Royal Ambarrukmo: In The Heart of Javanese Culture

Story By
XENIA SANUT

Indulge in royal luxury at this historic heritage hotel.

One Yogyakarta’s most prominent landmarks has been transformed into the Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta, a world-class hotel that embraces both its heritage and the modern comforts sought by today’s travellers. With 247 rooms and suites, from Deluxe, Premiere, Junior Suite, and Executive Suites, to the Ambarrukmo Suite, this 5-star award-winning hotel has been remodelled and furnished in an elegantly modern style, with all of its rooms having access to a private balcony, breathtaking views of Merapi Volcano, modern facilities, and a view of the Royal garden or the vast city.

The Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta is home to a Javanese Royal legacy that includes ancient Royal customs and traditions. Once a Royal Palace modelled after the Sultan’s main residence, it now contains cultural performances, community activities and a dedicated museum where the royal spirit can still be found. Weekly cultural activities include bamboo flute classes, Javanese dance classes, Javanese letter writing and reading classes, Jemparigan archery, Patehan Royal high tea, yoga, and a kid’s violin chamber.

The hotel is also rich in art, including relief and mosaic wall decorations that connect to the country’s first president, Ir. Soekarno, who was an art connoisseur and the initiator of the hotel’s original development. He used art to promote Indonesian culture and artists from that era, including the work of sculptor, Edhi Sunarso whose sculptures can still be found in the lobby, the Royal garden and on the hotel’s eighth floor.

By combining the hotel’s original regal splendour with a contemporary style and modern conference technology, the Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta is also the city’s most prestigious venue for meetings and conferences, catering for events ranging from 20 to 2,000 persons. The hotel is also a perfect venue for your wedding celebrations, whether it be a garden ceremony or a grand ballroom venue, the hotel will tailor your celebration to the most intricate detail.

In the heart of Javanese culture and rich in its regal history, the Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta provides guests with royal treatment, brimming with cultural experiences and modern comforts.