Being Marriott flagship premium brand’s first hotel in Indonesia, the 347-room Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel is fast becoming popular due to it being the ‘newest kid on the block’ with the latest state-of-the-art mod cons, delightful gastronomic options, and exceptionally attentive staff. The hotel is also connected to Hartono Lifestyle Mall, the biggest shopping mall in Yogyakarta and even in Central Java.
Below are the points that make Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel a brilliant place to stay…
1. The design of the hotel is brilliantly streamlined
The hotel’s design purposely removes any form of barrier or friction yet remain respectful towards guests’ need for personal space. Its public spaces and rooms are clutter-free, fuss-free, free-flowing, bright, airy, Zen-like and downright efficient. Guests should also have fun trying to search for the Kawung batik motifs that discreetly appear throughout the hotel, which give the hotel a strong sense of place since Yogyakarta is renowned for its distinctive batik designs and handicrafts.
2. The rooms are spacious, bright, smart and homey
The rooms at Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel employ the ‘Marriott Modern’ style, which balances utility with refinement. The size of the hotel’s smallest room is 40 metres squared, making it one of the most spacious in the city. Each room receives ample natural light due to the expansive floor-to-ceiling window. Each room also has several multi-standard socket plug points placed at different corners of the room, a boon for international travellers.
The room’s over-sized bathroom has sliding doors that run perpendicularly on both sides that meet at a corner when closed, allowing guests to easily expose or conceal the bathroom as much as they want. The bed, which is the highlight of the room, is ultra-comfortable. Each room that has king-sized bed also comes with highly useful extra-long daybed. Turndown service is provided to each room every evening.
3. Dining at the hotel is memorable
The hotel’s vibrant all-day dining outlet Yogyakarta Kitchen serves impressive buffet spread comprising local, Asian and Western-inspired fare. For breakfast, guests should order steak and eggs on skillet, which is the outlet’s signature, only available at Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel. For lunch, health-conscious guests may opt for the wholesome pan-seared sea bass, while foodies will love the restaurant’s grilled red snapper that accompanies the customary plate of rice and vegetables. Yogyakarta Kitchen also offers buffet dinner on daily basis at IDR140,000++ per person during weekdays and IDR190,000++ during weekends, definitely value-for-money.
Guests who prefer to elevate their dining experience should dine at the chic yet casual Taman Sari Bar & Grill restaurant on Level 2 to savour Mediterranean and fusion ala carte menu, particularly prime grilled meat.
For imbibing, guests should head to The Lounge, a sleek and tony space next to the reception, ideal for meetings and discussions over refreshing beverages, especially innovative mocktails and cocktails.
4. Facilities are top-notch
Guests who love taking a dip should head to the hotel’s swimming pool situated on Level 2. Those who prefer to keep fit while remaining dry can head to the hotel’s fitness centre, also on Level 2, which boasts new equipment.
Once guests have enough of swimming or working out, they could then head to Quan Spa, where guests should try the signature 60-minute Traditional Javanese massage using jasmine-based oils, characterised by long strokes and deep pressure that penetrate deep into the muscles, bones and nerves. The massage can then be followed by a scrub using jasmine-based mousse-like compound that absorbs fast into the skin to remove impurities.
Another facility that guests are sure to appreciate is the hotel’s fast Wi-Fi connectivity made available throughout the property.
5. The hotel is MICE-ready
Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel has set up the largest pillarless ballroom in the province totalling 1,870 metres squared, including eight meeting rooms and several pre-function areas for guests to host business rendezvous or intimate functions, making it the place of choice for large scale meetings and conferences, including memorable weddings.