Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Grand Hyatt Jakarta Wedding Fair 2016

Find Inspiration and Ideas for Celebrating Weddings, 3 – 5 June 2016


For the fifth year, we are proud to present the Grand Hyatt Jakarta Wedding Fair, held this year from 3 to 5 June 2016. The grand event will host two of the most celebrated Indonesian designers, Andreas Odang and Rusly Tjohnardi (see here!), along with the city’s top wedding vendors.


Our function rooms and Grand Ballroom on the 2nd floor will be the setting for this special wedding showcase of the most creative and popular wedding suppliers. More than 30 wedding vendors will be gathered during the three-day event, displaying the latest trends for souvenirs, invitations, cakes, photography, videography and more.




On the 26th floor, the glassed-in terrace of the Penthouse suites will also be available for viewing upon request. Featuring panoramic views of Jakarta’s skyline, the Penthouse terrace is a lovely alternative for more intimate wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

Great prizes and surprises will also highlight this year’s wedding fair, including special benefits from our partners and honeymoon nights at Grand Hyatt Jakarta and Hyatt Hotels & ResortsTM around the world, such as Park Hyatt Mallorca, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Grand Hyatt Seoul, Grand Hyatt Guang Zhou, Grand Hyatt Bali, Hyatt Regency Phuket and Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta.

The event is made possible by the full support from our partners and supporters namely EbiMoekti Decoration, Nefi Decoration, Multi Kreasi Enterprise, Plaza Indonesia, Bridestory.com, Indonesia Tatler, Le Mariage, MNC Lifestyle, Athaya Gallery, Pensee, Lightswork Jakarta, Momentochronos, Soundworks Jakarta and The Chronicles. #GHJWeddingFair2016




About Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Grand Hyatt Jakarta opened its doors in March 1991, coinciding with that year’s successful “Visit Indonesia” campaign. Strategically located in the heart of Indonesia’s capital, Grand Hyatt Jakarta is surrounded by office buildings that are home to international companies, embassies and government offices. Offering a dynamic lifestyle for business and leisure travelers, the hotel is conveniently located in an integrated complex of luxurious residential and office towers, adjacent to the Plaza Indonesia shopping centre, where guests can indulge in luxury-brand shopping and enjoy various dining experiences. The hotel has 427 guestrooms, including 37 suites, with award-winning facilities and services, plus six restaurants and a bar, nine function rooms and the Grand Ballroom, which has a total capacity for 2,000 guests. The Residence ONFIVE is the hotel’s multifunctional residential-style event facility that offers a creative alternative to traditional meeting spaces.


About Grand Hyatt
Grand Hyatt hotels provide luxurious accommodation, dramatic architecture and advanced technology in major gateway cities and resort destinations. Sophisticated global travellers stay in Grand HyattTM hotels to experience extraordinary restaurants, bars, spas and fitness centres, as well as comprehensive business and meeting facilities.

Koleksi Rusly Tjohnardi dan Andreas Odang untuk Wedding Fair 2016

Rusly Tjohnardi
Koleksi gaun pengantin Rusly Tjohnardi untuk Wedding Fair Grand Hyatt Jakarta, 3 – 5 June 2016, mengangkat tema regalia Kekaisaran Rusia pada zaman keemasannya. Telur Fabergé yang ditempa dari logam mulia, bertahtakan bermacam berlian dan batu mulia serta desainnya yang sangat rumit adalah salah satu sumber inspirasi utama untuk pembuatan koleksi ini.

Selain terinspirasi Telur Fabergé yang sudah melegenda keindahannya, koleksi ini juga mencerminkan perpaduan berbagai unsur alam, flora, serta fauna yang mengilustrasikan sebuah dongeng yang ingin disampaikan oleh sang desainer.

Rusly Tjohnardi
Pemilihan bahan eksklusif yang unik, dengan berbagai macam tekstur serta teknik produksi yang memadukan kreasi kerajinan tangan serta teknologi modern, menghasilkan karya seni yang akan semakin memperlihatkan kompleksitasnya jika semakin diperhatikan dengan seksama. Koleksi ini sengaja tidak diberikan nama atau judul, karena sang desainer tidak ingin membatasi fantasi maupun imajinasi audience. Demikian juga untuk para calon mempelai wanita yang mendesain gaun pengantinnya dengan Rusly, hanya imajinasilah yang menjadi batas kreasi.

Rusly Tjohnardi
“The Rising Sun” - Andreas Odang

Woman & Bridal Collection Autumn Winter 2016/2017

Japonaiserie menjadi kata yang mewakili inspirasi utama koleksi terbaru dari Andreas Odang yang akan dipresentasikan pada malam pembukaan Grand Hyatt Jakarta Wedding Fair 2016  3 Juni 2016. Japonaiserie merupakan sebuah gaya di dalam bidang seni yang merefleksikan kualitas estetika dan budaya khas negeri Jepang, dapat berupa motif ataupun obyek dekoratif yang memiliki gaya tersebut. Selain itu kata Japonaiserie juga lekat dan mulai popular saat Vincent van Gogh, pelukis post-impressionist asal Belanda, menggunakan istilah tersebut dalam mengekspresikan pengaruh seni budaya dari Jepang.

Ada alasan tersendiri Odang lebih memilih Japonaiserie alih-alih mengangkat budaya dan tradisi Jepang secara langsung. Ketika memulai koleksi ini, Odang terinspirasi dan tertarik dengan kain jacquard dengan motif kimono Jepang dan juga dengan beberapa motif dengan desain kontemporer khas Jepang yang dia temukan dan digunakan di dalam koleksinya kali ini. Alasan lainnya adalah Odang juga ingin memperlihatkan pengaruh dan inkulturasi budaya Jepang di budaya barat, yang mana garis potongan dan gaya busana yang Odang tawarkan masih dipengaruhi gaya klasik cantik Eropa dengan twist detail dan motif pengaruh dari gaya seni budaya Jepang.

Di dalam koleksi dengan total jumlah 30 set busana yang terbagi di dalam 21 set busana gaun cocktail dan gaun malam serta 9 set busana gaun pengantin, kali ini Odang lebih menitikberatkan dalam pengaplikasian motif dan pengeksplorasian tailoring ke dalam potongan gaun klasik yang cantik. Potongan yang terstruktur dan H-line, detail jatuh garis belakang kerah kimono, dan potongan panjang rok 7/8 merupakan beberapa contoh interpretasi Odang selain pengaplikasian motif di dalam menerapkan esensi Japonaiserie ke dalam koleksinya dan juga untuk memberikan kesan modern di dalam potongan dasar busana bergaya klasik dan elegan.

Ramadan di Alun Alun


Main Course - Palalada
Marhaban Ya Ramadan! Menyambut datangnya bulan suci ini, Palalada dan Waroeng Kopi telah mempersiapkan set menu spesial yang bisa dinikmati, 8 Juni – 5 Juli 2016 (Menu Ramadan) dan 6-7 Juli 2016 (Menu Idul Fitri).

“Di tahun kedelapan ini, kami menyuguhkan masing-masing dua menu spesial Ramadan di Palalada dan Waroeng Kopi. Bersinggungan dengan momen ulang tahun Jakarta, salah satu menu yang disajikan terinspirasi dari kekayaan kuliner Jakarta,” ujar Widyastuti Hadisoemarto, Kitchen Coordinator Palalada dan Waroeng Kopi.

Paket Ramadan - Palalada
Ramadan Menu
Paket Ramadan A di Restoran Palalada, terdiri atas Kolak Campur sebagai tajil, kemudian dilanjutkan dengan makanan utama Nasi Uduk yang disajikan lengkap dengan lauk seperti Semur Iga Sapi Kentang, Gurame Goreng Sambal Mangga, Tempe Goreng Tepung, Teri Kacang, Telor Dadar Isi, Acar Kuning dan Lalapan. Hidangan penutupnya adalah Es Palalada.

Paket Ramadhan B terdiri atas Kolak Campur sebagai tajil, Nasi Daun Jeruk dengan lauk pendukung Empal Gepuk, Ayam Woku Suwir, Sambal Goreng Udang, Tempe Orek, Tumis Nangka Muda dan Sambal Matah. Hidangan ditutup dengan Serabi Es Puter. Minuman yang disajikan adalah teh panas. Kedua set menu ini bisa dinikmati dengan harga Rp120.000,++/ orang. “Nasi Daun Jeruk adalah menu nasi andalan terbaru Palalada. Tak hanya lezat, Nasi Daun Jeruk juga punya aroma yang khas,” lanjut Widyastuti.

Menu Ramadan Warung Kopi
Waroeng Kopi juga memiliki dua set menu spesial Ramadan. Paket A terdiri dari Kolak Campur sebagai tajil, Nasi Uduk dengan lauk Ayam Goreng Ungkep, Semur Telor Pindang, Tahu Tempe Goreng, Bihun Goreng dan lalapan untuk hidangan utama. Sebagai penutup, Waroeng Kopi menghidangkan Selendang Mayang. Hadir dengan sedikit variasi, menu Paket B terdiri dari Kolak Campur sebagai tajil, kemudian dilanjutkan dengan makanan utama Nasi Kuning Campur yang disajikan dengan lauk spesial seperti Ayam Suwir Sambal Matah, Sambal Goreng Ati Ampela, Bihun Goreng, Perkedel dan Emping. Menu penutupnya adalah Es Podeng. Minuman yang disajikan adalah teh panas. Harga untuk kedua set menu ini adalah Rp95.000,++.

Menu Idul Fithri
Menu Idul Fitri
“Ketupat sudah pasti menjadi elemen utama di menu Idul Fitri, baik di Palalada maupun Waroeng Kopi. Untuk menu Idul Fitri di Palalada, saya menggabungkan cita rasa kuliner Jawa dan Padang. Sedangkan di Waroeng Kopi, cita rasa yang disajikan terinspirasi dari kuliner Jawa dan Manado. Sesuatu yang berbeda dibandingkan dengan menu Idul Fitri yang awam,” jelas Widyastuti.

Menu Idul Fitri di Palalada terdiri dari Es Buah Segar, Ketupat yang disajikan dengan Rendang Bukittinggi, Ayam Opor Sambal Ijo, Sambal Goreng Udang ditambah telur puyu dan kentang, Gulai Daun Singkong, Bakwan Jagung, Emping dan Sambal. Es Tape Palalada menjadi hidangan penutupnya. Menu ini bisa dinikmati dengan harga Rp120.000,++. Waroeng Kopi akan menyajikan set menu khusus yang terdiri atas Es Timun Suri, Ketupat dengan Sambal Goreng Udang Bumbu Kuning, Ayam Bakar Woku Ijo, Sambal Goreng Perintil, Sayur Labu, Tahu Telur dan Kerupuk Bawang. Hidangan penutupnya adalah Pudding Tape Ijo Sauce Santan. Harga yang ditawarkan untuk set menu ini adalah Rp95.000,++ (Grand Indonesa) dan Rp85.000,++ (Central Park Mall dan Mall @ Alam Sutera).

Untuk reservasi, hubungi: Palalada : +6221 2358 0870; Waroeng Kopi Grand Indonesia: +6221 2358 0875; Waroeng Kopi Central Park Mall: +6221 5698 5755 ext. 415; Waroeng Kopi Mall @ Alam Sutera: +6221 30449253

KATH's
Sejauh Mata Memandang
Indahnya Hari Kemenangan
Selain itu, Alun Alun Indonesia juga mempersembahkan berbagai produk dan penawaran menarik menyambut Idul Fitri mulai tanggal 6 Juni–10 Juli 2016. Pengunjung bisa mendapatkan bingkisan spesial Ramadan dan Idul Fitri di Olah-Oleh dan Wrapp.Inc. Untuk fesyen, koleksi khusus juga akan hadir di Alun Alun Indonesia, antara lain dari label Sejauh Mata Memandang, Giffa Indonesia, Larissa Duliar, Moshaict (Itang Yunasz), Nosa’s, Natalia Liu, Tenun Gaya, Tanda Mata dan Azura. Sedangkan untuk putra-putri Anda, wahana kids menghadirkan koleksi khusus bertema Ramadhan dari KATH’s & CO, Bubble Girl, Petitulun, Saudagar dan Simply Idea.

Sejauh Mata Memandang
Tak hanya itu, ada program spesial Idul Fitri 1–6 Juli 2016. Pengunjung bisa mendapatkan gift voucher senilai Rp100.000,- untuk setiap pembelanjaan minimum Rp1.000.000,-.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Satoo at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta Presents Ocean’s Magnificence

Crab
The sumptuous and fresh taste of seafood is now available for Thursday dinners during Seafood Night at Satoo, the international open-kitchen restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta. Guests can enjoy an added variety of the magnificent seafood selections at all the buffet stations.

Delicacies of the sea ranging from delectable blue swimmer crabs and king crab legs, mouth-watering crayfish and tiger prawn are available in cold dishes, along with the freshness of pacific oyster and clam razor, at the buffet station. Diners may indulge in seafood dishes, such as Seafood Thermidor and Salmon Roll in Spicy Hollandaise Sauce as appetiser, and a Whole Cajun-Roasted Salmon with Duo of Tomato Quinoa Risotto as main. A selection of grilled seafood, such as baby fish, baby calamari, seafood skewer are paired with array of delicious and savoury sauces ranging from peanut sauce, spicy sweet soya sauce and Thai chilli sauce.

Lobster
Sliced Tuna
Guests with an appetite for Asian taste can enjoy Singaporean Chilli Crab and Seafood Kway Tiao from the shi-fu’s hot wok, Mixed Seafood Tempura and Prawn Skewer marinated with Miso as the delicacies from Japan and Fish Curry, Pan-Fried Fish, Seafood Curry, Prawn Tandoori and Biryani for the Indian spice lovers.

Those seeking to indulge in seafood with a lighter taste can titillate their appetite with Seafood Ceviche, Prawn Cocktail Fruit Mayo Wasabi, Seared Baby Fish in Tomato Sauce, Smoked Salmon Rose with Caper Berries, Seared Ahi Tuna with Red Tobikko Cream Yuzu Dressing, Rolled Mop/Herring with Onion Mayo Yogurt and Smoked Mackerel.

Seafood Plater
Salmon
Seafood Night is all about the flavourful, opulent taste of the sea guests can partake in every Thursday night for only Rp352,000++ per person. A house-wine buffet in which guests can choose from any of the free-flowing wines is available at Rp300,000++ person; the rates are Rp500,000++ for a bottle and Rp120,000++ for a glass of wine.

Singapore Chili Crab
For more information, please call (62 21) 2939 9562 or access the website at shangri-la.com/jakarta/shangrila/dining/

Wine Buffet
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages over 95 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 39,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.

Premier Inn Surabaya Enters Indonesian Hospitality Market


Holidaymakers and visitors to Surabaya will now be able to enjoy Premier Inn’s quality accommodation and outstanding service at affordable prices. Premier Inn, the UK’s largest and fastest-growing hotel chain announced that it has now expanded its award-winning brand by opening in Indonesia at Surabaya.

The announcement comes at Premier Inn embarks on an expansion programme in Southeast Asia which will include upcoming launches in Singapore, Thailand and further growth in Indonesia. The company is targeting 50 hotels outside its home base of the UK, where it has over 700 hotels, by 2020.


President and Managing Director Ratnesh Verma at Premier Inn International said: “Surabaya remains a top business and leisure destination and we’re confident that our new hotel will set a definitive benchmark in our hospitality sector for Surabaya, becoming the preferred choice for value conscious travellers.”

Premier Inn Surabaya, is a 129-bedroom hotel located a convenient five-minute drive from the Juanda International Airport, making it an ideal stop for business or leisure travellers including those transiting between flights. The hotel is close to other popular attractions including the Surabaya Night Carnival Theme Park, Surabaya City Centre and nearby shopping malls.

Aly Shariff, Chief Branding Officer at Premier Inn International said: “It’s great news that we’re extending the Premier Inn brand to Southeast Asia, which is an exciting and growing market.  We’re confident that what we offer - quality accommodation at affordable prices, supported by our unique Good Night Guarantee - will be a big hit with customers.”

Facilities cover all the essentials for a business or leisure stay including complimentary Wi-Fi, an all-day dining restaurant and bar, swimming pool and meeting facilities.


About Premier Inn
Premier Inn was named the UK’s top rated hotel chain for 2015, according to Which? and with over 700 budget hotels and more than 60,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland, our customers are never far from a great night’s sleep. Our hotels are in more locations than any other UK hotel brand for the ease and convenience of families, couples and business travellers alike.
Internationally, there are six Premier Inns in the Middle East, three in India and three in Southeast Asia with several under construction and a target for 50 hotels outside the UK by 2020. 

Award-winning Premier Inn provides quality accommodation and outstanding service at affordable prices.  Our bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, a comfy beds, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and in some of our hotels, an all-day dining restaurant and bar, swimming pool, a well-equipped gym and meeting facilities.

For more information, please visit global.premierinn.com

Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta: Embraces the Holy Month

Iftar Buffet
To welcome the holy month of Ramadan, Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta offers guests an extravagant iftar feast and a range of sophisticated Ramadan hampers to share the bliss of the holy month.

SATOO, the hotel’s international buffet restaurant, will bring delightful around-the-world cuisine with extensive Indonesian culinary creations that will take guests on a sumptuous spice journey through the Ramadan iftar feast, available at Rp 380,000++ per person for everyday dinner during Ramadan month.  Guests can enjoy a tantalising “break the fast” buffet experience with options of Indonesia province’s signature dishes – from Soto Bangkong, Nasi Gudeg Jogja, Laksa Bogor, Nasi Timbel, Sop Buntut, Nasi Jamblang, Soto Betawi and many more.

Ramadan Sahoor
The all-time-favourite European specialties, Asian delicacies and appetising Middle Eastern classics will still be served at the restaurant’s vibrant 12 open-kitchen stations. Dishes range from Beef and Chicken Shawarma, Chicken and Fish Tikka, Italian Pasta, Sushi and Sashimi, Roast Beef, Hong Kong Noodles and many others.  During Ramadan dinnertime, an alluring live entertainment will enliven the dining ambiance.

Selections of high-quality tea and coffee are available for guests to savour during break fasting.  Lobby Lounge prepares exclusive Ramadan tea sets complete with sweet and savoury finger food perfect for those looking for an elegant ambiance and light bites prior to a heavy and fulfilling meal.  The tea set is priced at Rp. 185,000++ per person.

For guests staying at the hotel, a special pre-dawn meal is available in set menus with selections ranging from Indonesian, Middle Eastern and Western, and priced at Rp. 285,000++ person.  The full-course set menu comes with appetizer, soup, main and dessert dishes, which will be delivered directly to the guestroom.

Tea Seat 1
To share the holy month’s blessings, SATOO Deli Shop offers Ramadan hampers that will make the perfect presents for family members, friends and business colleagues.  These delicacies will be available to order as a perfect and lovely gesture of appreciation and of embracing this festivity.

The hampers come in four packages, namely, Turban, Tasbeh, Kaftan and Sultan.  All four hampers come in attractive Ramadan-themed designs. The Ramadan hampers are available at prices starting from Rp 688,000++ and include a selection of chocolates, dates, dried fruits, assorted Indonesian cookies, baklava, date cake, macaroons, spiced nuts, sparkling juice and olive oil.

This Ramadhan, the hotel will also feature CSR fundraising initiatives, the proceeds of which will go to Shangri-La’s Care for People programme, Embrace.  In front of SATOO Deli Shop during the month of Ramadhan, the hotel will sell a small box of Ramadan delights ranging from chocolate pralines, nastar, dates, cashew and giant cookies at prices starting from Rp. 85,000 nett per box.  Proceeds from sale will fund the hotel’s CSR programme, Waste Bank, a counselling programme aimed at teaching people residing in the riverbanks of Ciliwung River in the Manggarai and Depok areas about sustainable living by reducing the disposal of household trash, which leads to garbage, lead and water pollution.

Tea Set 2
Aside from the fundraiser, the hotel will also hold the annual Ramadan event ‘Breakfasting and Sharing’.  The hotel will give away 1,000 school shoes for unfortunate students.  The event will be attended by the hotel’s CSR volunteer, students and teachers from SMPN 181 Junior High School.  One evening of “Sahoor on the Road” programme will also be held to distribute a Ramadan pre-dawn meal (Sahoor) to the unfortunate street children and panhandlers.

During the holiday period of Hari Raya Idul Fitri or Eid Al-Fitr, guests with families can enjoy a special room package that includes breakfast at SATOO for two adults and two children under six years old and fun weekend activities for the kids.  This package is available from Rp. 1,750,000++ for Deluxe Rooms per room, per night.

SATOO will offer a special Eid Al-Fitr feast for lunch and dinner during the first and second day of Eid Al-Fitr at Rp. 380,000++ per person for buffet.  Chinese cuisine lovers can enjoy a special Eid Al-Fitr feast for buffet brunch during the first and second day of Eid Al-Fitr, served at Shang Palace with price of Rp. 248,000++ per person.  In addition, staying guests will also get 20 per cent off at Nishimura Japanese restaurant or Rosso Italian restaurant and 20 per cent off at CHI, The Spa.

Hampers
Especially for this season, every Shang Rewards cardholder can earn double points for every purchase of Ramadan-themed products, including hampers, at SATOO Deli Shop.  On the first and fourth week of Ramadan, Shang Rewards members can enjoy the benefit of one person dining for free with every five-person booking for SATOO’s buffet.  Shang Rewards also gives cardholders dining at Rosso double points for the Sunday brunch on Ramadan month and triple points for the Eid Al-Fitr lunch and dinner.

For information, please call (62 21) 2922 9998 and (62 21) 2939 9562 or access here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Kupu Kupu Barong Unveils Two Ways to Stay ‘Im-Mortelle’ As by L’Occitane’s Fountain of Youth Turns Back The Clock

Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa by L’Occitane, the legendary resort that put Ubud on the luxury travel map over two decades ago, is offering retreat programmes to introduce the miraculous flower power of Immortelle.


Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa by L’Occitane is giving guests the opportunity to rage gracefully against ageing by becoming ‘Immortelle’, just like the rare Corsican flowers which never fade after being picked, and pro-vide the active ingredient in the French beauty house’s signature and much-sought-after Divine range.

The age-defying elixir of essential oils is cultivated in Corsica, perfected in Provence, and now offered in the beating heart of Bali, with options for a four-day retreat to get the optimum start on your transformation or an indulgent full immersion 28-day retreat to turn back the clock as you turn a new page on happiness, wellness and a more glowing, youthful appear-ance.

Immortelle, or Helichrysum italicum, is a small golden bloom with an ambergris fragrance, prized above the rest of the 2,500 wildflowers found in the Corsican Maquis (the dense, pristine shrubland that blankets more than half of the French ‘Scented Isle’, producing an aroma that wafts far out to sea.)  Immortelle’s essential oil fights ageing on five fronts: boost-ing collagen production, improving microcirculation, firming skin, regenerating the protective layer, and providing a power-ful antioxidant effect which counteracts the damage done by free radicals to cell membranes.

Kupu Kupu Barong General Manager Alex Castaldi said the L’Occitane connection was a great benefit for guests interested in the cutting edge of anti-ageing and the quest for everlasting youth. “Where better to experience the magical effects of an ‘Immortelle’ flower than in a resort named for the exotic butterflies of the spectacular Ayung Valley, in a resort perched upon the valley’s most spectacular outlook?” he asked.

“It’s a magical place, with the views that launched a thousand postcards; misty valleys, bright green paddies, and below us the Ayung River, Bali’s longest and Ubud’s lifeline, flowing down from its source on the slopes of sacred Mt Agung.”

Guests who opt for the four-day introductory ‘Immortelle’ escape will be given the remaining 24 days of product to take home, with full instructions for correct continuation of the treatment. For both the long and short versions, there will options to enhance the transformation with other L’Occitane spa treatments and products, and opportunities to see as much or little of surrounding Ubud, Bali’s spiritual and cultural high ground, as guests desire.

Eat, pray … and love the almost instant changes you will witness as you shed your skin and transform into a more radiant version of you. Connect with deeper experiences of the art, culture and vibrant life of Ubud, calling on the local knowledge and passion for hospitality that is the hallmark of our private butlers. Or simply cocoon in your villa as Immortelle Divine works its age-defying magic deep within your skin.


"Immortelle’ initiates may inspire their transformation with a trip to Bali’s butterfly park, or a butterfly walk around our extensive grounds,” Mr Castaldi said. “They can take breakfast in our Bird Nest, suspended in mid-air and serenaded by birdsong, and dine at our Twilight Table upon a reflection pool that floats in the air. Select lunch from our special Immortelle Divine Superfood Selections menu and enjoy dining with a distinctly French flair at La View, our flagship split level restau-rant that has been named as one of world’s top 50 restaurants with spectacular views.”

The ‘Immortelle’ flower has been renowned since antiquity for its powers in healing everything from bruises to cuts and burns, acne, eczema and even stomach aches if consumed as a herbal tea. Homer writes in The Odyssey of Nausicaa, daughter of the Phoenician king, who uses the golden flower to heal stricken Ulysses.

However, it took a visit to Corsica by the founder of L’Occitane, Olivier Baussan, who became entranced by its beauty and rejuvenating powers and made it the focus of the company’s research arm, which found high concentrations of a molecule called neryl acetate, the active ingredient which makes the oil so potent. In 2004, an organic planting program was launched in partnership with local growers. Today, some 50 hectares are farmed sustainably and organically, with three billion flowers harvested per year.

Immortelle Divine 4 Night Escape & Transformation from USD 1,900 net. Offer is available from July 1st 2016, and valid for one year. Includes:
  • 4 Nights in a Riverfront Pool Villa
  • Sumptuous daily breakfast for two
  • 90 minutes’ Immortelle Secret to Everlasting Youth (for two guests) plus take home box with remaining bottles to com-plete the transformation
  • 1 Bird Nest dinner for two
  • Return airport transfers
  • In-room Immortelle flower decorations
For reservations and inquiries about the full 28 Day Retreat: reservation@kupubarong.com

Divine Renewal Programme with organic Immortelle acts in 4 steps, specifically developed to work in tune with the skin renewal cycle. 4 formulas in 4 weeks to enhance overworked skin’s natural ability to regenerate.

Week 1 – Gentle exfoliation: The complexion looks more even-toned, the skin seems smoother and luminous
Week 2 – Hydration & Nutrition: The skin seems nourished and moisturized, its texture appears transformed
Week 3 – Balance: The skin feels stronger, ready for the youthful-skin benefits of the final step
Week 4 – Renewal: The skin looks smoother, more radiant and plumper, as if rebalanced