Located between jalan Cilacap, jalan Bandung, and jalan Semarang, there was a big long white two storey building. Some part of the inner and outer of the second level were circled with a wooden balcony. (Menteng 'Kota taman' pertama di Indonesia, Adolf Heuken SJ - Grace Pamungkas ST)
The building was built somewhere between 1923-24 for Telefoongebouw Menteng (Dutch Telephone company). Once also had been used for Departement voor Onderwijs en Eredienst (Department for Education and Religion affairs) by the Dutch government.
Their formal opening event was over a month ago (June 5th,2014) and inaugurated by the deputy governor, Bapak Basuki Cahaya Purnama. All the press, government people from tourism department, Pemda DKI (municipality), and property businessmen were gathered to attend the event. Many government people attended because the building has a long line historical back ground and it is a cultural heritage. After hearing the deputy governor’s speech and officially opened the hotel, the guests were guided to the second floor into the ballroom to enjoy the lunch buffet. Guests who wanted to have the tour around the hotel were to follow a host that will explain the facilities and see the rooms.