Cradled between a labyrinth of wild forests and the glittering coasts of the Flores Sea, TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa invites guests to immerse in the rich culture and breathtaking seascapes of Labuan Bajo

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LABUAN BAJO, Indonesia, May 31, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announces the opening of TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo in one of Indonesia’s most scenic and distinctive leisure destinations. The waterfront property, Marriott International’s first in Labuan Bajo and The Luxury Collection’s second property in Indonesia, is nestled between a canopy of surrounding wild forests and the beauty of the Flores Sea.

TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo

Located in the heart of Labuan Bajo, the resort serves as a gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Komodo National Park and is just steps away from an array of cultural attractions such as Mirror Stone Cave, Rumah Tenun, Melo Village, and more.  Short direct flights from Jakarta and Bali to Komodo International Airport, followed by a convenient 10-minute drive to TA’AKTANA, ensure seamless connectivity and easy access for discerning travelers.

“TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo, marks a significant landmark as not only the first property in East Nusa Tenggara for The Luxury Collection brand, but also the first for the Marriott International portfolio at large,” says Philipp Weghmann, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. “As we continue our global foray into the resort category, TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo is a natural and stunning fit. The Luxury Collection provides today’s global travelers with rare experiences that are deeply reflective of the destination, and through that lens we invite guests to discover the beauty and vibrant history of Labuan Bajo.”

Generously spread across 16 hectares and designed by ANP Interiors, TA’AKTANA features 70 guest rooms including 25 villas and 45 suites that boast outdoor balconies with sweeping views of breathtaking sunsets. Seven overwater villas offer unrivaled luxury and tranquility, celebrating the Indonesian Sea Nomads’ way of life. Known for living on handcrafted longboats, the curved interiors masterfully capture the cultural significance with handcrafted wood finishings, rich textures, and airy layouts to celebrate the natural surroundings. Guest rooms also feature elegant furniture and artwork that reflect the region’s indigenous crafts. Those staying in a villa have access to a dedicated 24-hour butler, ensuring that every aspect of their stay is perfectly tailored to their preferences and needs.

“We are proud to introduce TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo as the latest addition to our portfolio,” says Ramesh Jackson, Area Vice President at Marriott International, Indonesia & Malaysia. “This marks a noteworthy milestone for Marriott International as we extend our presence into the captivating landscapes of Labuan Bajo. We invite travelers to explore and connect with the soul of Flores island, where luxury seamlessly intertwines with the rich cultural treasures of this captivating destination.”

The name “TA’AKTANA”, meaning green land, is derived from the Manggarai language of Flores island and is an ode to Lingko Field, distinctive web shaped rice fields that serve as a cherished part of traditional Manggarai culture. Remaining true to its roots, the hotel embodies the destination’s history, culture, and indigenous traditions, offering global explorers unique and authentic experiences of Labuan Bajo.

TA’AKTANA invites guests to discover Labuan Bajo’s rich epicurean traditions with three distinctive restaurants, a lounge and bar, which authentically showcase the styles and presentations of the region’s cuisine. Leros is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant serving a curated menu influenced by Indonesia’s vast archipelago. Umasa features an authentic Indonesian culinary experience, served family-style, using products of local provenance. Taba, a Robata grill, specializes in carefully-sourced ingredients from the archipelago, prepared with Japanese techniques and finesse. Nera Lounge enchants guests with captivating sunset views while they savour a variety of tapas and an array of beverages, including crafted cocktails, coffee, and tea. Unwind at Maiga!, a vibrant bar with panoramic sea views, providing an innovative selection of re-interpreted quintessential drinks & snacks.

Guests can enjoy an invigorating workout in an exclusive Fitness Center, and for the ultimate indulgence, the hotel’s Di’a Spa invites guests to be immersed in a serene sanctuary inspired by the mystical caves of Labuan Bajo. Featuring six private treatment rooms, a steam room, plunge pool and more, the spa invites guests to rejuvenate and reconnect with Mother Nature. With the resort’s stunning design providing the perfect backdrop, TA’AKTANA is poised to welcome all occasions, from business meetings with two spaces to choose from, to weddings with an oceanfront chapel.

“It is an honor to welcome guests to our haven in Labuan Bajo,” says Peter-Paul Kleiss, Resort Manager of TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo. “Our resort is not just a destination; it’s a journey into the heart of Labuan Bajo’s heritage and breathtaking landscapes.  The property is a testament to our commitment to providing a unique and authentic guest experience, where luxury meets tradition. I am excited to lead our dedicated team in ensuring that every guest discovers the magic of TA’AKTANA, delivering unparalleled experiences in this extraordinary corner of Indonesia.”

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About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts
The Luxury Collection® is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s charms and treasures. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand as a collection of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble of over 110 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in 40 countries and territories. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest. For more information and new openings, visit theluxurycollection.com or follow Instagram and Facebook. The Luxury Collection is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with more than 30 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. From The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis to W Hotels and more, Marriott Bonvoy has more luxury offerings than any other travel program. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments™, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques®. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.


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