Marriott Establishes its Hotel Brand in Yogyakarta
Press Room > 2018
Press Room > 2018
It opened last year with 347 guestrooms and suites, the hotel is the latest five-star property in Yogyakarta. This historical city has over the years, seen an increase in the arrivals of both domestic and international travellers. According to Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (Badan Pusat Statistik), Yogyakarta experienced in 2017, a consistent strong double-digit growth figures of foreign arrivals at the Adisutjipto International Airport.
The presence of the Marriott Hotel in Yogyakarta is timely, as the city continues to be a popular destination, mainly due to its Javanese culture, friendly people, heritage districts such as Kotagede and the two ancient historical temples which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Borobudur and Prambanan. This as well as, home of the palace complex of the Javanese royal dynasty, the Keraton which is also the official seat of the reigning Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family.
Apart from catering to leisure travellers, the hotel has extensive facilities for meetings and conferences with eleven meeting rooms of a total space of 46,919 square feet including the largest pillar less ballroom in town of 20,096 square feet. The Keraton Ballroom can be transformed into three separate function spaces with each able to host up to 600 guests. A wide foyer outside is an added space for exhibitions, trade fairs and large scale events.
Just opposite the hotel, is the Hartono Mall which is newly opened where guests can do a bit of shopping. Available in the complex are branded fashion shops, restaurants, entertainment outlets and a hypermarket.
In terms of location, the Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel is only 20 minutes away from Adisutjipto International Airport. Yogyakarta has also direct flights from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore with Jakarta only a 50-minute flight away. The city is expected to have a new international airport by 2020.
Three media representatives, two from MICE in Asia and another from a publication in Hong Kong, were invited by Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel, to experience the hotel’s hospitality and view the property’s meetings and conference facilities with visits to local attractions: sunset at the ancient Borobudur Temple and exploring the temples in the Prambanan compound; travel by jeep to Gunung Merapi site; discovering the culture and history of the royal family of Yogyakarta at Ulu Sentalu Museum; street shopping at Malioboro; and tour of the Keraton royal palace complex. Not to be missed is to attend the evening performance of the Ramayana ballet at the Purawisita Amphitheatre.