It is a passion of ours to find and share the most interesting and state-of-the-art accommodations throughout the world because as you may already know travelling is not just about where you are headed to, but also where you’re staying.
And so far we have shared with some innovative places, like the 3D-printed Fibonacci House in Procter (British Columbia) or CityHub, a hybrid tech-hotel based in Europe. And so many other alternatives that you’ll be able to find in our travel section.
Today we are going to address a concept hotel considered to be the most sustainable accommodation in the Netherlands. And that is the Hotel Jakarta. Located in Java Island, the last place ships use to visit before leaving for Jakarta 一hence the name一, this unique hotel is a green oasis in the middle of Amsterdam.
Featuring an Indonesian style and distinctive design concept, Hotel Jakarta is an energy-neutral property. Besides opting for FSC and PEFC-certified wood for the structure, the architectural studio banned the use of all materials with a short life cycle. In other worlds, all materials used in the hotel can be recycled or reused if necessary in the future.
A forward-thinking project that references the historical maritime connection with Java. The solar-powered facilities offer astonishing panoramic views of both the IJ river and the city skyline. But does the outside look as good as the inside? Absolutely yes. At the heart of the Hotel Jakarta, there’s a natural temperature regulator: an impressive subtropical garden that is home of indigenous Asian plants and palm trees, which is in addition watered with only rainwater.
Not only the hotel’s structure and design are sustainable, but the staffs’ uniforms as well, indeed they are the result of a collaboration with fashion brands By Rockland and Hacked By. If there’s anything that can top this experience is the Café Jakarta or the Skybar Malabar.