The Langham, Jakarta
The client wanted a design that would appeal to the high-end market and aspirational clientele in Jakarta. As in Haikou, a strong sense of place was needed. The more opulent styling for a Jakarta clientele was contrary to the Operator’s more classically English pared-back design expectations and our challenge was to meld these two styles together into a cohesive design.
Our design for the hotel uses a classically ‘Langham’ white panelling backdrop but with more contemporary elements. A subtle use of metal and mirror added that touch of opulence and richness that the client wanted while not detracting from the core Langham DNA. Once again, classical rhythms of symmetry and proportion help to set the design in the classical style while giving the opportunity for finishes and FF&E to be light, tonal and fresh.
The Langham Apartments have been designed in a similar fashion but with a more eclectic approach to both layout and colour palette. It is important that the Apartments have a sophisticated residential ambiance that differs from the hotel guestrooms.
"Smallwood understands and are able to produce the balance between a dream and reality. They provide sophistication and subtlety and ultimately a luxury within anyone’s budget, which of course is every client’s wish.”
Ms. Sherlly Hartono
Agung Sedayu Group