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Raffles Jakarta Has Everything The Refined Traveller Needs

Step foot into the lobby of Raffles Jakarta and it becomes apparent that it is all in the details, from the vibrant artwork by late Indonesian artist Hendra Gunawan displayed on the main wall, to the front of house staff who are at the ready to greet you with a smile and attend to your every need.

Located conveniently in the commercial hub of Kuningan, Raffles Jakarta is connected to Ciputra Artpreneur centre, a landmark development celebrating art and theatre. The hotel marries Indonesian elements with international influences to give guests a unique and luxurious experience. There are 173 opulent rooms and suites, some of the largest in the city. The floor-to-ceiling windows in every room frame the ever-bustling city of Jakarta, while sliding panels separate the bedroom, bathroom and lounge area, giving it the feel of a junior suite.

Luxurious and Artistic

A notable detail of the Raffles Jakarta service is their butler service. Your room will be prepared with a fresh fruit bowl daily; if it’s your birthday, a special slice of cake, personal note, and quick butler service via mobile with your personal requests regarded in detail and they are even a step ahead of you each time. Now that’s service!

Indulge in Raffles Jakarta’s excellent butler and concierge services. Photo: Raffles Jakarta

There is undoubtedly a fine selection of restaurants and a bar within the hotel. The Writers Bar, just like the one in Raffles Singapore, is a tribute to famous novelists who have stayed at the hotel and reinterprets Indonesian art, history and literature in its interior. Gunawan’s fondness for colour and nature is reflected in the design, with a ceiling covered in showering crystals and a lavish custom-made carpet with swimming fish.

Arts Café by Raffles offers all-day dining in a space that seats up to 186 guests with an ample variety of Pan-Asian and European selections. Breakfast is served here with a buffet concept, open cooking stations and selected foods recommended daily by the chef and options from a curated menu.

Taking their food seriously is a first of its kind concept that has recently been unveiled called The Dining Room.

Guests are able to experience new trends and culinary concepts with the latest culinary technology integrated in the show kitchen. There is even a walk through kitchen so you can interact with the chefs for a unique and interactive dining experience. Celebrity chefs from world-renowned restaurants who have served at The Dining Room include Chef Richie Lin of “Mume” Taipei, Chef Julien Royer from Odette Singapore, and Chef Thierry Drapeau from France.

For those who enjoy their privacy, the Raffles Club located on Level 12 is a by-access only sanctuary. Access to the club includes exclusive breakfast service, afternoon high tea, evening cocktail hour and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day as well as complimentary two-hour usage of two boardrooms. It’s ideal for those who want some private time or need to host a quiet business meeting.

No hotel is complete without a spa and the Raffles Spa is one of the most comprehensive in the city. There are six treatment rooms, swimming pools including a children’s pool and play area, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, yoga terrace, tennis courts and 300-metre jogging track through the lush garden, inspired by Gunawan, of course.

Officially opened on 16 March 2015, Raffles now has 14 hotels and resorts in Singapore, China, Cambodia, the Philippines, Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Paris, Istanbul, Maldives and Warsaw.


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