The Jakarta Post
The model apartment at the Residences at The St Regis Jakarta. Alexandra Champalimaud will design the St. Regis Jakarta hotel. (J+/Dennie Ramon)
Luxury apartments are always in demand in Jakarta, especially for business owners who have offices in the city. The sight of construction projects in different parts of Jakarta is therefore common.
An upcoming luxury apartment that is now under construction in the capital is The Residences at the St. Regis Jakarta. It is located at the former site of Regent Hotel Jakarta, which later became Four Seasons Hotel in Setiabudi area, South Jakarta, but ceased operation in 2014 (the new Four Seasons Jakarta opens in 2016 in the Gatot Subroto area).
Following a visit to the location, The Jakarta Post was informed that the main building would become a hotel, namely the St. Regis Jakarta Hotel, while a new tower would be added to accommodate the apartments.
The hotel, apartment and office tower would become part of a mixed-use development called Rajawali Place.
A model apartment at the future hotel site mimics a 357 square meter "typical" apartment, featuring three bedrooms including a master bedroom at the corner that would have quite an expansive city view. The apartment also features a living room, a balcony, a pantry that looks inviting for intimate mealtimes, a dining room for more formal occasions and a kitchen at the service area.
Recently, The Residences at the St. Regis Jakarta received accolades from the fourth annual PropertyGuru Indonesian Property Awards. The property, although still under construction, was awarded Best Luxury Condo Development in the Development category, and Best Condo Development in the Best of Indonesia category.
Bagus Adikusumo, senior director of Colliers International and panel judge of PropertyGuru Indonesian Property Awards, said in a press conference that the award was expected to inspire other property developers to deliver the best quality possible.
The Residences at the St. Regis Jakarta itself was considered eligible for the awards as its construction was on schedule, slated to be ready in 2020.
Swanny Hendrarta, head of the sales and marketing division of Rajawali Property Group, said in the press conference that the property had also conducted its corporate social responsibility programs, which include providing new machinery for the nearby Setiabudi reservoir to deal with its odor and contribute to revitalization of the surrounding environment. This also answers questions that may arise on how the property would anticipate risk of flood similar to that of 2002 on the former Regent Hotel premises.
Joining a small circle of luxury apartments in Jakarta that include, for instance, Dharmawangsa Residences, Pakubuwono Signature and Keraton Residences, The Residences at the St. Regis Jakarta boasts the concept of a house in a high-rise.
“It is a residential area with a vertical concept, adopting what a house on the ground offers,” said Swanny, implying that although high-rise residences are generally synonymous with limited space, the property is designed to accommodate such features as a swimming pool, a garden, a private dining space for up to 20 people and a beauty salon.
Limited to only around 200 apartments in the building, The Residences at the St. Regis Jakarta ensures that creating spacious homes for its residents is not impossible. (mut)