Amanjiwo

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Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo Logo.jpg
Amanjiwo is located in Java
Amanjiwo
Location within Java
General information
Location Magelang, Indonesia
Coordinates 7°37′55″S 110°12′9″E / 7.63194°S 110.20250°E / -7.63194; 110.20250
Opening 1997
Owner Aman Resorts
Management Ian White (General Manager)
Design and construction
Architect Ed Tuttle
Other information
Number of suites 36

Amanjiwo is a luxury hotel in the Menoreh Hills near Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. It lies opposite the 9th century Buddhist sanctuary and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Borobudur. It is operated by Aman Resorts and was opened in 1997.[1] The name "Amanjiwo" means "peaceful soul".[1]

Architecture[edit]

The hotel restaurant

The hotel was designed by Ed Tuttle and is built in the form of a pillared temple from local coral-beige limestone (paras yogya) and 15 of the rooms have private pools.[1][2] The hotel has its own library (which often hosts lectures on the history of Borobudur), art gallery,[3] Javanese spa and a swimming pool with Javanese green tiles, known as hijau danau, set into the rice fields.[1][4] The main pool measures 40 metres (130 foot) in length.[2] The hotel has 36 lavish suites, laid out in two crescents around the central rotunda. The suites have limestone walls, domed roofs (some are thatched), high ceilings, terrazzo flooring, sliding glass doors, a central four-pillar bed, sungkai wood screens, coconut wood and rattan furniture, old batik pillows, and traditional glass paintings.[4] Many of the rooms have portraits of notable Indonesian people on them or traditional carvings. The rooms range from $850–$3,000 a night, excluding 21% tax.[5]

The main restaurant to the hotel is crescent shaped and open-aired, supported by neoclassical columns. It serves Indonesian and Western cuisines. A circular black marble bar is located in the lobby and featured Gamelan players and local girls performing traditional Javanese dance every day.[5]

Recognition[edit]

The hotel won La Dolce Vita Magazine's Best of the Best and a bronze award by the Hotel Inspector Awards in 2010.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Retnowati Abdulgani-Knapp (2007). Soeharto: the life and legacy of Indonesia's second president : an authorised biography. Marshall Cavendish. p. 308. ISBN 981-261-340-4. 
  2. ^ a b Kim Inglis, Jacob Termansen, Pia Marie Molbech (2005). Asian Style Hotels: Bali, Java, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand. Tuttle Publishing. pp. 69–72. ISBN 0-7946-0172-3. 
  3. ^ Didier Hamel Dhaimeler (2008). John van Der Sterren: colourful horizons. Hexart. ISBN 979-16348-1-5. 
  4. ^ a b "Suites". Aman Resorts. Retrieved September 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Amanjiwo". Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Archived from the original on 28 September 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Amanjiwo". Aman Resorts. Retrieved September 5, 2010. 

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