Raffles Jakarta has opened in the commercial hub of Kuningan.
The hotel is exclusively linked to the new Ciputra Artpreneur Centre, a development dedicated to the celebration of art and theatre at the heart of Jakarta’s golden triangle which opened last year.
The new Raffles property incorporates the design of famous Indonesian artist Hendra Gunawan. Gunawan's works adorn the hotel's interiors, and the hotel's art concierge is available to provide insights into the artist's life.
The hotel's 173 rooms and suites have floor to ceiling windows framing views of the city, as well as a design meant to be an interpretation of the artist’s retreat. Guests can also enjoy the signature Raffles Butler service.
For dining, the hotel has The Writers Bar, which debuted at the Raffles Singapore and has been re-interpreted for the new Jakarta property as an oasis of Indonesian art, history and literature. The design is again inspired by Hendra Gunawan’s love of nature and color. The ceiling is sculpted with showering crystals, and fish swim through the custom-made carpet below. At the Arts Café, guests will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the show kitchens. Navina – derived from the Indonesian word for ‘fresh’ – provides an informal poolside setting serving light meals and cocktails in the lush tropical gardens. Two more restaurants will open later this year.
Also debuting later in the year, the Signature Raffles Spa will offer six treatment rooms, as well as a choice of swimming pools (including a children’s pool and play area), a Fitness Center, a Yoga Terrace, tennis courts and a 300 meters (3,229 square feet) jogging track around and through the lush Hendra Gunawan inspired garden on level 14.
The hotel’s soft opening brings Raffles’ portfolio to 12 hotels and resorts - from the flagship Raffles Hotel, Singapore, to China, Cambodia, the Philippines, Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Paris and most recently Istanbul. There are plans for further openings in Jeddah, Sharm-el-Sheikh and Warsaw over the next few years.
To celebrate its opening, guests staying through June 30 can enjoy 25 percent off the best available rate for rooms and suites at www.raffles.com/jakarta/offers.