Bandung
Thursday, October 27, 2005

Hotel

The famous Hotel


Hotel Homan


The original form of Grand Hotel Savoy Homan Bandung which consisted only of ground floor. It had the impression of a building in Europe with its squared roof form and round canopy.
Savoy Homan Bandung until 1937 has been visited by world celebrities, such as : The King and Queen of Siam, The Prince and Queen of Belgium, The King Susuhunan Solo, The Governor General of Indo-China, and The Duchess of Westminster.

And many other guests followed, to name it actor Charlie Chaplin, and of course the state guests participants of Asia Africa Conference 1955, such as India President Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, China Prime Minister Chou En Lai, Egypt President, Gamal Abdul Nasser, and other V.I.P. guests.
Savoy Homan Bandung what we see today is the work of famous architect A.F. Aabers. The essential characteristics of the building lay on on two important element : the elegant horizontal line formed by the room corridor and the strong vertical line of its tower.
During its first golden period, Savoy Homan was managed by Mr. Fr. J.A. Van Es, as president director.

In the heart of the Sundanese culture, at the Savoyhomann Bidakara Hotel , where the splendor of past is complemented by today's modern luxury standards and facilities, creating an atmosphere of timeless elegance and grace. The Savoyhomann Bidakara Hotel, located in the centre of Bandung,
has been maintained as the city's landmark hotel.

The accurate date when the hotel was built is not known. However we know that the oldest part of the hotel dates back to 1880. In 1938 the Savoyhamann Bidakara got its new design, the classic Art Deco design. It has been completely restored over the last few years to create an elegant ambience fulfilling our promise to our guests: The Splendor of Past, Today.

Grand Hotel Preanger


The new facade of Grand Hotel Preanger, Bandung, located in front of Grand Hotel Savoy-Homan.
Preanger seen from above. We could see in the picture the silhouette of mountainous area on the Eastern part of Bandung, in the surrounding of Mount Manglayang. The old timers could still remember how cool and spacious the old Bandung was.

The new shape of this building, was the artwork of Prof. C.P. Wolff Schoemaker, after had been back from United States, where he explored new ideas through his experience together with the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. The influence is apparently manifested on the facade’s decoration of the hotel, along with the aim to absorb local ideals, as it was done by Frank Lloyd Wright himself by addapting his design to the native Indian decorative pattern in Mid-West America.
Comparing to Savoy Homan which exposes the beauty of simple curvilinear form, Preanger tries to perform the richness of ornamentation explored in local Indonesian culture.
Despite all critics toward the way the architect Schoemaker implemented local culture in way that some people regarded as naive, still the building of Grand Hotel Preanger is among the unique buildings that brings enchanting charms.

It has been half a century since Bandung’s famed Preanger Hotel first gained an international reputation. Designed in the Indische Empire style, it opened on Jl. Grooten Postweg (now Jl. Asia Afrika) in the 1920s. Later, it was redecorated with new art deco flourishes and a new name: Grand Hotel Preanger. In 1987, the Grand Hotel Preanger became part of the Aerowisata Group and was again renovated extensively.
Today’s Grand Hotel Preanger reflects a pleasant blending of deco design and Sundanese touches. Two historic sections - the Asia Afrika Wing and the Naripan Wing – have been joined by a gleaming new high-rise tower and public areas (lit by magnificent stained-glass skylights).

Sheraton Bandung


The Sheraton Bandung Hotel and Towers is located 6 kilometers from the city center on the slopes of Dago area. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and stunning city scenery, the hotel is conveniently located just a few minutes from the main business district.

Malya


Malya Bandung at Ciumbuleuit, is an exclusive four-star boutique hotel offering luxury and relaxation in a setting of natural beauty. The unique building, inspired by the art deco buildings in Bandung, is sited on a crest of a valley with spectacular view of the surrounding countryside and mountains beyond. Presenting a new symbol of beauty and nature: MALYA BANDUNG. Small, stylish, quiet...and exclusive.

Only 15 minutes from the city, this luscious retreat is designed to merge the incomparable beauty of nature and traditional Sundanese atmosphere with a touch of modernity. Stay in style, close to nature.