Published on : Friday, September 30, 2016
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta has opened at an all-new location, a centrepiece 20-story tower situated within the award-winning Capital Place development in the heart of Jakarta’s commerce, entertainment and financial district.
The international collaboration between architect César Pelli, interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud and landscape architect Bill Bensley has delivered a sublime, modern design masterpiece in the dynamic, fast-paced metropolis of Jakarta.
The light-filled modern building containing Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta represents a new landmark of contemporary architecture by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. The development is inspired by the Indonesian principles of transparency, connecting interior and exterior and figuratively representing the waves flowing around the Indonesian archipelago. Large, light-filled spaces and a focus on design detail create an ultramodern, fabulously chic environment for the new Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta.
The interior spaces of the Hotel have been curated by renowned New York-based interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud. A member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame, Champalimaud has created a journey of discovery as guests venture from restaurants and bars, to the library, society salons and drawing rooms, creating something in between a museum and a modern theatre experience in each of the venues, and maintaining a delicate balance of history and momentousness, coupled with modernity, elebration and surprise.
Within the Hotel’s highly urban environment, internationally acclaimed landscape architect Bill Bensley has created lush, thoughtful outdoor spaces that seamlessly integrate with the opulent interiors and are destined to be forever talked about. Bensley’s philosophy is never to do the expected, never repeat and to never form an identifiable modus operandi or style. Each project creates a tone and experiments with new languages of form. The fifth-floor hosts the outdoor swimming pool and pool bar, both a visual surprise featuring 19th century French Art Deco architectural details. Rich paving and pool tiling, hanging daybeds, intricate trellis seating areas, bespoke pool chaises, carved stone fire torches and deco bronze sculptures feature, while bold textured plants including date palms, large leaf alocasias and fragrant frangipanis complement the audacious architectural elements.