Type of Project: Hotels
Size: 21.203 m2
Project Team: Jivanesia Pandjaitan, Ivana Liem
Known for its numerous cultural activities and artisans, Yogyakarta is one of the most prominent cities in Java. Located twenty minutes away from Adisutjipto International Airport, the new Marriott Hotel Yogyakarta is the gateway to the historic city’s destinations. The opening of this hotel marked the first full-service, five star Marriott Hotels into the Indonesian market. Being in close proximity from the Malioboro city centre, the 18th-century Keraton Royal Palace, and the 9th-century Borobudur Temple, the hotel boasts a prime location for visitors who want to experience Yogyakarta’s heritage and culture. Marriott Hotel Yogyakarta embodies the contemporary DNA of Marriott Hotels as well as the local identity of Yogyakarta. It is targeted for the new generation of travellers – young professionals and families who seek to experience a resort-feel in the city.
Taking inspirations from the historic architecture site of Taman Sari Water Castle – a royal garden and resting place for the sultanates of Yogyakarta – our design for Marriott Yogyakarta aims to create a resting and relaxing place for the users. One of the most iconic architectural elements of Taman Sari is the staircases, which we translate into design elements through repetitions and layers. The elements can be seen on the column details and accent panels throughout the public areas on the ground floor. We also utilize some weaving elements in the hotel public areas. In conjunction with Marriott’s modern design direction, we accentuate the importance of water element from Taman Sari Water Castle that gives a calming and serene effect to the surrounding.