Trained at the espirito Santo Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, Alexandra Champalimaud is the founder of Champalimaud Design, which has established a reputation for developing bespoke blueprints of the highest calibre. Drawing upon a wealth of personal experience and professional commissions throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America, Alexandra will be forging a fresh collaboration with the prestigious St. Regis Jakarta.
What initiated the collaboration with the Rajawali Group?
The company and I go way back to the days of the Four Seasons, and I got along with everyone in the company almost instantly. Creativity is not a flash in a pan and takes time to develop, which comes from a long life of living and knowing. Therefore, I’m very careful with whom I share it. And that’s what I found with Rajawali Group—I was making the right move. Our ethics and values are on the same wavelength, and there really is nothing like having a partner you get along well with.
What can we expect from the refurbished St. Regis Jakarta?
You can expect newly built ideas woven into an interesting environment. The new establishment is all about personal experience. It is going to be made up of lots of colours and layers, and it’s going to be extremely user friendly and comfortable. It will also have a number of restaurants, bars, and lounges with the notion of music woven in from everywhere within the establishment. We’ve made it a priority to blend in with the culture of Indonesia. There will also be specially designed crafts to be placed against the walls, again depicting the lively culture of this country. Above all, it is going to be
sophisticated, intellectual, and emotional, as well as interactive and fun.
This story appears in the September 2018 issue of Indonesia Tatler. For the full story, grab the copy at your nearest newsstand, or subscribe here.