The presence of several multinational companies employing many foreign nationals have lent Kota Bekasi an interesting character. The city in the eastern border of Jakarta is among Indonesia’s most populous and progressive and has become a magnet for satellite cities. Among these is Summarecon Bekasi, a 240-hectare satellite city by well-established property developer PT Summarecon Agung Tbk. Harris Hotel & Conventions Bekasi has 332 guest rooms, including six suites, and a 3,000-sqm convention center with 12 meeting rooms and exhibition spaces; it is linked to the Summarecon Mall Bekasi. Managed by Tauzia Hotel Management, Harris Hotel was designed by Cadiz International Architect. Its interior spaces were designed by ILATAAJ.Let’s take a look at Harris Hotel!
The interiors have two main highlights: a grand staircase and a custom-made chandelier (pictured top). Installed in the double-height space that connects the lobby and the restaurant, right beyond the main entrance, these two elements define the space while heightening the sense of arrival.
Overhead, Tirta points out, one can see a clever manipulation of the ceiling. In some areas, linear cove lighting at ceiling height serves as navigational tool that leads guests from the lifts to the lounge, the mall, or the lobby. The various layers comprising the ceiling – a plain white base, a large surface for acoustic absorption, and linear planes that serve as base for the downlights – are suspended from different heights. These dropped surfaces all fold back vertically for a strong upward sweep and maximum opening towards glazed facades.
The layering of surfaces evident in the hotel, seen here both above and below, gives everything a futuristic look, offset by the warm tones throughout.
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