The Ambarrukmo Palace Hotel is one of Yogyakarta's truly historic landmarks, and a visit here promises to be a unique experience.
With its roots stretching back to the 19th century, the hotel is an integral part of the restored Ambarrukmo Royal Palace Residence.
History of Royal Palace Residence
Built between 1857 and 1859 by King Hamengkubuwono VI and named as Pesanggrahan Arjapurna. It was functioned as a meeting venue with The Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, as well as a resort for the royal family.
In 1895-1897, the palace was renovated by King Hamengkubuwono VII and functioned as meeting venue with Kings from Surakarta palace. Later the palace became a family home for the King Hamengkubuwono VII. Today, the palace is registered as a National Heritage Site, which will soon be revitalized as a museum featuring its extensive art collection.
History of The Hotel
The hotel itself was constructed in the 1960', soon after Indonesia received war reparation funds from government of Japan. On the initiative of first President Soekarno and King Hamengkubuwono IX, the hotel was opened in 1966 and became the first luxury hotel in region during that period.
Located in the same complex, the first high-end shopping mall was opened in 2006, and became the largest shopping mall in region.
Ambarrukmo Palace Hotel has achieved its iconic status not only for its pioneering luxury hotel and becoming home to many firsts, but also for being a symbol of urban culture in Yogyakarta.