Once the most modern hotel in the Dutch-indies
The art of Art Deco
Once a modest village-style hotel, this building was completely transformed in 1939 by Dutch architect Albert Aalber. He turned the building into the most strikingly modern hotel in the Dutch Indies.
A second renovation in 1989 stirred up controversy as original features such as stained-glass windows, balustrades and furniture were stripped from the building.
Nice to know
In 2001, Bandung ranked 9th on the list of ‘10 World Art Deco Cities’ in Globetrotter Magazine. It is the only city in Asia to be included on this prestigious list.