Surabaya is affectionately known to Indonesians as the “City of Heroes” as it was the birth-place of the battle for independence in 1945. However, according to local folklore and the Jayabaya prophecy, the name Surabaya is derived from the word “sura” or “suro” meaning shark and baya or boyo meaning crocodile; two mythical creatures who fought to gain the title of “the strongest and the most powerful” animal.
Being the second largest city in Indonesia, Surabaya boasts a population of approximately seven million inhabitants in the city and the environs with Islam being the main faith. As the main commercial seaport in the eastern region of Indonesia, this burgeoning metropolis is home to one of the busiest ports in the country. Its principal exports include sugar, cane, tobacco, coffee and in the periphery of Surabaya lies three thriving industrial areas namely Pasuruan, Gresik and Paiton.
The Singgasana Hotel Surabaya is an urban resort built on 15 acres ( 60,703 m²) of lush manicured gardens. The 140 villa-like accommodation consists of deluxe rooms, executive deluxe rooms, executive suites and four 158 sq m two-bedroom villas. It is adjacent to an 18 hole golf course is located on the periphery of Surabaya’s Central Business District with easy access to freeways leading to the industrial areas, malls and international airport.
The architecture of the hotel is traditionally Indonesian with high intricately carved wooden ceilings and a spacious lobby which exudes a warm and tranquil atmosphere. The free Wi-Fi in the lobby and restaurants enables guests to relax and browse the internet with ease.
The hotel has six restaurants and bars and has five extensive meeting and convention areas capable of accommodating up to 500 persons for MICE events. The unique selling feature of the hotel is the large free-form swimming pool which is suitable for wedding celebrations and upscale poolside banquets.
When you stay at the Singgasana Hotel Surabaya, you feel at home pampered with its warm attentive service.