Century of Legacy

classic landmark and a source of national pride

Originally built in 1910 by the famous Sarkies brothers, the Hotel Majapahit is a classic landmark institution filled with national pride, where history blends with romance and elegance. Its graceful colonial architecture with immaculate landscaped gardens, combined with modern facilities and its famous Spa makes the Majapahit the preferred choice for the most discerning travellers.

Located in the heart of Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city and re-known trading port since the 15th century, the Majapahit has gone through different names over its long history.



The Sarkies Brothers were Iranian businessmen who developed a hospitality empire in South East Asia at the end of the 19th century: they opened the “Eastern & Oriental Hotel” in 1880 in Penang, Malaysia, the “Raffles Hotel” in 1887 in Singapore and the Strand in Burma in 1901.

Lucas Martin Sarkies, the son of Martin Sarkies, continued the family tradition by opening the then called “Oranje Hotel” in 1911 in Surabaya. Lucas was born in New Jaya, Teheran, Iran in 1876. At the age of 11 years old he moved to Dutch West Indies in East Java essaycaptain writing help. He married a Belgian socialite Charlotte Heyligers in 1896.

Lucas died in 1941 in Lawang in East Java and his wife died in 1945 in a Japanese camps in Central Java.