Thursday, August 18, 2016

Panduan Makanan Halal Terbaru dari Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand memperkenalkan panduan wisata kuliner terbaru yang disiapkan untuk  memenuhi kebutuhan wisatawan Muslim Indonesia selama mereka berkunjung ke Selandia Baru


Panduan yang dikembangkan dengan dukungan Direktorat Muslim Kiwi dan Federasi Asosiasi Islam Selandia Baru (FIANZ) ini, menyediakan informasi pariwisata secara umum, dilengkapi daftar restoran dan kafe dengan sertifikasi hala, juga berbagai restoran yang menawarkan hidangan vegetarian atau masakan vegan.

Manager Regional Asia Tenggara dan Asia Selatan, Tourism New Zealand, Steven Dixon, mengatakan, “Panduan ini ditujukan untuk memberikan pengalaman yang berkesan kapada wisatawan Muslim saat berkunjung ke Selandia Baru sekaligus memastikan mereka akan memperoleh pengalaman terbaik dalam menikmati kuliner berkualitas tinggi yang ada di negara ini.

“Pilihan makanan Selandia Baru tidak hanya sebatas fish and chips dan barbeque – para ahli kuliner kami telah mengembangkan berbagai sajian khas Pacific Rim yang istimewa. Kami menyadari pentingnya kemudahan akses informasi tentang pilihan bersantap yang dapat dinikmati oleh wisatawan Muslim dan panduan ini menunjukkan komitmen kami untuk lebih meningkatkan posisi Selandia Baru sebagai tujuan wisata yang ramah bagi wisatawan Muslim.”


“Kami berterima kasih atas dukungan dan bimbingan yang kami terima dari FIANZ dan juga Direktorat Muslim Kiwi. Mereka telah membantu kami untuk menyediakan daftar lengkap mengenai tempat-tempat bersertifikat halal yang kami yakin akan berguna bagi para pengunjung Muslim."

Hazim Arafeh, Ketua dari Federasi Asosiasi Islam Selandia Baru, mengatakan bahwa organisasinya sangat senang bisa berkolaborasi dengan Tourism New Zealand dan Direktorat Muslim Kiwi dalam menghasilkan panduan yang bermanfaat bagi wistawan Muslim. “Panduan Makanan Halal lebih memberikan kepastian kepada wisatawan Muslim dan akan menjadi sumber tepercaya bagi wisatawan dan pebisnis Muslim yang berkunjung ke Selandia Baru.”

Panduan Makanan Halal Tourism New Zealand, kunjungi dan dapat diunduh di SINI.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Paket Kemerdekaan Allium Tangerang Hotel

Nasi Lemang
17 Agustus merupakan momen yang paling bersejarah bagi Indonesia di mana serangkaian acara diselenggarakan oleh warga Indonesia untuk memeriahkan Kemerdekaan RI mulai dari upacara kemerdekaan, dekorasi merah putih hingga aneka perlombaan yang menarik dan acara meriah lainnya.

Begitu pula dengan Allium Tangerang Hotel turut serta memperingati HUT RI yang ke-71. Dengan tema “Tribute to the Heroes”, Allium Tangerang Hotel menawarkan promo kamar tipe Deluxe dengan harga Rp 710.000 net/malam sudah termasuk sarapan prasmanan, menu pilihan makan siang atau makan malam untuk 2 (dua) orang, WiFi dan antar jemput bandara.

Nasi Bakar Ayam
Nenden Lintang Sari, Marketing Communications, “Kami juga memiliki Paket Traditional A La Carte. Cukup mengeluarkan Rp 71.000 net/orang, pengunjung Paris-Lyon Café sudah bisa menikmati makanan resto hotel bintang 4 dengan 3 paket menu pilihan yaitu nasi bakar ayam, nasi bakar jamur dan nasi lemang”

Promo cooking class for moms & kids dengan harga Rp 170.000 net/pasangan ibu & anak juga merupakan tawaran yang menarik bagi pengungjung hotel.

Nasi Bakar Jamur
Hotel Allium Tangerang, produkUpscale Hotel Collection pertama dari Samali Hotels & Resorts. Struktur bangunan yang miring merupakan salah satu karakteristik dari Hotel Allium Tangerang, dan juga menjadi salah satu bangunan yang unik di kota Tangerang. Memilikikamar dan suite yang dirancang dengan mengadopsi tema industrial yang berada disekitar hotel. Hasilnya adalah campuran dari akomodasi gaya urban dengan sentuhan kehangatan dan pelayanan yang ramah dengan desain modern dan dilengkapi dengan fasilitas yang lengkap. Paris-Lyon Café terletak di area lobi hotel.

Allium Tangerang Hotel
Jalan Benteng Betawi No. 88, Tangerang 15148
T +62 21 2920 5555, F +62 21 2920 3333
alliumtangerang.samalihotels.com

#BebasMerdekaDiBestWestern


Ikut memeriahkan perayaan Hari Ulang Tahun (HUT) Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia ke-71, Best Western hotel di seluruh Indonesia berkreasi dengan paket menu ‘Merah Putih’ seharga Rp 71 ribu dan menyelenggarakan kontes menulis yang bertemakan #BebasMerdekaDiBestWestern.

Upacara memperingati kemerdekaan juga akan dilaksanakan di Best Western hotel pada 17 Agustus 2016 sebagai bentuk penghormatan atas jasa-jasa para pejuang kemerdekaan. Best Western hotel juga akan memeriahkan perayaan ini dengan lomba-lomba yang diikuti oleh karyawan hotel serta bagi tamu yang mau ikut berpartisipasi.

Menu paket ‘Merah Putih’ dikreasikan secara berbeda oleh masing-masing chef hotel. Beragam variasi paket menu Rp 71 ribu dapat ditemukan di hotel Best Western di Indonesia selama bulan Agustus 2016. Untuk anggota Best Western Rewards, paket menu ‘Merah Putih’ ini diberikan secara gratis bagi mereka yang menginap di Best Western hotel di bulan Agustus.

Ikuti juga dan menangkan hadiah dari Best Western hotel, dengan cara mengabadikan momen bebas merdeka di Best Western hotel dan upload di sosial media Instagram dengan hastag ‪#‎BebasMerdekaDiBestWestern. Lalu ceritakan serta kirimkan pengalaman selama menginap di Best Western Hotel. Periode kontes menulis ini berlangsung selama bulan Agustus 2016 dan pemenang akan diumumkan di sosial media Best Western Indonesia pada tanggal 1 September 2016.

Pemenang kontes menulis ‪#‎BebasMerdekaDiBestWestern berhak atas voucher menginap di 2 hotel Best Western di Indonesia dan hasil tulisan akan dipublikasikan di blog.bestwesternindonesia.com. Untuk hasil tulisan yang terpilih juga akan mendapat kesempatan dipublikasikan di blog milik Best Western hotel tersebut.

Tentang Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Best Western Hotels & Resorts yang berkantor pusat di Phoenix, Arizona, merupakan suatu brand hotel swasta dengan jaringan global yang terdiri lebih dari 4.100 hotel independen dioperasikan di lebih dari 100 negara dan teritori di seluruh dunia. Kami menawarkan tujuh produk hotel yang disesuaikan dengan kebutuhan developer dan tamu di setiap market.

Indonesia Culinary Journey - Flavors of the Archipelago


Exquisite Culinary Collaboration of Seven Marriott’s Hotels in Indonesia Celebrating RI 71st Independence Day

Yuyu Palem Telenggis Mepes
Welcoming Indonesia’s 71st Independence Day, Marriott International proudly presents the first ever Indonesia Culinary Journey - Flavors of the Archipelago. From 15 August - 6 September 2016, Chefs from JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta, The Mayflower, Jakarta - Marriott Executive Apartments, JW Marriott Hotel Medan, JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya, Courtyard by Marriott Bali, Seminyak, Courtyard by Marriott Bali, Nusa Dua, The Stones, Legian, Bali – A Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel, will join forces and bring a special gastronomic collaboration to celebrate the country’s culinary heritage. One chef from each hotel will visit all seven hotels to feature all seven dishes in the restaurants for guests to enjoy.

“As one of the biggest international hotel chain in Indonesia and with such numbers of hotels across the country, we would like to dedicate an event to celebrate the Indonesia 71st Independence Day. An event to promote Indonesia through its rich culinary highlighting the local talents Marriott hotels has in Indonesia,” said Karan Berry, General Manager of JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta.

Gulai Daging Masak Tempoyak
Inspired by the true concept of a classic seven course, each hotel will prepare one course of this grand menu to represent their hotel during the promotion. At the preliminary stage to this enticing roadshow, internal competitions were held at each hotel in search of the most authentic and unique Indonesian dish. The seven chefs along with the winning dishes will then join the culinary journey to represent their hotels across Indonesia. 

Just in time to mark the Indonesia’s 71st anniversary of independence, the roadshow is launched at JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta on Monday, August 15, by the Minister of Tourism Bapak Arief Yahya, along with the General Manager of JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta, Mr. Karan Berry and Vice President Corporate Communications of Citilink Indonesia, Bapak Benny S. Butarbutar. The event begins with singing the national anthem Indonesia Raya and continued with traditional West Sulawesi dance performance, tari Patuddu by Dinas Pemuda Olahraga dan Pariwisata Provinsi Sulawesi Barat. The ceremony marks the beginning of Indonesia Culinary Journey – Flavors of Archipelago, where the seventh winning chefs will serve their dishes at Sailendra Restaurant from 15-17 August 2016. With priced of IDR 400,000net per person, this offer is available for lunch and dinner. 

Chef Deni Purwanto
On August 16, 2016, to the Sailendra guests who dine and dressed with Indonesian traditional clothes such as batik or kebaya can join the Instagram contest by visiting the JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta Instagram page (@jwmarriottjkt), can get a chance to win a weekend stay and dining voucher at JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta. On August 17, 2016, JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta will be having "Spirit To Serve" initiative by inviting 10 children from Emmanuel Foundation to do some interesting activities along the Chefs.

In addition to the culinary offer, JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta Indonesia supported by SME Indonesia and Dewan Kerajinan Nasional present traditional arts and crafts bazaar, located around the hotel lobby area, from Monday-Wednesday, 15-17 August 2016, from 10.00 until 18:00 Hrs.

Rawon Iga
The culinary journey will then continue to JW Marriott Hotel Medan from August 23 – 25. Next destination will be JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya, from August 27 – 29. The final course of the journey will take place in the island of Gods starting from Courtyard by Marriott Bali, Seminyak from August 30 – 31, Courtyard by Marriott Bali, Nusa Dua from September 2 – 3, and finally The Stones, Legian, Bali – A Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel from September 5 – 6. 

Rawon Iga
Chosen by a group of food experts and local chefs, the seven featured dishes have been picked to showcase the true authentic flavor of Indonesia across the Marriott hotels in the country. The featured salad dish is Spicy Gado-Gado Torti Roll, a special creation by Chef Andi Setiawan of The Mayflower, Jakarta – Marriott Executive Apartments. The dish is a refined transformation of one of Jakarta’s signature dishes and his grandmother’s recipe of Gado-Gado; it’s Gado-Gado in one bite. 

Chef Zulfikar Valuanda
Continuing to the soup component of the offering, diners may enjoy another classic Indonesian dish originated from East Java, Rawon Iga (Beef ribs black soup). Adding a more contemporary twist to the dishes, Chef Vaulanda of JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya will assure that these would be one of the diners’ favorite. 

Inspired by Andaliman, which is the one of the spices that represents Medan, Chef Broto of JW Marriott Hotel Medan will bring Ikan Gerapu masak arsik khas Toba (Crispy grouper fish in Toba Arsik style). The unique flavor of Andaliman mixed with traditional spices would complement the fish perfectly. The dish offers an original taste of Bataknese/North Sumatrans cuisine.

Spicy Gado-gado Tortil Roll
Inspired by his love for Durian, Chef Deni Purwanto of JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta will bring his mother’s recipe Gulai Daging Masak Tempoyak (Sweet and sour beef and fermented durian curry), a dish that he always enjoy eating as a kid. Tempoyak is a condiment made from fermented durian, commonly used in the western part of Sumatra including his mother’s hometown, Jambi. 

Ready to represent the exotic flavors of Bali, Chef I Nengah Mingguana of Courtyard by Marriott Bali, Seminyak will bring his creation of Ayam Kuah Becundang (Stewed Chicken Kampong “Rooster” Soup). This came from traditional recipe in Bali from many generations before him. Balinese people usually use chicken kampong “Rooster” meat and cook it as soup. It takes around 60 minutes to make the meat tender, juicy and ready to serve. 

Rounding up the main course component, Chef I Made Dewa Suardi Yasa of The Stones, Legian, Bali – A Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel will bring his grandmother’s Yuyu Palem Telengis Mepes Nasi Oran Jagung (Mixed Steamed white rice and Sweet Corn), Lawar Kelungah (Young Coconut and Soft Shell Crab Salad), Sambal Sere Tabiya (Chili with Shrimp Paste). The dish came from his grandmother and it is very famous at Yeh Embang, one of village in Negara, West of Bali, where his grandmother used to live.

Chef Andi Setiawan
As the sweet end of the meal, Chef I.B. Oka Yudha Pratama of Courtyard by Marriott Bali, Nusa Dua will prepare Abug with Burnt Coconut Ice Puter and Caramelized Banana. Abug is one of the many traditional Indonesian cakes that originated from Karangasem regency in Bali originally made from steamed sticky “ketan” rice flour, grated coconut and sugar or sometimes palm sugar. This dish usually served with coffee or tea during friends or relatives’ visit. Chef Oka creates a modern look to the chewy-crumbly texture snack to make it popular among the younger generation.

In addition to the food promotion taking place at the hotels, the chefs will involve in various activities such as a special gathering with the local media and bloggers as well as involve in Spirit to Serve (Marriott International’s social responsibility and community engagement activity) with the local organization. “Through this roadshow, we aim to not only promote the uniqueness of the Indonesian cuisine, but also to give back and contribute to the surrounding community,” added Marie Browne, Marriott International - Area Director of Operations for Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea.

Ice Cream
Marriott is proud to partner with Citilink Indonesia as the travel partner for this exciting journey across Indonesia. "Citilink Indonesia is very proud to support the implementation of Indonesia Culinary Journey – Flavors of Archipelago in order to promote Indonesia's tourism sector," said Benny S. Butarbutar, Vice President Corporate Communications Citilink Indonesia.

The Indonesia Culinary Journey – Flavors of Archipelago is presented by Sailendra Restaurant in collaboration with Wonderful Indonesia. Media partner; Koran Jakarta, TravelText, Tempo Media Group, What’s New Jakarta, 90.4 Cosmopolitan FM and 95.1 KIS FM. Supported by Dinas Pemuda Olahraga dan Pariwisata Provinsi Sulawesi Barat, SME Indonesia, Dewan Kerajinan Nasional dan Hi+ Media.

7 Winning Chefs
For more information, please contact the following:

JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta
Telephone: +62 (21) 5798 8888
E-mail: marlene.danusutedjo@marriott.com

The Mayflower, Jakarta - Marriott Executive Apartments
Telephone: +62 (21) 5789 7888
E-mail: michael.halim@execapartments.com

JW Marriott Hotel Medan
Telephone: +62 (61) 455 3333
E-mail: herpeiriati.peri@marriott.com

JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya
Telephone: +62 (31) 545 8888
E-mail: mhrs.subjw.marcomm@marriotthotels.com

Courtyard by Marriott Bali, Seminyak
Telephone: +62 (361) 8499 600 
E-mail: tri.widiyastuti@courtyard.com

The Stones, Legian, Bali – A Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel 
Telephone: +62 (361) 300 5888
E-mail: tressabel.hutasoit@marriotthotels.com

Courtyard by Marriott Bali, Nusa Dua
Telephone: +62 (361) 300 3888
E-mail: Pong.Choi@courtyard.com

Monday, August 15, 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut Four Points® Jakarta, Thamrin


POINT 1: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), along with PT Thamrin Ekspress Indonesia today jointly announced the opening of Four Points Jakarta, Thamrin, 15 August 2016. The opening marks the first Four Points property in Jakarta, and the sixth in Indonesia. The hotel is part of an approximate 159,000 square foot mixed used development that consists of offices located on the upper floors of the building and the hotel.

“Built for the smart, independent business traveler, Four Points continues to offer our guests exactly what they need while on the road,” says Vincent Ong, Senior Director, Asia Pacific Brand Management, Four Points. “We are excited to open Four Points in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta, one of the fastest growing cities in Southeast Asia and continuing the immense growth momentum of the brand in the region and generating a halo-opening effect.”


POINT2: Four Points Jakarta, Thamrin features 164 guestrooms with fast and free Wi-Fi through out the hotel. Guest rooms are fitted with the Four Points brand’s signature bedding, 43” LED flat-screen TVs, and complimentary bottled water. The hotel features an all-day dining venue, which incorporates the brand’s signature Best Brews TM program, allowing guests to sample a range of local craft and artisan beers. For meetings and events, Four Points Jakarta, Thamrin has three comfortable, stylish meeting spaces totaling 1,615 square feet that over looks the lively Thamrin business district. The hotel so offers a 24hour fitness center that is fully equipped with a range of high-endurance and low impact workout equipment.


POINT3: Four Points Jakarta, Thamrin is strategically located along Jl M. H. Thamrin at Menara Topas, a major road running through the Central Business District in Jakarta with high visibility for corporate clients. The hotel is located just under one half a mile north of the famous Selamat Datang roundabout near multinational corporate offices, embassies, megamalls, retail shops, restaurants and bars. For guests looking to immerse in the rich history and culture of Jakarta during their stay at the hotel, they can visit Pasar Baru, the oldest shopping center in the city that dates back to the Dutch colonial era, Sunda Kelapa, a 17th century port to see the world’s last wind-powered trading schooners, or take in captivating views from the observation deck at Monas, a National Monument located in the center of Freedom Square. All are located within 7.5 miles of the hotel.


POINT4: Starwood Hotels & Resorts is rapidly growing in Indonesia along side the increasing number of domestic and international travelers. Currently there are 19 properties across Indonesia with 15 hotels under construction. In Jakarta alone, Starwood has five properties representing the Le Méridien®, Tribute Portfolio TM, The Luxury Collection® and Sheraton® brands, with six more hotels opening by 2020, including the debut of the Westin® brand in August, 2016 and the Aloft® brand by 2018.

About Four Points 
Four Points is travel reinvented. With over 200 hotels in nearly 40 countries, Four Points meets the needs of the everyday traveler and offers guests exactly what they need on the road. Four Points combines timeless style and comfort and an authentic sense of the local as well as genuine, always-approachable service, all around the world. To learn more, visit fourpoints.com/experience.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

PHM Hospitality’s Independence Deal to Celebrate Independence Day

The 1O1 Banding
PHM Hospitality’s celebrating the Independence Day of Indonesia by initiating an out of the ordinary promo deals called “Independence Deal”. As tantalizing as it ever been, the deal starts from IDR. 1 for staying in all hotels under PHM Hospitality, all over Java and Bali.

This promo deal is valid for reservation made through phm-hotels.com from August 14th to August 18th and for staying over the period of August 14th until October 16th or total of 71 days in commemoration of Indonesia 71st Independence Day Anniversary. Simply book through the website and put a promo code; 71Years to get this extra ordinary deal.

The Haven Seminyak
Along with the room promo, each hotel under PHM Hospitality is racing up its Food & Beverage promotions such as 71% discount on Food & Beverage for Veteran on Independence Day at 1O1 Café of The 1O1 Jakarta Sedayu Darmawangsa. While The 1O1 Bogor Suryakancana is presenting Buitenzorg (the city used to be called in old days) Signature’s Cuisines for complimentary if a room reservation is made through the website in the whole August month.

Bring the kids for a short break at The 1O1 Bandung Dago on this Independence Day celebration. The hotel is offering various kids activities over the weekend throughout August and let them compete their creativity in “Juara Agustusan” activities and get the chance to win many prizes.

The 1O1 Yogyakarta
If Yogyakarta is on your vacation list on this Independence Day holiday, enjoy a special discount on Food & Beverage “Serba Serbi” promo from August 17th to August 19th at Kalasan Coffee Shop and Pasiraman Pool Bar of The 1O1 Yogyakarta Tugu. Travel a bit further to the Island of The Gods, The Haven Bali Seminyak is throwing The Haven's  Pool Party. Splash out and have lots of fun by the pools while enjoying Indonesian Food Buffet at only IDR 175,000 ++ per person including free flow non alcoholic beverages.

Celebrate Independence Day at all PHM hotels and enjoy it in freedom! Merdeka!

Launch of Zest Hotel Legian Bali


To celebrate the grand opening of the new Zest Hotel Legian in Bali, Swiss-Belhotel International hosted a rooftop Neon Party for 150 guests on Monday 8 August. The party was held at sunset, allowing revellers to enjoy spectacular views from what is one of Legian’s newest and most appealing downtown venues.

The fun started with a cocktail gathering as guests enjoyed the soothing sunset views. As night drew in, neon LED lights created a glowing ambience across the sky and local celebrity ‘DJ Pamela’ provided entertainment with dance music adding a soundtrack to a striking audio-visual display. 

To mark the official launch of the hotel, a special pyrotechnics switch was set up. When pressed the word “ZEST” formed in letters of fire prompting applause and cheering from all the guests. Later in the evening, the hotel hosted a special dinner at ‘Jaen Bar & Kitchen which is located on the ground floor of the property. The menu offers a flavourful modern yet authentic selection of Balinese fusion food.

Attending the rooftop party were a number of senior representatives from Swiss-Belhotel International, including the group’s Chairman and President Gavin M. Faull.  Also in attendance were Zest Hotel International CEO Emmanuel Guillard, Zest Hotel International Regional Director of Operations & Development Denny Jatnika as well as the owners of Zest Hotel Legian Ichsan Hidajat, Budi Hidajat, Dibya Hidajat, Suyoga Ayub from PT Tri-Asih-Sejahtera.

“As the first ZEST branded hotel managed by Swiss-Belhotel International in Bali, the successful launch of the Zest Hotel Legian is a significant step in the continued development of the group, and also the growth of the ZEST brand,” said Mr. Faull.

Zest Hotel Legian Bali will certainly appeal to travellers seeking a modern, budget hotel located in the heart of the island’s most vibrant district. It offers safe, clean rooms at attractive rates with the added appeal of complete comfort and convenience. The addition of a rooftop space will also inspire more private functions in the future, whether it is birthday parties, BBQ dinners, or networking events.


About Zest Hotel Legian, Bali
Zest Hotel Legian is a modern budget hotel with international standards of comfort and up-to-date facilities in the centre of Bali’s most famous sophisticated suburban district of Legian.  Zest Hotel Legian provides 51 rooms, some with balconies overlooking the town.  Convenience, comfort and safety are key benefits for guests at Zest Hotel Legian, and the hotel also offers excellent value for money. Amenities include lifts with personal security access, 24-hour CCTV Camera protection, Internet Stations, a Fitness Room, a Public Toilet with Disabled facilities, and a Vending Machine (Cold Beverages). A Mini Mart and ATMs are also located close to the hotel. All Major Credit and Debit cards are accepted.