Thursday, December 18, 2014

Absolut Elyx Arantxa Number 9



ABSOLUT ELYX kembali menggelar acara, menggabungkan fashion show dan hiburan. Absolut Elyx Arantxa Number 9 adalah tema yang dipakai kali ini, bertempat di Kempinski Hotel Jakarta, 10 Des 2014.

Absolut Elyx adalah ultra premium vodka nomor satu di dunia, sengaja berkolaborasi dengan fashion designer yang lagi naik daun Arantxa Adi untuk menampilkan karyanya dalam sebuah jamuan makan malam yang megah.



Hadir malam itu Brand Ambassador Absolut Elyx Boghdan Vlase, General Manager Of Pernod Ricard Indonesia Edhi Sumadi, Arantxa Adi tentu saja, serta  Jay Subiakto selaku art director pertunjukan.  

Peragaan busana menampilkan 70 koleksi yang dibawakan model-model top Ibu Kota, dimeriahkan pula oleh penyanyi Sammy Simorangkir, Andien, Angel Pieters, serta ditutup oleh DJ Jasmin dan DJ Winky. MC oleh Aline Adita.

Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay: Smart Hotel in Singapore


Hal paling krusial dalam traveling adalah transportasi dan akomodasi. Transportasi dalam hal ini tiket pesawat, sementara akomodasi mengacu pada fasilitas penginapan. Kedua komponen tersebut termasuk yang terbesar dalam struktur biaya traveling, karena itu dalam pemilihan hotel, misalnya, harus tepat -- nyaman, sesuai dengan tujuan bepergiannya. Sewaktu bepergian ke Singapura awal Desember 2014 lalu, saya menjajal Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay -- atas undangan mereka.

Ternyata pilihan yang tidak salah. Nama Holiday Inn adalah jaminan kualitas, karena jaringan hotel ini mempunyai sejarah yang panjang, serta terkenal dengan kualitas pelayanannya yang prima, layaknya hotel-hotel berbintang lainnya.  

Memang, kalau melihat label ‘Express ‘-nya, terkesan sebagai economy hotel. Memang tidak sepenuhnya salah, karena ini memang second line-nya Holiday Inn. Tapi bukan berarti tingkat kenyamannnya berkurang. Fasilitasnya pun bahkan lengkap, ada kolam renang outdoor 40 meter di rooftop, fitness center yang buka 24 jam, serta dua jacuzzi untuk bersantai. Di lantai paling atas tersebut bisa melihat pemandangan kota, Clarke Quay dan Robertson Quay.

Standard Queen Bed
Great Room
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Di Singapura, dan juga kota-kota besar dunia, rooftop sering difungsikan secara maksimal. Di antara gedung-gedung perkantoran dan kondominium yang tinggi, rooftop dengan pemandangan lepas adalah sebuah kemewahan. Yes, it offers bright and airy landscaped social spaces.

Outdoor Jacuzzi
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay tergolong baru, dan pas banget untuk para pebisnis juga leisure traveler, karena menawarkan kenyamanan tinggal, serta yang penting adalah dekat dengan Central Business District. Hanya beberapa menit saja untuk berjalan kaki ke Clarke Quay, area tepi sungai yang sekarang berkembang pesat, banyak pilihan tempat makan, juga nightspots yang paling trendi di Singapura.

Breakfast
Selain Clarke Quay, hotel ini juga mempuyai akses yang mudah ke berbagai destinasi populer negeri itu. Sebutlah Chinatown, Sentosa Island, Universal Studios, Gardens by the Bay, Suntec International Convention Centre, dan tentu saja kawasan belanja paling populer di Singapura, yakni Orchard Road, yang semuanya bisa dicapai dengan naik kereta cepat di MRT Subway. Bahkan untuk ke China Town cukup lima menit  berjalan kaki. Juga, untuk ke  Changi Airport hanya butuh waktu 30 menit dengan taksi. 

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay memiliki 442 kamar dengan desain baru, modern minimalis. Ada beberapa kamar yang memiliki pintu penghubung dengan kamar lainnya. Kamar dirancang sangat efisien, dengan kamar mandi shower masa kini yang cukup mewah. Semuanya kualitasnya bagus, termasuk bedroom yang mempunyai kualitas kelas satu yang membuat tamu bisa tidur nyenyak.

Kendati demikian, hotel ini juga dibuat nyaman untuk bekerja, apalagi dengan fasilitas Wi-Fi berkecapatan tinggi yang disediakan secara gratis. Para tamu juga  bisa menikmati fasilitas seperti business center, vending machine, tempat parkir mobil, serta dry cleaning.

Satu lagi yang tidak bisa dilupakan adalah sarapan paginya. Tidak kalah dengan upscale class, ketersediaan makanannya cukup banyak dan sangat variatif, baik  menu internasional maupun lokal Asia.

Grab & Go Breakfast Bar
Fasilitas mewah dan lokasi yang strategis menjadikan Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay tempat yang cocok selama di Singapura.

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay
2 Magazine Road, Singapore 059573
T : +65 6589 8000, F : +65 6589 8001
1800 787 1221

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Region’s Absorption to Reach a Seven-Year High in 2015

The relatively firm economic backdrop could aid a broad-based rebound in office demand in the majority of the top 30 cities tracked in Asia Pacific in 2015.


New supply, totaling an estimated 93 million square feet, will hit its first peak next year but driven by healthy demand for office space, overall vacancy rates is estimated to edge up by just 0.6 percentage points. Consequently, the availability of quality space and expanding corporate activity will propel absorption to increase by over 20%, from an estimated 62 million square feet in 2014, to reach a seven-year high next year.  Highest absorption gains are expected in Beijing, Tokyo’s 5 Central Wards and Shanghai among core markets; and Bangalore, Manila and Chengdu for emerging markets.

Absorption gains in the emerging markets, where over 70% of new supply next year will be in, are expected to be most pronounced. Established growth drivers such as information technology, business process outsourcing, and professional and business services making bigger market plays at a local level will in turn also fuel the expansion of other supporting office-using sectors.

Silversea, Singapore
“The competitive cost structures in emerging Asia will remain a linchpin of a thriving outsourcing industry and fast-rising manufacturing hubs outside of China,” said Sigrid Zialcita, Managing Director of Research for Asia Pacific, Cushman & Wakefield. “In addition, the commitment to structural reforms will progressively squeeze inefficient industries and pave the way for the growth of stronger institutions across many sectors needed to drive leasing activity.”

Indeed, the IT outsourcing sectors in the global BPO hubs of India and Manila will drive a large part of the demand. With businesses infused with renewed confidence after the elections, leasing activity in India has picked up significantly. While Flipkart’s three million square feet in Bengaluru and Tata Consultancy’s 1 million square feet of space in the capital this year are done deals, activity is expected to gain further momentum as companies like Accenture, Standard chartered and a Consulting Major are reportedly on the hunt for spaces totaling over a million square feet each.

Manila’s booming BPO sector is also fueling growth in other sectors, fostering the rise of an increasingly tech-savvy generation that embraces social media and e-commerce, which tech giants are anxious to tap into. Google, which opened its office in Manila last year, is also looking to expand its presence as it takes advantage of the talent base in the country to grow its back office services.

In the core markets, Beijing and Shanghai will account for the bulk of absorption, as a teeming supply pipeline will bring relief to occupiers there. High-quality office premises continue to see strong demand from domestic companies as the tertiary sector continues to expand its proportion of the economy. Internet finance companies have also emerged to be a major occupier of office space in these cities.

Having been a strong pillar of leasing activity in the region in 2014, new tech companies are expected to remain active in the coming year. Overall, the Asia Pacific region remains the growth leader globally, which will allow economies to breed a wealthy consumer base, especially in emerging countries, and the critical mass needed to sustain the sector’s long-term viability over the next decade.

“There are good reasons to believe that the immense upside potential of the new technology sector in Asia Pacific will be sustained, with a young population base, particularly in emerging markets, that are more open to innovative mediums, rising domestic consumption, urbanization fostering the rise of the mobile commerce platform,” said Miss Zialcita.

Tokyo will also remain in the spotlight in 2015 with strong demand from occupiers to remain intact amid an expanding corporate sector.

“Japanese companies are performing very well on account of the weak yen”, said Miss Zialcita. “While the continual uptrend, still at an early stage, could be patchy, recent policy moves indicate that growth remains Japan’s top priority and key to instilling confidence among corporates, which in turn, will be critical to sustaining the current positive momentum in the property markets,” she added.

Supply additions will be keeping pace with the rising trend in demand through 2015 except in Chengdu, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Delhi NCR, Pune and Hanoi, where vacancies will remain in excess of 20.0%.

Single-digit rent growth is expected across the top 30 cities tracked in the region for 2015. For core markets, Grade A rents are forecasted to rise another 1.0-2.0% per annum, with Tokyo posting the highest rent growth on the back of ultra-low vacancies. Rents in Singapore are expected to move up once again in a favorable supply/demand environment in the prime office market, but the pace will be slower relative to the 10%.

For emerging markets, average rents are expected to be flat to declining in the majority of the emerging markets as rampant supply will restrain landlord leverage. Jakarta, Shenzhen, Manila, Chennai and Bangkok will buck the trend with above-average annual rent growth of 3.0-5.0%, though this pace represents the third consecutive year of slowdown for most of these markets.

“For the region as a whole, 2015 will be another year of diminished rent growth expectations. Still, while annual rent increases have moderated since 2011, tenants with three-year leases will, by and large, face slightly higher renewal rates in 2015. On average, rents will be up 6-7% for core and 7-8% for emerging markets from 2012,” elaborated Miss Zialcita.

COUNTRY SNAPSHOTS

China
Massive projected new supply is the defining trend in China’s key office markets. Across the Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shenzhen markets, anticipated supply of high quality office premises in CBD areas in 2015 stands at a record high of about 30 million square feet, followed by a further 45 million in 2016. As such, developers are keen to deliver as quickly as possible before the bulk of supply hits, which should see a potential for huge relocation deals. High quality office premises continue to see strong demand from Chinese companies.

“Tenants will likely hold off on office relocations now and wait until new supply comes on in 2016, to examine their long term occupancy requirements. There will be a flight-to-quality over the next several years as tenants upgrade from aging buildings that do not have the infrastructure to support their needs,” said Michael Stacy, Executive Director, Tenant Advisory Group, China.

India
The top eight cities have a robust supply pipeline of nearly 35 million square feet for 2015. This supply is likely to favor tenants, presenting them a variety of quality options to choose from and negotiating power in the short term. Still, overall vacancies, which is estimated to rise by about 0.1-0.2 percentage points to 18% next year, will likely be contained as demand will be fuelled by companies in the IT-ITeS, banking, financial services and insurance sectors (BFSI), pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors due to an anticipated improvement in India’s economic scenario. Bengaluru will lead with an estimated 11.1 million square feet of net absorption against a supply pipeline of 14.4 million.

“Further improvement in occupier sentiment is anticipated next year as occupiers pursue growth strategies. Relocations and consolidations will also continue with occupiers increasingly adopting innovative workplace strategies to attain efficiency in operations and costs. Rents in suburban and peripheral locations will be largely range-bound next year due to steady infusion of supply but are expected to start firming thereafter as the supply pipeline shrinks,” said  Ritesh Sachdev, Executive Director, Tenant Advisory Group, India.

Japan
Tokyo will remain in the spotlight in 2015. Recent policy moves indicate that growth remains Japan’s top priority with the recent downturn expected to bite less-than-expected. The initiative is aimed at reclaiming Tokyo’s status as a major international metropolis by creating an environment conducive to attracting foreign corporations. Consequently, we believe the office market recovery, while patchy at time, is still in an early stage and will improve gradually.

“Office market rents are forecast to rise further and landlords are bullish on realizing rent increases for lease renewals and relocations. Renegotiating occupier leases now includes rent escalation protection clauses as an optimal strategy. The current market is compelling occupiers to actively implement workplace strategies as a means to control occupancy costs. Tokyo will remain a destination for global capital through the 2020 Olympics,” said Todd Olson, Executive Managing Director, North Asia.

South Korea
In the first half of 2014, leasing activity in Seoul were driven by relocations, as corporations move into newly completed office buildings at expanded footprints. Still, average office vacancy rate in Seoul increased due to the influx of new supply in the second half of 2014 and current market conditions will require landlords to continue offering incentives. However, the supply spigot will decrease across all major districts in 2015. We should see the current market tilt in the landlords favor in the next two years.

“Despite the additional office building supply, the net take-up increased significantly with all major districts experiencing an improvement as large-scale tenants expanded. For these reasons, rent rolls will likely increase while rent-free periods will be cut back. Tenants should renew their contract periods on a long-term basis to save costs. Occupiers should take advantage of the prevailing market conditions to negotiate new leases,” said Tony Yoon, Senior Director, Head of CIS

Hong Kong, Singapore
With high occupancy costs and limited availability in both of these markets, the overarching theme in both of these markets is for tenants to better utilize their office space to keep costs down. Dwindling options in Singapore core business districts will continue to push activity towards fringe and suburban locations in 2015. On the upside, the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme has the potential to lead to a huge increase in capital flows both into and out of China while Singapore is expected benefit from the implementation of the Asean Economic Community.

“Major office occupiers have fast-changing needs when it comes to their talent and cost requirements. They need flexibility to adjust their space needs without significant difficulty or costs. The quality and location of office space is becoming a critical factor, particularly in a rental market upswing. Prime rents in Singapore are forecast to increase in 2015 although at a slower pace than in 2014 as market anticipates a strong supply in 2016. With new supply located in distinctly different micro-markets, this will reduce any dramatic rental fluctuations,” told Toby Dodd, Managing Director, Singapore.

“It remains to be seen when office demand will recover due to occupiers’ focus on containing costs and the slower economy. However, we expect the office vacancy rate to remain relatively stable at around 6% through 2016. There will be limited new supply of office space for lease and rents will not fluctuate significantly. More supply and better demand in 2017–18 will likely stimulate tenant activities,” said John Siu, Managing Director, Hong Kong.

Developing Southeast Asia
Jakarta and Manila will continue to be attractive to corporate giants hoping to gain a foothold in the region. Among the favorable demographic shifts is the rise of an increasingly tech-savvy generation that embraces social media and e-commerce, which tech giants are anxious to tap into. Google, which opened its office in Manila last year, is also looking to expand its presence as it takes advantage of the local talent base to grow its back office services.

“The 2015/2016 new office supply pipeline will finally bring some relief to corporate occupiers, as well as provide more expansion and relocation alternatives to meet market demand, which has remained tight,” said David Cheadle, Managing Director, Indonesia.

“The strength of the O&O industry makes the office market an attractive investment choice for both local and foreign investors. Capital values have posted steady growth in Manila’s core business districts, vacancy rates remain low and the continued expansion of reputable multinational companies make the office sector an attractive option,” said Joe Curran, General Manager, the Philippines

Australia
Signs are also pointing up in some cities in Australia. While a still weak resource sector is expected to keep vacancies in Perth at record-high levels, improvements in the financial markets and other non-mining sectors already spurring office demand somewhat in other cities. This comes at an opportune time, given that significant new supply that is attractively priced will come on stream in Sydney and Melbourne in 2015.

“The green shoots in tenant demand, which we commented on at the beginning of 2014, have now transpired into a sustained rise in the demand for office space. With over 400,000 sq.m. of space requirements currently in the Sydney market alone, it is clear that tenants are taking a positive view of the outlook for business conditions within Australia,” told David Woolford, Managing Director, Australia.

Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s largest privatelyheld commercial real estate services firm. The company advises and represents clients on all aspects of property occupancy and investment, and has established a preeminent position in the worlds major markets, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in many of the most significant property leases, sales and management assignments. Founded in 1917, it has approximately 250 offices in 60 countries, employing more than 16,000 professionals. It offers a complete range of services for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, corporate services, property management, facilities management, project management, consulting and appraisal. The firm has nearly $4 billion in assets under management globally. A recognized leader in local and global real estate research, the firm publishes its market information and studies online at www.cushmanwakefield.com/knowledge.

Source: Cushman & Wakefield Research

Favehotel, The Most Popular Budget Hotel in Indonesia 2014

Archipelago International announced that its prevailing favehotel brand received an award at Venue Magazine's 7th Indonesia MICE Awards on Thursday, 11 December 2014 at The Kasablanka Hall & Convention Centre in Jakarta. Venue Magazine awarded Favehotel as The Most Popular Budget Hotel in Indonesia.

Venue Magazine is a leading business magazine that presents up to date content and reviews, as well as innovative findings regarding the MICE industry (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions & Events). Each year, the Indonesia MICE Awards play a huge part in showcasing the best of the best within the industry.

The objective of the Indonesia MICE Awards is to awaken, encourage, and reward outstanding MICE stakeholders to continue to take part and promote the MICE industry in Indonesia. All of the awards, including favehotel's Most Popular Budget Hotel in Indonesia award, were decided upon by Venue Magazine's readers through a social media polling system, alongside a judging panel.


Since launching in 2009, favehotel has been at the forefront of the budget hotel sector, redefining the industry’s standards for select service hotels. Imaginative design and mid-market features such as high quality bedding, complimentary high-speed internet access and LCD/LED televisions have awarded the chain with a number of accolades, namely for their user-friendly website that offers instant easy bookings and best rate guarantees for internet savvy customers.

“We are extremely proud of our favehotel brand, once again being recognized for its achievements in the hospitality industry. It pushes us to strive for even greater things whilst at the same time, proving that our hard working staff and continuous training really pays off in providing the ultimate service for our guests. Winning this award and gaining the recognition as a top budget hotel brand will undoubtedly position favehotel as an even greater leader within the hospitality industry in Indonesia," Said Mr. Norbert Vas, VP Sales & Marketing of Archipelago International.

About Favehotel
Since its inception in 2009, favehotels have been in the forefront of the budget hotel sector, redefining the industry’s standards for select service hotels. Imaginative design and mid-market features such as high quality bedding, complimentary high-speed internet access and LCD televisions have awarded the chain with a number of accolades, namely for their user friendly website that offers instant easy bookings and best rate guarantees for internet savvy customers.

Favehotels currently operates 31 hotels throughout Indonesia and Malaysia out of which 10 are in Jakarta and 5 in Bali and has a development pipeline of more than 40 hotels in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Favehotels recently won the “Indonesian Best Budget Hotel Chain Award” and aims to be Indonesia’s best in class as well as the largest and most consistent budget hotel chain promising uncompromising standards for cleanliness and safety, with a network covering the entire archipelago. The group has announced plans to open more than 30 new hotels within the coming 2 years.

About Archipelago International
Archipelago International is one of Indonesia’s leading hotel operators with a portfolio of over 90 hotels and 12,000 rooms. As a continually expanding brand, Archipelago International has a development pipeline exceeding 95 properties in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia.

Archipelago International hotels operate under the brands: Grand Aston, Aston, Aston City, Alana, Harper, Quest, Quest Vibe, favehotels, NEO, and Kamuela. Archipelago International’s properties range from ultra-luxurious villas with private pools to select-service, economy-class hotels to serviced-apartment residences, thus offering Indonesia’s largest and most comprehensive hospitality network.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gran Melia Hotel Jakarta: The Best City Hotel Jakarta 2014

Jim Boyles, General Manager Gran Melia Jakarta, setelah menerima penghargaan,  di Bangkok

TTG Travel Award adalah sebuah penghargaan yang bergengsi di bidang pariwisata di Asia Pasifik semenjak tahun 1989. Pada tahun ini, acara seremonial TTG Travel Award 2014 yang ke 25 dan gala dinner untuk 82 pemenang penghargaan tersebut diadakan pada 2 Oktober di Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre di Central World, Bangkok.

Acara ini dihadiri oleh banyak pelaku  industri pariwisata yang ternama, sehingga membuat acara penghargaan ini benar benar sebuah acara yang bertabur bintang. Selain itu, berbagai media international dari berbagai negara juga turut hadir untuk meliput acara ini. 82 perusahaan bidang pariwisata terkemuka dan pelaku bisnis pariwisata secara individu, membawa pulang trophy Hermes berlapiskan emas 24 karat, yang melambangkan keberhasilan menjadi yang terbaik di kawasan Asia-Pasifik, termasuk Gran Melia Jakarta yang memenangkan penghargaan “The Best City Hotel-Jakarta” pada TTG Travel Award 2014  yang ke 25.

Penghargaan “The Best City Hotel-Jakarta” yang dimenangkan oleh Gran Melia Jakarta, adalah bagian dari kategori Travel Supplier Awards, di mana para pemenangnya ditentukan melalui voting pembaca TTG Travel Trade yang dipublikasi baik cetak maupun online dengan judul: TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India, TTG Mice, TTG-BTMice China, TTG Asia Luxury dan TTG Associations. Periode voting untuk penghargaan ini berlangsung selama dua bulan, dimulai Mei hingga Juli 2014. Kriteria penilaian untuk penghargaan dalam bidang perhotelan didasarkan kepada beberapa hal, di antaranya adalah pelayanan, nilai lebih yang dimiliki dan diberikan oleh hotel dan tim penjualan dan pemasaran yang paling profesional, melayani dan memiliki ide yang inovatif.

Dengan memenangkan penghargaan The Best City Hotel-Jakarta, Gran Melia Jakarta membuat sebuah kesan yang sangat baik di dalam industri perhotelan sebagai hotel yang memiliki standar di atas rata rata dan merefleksikan sebuah daya saing di antara industri perhotelan yang ada di Jakarta.

“Ini merupakan pertama kalinya bagi kami meraih penghargaan hotel terbaik di Jakarta dan sekaligus merupakan suatu kehormatan. Beberapa acara-acara internasional dan bergengsi memang sering diselenggarakan di Gran Melia Hotel Jakarta, seperti  Putaran Kedua Debat Calon Presiden 2014, juga menjadi pilihan tempat diselenggarakannya acara  internasional  yang  diadakan oleh  kedutaan,  pemerintah  dan  perusahan-perusahaan multinasional. Penghargaan ini menjadi motivasi  bagi  kami  untuk  lebih  berusaha memberikan yang lebih baik lagi,” kata Ratna Sjamsiar Idris, Director Marketing and Communications.

Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and CEO of Melia Hotels International membawa Hermes trophy sebagai penghargaan Best City Hotel 2014 in Jakarta, bersama dengan tim Gran Melia Jakarta. 

Gran Melia Jakarta memiliki ruang kamar yang mewah dengan desain terbaik,  sebuah hotel bintang  lima  dengan  arsitektur  yang  menawan,  yang berkomitmen  untuk menyediakan pelayanan yang berkualitas dan fasilitas-fasilitas yang diperbarui membuat ikon hotel  bintang  lima  bertaraf  internasional  ini  menjadi  sebuah tren  hotel  mewah abad 21  di Jakarta. Hotel ini menyediakan 407 kamar yang terletak kawasan bisnis yang dikelilingi tiga jalan utama, yaitu jalan Jend. Sudirman, Jend. Gatot Subroto, dan H.R, Rasuna Said. Gran Melia Jakarta merupakan hotel bintang lima terdekat dari pintu masuk tol, dari dan yang ke arah bandara. Dengan karyawan yang penuh semangat serta berkomitmen untuk memberikan pelayanan terbaik, Gran Melia Jakarta merupakan tempat yang tepat untuk para pebisnis menginap, dengani  fasilitas yang lengkap  seperti  restoran- restoran  internasional,  kolam  renang,  spa  dan  pusat kebugaran.



About Melia Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Melia Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market. At present, it operates and distributes more than 365 hotels throughout 40 countries and 4 continent under the brands: Gran Melia, Melia Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Melia, Innside by Melia, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hotels. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Melia Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf or the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America or the Carribean. Its high degree of globalizations, a diversified business model, the consistent groth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Melia Hotels International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco 2013).

Festive Christmas & New Year Set Menu @ Tien Chao Restaurant

Wok Seared Lamb Rack in Oriental Style
Soft Shell Crab in Steam Bun
This Festive Season, Tien Chao, Cantonese and Szechuan restaurant at Gran Melia Jakarta, presents Festive Chinese Set Menu. For Christmas, 7 course set menu including Bird Nest Soup with Carb Meat, Wok Seared Lam Rack in Oriental Style, Steam Soon Hock Fish with Soya Sauce and more, end up with Lemon Grass Gluten served with Sesame Balls in Pandan Paste as the dessert, is offered at only Rp 588,000++ per person. Whilst for New Year, Tien Chao provide 6 course set menu including Crispy Chicken with Dragon Fruit in Wasabi Dessing, Wok Fried Australia Beef in Oriental Style, Braised Dan Dan Noodle with King Prawn and more, with irresistible special year-end dessert Mango Cream served with Shanghai Pancake, at only Rp 688,000++ per person.

Lemon Grass Gluten served Sesame Balls in Pandan Paste
Crispy Chicken with Dragon Fruit in Wasabi Dressing

The restaurant located at the lobby level, with seating capacity up to 150 seats and 4 private dining rooms separated from the main dining, where the guests can enjoy the Festive celebration by having lunch or dinner exclusively prepared by Executive Sous Chef, Apep Hendrawan. The two different set menu above can be ordered not only during the celebration day, but available from 20 to 31 December 2014, with prior reservation to Tien Chao mentioning guest preference menu to be prepared prior the dine-in arrival time. Nicely done presented on the plate, with some edible garnish, using only fresh ingredients, these Festive set menu will light up the celebration dining moments.

For more information, please call (021) 5268080 ext. 2322 or tienchao@granmeliajakarta.com

January Promotion @ Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar

Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar opens the year 2015 with new spirit and some lovely offers for their guests. The 246-room hotel located in the central of business and shopping areas is offering a special discounts for Buffet Lunch and Dinner at Swiss-Café. 10%, 20% or 50% discount which you can draw from a lucky dip. The offer is valid for dining on Saturday and Sunday only. What better time treat your friends or family for a delicious meal. Buffet Lunch or Dinner at Swiss-Café also includes a mocktail of the Month and free flow iced water.

Joe’s Grill in the lobby is offering an even more exciting promotion. Receive 1 item free for every 1 item purchased of imported meats from the Chef’s Choice. It’s really is a great deal when you get to taste delicious imported meat steaks of Joe’s Grill. Don’t forget to order your favorite wine to accompany your meal. Joe’s Grill has a list of selected wine you can choose from. Also enjoy a “Buy 1 Get 1 Promo” for selected bottles of wine from our Sommelier Recommendation.

Relaxing or having a business meeting why not try Silver Lounge.  Enjoy our Doughnut Crazy offer for only Rp 10,750++ per piece. Doughnuts with a variety of toppings that will surely be your new daily indulgence. You can also enjoy our best-selling Burger Deluxe. A delicious burger with beef, BBQ cheese, onion and lettuce and a tantalizing Thousand Island dressing with French Fries on the side. This great deal is only Rp 128,000++ including a glass of draught beer.


From the Cake Shop, try out Double Cheese Rainbow Cake that bursts with the excitement of the New Year for only Rp 207,000++, and enjoy a 50% discount off all displayed items at the Cake Shop from 18:00 until 21:00 PM, terms and conditions apply.

Don’t miss the chance to sample Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar’s drink creations for this month. Introducing Mocktail of the Month, Tamarilo Punch; blended tamarilo, cranberry, lemon juice and coconut cream or the Kiwi Kaffir Rosca with kiwi, kaffir leaves combined in soda water with lemon juice. All available in Swiss-Café, Joe’s Grill and Silver Lounge for only Rp 38,000++.

If you love cocktails, make sure to try Cocktails of the Month. Chamomile Sour, chamomile infused tea with vodka and pineapple juice or Blue Lemonade, a mix of vodka and lemon juice. All available in Swiss-Café, Joe’s Grill and Silver Lounge for only Rp 85,000++.


About Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar, Jakarta
Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar located right in the heart of Chinatown in the area of Mangga Besar and Mangga Dua, known as important business centers for traders, as well as shopping and entertainment centers. Only 10 minutes to Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, 10 minutes to Jakarta International Trade Fair Kemayoran, and 30 minutes from Soekarno-Hatta Airport via the toll way. The hotel consists of 246 rooms and MICE facilities that can accommodate up to 2,000 people. Great Location, service and stay.

Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar
Jl. Kartini Raya No. 57, Jakarta Pusat 10750
Telp: (62-21) 6393 888
Fax: (62-21) 6595 888