmo line the corridors and tell the stories and history of the city. Attention has also been given to incorporating custom lighting, aromas and music.

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All 60 rooms come with bespoke products such as kimonos, laundry bags and batik sandals, which are handmade by Precious One – a foundation that empowers disabled people – using scrap material from textile manufacturers.

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Guests can also enjoy Peranakan cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, Waha Kitchen, headed by Sydney and Melbourne restaurateur Stewart Gan, and take in views of the city at the hotel’s rooftop bar and garden terrace.

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Kosenda Hotel is located on Wahid Hasyim Road, near Jakarta’s business and shopping district. Visit kosendahotel.com for more information.


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