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Raffles Hotels & Resorts strengthens its Asian portfolio

by Haute Grandeur, 08 October 2015

The hotel’s opening brings the company to 12 hotels and resorts – from the flagship Raffles Hotel in 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.

Peter French, President of Raffles Hotels & Resorts said:

“Jakarta is the economic and cultural seat of one of Asia’s fastest growing economies with an increasingly sophisticated dining and entertainment landscape, and Raffles is delighted to be part of this growth. With Raffles Jakarta, we are bringing to Indonesia an authentic expression of Raffles Hotels & Resorts’ philosophy – the hotel has its own individual personality, its own story to tell and a combination of both Indonesian and global influences that gives it a unique sense of place. The interpretation and display of Hendra Gunawan’s artwork in this hotel is a truly special tribute to Indonesian art.”

Here, over 127 years of Raffles heritage and experience in graceful service is evident in every area of the hotel.

The hotel’s 173 luxurious rooms and suites are set to be some of the largest in Jakarta. Floor to ceiling windows frame views of this energetic, bustling capital city. The guestrooms are an interpretation of the artist’s retreat, with rich Indonesian aesthetics and supreme comfort, each one a tranquil sanctuary. The authentic Raffles touch is personified by the legendary Raffles Butler service that is part of the anatomy of every Raffles hotel.

Like all Raffles hotels, Raffles Jakarta is a place to meet and for social celebrations, with spaces ranging from a private boardroom to the impressive 2,500 square meter Dian Ballroom. Guests will also appreciate the Signature Raffles Spa – set to be one of the most comprehensive in the city, a calm urban oasis, with six treatment rooms a choice of swimming pools (including a Children’s pool and play area), a full service Fitness Centre, a Yoga Terrace, tennis courts and a jogging track around and through the lush Hendra Gunawan inspired Garden.

Step out of Raffles Jakarta’s impressive lobby and there is an exciting and fascinating city to explore. Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia, on the northwest of the island of Java. It has become the economic, cultural and political centre not only of Indonesia but Southeast Asia as a whole. The city is filled with an array of museums, exciting nightlife and vibrant shopping areas and is also known as the centre and melting pot of Indonesian culture.

Raffles Jakarta’s General Manager Richard Schestak, “Raffles brings the best of both worlds to this opening: the most modern facilities, technology, exciting, stylish restaurants and bars – alongside the 127 year Raffles heritage of providing warm and graceful service, embodied by the legendary Raffles Butlers. At Raffles we know that good service is not just about what you give people, it’s about how you make them feel. We call this ‘emotional luxury’ – an authentic Raffles experience that we will strive to deliver to guests of this incredible city.”