Jokowi Turned Down Offer to Stay in Presidential Suite, Chose to Stay in Standard Room

Vasa Hotel is a five-star local brand hotel in Surabaya
20 Jul 2019
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Vasa Hotel is a five-star local brand hotel in Surabaya. During his visit to Surabaya, President Jokowi several times stayed at this hotel, which is located at Jalan HR Muhammad.

The atmosphere of the lobby of Vasa hotel Surabaya
The atmosphere of the lobby of Vasa hotel Surabaya

In a video on YouTube, vlogger Rico Huang had the opportunity to directly interview one of the owners of Vasa Hotel, Mr. Tung Desem Waringin. Pak Tung said that President Jokowi had stayed at this hotel three times and when he was offered the Presidential Suite, he always refused on the grounds that the room was too big.

President Jokowi in the lobby of the Vasa Surabaya hotel
President Jokowi in the lobby of the Vasa Surabaya hotel

President Jokowi prefers a simple room type, which is 11-22. President Jokowi's favorite room looks like a hotel room in general and there are no luxurious facilities in the room.

The room consists of a guest bathroom, an en suite bathroom and a living room which is joined to the TV room. In the main bedroom there is a double bed that directly faces the view of Surabaya.

Check out the full story in this video interview. Video footage of Jokowi's room can be seen starting at 7:25 minutes.

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