Raffles Jakarta. A beacon in the city
Jakarta, a thriving capital city of Southeast Asia rich in its own culture, customs and traditions. A city that is always on the move. In the core of Jakarta, the golden triangle, comes a new destination for entrepreneurs and artists - Raffles Jakarta.
The legacy of celebrated Indonesian artist Hendra Gunawan is apparent at Raffles Jakarta, where design inspiration draws from his famous work. The fluidity of movement and use of colors which Hendra Gunawan is famous for can be found in the daring palettes and design used throughout the hotel.
The hotel features art installations which articulate subjects from Gunawan’s paintings, mostly depicting the charm of rural life and the beauty of nature. The intricate detailing of old trees and branches, and bold curvature of people’s bodies are among his signature artistic styles.
Our rooms exude subtle luxury. Elegant Indonesian aesthetic design combines with modern technology and supreme comfort in the hotel's 173 luxurious rooms and suites; 129 guestrooms and 44 suites.
As one would expect in a city with a rich culinary history, Raffles Jakarta offers a fine selection of restaurants and bars. The Writers Bar, a much-loved haven at Raffles Singapore, a tribute to the famous novelists who have stayed at the hotel, is re-interpreted in Jakarta as an oasis of Indonesian art, history and literature. The design is again inspired by Hendra Gunawan’s love of nature and colour. At the Arts Café, guests will find art of the edible kind, as sights, sounds, textures and delicious aromas from the show kitchens emerge. Navina – derived from the Indonesian word for ‘fresh’ – provides an informal poolside setting serving light meals and cocktails in the lush tropical gardens.
Rising above the city’s emerging commercial hub, this hotel is 3 km away from Jakarta Convention Centre also linked to Lotte Shopping Avenue where shopping, dining and entertainment are available and to the Ciputra Artpreneur Centre, an art gallery and theatre complex where the legacy of Hendra Gunawan’s art comes to life.
Raffles Jakarta is a meeting point for art and ideas, business and leisure, glamour and fashion. Service is as generous as it is exemplary, creating an oasis where the well travelled can be themselves, with the space and privacy they need to refresh and recuperate in this most bustling of cities.
Discover the story behind Raffles Jakarta and the imprint of Hendra Gunawan’s dazzling creativity on the hotel in Raffles Magazine.
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