Sharky Facade: Crowne Plaza Semarang
Hotel Meets Robot.
What happens if you cross an alpha predator with a futuristic metal colossus? Visit Crowne Plaza in Semarang to find out.
Call us biased, but we think a shark’s dorsal fin is one of the finest sights in the world. The aerodynamic shape, the sleek silvery skin, the thrilling promise of danger and power! What could be sharkier?
How about a hotel façade reminiscent of a gigantic shark fin rising above the streets? Even better—a face that looks like the fin of an enormous, robotic space shark! From the future!
That’s what you’ll find if you visit the Crowne Plaza Semarang, a brand new luxury hotel in Indonesia’s 9th largest city. The hotel juts aggressively out of its surroundings, wrapped in gleaming, accordion-pleated metal and topped with a black tower straight out of a deep-sea version of Star Wars.
Inside Crowne Plaza Semarang, you’ll find a pleasing balance of contemporary luxury, warmth, and spaciousness. Work up a sweat in the fitness center, then cool off in the 7th floor pool, with one of the best views in the city. Two restaurants provide a choice of world cuisine and Chinese food.
When you get back to your room, you’ll find an extra-sharky detail: a rolling wall separates the bedroom from the bathroom, letting you soak in the tub while soaking up the views from your high-rise windows.
Ready to hunt down some retail prey? The hotel is attached to one of Semarang’s major shopping malls.
Just when you thought it was safe to plan your next trip…
Stay in this hotel if: The only thing you like better than watching Jaws is watching Jaws…followed by Terminator.
Don’t stay in this hotel if: You have enough facades of your own going on.