JAKARTA, Indonesia – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc announced today that the company has reached a management agreement with Rajawali Property Group to open The St. Regis Jakarta and The Residences at The St. Regis Jakarta.
“The St. Regis Jakarta and The Residences at The St. Regis Jakarta are a great testament to the growing wealth and appetite for luxury in Indonesia’s capital,” said Stephen Ho, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “We are delighted to foster our relationship with Rajawali Property Group by bringing the St. Regis brand’s bespoke service, contemporary design and refined elegance to the ever-bustling city of Jakarta.”
Shirley Tan, CEO of Rajawali Property Group, added, “Jakarta currently features some upscale residences that are located above or next to hotels, but few offer the heights of refinement tied to the St. Regis name. Today’s signing with Starwood is part of Rajawali’s greater residential strategy to develop a collection of truly branded residences with unique ownership privileges in Southeast Asia, including The Residences at The St. Regis Langkawi in 2016 and The Residences at The St. Regis Jakarta in 2019.”
“Starwood is pleased to expand its portfolio of St. Regis residences in Asia Pacific, as we see strong continued growth opportunities in this area,” said Rajit Sukumaran, Senior Vice President, Acquisition & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific. “The Residences at The St. Regis Jakarta will cater to the lifestyle needs of the increasingly affluent and appeal to luxury property investors, while remaining deeply rooted in St. Regis’ distinctive legacy of uncompromising elegance and the ability to provide the finest experiences imaginable.”
The announcement further strengthens the partnership between Starwood and Rajawali Property Group, which currently owns eight Starwood properties, with a total of more than 1,500 rooms throughout Malaysia and Indonesia. This distinguished portfolio includes The St. Regis Bali Resort and the all-suite St. Regis Langkawi Resort. The latter is on track to open in April 2016, as part of an integrated complex comprising The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa and the ultra-modern Langkawi International Convention Centre (LICC), both owned by Rajawali Property Group.