After years of anticipation, The Langham, Jakarta opened its doors on 9 September 2021 in Indonesia’s capital city as the new leading ultra-luxury hotel and lifestyle destination. The stylish and contemporary 65-storey hotel is strategically located within the new prestigious complex of District 8 at SCBD (Sudirman Central Business District) in close proximity to the city’s most important financial, cultural and entertainment centres.
“The opening of this beautiful hotel in Jakarta is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to delivering the very best product, facilities and service in this international gateway city,” said Brett Butcher, chief executive officer of Langham Hospitality Group. “Partnering with Indonesia’s premier developer Agung Sedayu Group, we have been able to create something truly remarkable to welcome our guests to one of the very best hotels in the world. We are taking luxury to new heights and I couldn’t be prouder to include The Langham, Jakarta in our collection.”
Designed by the Singapore-based Smallwood Reynolds Stewart Stewart (SRSS), The Langham, Jakarta embodies classical design elements, effortlessly fusing glamour with urban sophistication.
Upon entering the arrival lobby on the ground floor, all eyes will be drawn towards the magnificent chandelier depicting 3,000 fluttering crystal butterflies, some of which are suspended by intricate wirework. Titled “Haven” by Lasvit, the renowned designers of dazzling bespoke light installations from the Czech Republic, the chandelier takes its inspiration from the Indonesian rainforests where butterflies fly freely thereby creating an ethereal aesthetic in the remarkable space. The elaborate construct of Haven is evident in the beautiful champagne-coloured lattice that is reminiscent of a Monarch butterfly’s wings.
On the 62nd floor at the Sky Lobby, a second but no less dramatic 10-meter high chandelier also by Lasvit commands the attention and admiration of the guests. All other senses will be mesmerized by the curated collection of art throughout the hotel showcasing the finest works from Indonesian artists, painters and photographers which include John Martono, Hanafi, Jumaldi Alfi, Jay Subyakto, and Chaerul Umam.
The Langham features 223 guest rooms with majestic floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views of the city, state of the art in-room entertainment complemented by smart technology, opulent marble bathrooms featuring rain showers and freestanding soaking bathtubs.
Poised to be highly sought after by luxury aficionados, the elegantly appointed 336-square meter Presidential Suite features a spacious living room and dining area ornamented with contemporary furnishings. The dominant use of the highest-quality materials and craftsmanship is evident from the intricate wall panels, sculptures, paintings and timeless artefacts that tastefully adorn each room.
Other highlights of the impressive suite include an Italian-marble bathroom with an oversized bathtub, twin vanities and separate spa bath, bespoke amenities and an outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the city. Fitness enthusiasts may make full use of the in-suite gym with a trainer on demand for private sessions; attending to the guests’ every whim with personalized yet discreet service is a dedicated 24-hour on-call butler service.
The Langham Club lounge at the hotel’s 59th floor is designed as a sanctuary for guests who prefer a discerning level of comfort with panoramic and unobstructed views of Jakarta. The Club lounge will offer complimentary food and beverage presentations and will feature a writer’s corner, a reading library and private arrival and departure facilities with dedicated butlers for personalized service.
The Langham, Jakarta features exceptional celebrity restaurant partnerships that include Tom’s by Tom Aikens, the culinary maestro who has guided his restaurants to accolades by the Michelin Guide. Located on the 62nd floor of the hotel, the European restaurant features Italian mosaic flooring by Sicis, Knoll chairs, leather upholstered benches, old-world chandeliers and floor to ceiling windows, showcasing spectacular views of Jakarta’s skyline from the Sudirman Central Business District.
Tom’s is a project close to the hearts of both The Langham, Jakarta and Tom Aikens. Growing up with his father who is a French wine merchant, Aikens spent significant amounts of time experiencing French cuisine and culture. He further refined his craft under the tutelage of Pierre Koffmann and Joel Robuchon, and was the youngest chef who achieved two Michelin stars at 26 years old.
The style of cuisine at Tom’s is British and French-influenced and prepared simply, using the best seasonal quality produce. The Marrone open kitchen will showcase the lively service process, the Himalayan salt-dry meat lockers will age the best quality beef; the wood-fired grill will layer complexity into any simple flavour; the épicerie like shelves will offer a wide variety of charcuterie and cheeses along with wide selections of wine.
“At Tom’s, the produce is the hero. We are celebrating flavours and harmonising taste and texture, working with the world’s best meat, imported or dry aged to perfection in-house, along with poultry and seasonal seafood prepared and cooked “on the bone” which is a superior method of cooking,” said Aikens.
Tom will also introduce European nostalgia to the Jakarta dining scene with a highly styled à la carte Gueridon service of meat carvings, burrata and various desserts. Champagnes and cocktails will also be presented and prepared for guests at the table.
The burrata trolley will be stocked with the finest cheese from Puglia, complete with fresh garnishes and accompaniments. On weekends, there will be roast beef that is carved at the table, thereby ensuring a personalized level of culinary service for the guests. Seasonal seafood towers made up of the freshest seafood sourced from sustainable fisheries are changed daily or weekly dependent on the availability of the freshest produce, which will also be a focal dish on the dining table.
Tom’s also features a mezzanine lounge that overlooks the restaurant with circular steel stairs connected to the cosy wooden-clad bar which specialises in the largest and most varied whiskey selection in Jakarta.
Tom’s at The Langham, Jakarta will be helmed by Executive Sous Chef, Giles Langford. Chef Langford, who was trained by Aikens, initially studied Agriculture and Horticulture but revealed a passion for food and travel, mixed with a fondness of an organic kitchen and a love for modern-classical French cuisine and Italian gastronomy. He will also create a rooftop eco-garden at the hotel where the freshly grown herbs will be used solely at the restaurant.
Gaylord Lamy, general manager of The Langham, Jakarta said, “We are looking forward to unveil the city’s highly anticipated restaurant opening to the world after years of meticulous planning and working closely with the Tom Aikens team to craft and project the culinary vision into reality.”
“Set to elevate dining experiences in Jakarta, Tom’s is spacious yet intimate, and will be one of the most fascinating gastronomic ventures and social gathering places when it opens,” added Lamy.
Other stellar culinary offerings will make their debuts in Southeast Asia at The Langham, Jakarta, such as T’ang Court, inspired by its 3-Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant namesake at The Langham, Hong Kong, and Morimoto by world-renowned Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto from New York City, which will satiate gourmands with haute Japanese cuisine.
The Langham, London was the first hotel that served afternoon tea in 1865 and since then, guests continue to cherish this afternoon indulgence at all The Langham hotels around the world. In Jakarta, The Langham’s afternoon tea legacy continues at Alice where guests may bask in the beautiful environs at the grand dining emporium. And for those familiar with the Artesian at The Langham, London – recognized as the World’s Best Bar for several years – will be delighted to know that its latest outpost will be at the dazzling rooftop of The Langham, Jakarta.
For those seeking a respite and needing a recharge of the body and mind, Chuan Spa will provide treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophies in a serene, meditative setting. The 670-square-metre (7,211 square foot) spa will offer private treatment rooms as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre and Jakarta’s highest indoor infinity pool with spectacular views of the city.
The Langham, Jakarta will be the new iconic venue for social events, weddings, high-level conferences and luxury product launches. Showcasing more than 2,100 square meters of flexible space, including a magnificent 688 square meter ballroom and a beautiful outdoor garden, there are an additional 11 meeting rooms that may be configured for events requiring different capacities.
To be one of the first guests to experience this remarkable hotel and its stellar services and facilities, The Langham, Jakarta is celebrating its opening with a special offer. For more information and to make a reservation, visit https://www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/jakarta/.
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