Hotel Tugu Malang is a must-see destination by itself. Hundreds and hundreds of antiques tastefully adorn every corner of the hotel, walking guests through the heritages of the Dutch colonial era, the gradual fusion of the Indonesian and the Chinese cultures over many centuries as well as the humble beauty of traditional Indonesian masterpieces. Each of its 49 rooms and suites is designed with individual character; some have been dedicated as tributes to Indonesian art heroes of the past.
Apsara Residence is inspired by a romantic legend of a young handsome prince who prayed for a most beautiful princess to be his wife to love. The Gods finally answered his prayers, and send the most beautiful Apsara dancer from Nirvana. Apsara flew down and danced at the prince’s royal chamber over three consequent full moons, and in the end she realized she had fallen in love with the prince as well.
It consists of one private spa, ‘Hall of Dancers’; an antique canopy with a large outdoor tub; a separate romantic dining area; as well as a spacious sleeping suite with a beautiful antique 3.5-meter wide bed.
The original Nonya Baba culture began when young men left mainland China in search for more prosperous lives in Southeast Asia, a tradition that began more than four centuries ago. Through the years, a new culture was gradually formed by mixed marriages: a product of a fusion between the local cultures, Chinese culture, as well as the influence from the West, with the Chinese culture commonly being the most dominant influence.
The Babah Suite portrays the life of the Peranakan or “Nonya Baba” society in Malang around the 1850s with its authentic Babah style wooden-carved bed and furnitures that were signatures of the culture.
Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the upstairs 2 bedroom Kampong Suite represents the intriguing style of the Javanese Art Deco from the early 20th century.
The suite occupies the upper floor of one whole spacious villa with a private spa area, sunken bathtub, antique wooden floor and a balcony. The master bedroom features a wood carved four-poster king-size bed and with the second bedroom housing two twin-sized beds.
This suite, located near the Apsara Residence, has a style that is best described as a more contemporary Southeast Asian Bohemian. The headboard of the low bed is a beautiful, colorful wall painting of the Apsara dancers.
The suite was omantically designed for guests who prefers a more modern atmosphere but still with a touch of Tugu’s signature. Its unique bathroom, framed with Javanese carved wooden panels and ancient iron panels from the colonial era, invites guests to sit on the blue iron wood as they shower like royals.
Located on the third floor and facing the “Jan Pieterszoon Coen Plein”, this spacious, romantic suite is located on the 3rd floor, facing the main ‘Alun-Alun’ (the main square in front of the main city hall, with a large pond of lotus blooms and a historical monument “Tugu” in the middle of the square). This suite has a romantic outdoor area, a perfect place for a candlelit dinner under stars, facing the Alun-Alun Tugu.
The Executive Suites are located on all floors. Some of the Executive Suites are overlooking the huge water lily pond and the Tugu city monument, while some others open to lush tropical greens through their private balconies. The Executive Suites feature an additional sitting area with sofa and armchairs, with oversized handcrafted tubs in the bathrooms.
The Superior Deluxe rooms are located on all 3 floors, some overlook the old town’s beautiful lily pond and the Tugu monument on the main city square, while some others open to lush tropical greens through private balconies. All superior deluxe rooms feature handcrafted bathtubs; flat-screen TVs, a complete Java coffee amenities, coffee & tea making facility, welcome relaxation foot, and shoulder massage.