Tuesday, August 04, 2015

AccorHotels Announces New Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences

Continues record year of expansion for Asia Pacific’s most dynamic upscale brand


AccorHotels will launch the Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences on 1 August, further consolidating the Pullman brand as the fastest-growing upscale brand in Asia Pacific. Perfectly located in the heart of the trendy Bukit Bintang district, the hotel offers 445 spacious hotel rooms and 157 serviced apartments, boasting spectacular views of the city skyline.

Formerly the Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur, the well-maintained hotel will undergo a full refurbishment over the next two years to reach global Pullman standards of excellence, and will remain open throughout, with renovations designed to avoid guest disruption.

“We are very excited to add this much-loved hotel to the fast-growing Pullman network,” said Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “Since launching in 2008, the Pullman brand has really struck a chord with owners as a hotel that appeals to today’s connected and sophisticated traveller.

“The number of high-profile hotels that have rebranded to Pullman in recent months including The Park Lane Hong Kong, the former Hilton on the Park in Melbourne and now the Prince in Kuala Lumpur is testament to the brand’s ability to meet the needs of today’s global nomads.”

Pullman is a brand of stylish, upscale hotels with a contemporary vibe, innovative technology, high quality meeting spaces and best-in-class business and fitness facilities. The Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences is a perfect fit for the brand, thanks to its superb location and excellent facilities, modern rooms, panoramic views, fitness centre, kids club and outdoor pool. With Pullman having a strong focus on balanced food and beverage offerings, the hotel will feature six dining outlets from a casual coffee lounge and poolside terrace grill to Japanese and Chinese fine dining and will boast world-class meeting facilities including a 580 sqm metre grand ballroom and 11 meeting rooms.
It will be the fourth Pullman in Malaysia and the 56th in Asia Pacific, joining a global network aims to reach 100 hotels by the end of the year. In Asia Pacific alone, Pullman has a strong pipeline of over 40 hotels in the next few years and will continue to expand aggressively. Pullman is now the largest five-star hotel brand in Australia and the fastest-growing AccorHotels brand in China, reflecting its popularity in the region.

The latest Pullman boasts a prime location within the „golden triangle‟ of Kuala Lumpur, surrounded by the city’s best shopping, dining and entertainment. It is just a short stroll to the shopping mecca of Pavilion Mall and the local flavours of Jalan Alor street market. It also offers easy access to Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the Petronas Twin Towers, Menara Kuala Lumpur and a host of beautiful temples, colourful street markets and historic neighbourhoods, providing the perfect base for either business or leisure travellers.

Proving how dynamic the brand’s growth is, another milestone hotel will join the network two days later when the Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit (formerly the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok) relaunches, adding a further 325rooms to the network.


About  AccorHotels
AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome. Over 180,000 women and men in 3,700 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 92 countries.

AccorHotels is the world‟s leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:
  • Its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);
  • A large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;
  • A powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels
  • Almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.
Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and traded in the USA on the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY)

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Startup


Semua yang besar, bermula dari yang kecil. Kalimat tersebut bukan berasal dari Mak Erot, tapi faktanya hampir semua bisnis yang kini raksasa, dulunya berawal dari  startup business.

Istilah startup kini populer seiring dengan maraknya bisnis yang dijalankan secara online – meski arti startup sesunggguhnya berarti tindakan atau proses memulai sebuah organisasi baru atau bisnis, tidak selalu online. “Yang mengatakan menyamakan startup dengan bisnis di bidang teknologi atau Internet adalah mislead. Seharusnya orang yang berjualan mi ayam, grosir kain di Tanah Abang, jualan seminar, atau servis AC, apa pun jenis bisnisnya, asalkan baru dimulai, bisa disebut startup,” kata Rein Mahatma, co-founder Startupbisnis.com.

Memang, istilah startup mendunia ketika banyak perusahaan dot-com didirikan secara bersamaan. Juga, ada satu kesamaan dari orang-orang yang terlibat dalam industri startup saat ini, yang identik dengan teknologi dan Internet.


Dalam sejumlah studi, Indonesia disebut-sebut memiliki potensi pertumbuhan startup yang besar, terutama karena penetrasi Internet yang terus meningkat seiring dengan bertambahnya pengguna telepon seluler pintar. Jumlah pengguna media sosial dan layanan antar di Indonesia juga besar. Potensi ini tentunya menjanjikan pertumbuhan startup yang pesat.

Kemajuan teknologi digital membawa manusia melintasi batas jarak, ruang, dan waktu, termasuk dalam berbisnis. Sangat jarang pebisnis yang tidak memanfaatkan teknologi digital, yang tertuang dalam dunia maya. Internet bahkan menjadi dunia baru yang memiliki bidang kehidupan sendiri, salah satunya bisnis.

Lebih dari satu dekade, bisnis yang mengalami perkembangan paling pesat terdapat di dunia maya. Contohnya, e-commerce Bukalapak dan Tokopedia, yang berkembang bukan lagi sebagai startup, melainkan bisnis yang kuat. Adapun startup yang sangat fenomenal saat ini adalah Go-Jek.

Bila dibandingkan, mengawali bisnis di dunia nyata membutuhkan waktu yang cukup lama untuk menjadi kuat. Belum lagi keterbatasan jarak, ruang, dan waktu membuat bisnis konvensional tersendat-sendat. Hal inilah yang kemudian membuat orang berlomba-lomba membangun startup bisnisnya demi percepatan meraih kesuksesan. Perbedaan terbesar di antara keduanya adalah pola pikir. Orang yang memulai startup bisnis biasanya tidak mengacu pada pola pikir bisnis konservatif.

Sumbangan kesuksesan lainnya pada startup bisnis adalah luasnya media sosial yang dapat dimanfaatkan sebesar-besarnya dengan frekuensi sebebas-bebasnya. Sebut saja dua media sosial paling populer, seperti Facebook dan Twitter, yang membantu meluaskan popularitas startup bisnis.

Memang, startup bisnis tak selamanya langsung meroket, meskipun banyak yang sukses besar. Tapi, startup bisnis bukan bisnis konservatif yang membutuhkan waktu satu-dua tahun sampai pada titik mapan. Sementara itu, startup bisnis tidak memiliki pola pikir yang sama.


Gerakan Startup di Asia Tenggara
Silicon Valley adalah pusat inovasi di Amerika Serikat. Ide-ide baru yang lahir dari sini dengan cepat berkembang menjadi standar dunia. Wilayah ini adalah rumah bagi banyak perusahaan IT raksasa dunia, seperti Google, Apple, Yahoo!, Hewlett-Packard, dan Intel. Bahkan Facebook, Twitter, dan Zynga juga telah pindah ke Silicon Valley. Dapat dikatakan, Silicon Valley adalah tempat dengan konsentrasi startup tertinggi dengan infrastruktur yang paling maju.

Beberapa tahun belakangan, gerakan startup di negara Asia Tenggara, seperti Singapura, Malaysia, Filipina, Thailand, Vietnam, dan Indonesia, mulai menggeliat kencang. Namun Anis Uzzaman, CEO & General Partner Fenox Venture Capital, melihat adanya perbedaan antara ekosistem startup di wilayah Asia Tenggara dan Silicon Valley.

Anis Uzzaman adalah sosok yang tak asing lagi di dunia startup. Awalnya ia bekerja di perusahaan trading publik, seperti IBM dan Cadence, yang menjalankan peran rekayasa, penjualan, serta pemasaran. Pada 2011, ia bersama rekanannya mendirikan Fenox Venture Capital, perusahaan modal ventura di Silicon Valley.

Pada dasarnya Fenox VC berinvestasi dalam bidang teknologi informatika, kesehatan, mobile, sosial, Cloud, Big Data, sistem pembayaran, e-commerce, juga teknologi generasi masa depan. Fenox berfokus menemukan startup yang sudah melewati tahap pengujian produk di pasar dan siap berkembang lebih besar. Dalam dua tahun terakhir, Fenox telah menganalisis lebih dari 400 startup di Asia Tenggara. Kebanyakan merupakan startup yang bergerak di bidang e-commerce, Daily Deals, situs komparasi harga, juga media dan SaaS (software as a service).

Hingga saat ini, Anis telah berinvestasi pada lebih dari 50 perusahaan di Silicon Valley, Jepang, dan Asia Tenggara. Berbicara mengenai potensi startup di Asia Tenggara, ia menganggap founder serta anggota tim startup Asia Tenggara merupakan individu yang sangat kreatif dengan potensi menciptakan Facebook dan Google generasi baru tingkat dunia. “Bakat, passion, dan kemauan bisa ditemukan di sana, dan saya mengharapkan lahirnya Google dan Facebook generasi baru dari Asia Tenggara,” ujarnya.

Walau begitu, tiga modal besar itu tidaklah cukup tanpa dilengkapi dua hal lain yang krusial, yaitu strategi dan informasi. Melalui bukunya tersebut, Anis berbagi enam elemen dasar yang penting dalam membangun startup, yakni membangun tim, menciptakan produk, melindunginya dengan paten, memasarkan produk, memikirkan strategi pembiayaan, dan menetapkan exit strategy.

Mencuplik Thestartuppedia.com, tak jarang entrepreneur yang bersemangat dan ambisius dengan ide besarnya kandas karena pengelolaan yang keliru. Bahkan kerap ditemui masalah terbesar kegagalan startup bukan terletak pada minimnya modal ataupun ide yang buruk, tapi lebih karena eksekusi yang berantakan akibat minimnya informasi dan strategi.

Tantangan yang cukup besar dihadapi startup di Asia Tenggara adalah ketersediaan sumber daya manusia yang mumpuni. Dmitry Levit, rekanan umum Digital Media Partners, mengatakan dalam StartupPedia, “Tantangan kritis untuk ekosistem startup Asia Tenggara adalah mengembangkan 'kolam' berisi bakat di bidang hukum yang mampu bernegosiasi dengan venture capital. Inilah 'kolam' berisi orang-orang dari Rakuten, MasterCard, atau Google, orang-orang bagian penjualan dari seluruh wilayah ini, dan orang dengan bakat teknis yang mumpuni.”

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Pameran Seni Patung Pencak Silat

  • Ekspresi  Keindahan Rasa dan Bentuk dalam Gerak Pencak Silat
  • 1-15 Agustus di Galeri Cipta III, Taman Ismail Marzuki

Made in Indonesia - Suryadi
Pameran pertama di Indonesia yang mengesplorasi ilmu bela diri pencak silat "Ekspresi Keindahan Rasa dan Bentuk dalam Gerak Pencak Silat", 1 Augustus 2015, dibuka untuk umum di Galeri Cipta III, Taman Ismail Marzuki dan akan berlangsung selama 2 (dua) minggu hingga 15 Agustus sebagai wujud gerakan pelestarian budaya pencak silat dan upaya untuk meningkatkan nilai apresiasi masyarakat akan relevansi pencak silat sebagai cerminan keanegaragamaan budaya Indonesia.

Dunadi
Hasil dari langkah pionir membawa pencak silat ke ruang senirupa dan menciptakan kolaborasi baru antara seni dan ilmu bela diri, melebihi harapan panitia. Terkumpulnya lebih dari 40 karya dari 27 pematung Pencak Silat  membuktikan prediksi bahwa pencak silat punya potensi besar menjadi inspirasi dunia seni rupa. Pencak silat yang selama ini diabaikan oleh dunia senirupa maupun dalam kata mendiang Oóng Maryono, seorang tokoh pencak silat yang mengispirasi pameran ‘’kini, "tidak menjadi tuan di rumah sendiri" sekarang menonjol dengan segala kekayaan dan keragaman arti dan gerak yang tertumpah dalam berbagai karya pematung dari berbagai daerah termasuk Sumatra, Jawa, Bali dan NTT. Mereka berhasil mengekspresikan pencak silat ke dalam idiom seni patung dan dengan demikian membuka wacana baru di mana terjadi lintas fertilisasi ide dan pengalaman di antara bidang seni beladiri dan seni rupa yang akan saling memperkaya keduanya.

Pameran yang unik ini diselenggarakan oleh O'ong Maryono Pencak Silat Award,  sebuah upaya nirlaba yang diluncurkan pada tahun 2014 untuk mempromosikan pencak silat dengan membiayai kegiatan penelitian (termasuk eksplorasi seni) dan dokumentasi ilmu bela diri, sesuai impian alm Guru O'ong Maryono (1953-2013).  Selama hidupnya, beliau berkiprah sebagai olaragawan dan pelatih yang berprestasi di tingkat nasional, regional dan dunia, maupun sebagai cendekiawan dengan meneliti dan menulis mengenai pencak silat termasuk buku "Pencak Silat Merentang Waktu" dan versi Inggrisnya "Pencak Silat in the Indonesian Archipelago" dan membuat terobosan-terobosan dalam pelestarian dan pengembangan pencak silat. 

Sebagian dana dari penjualan patung akan disumbangkan ke O'ong Maryono Pencak Silat Award untuk memperluas kegiatan. Kepanitiaan pameran ini melibatkan berbagai pihak yang selama ini telah dikenal secara konsisten melestarikan seni budaya Indonesia dan keragamannya. Pameran didukung oleh Indonesia untuk Kemanusiaan (IKa) sebagai pengelola O'ong Maryono Pencak Silat Award, Studio Somalaing, Cemara 6 Galeri-Museum, Teater Koma, Dewan Kesenian Jakarta dan Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM), dan dimeriahkan oleh sanggar-sanggar Belantara Betawi dan perguruan Keluarga Pencak Silat Nusantara (KPSN) di mana alm O'ong Maryono berkiprah.

Pada acara pembukaan akan diselenggarakan pertunjukan Palang Pintu yang mengkaitkan pencak silat dengan seni pantun dan akan menampilkan pertunjukan pencak silat oleh Guru Elang Putih Bondowoso, Ilham Rohadi, yang selain teman alm O'ong Maryono juga salah satu pematung di pameran ini, dan Nur Putra Alam Damai, seorang pesilat anak dari perguruan Tapak Suci untuk menujukan transfer ilmu antargenerasi. Prof Edi Sedyawati sebagai pemerhati budaya akan memberi refleksi mengenai eksperimen lintas seni ini dan pentingnya untuk pelestarian budaya yang dinamis.

Agar publik memperoleh kesempatan mengenali pencak silat secara lebih mendalam. Selama pameran akan diadakan pertunjukan pencak silat, pertunjukan teater dengan tema pencak silat dan latihan pencak silat terbuka untuk umum dengan jadwal sebagai berikut:
  • Pertunjukan:  Senin, Rabu, Jumat, Pk. 19.00 – 21.00 WIB
  • Lokakarya: Sabtu dan Minggu, Pk. 10.00 – 12.00 WIB
  • Teater Koma: 8 dan 9 Agustus, Pk 16.00 & 19.00 WIB

Daftar Perupa
Dolorosa Sinaga, Inge Rijanto, Egi Sae, RW. Moeyadi, Taufan AP, Johan Abe, Hilman Syafriadi, Nanang Petrusi, Suryadi, Artherio, Jhoni Waldi, Dunadi, Martopo Waluyono, Ilham Rohadi, Cahyo Baskoro, Adhy Putraka Iskandar, Indra Gunadharma, Galang Aldinur Masabi, Muhammad Jundi, Handhika Ibnu Sanjaya, Dwi S. Wibowo, Tantio Adjie, Budi Santoso, Heru Siswanto, AC. Wicaksono, dan Yanto.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Flavors of The Archipelago @ Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta

A Culinary Interpretation by Chef Petty Elliott and Chef Thierry Le Quéau


As an ode to Indonesia’s 70th independence anniversary, Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta partners with one of the country’s most celebrated chef, Petty Elliott, in showcasing authentic flavours presented with a modern take.

A sense of place and innovative dining are values Mandarin Oriental pledges to create. Honouring the special Independence Day, an approach to feature the best undiscovered local favourites from different regions has been opted for Cinnamon, the hotel’s restaurant known for its delectable Indonesian cuisines.

With Indonesia being a vast country with many islands, Chef Thierry Le Quéau and Chef Petty Elliott select iconic local dishes, perhaps not always known by those living outside the region, and giving it a different spin; From Aceh - to Medan - to Padang, down to Java, crossing the sea to Bali, up to Maluku and on to Kalimantan.

Highlights include; Gohu Ikan – a dish of tuna sashimi with chilli and basil salsa from Maluku, Rujak Buah – Cinnamon’s own Javanese fruit salad, Sie Itek - duck curry from Aceh, Sate Udang Rica-Rica – Manado’s prawn satay with its famed sambal rica-rica, Arsik – the special Tapanuli style braised barramundi with ginger flower, Mie Ayam - Jakarta’s favourite bowl of noodles and chicken soup, and Konro – Cinnamon’s signature dish of slow braised beef hailed from Makassar.

Making things more exciting, Chef Thierry and Chef Petty have collaborated in creating a signature dessert that combines an iconic French sweets with Indonesian flavour; Mille-feuille Kolak Pisang. The mille-feuille will be layered with palm sugar spread, coconut jam and mousse, banana pureed with cinnamon, and chopped cashew. A deconstruction of Indonesia’s well-loved dessert, it is a play of authentic ingredients and flavours weaved into layers of pastry goodness. Mille-feuille Kolak Pisang is priced at IDR50,000+ and will be available at The Mandarin Cake Shop for one month.
A household name in promoting Indonesian delicacies abroad; Chef Petty Elliott shares her excitement. “I am very thrilled to be invited by Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta and to collaborate with Chef Thierry,” she said, “We look forward to feature different dishes from the many regions in Indonesia not many have explored.” Sharing his enthusiasm, Chef Thierry Le Quéau added, “I am very delighted to be working with Chef Petty, having known her for years and to share her passion for Indonesian cuisines.”

Flavors of the Archipelago – A Culinary Interpretation promotion is priced at IDR 328,000++ and will be available in Cinnamon restaurant from 15 August to 23 August 2015. For further info, please contact +62 (21) 2993 8823 or email mojkt- cinnamon@mohg.com.


About Petty Elliott
Food Writer, consultant and restaurant critic, Petty has been involved in promoting the flavours of Indonesia over the last 10 years since returning from living in the UK, where she participated in the BBC’s Masterchef competition. Championing modern Indonesian cuisine with international audiences, as well as reawakening interest at home, has been her passion. Petty writes regularly for The Jakarta Globe and Now! Jakarta magazine and previously also consulted as head contributor for Miele Guide, Asia’s Best restaurant Guide for 5 years.

About Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta
With the warmth of Indonesian hospitality and the levels of service for which Mandarin Oriental is renowned, Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta offers exemplary personalised service in luxurious surroundings. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is an oasis of 21st-century luxury with 272 spacious guestrooms, including 24 suites and a variety of award-winning restaurants and bar concepts, which become the meeting place of choice for hotel guests and the local community. The state-of-the-art meeting and banqueting facilities also provide the best venues for both business and social events. For more information and reservations, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/jakarta.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Red Planet Hotels Launches New Brand to Redefine Value Hotel Sector in Asia

Red Planet Surabaya
Innovative regional hospitality group Red Planet Hotels has launched one of Asia’s most customer-relevant hotel products by transforming its 24 properties into “Red Planet”, a brand specifically created to redefine the value hotel experience.

Asia is the world’s fastest growing travel market, with visitor arrivals in the region setting new records. Red Planet’s hotels are targeted at the value- conscious traveller by providing a high quality, comfortable, technologically- enabled stay in desirable locations at attractive prices.

Double Room
“It’s all about value,” Tim Hansing, Chief Executive Officer of Red Planet said. “Value for our customers and creating value for our shareholders. When our guests leave our hotels we want them to think they have made a smart decision by staying with us.

“We conducted extensive surveys with many thousands of our guests across the region and, among other things, we established that our new brand is all about giving our customers more of what they want, and less of what they don’t. Almost all of our guests are between 20 to 30 years old, and this online generation is changing the dynamics of the hotel industry.

“To embrace this shift, we have invested heavily in our IT platform and are constantly listening to our customers and responding to feedback. We have significantly upgraded Wi-Fi speeds in all properties to be amongst the fastest in the hotel industry. Being able to access stable and fast Wi-Fi is crucial to our guests.”

Red Planet Pasar Baru Jakarta
A key component of the new Red Planet brand is a highly functional mobile app. Not only is it a simple and efficient booking portal, but when guests arrive at a Red Planet hotel it activates an in-stay mode. The app then feeds information about relevant local events and points of interest directly to guest’s hand-held devices. It also facilitates room-to-room and front desk calling, as well as a chat line, along with many other innovative features.

“No matter what type of hotel we stay in, technology will always play a key part of getting the most out of your stay in the hotel and the city you are in,” Mr Hansing added. “We are always looking to add both value and relevance to a guest’s stay through our investment in technology at all times.”

The new Red Planet concept was unveiled across its portfolio of 24 hotels, consisting of 3,783 rooms in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. In addition to the existing portfolio, Red Planet will be opening the new brand’s flagship properties in Tokyo and Bangkok this year.

“Over 50% of our guests have stayed with us more than four times, so we have also launched a loyalty programme called Remembered, aimed at rewarding our guests for their frequent stays,” Mr Hansing said. “We are currently enrolling around 1,000 members a month to this programme and that number is growing sharply over time.”

Since opening its first hotel in 2011, Red Planet Hotels has welcomed nearly four million guests. The company has raised several rounds of capital from private investors and anticipates a future public listing in the region.

Red Planet Bekasi
About Red Planet Hotels
Red Planet Hotels was incorporated in 2010 and is a privately owned regional hotel company focused on Asia’s expanding value hotel sector. The company owns and operates 24 hotels in Indonesia (7), Japan (3), the Philippines (10), and Thailand (4) for a total of 3,783 rooms. Red Planet Hotel’s robust and scalable technology platform provides both advanced reservation software and local attraction guides for customers, ensuring a fast and efficient booking process. Red Planet comprises a stylish value hotel offering, with all of its properties centrally located and featuring high-speed Wi-Fi. Red Planet’s companies based in Jakarta (Red Planet Indonesia - PSKT:IJ) and Tokyo (Red Planet Japan - 3350:JP) are listed on the Indonesian and Japanese stock exchanges, respectively.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ranna 212 Tangalle Join with Plateno’s Portofino Brand


We are happy to announce that Ranna 212 Beach Resort Tangalle will join Plateno’s Portofino Brand as Portofino Resort Tangalle starting from September 2015.  Portofino Brand is the luxury collection of city hotels, resorts and serviced apartments perfect for guests who are used to luxurious lifestyles and exquisite service and facilities.
 


Portofino Resort & Spa Tangalle is a trendy Sri Lanka beach resort in the Deep South coast, strategically located just a short distance from Srilanka’s second international airport. The Hotel features 21 suites and 34 Deluxe rooms, fuses a fine selection of restaurants and bars with uncompromising service and spectacular views.  
 



Plateno is expanding its regional footprint by opening resorts in the prime holiday locations in Southeast asian destinations, signalling a dramatic expansion and displaying its strong position as Hotel Operator abroad with 20 hotels open or under development throughout the region in 8 countries estimated to be finished by the end of 2016.
This is Plateno’s second  hotel in Sri Lanka, the first being  a ZMAX  salted to open in Colombo in 2017


About Plateno Hotel Group

The Plateno Hotels group was founded in 2005 in China beginning with the 7 days Inn hotel brand. Plateno Hotels Group consist of a large family of 14 brands including but not limited to:
  • Maison Albar, Portofino, and H12 hotels, all providing a full service luxury lodging experience.
  • ZMAX, James Joyce Coffetel and Lavande Hotels all providing a midscale select service lodging experience.
  • 7 Days Premium and 7 Days Inn are providing a design driven, lifestyle experience at an affordable budget price.
Plateno Hotels Group is also the exclusive development partner and operator of 400 Hampton by Hilton Hotels to be rolled out accross China over the next five years. Today Plateno Hotels Group is ranked as the number one hotel group in asia and 7th globally in terms of total hotels with over 3000 hotels operating or under development in 8 countries.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Late@ Seniman


Seniman is famous for their incredible range of coffee and design experiences. Quietly they have been establishing themselves as a go-to destination for food and their regular breakfast, lunch and afternoon clientele have long been raving about the quality of the food.

Now Seniman is grabbing the ‘restaurant-bull-by-its-horns’ and looking to make an impact in the dynamic Ubud evening restaurant scene. After careful selection and preparation, Late@ Seniman provides a range of ‘brassiere-style’ food with its new evening menu. Nothing too pretentious, but classic items crafted with passion, quality and the Seniman stylistic touch.


Late@ Seniman also cleverly use coffee in a number of their signature desserts, from espresso Crème Brulee to a Mocha-nut waffle. You can even order their humorous and inventive ‘Death by Espresso’ a sure-fire Instagram favourite.

Even the unconventional format of the evening menu is something that has become a much photographed design object. Easy to use and a little bit weird, the menu is a collection of ‘flash- cards’ featuring images and descriptions on colourful backdrops. According to some of the customers it’s “Worth stealing!” (but please don’t take them home..!)


There is an extensive range of premium beers, wine and of course coffee, chocolate and teas. All of this to be enjoyed in Seniman’s famous Coffee Studio with its unique atmosphere and music playlists taking you into the night.

Seniman’s on-going food development programme will continue to rotate new items and introduce seasonal produce over the next few months. This is just the beginning.


Some of the many new highlights from the Late@ Seniman new evening menu;

Beef Burger Sliders
Served as a taster of 3 styles; McSeniman (Swiss cheese, bacon, mustard mayo), King-Hong- Kong (Black pepper, capsicum, soy sauce), Mediterranean (Tomato and jalapeno salsa) Served with a side portion of triple cooked house-chips with tomato relish and wasabi mayonnaise

Fish and Chips
Fresh snapper fillets with a San Miguel beer batter. Served with a side portion of house chips, minted green pea puree, home made tartar sauce and a wedge of lemon.

Posh House Chips
Triple-cooked chips with extra Parmesean and truffle seasoning

Tuna Tartar
Sashimi grade tuna salad with avocado, cucumber, wasabi cream, spicy crisp bread and soy ginger vinaigrette.

Mushroom Terrine
Assorted mushroom and herb terrine served with a sambal cream sauce.

Crème Brulee Espresso
Vanilla laced crème brulee served with Seniman espresso and coffee liquer sauce. Seniman

Espresso Granita
Frozen crystals of Seniman espresso served with cappuccino ice-cream and fresh whipped cream

Moka-nut Waffle
Single-origin chocolate from Sumatra with mixed nuts in a warm rum-infused waffle. Served with cappuccino ice-cream, honey and warm chocolate sauce.

Death By Espresso
Imagine your head is a disc of frozen espresso, stand headfirst on the precipice of a sea of milk. When ready to make the ultimate sacrifice, dive into the milk and have someone hold your feet and stir until desired strength. (Available as day or night variants)


Seniman Coffee Studio
#5 Jl. Sriwedari, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 80581
Telephone +62 (0) 361 972 085