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Raffles Hotel Opens in Jakarta, Indonesia

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FRHI has expanded its portfolio of Raffles hotels with the opening of a new hotel in Kuningan, Jakarta.

The Raffles Jakarta’s 173 rooms and suites, amongst the largest in the city, feature floor to ceiling windows which frame views of the bustling capital city.

As one would expect in a city with a rich culinary history, Raffles Jakarta offers a fine selection of restaurants and bars including The Writers Bar, Arts Café and poolside Navina, with two more restaurants scheduled to open later this year.

 When it debuts later in the year, the Signature Raffles Spa will offer six treatment rooms. There will also be a choice of swimming pools (including a children’s pool and play area), a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a yoga terrace, tennis courts and a 300 meters jogging track around and through the lush Hendra Gunawan inspired garden on level 14.

Meeting space at the Raffles Jakarta ranges from a private boardroom to the 2,500 square metre Dian Ballroom.

Raffles Jakarta’s General Manager Richard Schestak, formerly with Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh, said, “Raffles brings the best of both worlds to this opening: the most modern facilities, technology, exciting, stylish restaurants and bars - alongside the 128 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.” 

The hotel’s soft opening brings Raffles’ portfolio to 12 hotels and resorts - from the flagship Raffles Hotel, Singapore, to China, Cambodia, 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 and we are 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 is 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.”

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