Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Seasons @ Harris Hotel & Convention Kelapa Gading

Christmas is on its way already and it’s the best time of year to enjoy the jolly spirit with your friends & family only at Harris Hotel & Conventions Kelapa Gading.


Beginning on the magical Christmas Eve, Harris Hotel & Convention Kelapa Gading is presenting Christmas Buffet Dinner at Harris Cafe with a wide variety of buffet corner.

Starting with Carving Corner, the Executive Chef Anton Sujarwo is preparing the special Stuffed Turkey complete with tasty bacon, rosemary and wine reduction, Roasted Lamb Legs and last but never least, Salmon en Croute – all tantalizing the palette during dinner time.

In addition to that, the promo also features Traditional Buffet Corner, Noodle Corner, Chinese food and kid’s selections.

Specially catering to little kid’s interest, ginger cookie painting activity is made available to boost their creativity. “Christmas is such a joyous moment and family often makes use of the occasion to share happiness with each other – a precious time to rekindle all lost hours and celebrate the togetherness in peaceful harmony,” added Anton Sujarwo, Executive Chef of Harris Hotel & Conventions Kelapa Gading.

To ignite the Christmas spirit, Orange Santa & Santarina are also present to cheer up the day!

In ensuring that guests are able to make positive contribution to the society, HARRIS Hotel & Conventions Kelapa Gading has agreed to donate IDR 5,000 per every purchased package to their corporate responsibility program.

Christmas Buffet Dinner is available from 6PM-10PM on 24 December 2015 with only IDR 228,000nett/person.

For further information and reservation, contact  at +62 21 4587 8200.


Harris Hotel & Conventions Kelapa Gading with its motto “Brighter Side of Life” is a four-star hotel and ideally located on Sentra Kelapa Gading Business District which includes the well-known Kelapa Gading Mall and La Piazza Lifestyle Centre. It is also adjacent to POP! Hotel Kelapa Gading, an eco-friendly hotel in budget segment.  Only 40 minutes away from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, 35 minutes away from the city center and 20 minutes away from Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO) Kemayoran, Harris Hotel & Conventions Kelapa Gading is the perfect venue for business and leisure.

Harris Hotels which represents by 21 hotels in operation and 19 more hotels still under development. A total of 40 Harris Hotels with 7,504 rooms will be operated by 2020. Harris, a brand of Tauzia Hotel Management. 

For more information, please visit www.harrishotels.com

The Pursuit of ‘The Perfect Cup of Coffee’

The Caffeine Dispensary Introduces Its first Café and Wholesale Services in North Jakarta


The Caffeine Dispensary opened its doors this past October. The café and showroom, located in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, is created not only as a place to enjoy a great cup of coffee, but also to share knowledge and connect with like-minded people.

“We are obsessed with coffee. It is simply a life pursuit,’ said Ajie Permana, Edward Sanrio, and Andri Saputra, coffee enthusiasts and the force behind The Caffeine Dispensary.


Fuelled by passion, or rather obsession in finding and creating that perfect cup of coffee, the three partners saw a growing demand and appreciation of specialty unadultered coffee and took their continuous love affair with caffeine to another level.

The Caffeine Dispensary was inspired by the old-day dispensary, an official Government-appointed facility and the only place available at that time to have doctors’ prescriptions filled and obtain medication. While waiting for their names to be called by the pharmacists, people would chat to one another and share their life troubles. In the same spirit today, The Caffeine Dispensary aspires to do similarly by dispensing caffeine, a legal substance that has become a part of so many people’s lives.

“Our unique coffee concept goes beyond the café and roastery,” said Rio.  “We will host coffee appreciation classes and monthly public cupping sessions. In addition to our café, we also provide assistance through our wholesale services, including coffee consultation and café set up, coffee roasting customization services, café and equipment supplying, and even staff training,” continued Ajie.


Rio and Ajie have gone through different paths in expressing their profound love of coffee. While Ajie went through the retail sector through his café, Revolution Coffee in Singapore, Rio has opted for the wholesale route by setting up his roasting company, Kujer Coffee Roasters in Jakarta.

The partners met during a barista class in 2013 and soon realized the possibilities of combining their complimentary skills, technical know-how and background in two different markets. “Ajie is the better barista, but I am definitely the more qualified roaster,” said Rio.


The Caffeine Dispensary is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

For more information, visit: facebook.com/thecaffeinedispensary, call (021) 4520109 or email hello@caffeinedispensary.com.

Festive Seasons @ Hotel Mercure Bali Legian


Menyambut momen Natal 2015 dan Tahun Baru 2016 ini Hotel Mercure Bali Legian menawarkan berbagai penawaran menarik yang sangat cocok bagi anda dan keluarga. Dengan mengangkat tema “Festive Seasons“ Hotel Mercure Bali Legian ingin berbagi semangat Natal dan Tahun Baru bagi seluruh tamu yang ingin menginap dan  menghabiskan waktu di Bali.

Untuk penawaran spesial akomodasi, Hotel Mercure Bali Legian yang berlokasi di Jalan Legian Kelod no 328 ini menghadirkan “Festive Seasons Stay Offers”  dengan periode menginap mulai dari 23 Desember 2015 hingga 1 Januari 2016. Setiap tamu yang menginap akan mendapatkan berbagai keuntungan, mulai dari sarapan pagi untuk 2 orang, spa gratis selama 1 jam untuk 2 orang, akses internet, dan Christmas Eve dinner or New Years Eve dinner untuk 2 orang.


Bagi Anda yang ingin menghabiskan malam Natal bersama keluarga dan rekan kerja Anda, nikmati penawaran spesial “ Christmas Eve Dinner “ mulai pukul 18.00 – 21.30 WITA. Berbagai hidangan khas Natal telah dipersiapkan oleh tim kuliner Hotel Mercure Bali Legian yang dapat dinikmati hanya dengan IDR 250.000 ++ per-orang. Selain di malam Natal, tepat pada  25 Desember 2015 nikmati penawaran spesial Christmas BBQ Dinner yang disajikan di Poole Bar & Lounge yang terletak di lantai 4 hotel. Aneka hidangan Barbeque mulai dari ayam, seafood, serta hidangan lainnya siap memeriahkan hari Natal Anda hanya dengan IDR 200.00, ++ per-orang serta diskon 50% bagi anak-anak 6 – 12 tahun dan dapat Anda nikmati mulai pukul 18.00 – 21.30 WITA.

Hotel Mercure Bali Legian juga menawarkan penawaran spesial bagi Anda yang ingin menghabiskan akhir tahun 2015. Awali pesta akhir tahun Anda dengan Pre Pool Party mulai dari pukul 16.00 – 18.30 WITA di Poole Bar & Lounge. Anda dapat menikmati berbagai hidangan tapas serta cocktail dan mocktail hanya dengan IDR 100.000 ++ per-orang. Tidak ketinggalan live DJ performance siap memeriahkan sore anda diakhir tahun 2015.

New Years Eve Dinner juga siap untuk menjadikan makan malam Anda di akhir tahun 2015 begitu berbeda. Hanya dengan IDR 350.000 ++ per-orang dan diskon sebesar 50% bagi anak-anak 6 – 12 tahun. Anda dapat menikmati berbagai hidangan lezat mulai dari hidangan pembuka hingga hidangan penutup yang telah dipersiapkan oleh tim kuliner Hotel Mercure Bali Legian dan juga akan disempurnakan dengan Live Band performance dan free first drink.

Untuk melakukan pemesanan paket kamar, Anda dapat langsung mengakses www.accorhotels.com/8450 atau untuk  food & beverage dapat langsung menghubungi (0361) 9386 100 ext 7605 atau email di fb@mercurebalilegian.com.


Tentang Mercure
Mercure adalah brand non-standar midscale AccorHotels, operator hotel terkemuka di dunia dengan lebih dari 3.700 hotel dan 180.000 karyawan di 92 negara.  Hotel-hotel Mercure memiliki standard kualitas yang sama dan dioperasikan oleh para staf yang berdedikasi. Apakah berada di pusat-pusat kota besar, di tepi laut, di kawasan pegunungan, masing-masing hotel Mercure menawarkan pengalaman yang otentik baik untuk para tamu yang melakukan perjalanan bisnis maupun para wisatawan. Jaringan Hotel Mercure terdiri lebih dari 711 hotel di 52 negara di seluruh dunia dan merupakan perwujudan alternatif untuk hotel standardized ataupun independen hotel serta memadukan kekuatan jaringan internasional dengan para profesional dan kemampuan digital. 

Untuk info lebih lanjut, kunjungi www.mercure.com

The Fascinating Festive Season @ DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro

Celebrate the long awaited festive season at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro. Indulge your taste buds with special year end festive selections specially crafted by Executive Chef Zulkarnain.

Christmas at OPEN} Restaurant
Special in this Magical Warm Christmas, OPEN} Restaurant offers the happiness in the spread of buffet selections in the Christmas Eve Dinner on 24 December 2015 starts from 7 pm to 11 pm. Spoiled your appetite with the variety of celebratory menus, start with try the duck liver mousse in the welcome assorted canapés corner and followed by Marseille bouillabaisse as well as find your favorite best item in seafood on ice. Continue your quality time in the holy Christmas Eve dinner with sumptuous main course such as, whole roasted turkey, gulai ikan lemak nenas dan belimbing, char siew lamb chops with hoisin glaze sauce and selected Indian caving dish. Complete the culinary journey with a grand selection of sweet treats including Christmas fruit cake, ginger bread, Yule log cake and most favorite Christmas stolen. This is priced at IDR 348.000++ per person inclusive one welcome drink and children between six to twelve years old with accompanying by paying adult will dine at half price.

The warm Christmas will be continued on 25 December 2015 from 11 am to 4 pm, priced at IDR 358.000++ per person and children between six to twelve years old with accompanying by paying adult will dine at half price. Spend the precious and joyful time with family and friends at OPEN} Restaurant in Christmas Day Brunch and enjoy the glorious over dishes with find your favorite jelly fish and beef shank in Chinese platter, oxtail soup and salmon cawan musi both in local and Asian temptations‟, beef wellington, Yorkshire puddings and end up in the dessert corner. The little ones will also be treated with the kid buffet menu and kid action activities such as cookies painting, gingerbread house building and “Create Your Own Pizza”. Aside from that, kids also can play in the Kids Club to join the Christmas High Tea in the garden combined with other experience such as décor the cupcake and Christmas headband, continue to challenge their self in the Santa treasury hunt.

New Year Celebrations at OPEN} Restaurant
Close the memorable year and create the fascinating new one in New Year Eve Dinner on 31 December 2015 in the International Tropical Night Festival at IDR 488.000++ per person and children from six to twelve years old dine half the price from 7 pm to 11 pm. Start the long night with savor a medley of local and international food including sukiyaki tender beef, Tako giant octopus and baby lobster in Asian cuisine, a delicious sea bass medallions and red wine marinated beef ragout in Western along with selection Texan Mexican and a whole lot more. It gets even more exotic in pool side area while guest will be entertained by the Jamaican band and Salsa dancers when wait for the firework. In outdoor area, an array of selected best dishes around the world is ready to please and accompany the tropical night, start from Bun Bo Nam Bo Hanoi style beef noodles salad, local pasar malam food selections, the attractive Caribbean Open Fire BQQ and do not miss the beautiful Croquembouche in the corner.

After a long exciting night, guest still can be spoiled in the first day of 2016 in New Year’s Day Brunch priced at IDR 348.000++ per person and half price for children from six to twelve years old from 11 am to 4 pm to get the hang over treat starts from Sydney rock oyster, beef red curry, variety scrumptious items in BBQ station, assorted noodles and steamboat station, a delicious braised rabbit as one of the Western dishes best selection until the famous bubur manado in local station. Aside from treat the kid with the buffet menu, kid will also can make their own pizza creation, gain the experience to décor the cupcake and paint the cookie. During 24 December – 31 December 2015, kids can be a one-day-hotelier in Kitchen and Housekeeping area to have kid menu class and towel folding to be placed in the guest room.

OPEN} Restaurant is an all-day dining venue featuring open kitchens, live cooking stations including Local, Asian and Western Pod as well as a variety of international cuisines. Enjoy the view of sparkling outdoor lagoon swimming pool in a light, airy atmosphere or one can always choose to eat al fresco on the outdoor deck. Private dining rooms are available for gatherings or business meetings.

Festive Drinks at T Lounge & OPEN} Restaurant
Bring the festive cheer in a glass of festive cocktail DoubleTree Touch and Strawberry Rose priced IDR 98.000++. For a non-alcoholic option, guest may enjoy the mocktail Golden Fizzy, priced at IDR 48.000++.

For reservations, call (021) 2985 7093 or email jktdi_fb@hilton.com

Norway Recommits to Collaborative Green Growth Project in Indonesia


The Royal Norwegian Government and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed an agreement to further support Indonesia efforts to achieve socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable development through green growth in Seoul, 27 November 2015.

As part of the agreement Norway will contribute a USD 19 million grant to the GGGI-Indonesia Green Growth Program, which has been driven by GGGI and Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) since 2013.

“This new agreement is a testament to the green growth results that have been achieved in Indonesia, and is a strong reaffirmation of Norway’s commitment to partnering with GGGI and Indonesian stakeholders to secure an inclusive and sustainable future for all in Indonesia,” said Yvo de Boer, Director-General of GGGI.

Building on the results of Phase I of the Indonesia Green Growth Program, the agreement will fund Phase II efforts to foster suitable green investment conditions in Indonesia’s renewable energy sector, special economic zones, and forestry and other land-use sectors.

The agreement will further enable national level ministry, provincial and district-level governments to continue to demonstrate strong ownership in the development and implementation of green growth strategies that achieve identified targets.

“We are encouraged by the leadership shown by the government in choosing green growth to achieve economic growth and to solve environment and climate challenges affecting the Indonesian people. Recently a large number of people have suffered from forest and peat fires. Green growth offers good solutions to this problem. Together, GGGI and the government, through both BAPPENAS and the Ministry of Environment and Forest, can continue to build and strengthen green partnerships between communities, government, civil society and the business community,” said Stig Traavik, Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia.

With strong commitment by Indonesia, GGGI will continue to support the Indonesian government at all levels to develop and implement cross-sectoral green growth plans related to energy, special economic zones, and forest and land-based mitigation, as well as providing support for relevant government authorities to take a systematic enabling approach to encourage green investment.

The agreement was signed by the Norwegian Ambassador to Jakarta on behalf of the Ministry of Climate and Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo. Norway and Indonesia are both member countries of GGGI.

About GGGI
Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote green growth. The organization partners with countries to help them build economies that grow strongly, are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. 

To learn more, see http://www.gggi.org

Archipelago International Will Ring In the New Year at Aston Hotels Across Indonesia

Aston Balikpapan
Archipelago International, Indonesia's leading hotel management group, is inviting its guests to revel in the joy of New Year's Eve celebrations at Aston Hotels across Indonesia. Set to bring guests the best of each Aston Hotel, the celebrations will offer a wide array of celebrity performances, waterfront shows, fireworks, posh sky view parties, prizes and much more. 

For more information, check out some of our feature events below.

Diva’s Night at Aston Bogor Hotel & Resort

New Year's Eve at Aston Bogor Hotel & Resort at Rain City will be offering a 2-night room package for two, including the Colorful Night Gala Dinner with a special performance from Indonesia's Diva Reza Artamevia, followed by a beautiful fireworks show. For further information, Aston Bogor Hotel & Resort can be reached at +62-251 - 8200300.

Waterfront Party at Aston Balikpapan Hotel & Residence

Located in Kalimantan’s cosmopolitan city, Aston Balikpapan will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a special White Party. Guests will be entertained by special performances from a live band, a DJ, dancers, a fashion show, a magician, games, fireworks, and more. In collaboration with one of Indonesia’s banks, a draw will also award one lucky winner a holiday to Universal Studios Singapore. The celebration is also joined by special 1 or 2 night stay offers.

For further information, it can be contacted at +62-542-733999.

Aston Jember Hotel & Conference Center presents Frozen Land
At the Sapphire Ballroom of Aston Jember Hotel & Conference Center, Frozen Land will welcome in the the New Year with an incredible dining experience of Chinese, Indonesian, and Western cuisines. Special guest performances and a spectacular firework show will light up the sky, whilst the lobby will be decked out with a FUNtastic Game Zone to keep kids entertained.

For further information call +62-331 - 423888.

Aston Makassar Hotel & Convention Center presents Uptown Carnival
To create a lively carnival atmosphere, Aston Makassar in Sulawesi will be putting on live music, a fortune teller, DJ, dancers, face painting, game booths and a food & costume parade for its Uptown Carnival New Year’s Eve celebration. For more information call +62-411 - 3623222. 

Party at 33rd Floor on Aston Marina – Jakarta
Featuring Top Indonesian DJs, Aston Marina will be welcoming New Year with BOOM BASH TIQUE party from night to dawn at 33 Sky Bridge which has 360 degrees view. DJ Alice Norin one of the Indonesia's famous DJs, together with DJ Lola Alicia and DJ Gabriela will be representing R&B, Hip Hop, and EDM genres. The celebration will be also sparked by special Live PA performance by Agatha, MC Revi, and sexy dancers.

For further information call +62-21 69837120. 



“To ring in the New Year, here at Archipelago International we are hosting celebratory events at our Aston Hotels across Indonesia. You can find out about all scheduled events at www.Aston-International.com where you'll find great deals at fantastic locations for business, leisure, or both this holiday season. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our Aston Hotels for New Year’s Eve, and we wish you all a joyful and prosperous New Year in 2016!” said Tenaiya Brookfield, Vice President Sales & Marketing of Archipelago International.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Annual General Meeting 2015 of The Concierge Society of Indonesia


The St. Regis Bali Resort, a five star luxury resort located on the finest white sand beach in the enclave of Nusa Dua, is proud to participate in this years’ Annual General Meeting 2015 of The Concierge Society of Indonesia – an affiliation of the renowned Les Clefs d’Or Singapore. The resort will host over 60 members of the professional concierge society from Indonesia, Singapore and Dubai with a formal welcome cocktail reception on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 at the Astor Ballroom Foyer.

The Concierge Society of Indonesia, affiliated to Les Clefs d’Or Singapore, is networking between hotel concierges in South East Asia who are committed to provide excellent concierge services. This is one of the most prestigious professional associations with one simple motto "Service through friendship". The event will run for 3 days with various activities such as education workshop by one of the Professional Les Clefs d’Or Member International and government officials as well as a full day tour to promote the enchanting Bali.

Les Clefs d’Or is the only international association of professional hotel concierges. The crossed golden keys seen on the concierges’ lapels are the symbol of this prestigious organization. Unlike outsourced tour desks, Les Clefs d’Or recommendations are never ad-based or incentive-driven.  Les Clefs d’Or concierges guide guests, independently and impartially, to the choice that best meets their needs.

The brand of St. Regis, famous for its timeless elegance and bespoke service has imported the unique tradition of personal butlers for every guest at its regional resort flagship. The St. Regis Butler Service is a hallmark of the brand, uncompromising in their pursuit of excellence and always-striving to go beyond expectations for discerning travellers. Their trademark is providing ever-present unobtrusive service while anticipating the ever need of the guest.

The St. Regis Bali Resort features 81 suites and 41 villas including 1 residence. Combining panoramic sea views as well as tranquil, colorful and lush gardens, the resort reflects a true element of style in the culturally rich and luxurious environment of Bali. Each suite and villa is infused with a residential feel and is intricately adorned with indigenous materials, cultural artefacts and fabrics. Each villa features a Butler Quarters with its own separate entrance for 24-hour personalized St. Regis Butler service. The St. Regis Bali Resort boasts 4 award-winning restaurants and 2 bars, including the renowned specialty beachfront fine dining restaurant Kayuputi and signature restaurant Boneka.


About The St. Regis Bali Resort
Located on the pristine beach of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali is nestled in the heart of the noteworthy “Garden of Bali”. Exuding understated barefoot elegance and Balinese-inspired living, the Resort offers infinite panoramic ocean views on a generous 9 hectares of lush gardens, a strand pool with a swim up bar and 3668sqm of crystal blue lagoon to its lavishing guestrooms. Captivating in every detail, the beautifully appointed 123 Suites and Villas welcome guests with all the comforts of a contemporary refined Balinese home with striking interiors, complimentary Wi-Fi, and The St. Regis heritage of uncompromising luxury:  bespoke 24-hour Butler Service. The resort promises culinary excellence with 3 distinctive restaurant venues and 2 bars spread across the expansive property. Indulge into blissful treatments at Remède Spa or unwind at the fitness center. In its own tropical park, the Children’s Learning Center features intelligent fun-filled activities for youngest connoisseurs.

For more information, please visit stregisbali.com

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Last Edition




Mungkin Anda akan terperanjat dengan judul tulisan ini. Memang, tak terasa sudah tiga tahun usia MALE. Usia yang sebenarnya sangat dini bagi sebuah penerbitan, tapi juga usia yang relatif panjang bagi sebuah produk digital. Puji syukur, kami bisa merawat kreativitas selama tiga tahun ini. Untuk prestasi ini kami merayakannya dalam sebuah pesta yang kami beri tajuk ‘3 Year Journey MALE Magazine’ di Exodus, Kuningan City, Jakarta, Jumat 13 November 2015 lalu. It’s the last MALE party!

Ada beberapa alasan, baik internal maupun eksternal, mengapa MALE yang sedang Anda baca ini adalah edisi terakhir. Seperti diketahui, MALE adalah majalah dengan format digital interaktif yang bisa dinikmati melalui iPad, Tablet Android – kemudian merambah ke smartphone (baik iPhone maupun yang ponsel Android), dan desktop PC dalam bentuk PDF, yang bisa diunduh gratis. Tiga tahun lebih MALE sudah menjadi trendsetter majalah pria berformat digital interactive di Indonesia.

Data statistik menunjukkan setiap edisinya MALE rata-rata ter-download sekitar 11.000 kali untuk versi tabletnya, 16.000 untuk versi smartphone dan 150.000 versi PDF. Angka yang fantastis, apalagi jika dibandingkan dengan oplah majalah cetak, misalnya. 

Tapi, perkembangan dunia digital bergerak luar biasa cepat. Perilaku publikpun ikut berubah, walaupun tidak secepat perkembangan teknologi digital itu sendiri. Pada awalnya, iPad yang lahir tahun 2010, menjadi produk ajaib, produk masa depan yang diharapkan bisa mengubah cara orang mengonsumsi media. Bukan sekadar platform, tapi seperti dikatakan Kevin Benedict, Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation and Mobility, Cognizant, transformasi digital bukanlah sekadar platform teknologi, juga bukan solusi baru, tapi cara baru melakukan bisnis.

Pertumbuhan gadget memang sangat pesat dan bervariasi dalam lima tahun terakhir ini. Tapi perkembannya tidak mengarah ke iPad, setidaknya jika dibandingkan dengan smartphone, misalnya, yang populasinya jauh lebih besar dibandingkan dengan tablet layar sentuh. Dari segi teknologi, smartphone (juga phablet) jauh lebih semarak ketimbang ‘sabak digital’ tersebut.

The Best Download
Tentu, membutuhkan effort yang besar untuk mensosialisasikan MALE kepada calon pembaca baru, juga kreativitas yang tinggi untuk mengikat pembaca lama. Sementara dari sisi bisnis, tentu tidak mudah untuk meyakinkan advertiser untuk menyisihkan bujet iklannya ke majalah digital ini – yang berbeda dengan bujet online advertising yang kuenya terus membesar. Walaupun nyatanya terdapat pertumbuhan di penyebaran produk (download) maupun perolehan iklan di Majalah MALE, ternyata hal itu belum bisa mengimbangi perkembangan teknologi itu sendiri yang cost-nya juga makin menjulang.

Dengan perasaan berat hati, langkah MALE meramaikan jagad media digital harus kami selesaikan di edisi 161 ini. Kepada pembaca yang setia mengunduh setiap minggunya, juga mitra bisnis mendukung keberadaan MALE selama ini, kami hanya bisa mohon maaf, dan tentu menyampaikan terima kasih dan apresiasi yang setinggi-tingginya. Salam. (Burhan Abe)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Redefining The Ultimate Event Experience

The Residence ONFIVE at Grand Hyatt Jakarta A new way to meet, captivate and inspire


Grand Hyatt Jakarta is redefining the ultimate event experience with the re-launch of “ONFIVE” as “The Residence ONFIVE” in November 2015.
Since ONFIVE opened in 2008, it has become one of the most prestigious addresses in Jakarta for high-level business meetings and events. Now, in keeping with the ever- changing business trends, we have undertaken a complete renovation of this event space.

The Residence ONFIVE is perfectly equipped to meet the highest standards of hospitality. Located on level five and overlooking a lagoon-shaped swimming pool and Balinese gardens, this residential-style multi-functional event facility now features four modern meeting rooms with natural daylight, a communal area with a show kitchen where coffee breaks and meals are freshly prepared, a living room, two multipurpose cabanas and four terraces with beautiful and panoramic views of Jakarta, especially at sunset.

Photo: Fiona

The Residence ONFIVE provides over 1,000 sq m (10,763 sq ft) of flexible event space and can host up to 800 guests for cocktails, while each meeting room can accommodate up to 30 guests classroom-style. The two multipurpose cabanas are perfect for more intimate occasions such as private family gatherings, VIP dinners, discreet meetings or even as a private room for the bride and groom.

One of the unique features of The Residence ONFIVE is the elevated terraces. These new terraces provide creative outdoor spaces with endless possibilities; hosting a casual morning meeting, an indulgent evening or a lavish cocktail party under the stars.

Photo: Gilang
Outdoor
The Residence ONFIVE is the perfect creative alternative to a traditional meeting space. A dedicated event planning team and service specialists are on hand to meet any event requirements. “We are very happy to re-launch The Residence ONFIVE. It will be an important addition to our stellar range of event facilities. The new look of The Residence ONFIVE is impressive and its elevated terraces will provide a wonderful backdrop for meetings and celebrations for all occasions,”said Peter Stettler, General Manager Grand Hyatt Jakarta and Area Vice President Indonesia.

Please contact at +62 21 3901234 or e-mail jakarta.grand@hyatt.com for more information.

About Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Grand Hyatt Jakarta opened its doors in March 1991, coinciding with the successful “Visit Indonesia Year”. 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 travellers, 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 36 suites, with award-winning facilities and services, as well as six restaurants and a bar, nine function rooms, the Grand Ballroom with a total capacity of 2,000 guests and The Residence ONFIVE, a residential-style multi-functional event facility in the city, the perfect option for a creative hospitality alternative to a traditional meeting space.

For more information, please visit jakarta.grand.hyatt.com

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kini Tak Perlu Takut Kesetrum dengan Pemanas Air Listrik!


Saat membangun kamar mandi, salah satu yang juga banyak dipikirkan oleh si empunya rumah selain tema adalah bagaimana air yang akan Anda gunakan. Apakah cukup menggunakan air dingin ataukah juga harus ada air hangat di shower yang akan Anda pasang. Jika memang menginginkan ada air panas, maka memasang heater haruslah Anda lakukan. Masalahnya terkadang jenis heater apa yang harus dipasang ini yang bikin bingung. Jika menggunakan pemanas air listrik takut kesetrum, menggunakan tenaga surya takut mahal.

Memang untuk heater atau pemanas yang paling cocok digunakan untuk semua rumah di semua wilayah adalah heater yang bertenaga listrik. Karena memiliki kelebihan seperti:
  1. Tidak terpengaruh oleh cuaca. Baik sedang hujan ataupun sedang mendung, Anda tetap dapat menikmati air hangat untuk mandi.
  2. Anda bisa mendapatkan air hangat tanpa menunggu waktu yang lama. Berbeda dengan tenaga matahari, biasanya waktu untuk memproses air hangat ini agak lama.
  3. Harganya tidak begitu mahal.
  4. Suhunya bahkan bisa mencapai suhu maksimal yaitu 1000 C.


Tapi bagaimanapun tetap ada kelemahan dari pemanas listrik ini yang harus diperhatikan. Salah satunya yaitu, daya listrik yang diminta tinggi. Bahkan terkadang untuk menyalakan di awal saja, paling tidak butuh daya antara 600 sampai 1300 watt. Belum lagi jika ingin suhu yang panas, maka daya listriknya yang dibutuhkan juga akan lebih besar. Terkadang beberapa alat pemanas juga meminta Anda untuk memasang tangki atau alat penyimpan air yang akan diolah menjadi air panas seperti halnya dalam thermos air panas.

Berkaitan dengan keamanan alat dari kemungkinan kesetrum, maka pilih saja alat yang memiliki teknologi elemen pemanas yang tidak berfungsi sebagai penghantar listrik tapi sebagai penghantar panas. Sehingga pipa yang masuk ke selang untuk memancarkan air tidak perlu takut dialiri listrik. Selain itu ada juga alat anti kontak yang biasa dipasang di pemanas air listrik ini yang berfungsi untuk menghindari kemungkinan penggunanya tersetrum. Hanya saja terkadang, anti kontak ini bisa mudah terkorosi apalagi jika PH airnya terlalu asam.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sofitel Membuka Hotel Mewah Terbaru di Singapura

Menghadirkan So SPA terbesar di dunia, empat pilihan restoran dan fasilitas MICE modern


Sofitel membuka hotel Sofitel kedua di Singapura, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. Terletak di salah satu destinasi wisata paling terkenal di Asia, Sentosa, desain hotel Sofitel tersebut mengusung kemewahan dan keanggunan yang memadukan panorama sekitarnya dengan eksterior bangunan hotel sekaligus perhatian luar biasa pada detil hotel yang mencerminkan Sofitel art de vivre.

“Kami bangga dengan beroperasinya Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa di Singapura dan sangat antusias untuk mempersembahkan kemewahan kuliner khas Sofitel serta keramahtamahan tiada duanya bagi para tamu kami,” kata Vincent Lelay, Cluster General Manager, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa and Sofitel So Singapore. “Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa merupakan tonggak bersejarah bagi Sofitel untuk memperkokoh keberadaannya di Asia Tenggara sekaligus menghantarkan kemewahan dan keanggunan Perancis bagi para tamu di wilayah ini.”


“Brand Sofitel membawa gaya hidup ala Perancis yang unik ke kawasan Sentosa lewat dekorasi resor yang artistik, kualitas layanan dan kuliner. Kami senang sekali melihat bagaimana Sofitel memadukan aksen arsitektur historis pada bangunan-bangunan kolonial dengan interior resor yang kontemporer dan lanskap mewah sehingga menjadikannya tujuan wisata yang menarik bagi tamu kami,” kata Susan Ang, Divisional Director, Island Investment & Branding, Sentosa Development Corporation.

Dengan 211 kamar dan suite ditambah empat villa, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa juga memiliki So SPA terbesar di dunia, empat pilihan layanan F&B, fasilitas MICE berukuranlebih dari 1.300 meter persegi, kolam renang seluas 33 meter dan lebih dari 27 hektar hutan tropis yang menawarkan suasana santai pada kehidupan resor perkotaan. Sebagai satu-satunya hotel di Sentosa yang menghadap Laut China Selatan, resor ini juga sangat dekat dengan Tanjong Beach.

Nikmati Kuliner di Kwee Zeen
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa menawarkan beberapa pilihan restoran. Salah satunya, Kwee Zeen, adalah all-day dining restaurant bernuansa santai namun mewah dengan konsep dapur terbuka yang menyajikan pengalaman bersantap inovatif yang tak terlupakan. Dengan beragam pilihan menu Asia, Barat dan Perancis, para tamu dapat menikmati santapan terbaik sekaligus melihat pemandangan laut yang berkilauan dan taman dengan hembusan angin laut yang sejuk.

Untuk merayakan pembukaan Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, Kwee Zeen meluncurkan Magnifique Sunday Champagne Brunch, yang menyajikan berbagai pilihan menu papan atas dengan Taittinger Champagne premium. Para tamu dapat memilih dari 16 menu yang terdiri dari Live Seafood, Gallery of Foie Gras, Fromage & Charcuteries, Tandoor & Chinese, makanan penutup mewah dan truffle dari Chocolaterie. Tamu juga dapat menyantap lobster segar yang didatangkan dari Boston, king crab Alaska, bulu babi, caviar dan tiram segar.

Magnifique Sunday Champagne Brunch tersedia setiap hari Minggu mulai pukul 12:30pm hingga 3:30pm dengan harga mulai dari SGD 58 ++ hingga SGD 168 ++.

Pertemuan di Taman Firdaus
Conference Centre dirancang dengan memadukan elemen-elemen alam di sekelilingnya. Dengan dua ballroom, 15 ruang pertemuan, beranda luar dan bridal suite, ruang-ruang pertemuan tersebut hadir tanpa pilar sehingga memungkinkan cahaya matahari menjadi sumber cahaya alami untuk menerangi ruangan selain itu terdapat akses menuju halaman luar sehingga menjadi tempat yang ideal untuk sesi brainstroming korporasi, team building, pelatihan kepemimpinan, pesta cocktail atau pernikahan.

Selain itu, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa juga bekerja sama dengan DirectStreams, mitra teknologi terpercaya Sofitel, yang memberikan dukungan teknologi gaya hidup modern dan inovatif melalui DirectStreams LG Smart TV Guest sehingga para tamu dapat menikmati pengalaman teknologi modern terbaik untuk memenuhi kebutuhan mereka, apakah mereka berasal dari kaum muda yang cerdas teknologi hingga para pebisnis dan wisatawan.


Relaksasi di So Spa
So Spa terbesar di dunia yang berada di Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa telah menjadi standar industri bagi pengalaman spa kelas dunia. So Spa telah memperoleh berbagai penghargaan bergengsi anatara lain Best Luxury Resort Spa 2015 oleh World Luxury Spa Awards, Best Luxurious Facial oleh Singapore Women’s Weekly serta Style’s Best Beauty Treats 2015.

Dengan 20 ruang perawatan, area Jacuzzi dan ruang khusus untuk wanita, So Spa menawarkan kesegaran melalui beragam program perawatan. Hanya tersedia di Singapura, salah satu fitur utama So SPA adalah Kolam Lumpur di mana para tamu dapat meremajakan kulit mereka dengan lumpur vulkanik yang berasal dari Selandia Baru yang kaya kandungan mineral sehingga melembabkan kulit, bahkan bagi kulit yang paling kering sekalipun, menjadikannya bersih dan kembali bersinar. Bersebelahan dengan So SPA adalah Restoran The Garden di mana para tamu dapat menikmati berbagai menu makanan sehat.

Tamu juga dapat meningkatkan gaya hidup sehat mereka dengan bergabung di pusat kebugaran yang memiliki peralatan modern dan pelatih berpengalaman. Terdapat paket spesial ‘Mini GlamFit Experience’ (SGD 240 ++) terdiri dari 60 menit latihan dengan pelatih pribadi diikuti dengan 30 menit pijat untuk relaksasi otot, berlaku hingga 31 Desember 2015.

Mandiri: Merayakan 17 Tahun di Omah Kecebong, Yogyakarta

Satu Semangat, Satu Tujuan
Menyambut hari ulang tahun ke-17 Bank Mandiri, karyawan Bank Mandiri Yogyakarta berkumpul bersama dan memeriahkan berbagai kegiatan di Omah Kecebong - Sendari Desa Wisata, Yogyakarta. Kegiatan dengan semboyan bertajuk “Satu Semangat Satu Tujuan” ini merupakan acara Employee Gathering tahunan Bank Mandiri cabang Yogyakarta Diponegoro dan dilaksanakan dalam rangka ulang tahun Bank Mandiri yang jatuh setiap tanggal 2 Oktober.

Pimpinan Cabang Bank Mandiri Yogyakarta, Elisabeth Kristine menyampaikan,  “Family Gathering ini dilakukan sebagai upaya untuk menghilangkan beban pekerjaan para karyawan yang selama  setahun sudah bekerja dengan baik. Melalui acara ini kami berharap dapat menjalin dan mempererat hubungan baik antar sesama karyawan Bank Mandiri  cabang Yogyakarta sehingga dapat mempunyai satu semangat dan satu tujuan yang sama.”

Membajak Sawah
Jelajah Persawahan
Lebih jauh Elisabeth mengatakan bahwa berbagai kegiatan kembali ke alam yang dilakukan di Omah Kecebong seperti naik gerobag sapi, “ngluku” atau membajak sawah serta kegiatan permainan diyakini dapat membuat karyawan bahagia dan segar kembali, sehingga pada saat bekerja kembali  tampil dalam performa terbaik.

Kawasan Sendari dikenal sebagai sentra kerajinanan bambu. Sebagai alternatif tujuan wisata di Yogyakarta, terdapat icon baru yaitu Omah Kecebong, sebuah guest house yang bernuansa budaya desa yang diperkaya dengan keragaman hortikultura dari beragam belahan dunia.  Omah Kecebong  juga merupakan tempat yang dapat dimanfaatkan  untuk berbagai kegiatan pendidikan, pelestarian seni dan budaya, pariwisata serta penghijauan. Omah Kecebong juga menawarkan paket pendidikan yang bersumber pada  kegiatan pelestarian lingkungan dan budaya. Kegiatan tersebut antara lain pengenalan jenis jenis tanaman, pengenalan astitektur bangunan jawa, belajar menanam padi, membajak sawah, naik gerobag sapi serta bermain permainan tradisional seperti egrang bambu, dakon, dan lain-lain.

Kembali ke Desa
Omah Kecebong Guest House
Sendari (Cebongan) Tirtoadi, Mlati, Sleman 55287
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Phone: 0817 029 0771

Portofino Goes to Thailand


Portofino, Plateno’s upscale brand announces the opening of Portofino Chiang Mai Business Park that set to open in March 2016 and is our second property in Thailand after the 7 days Inn in Chiang Mai.

Portofino Hotels & Resorts is the upscale hotel brand of the Plateno Group. It is devoted to providing City Hotels, Resorts and Serviced Apartments, offering superior in-room products and customized facilities with an exquisite level of comfort and service of platinum quality for the urban elite.

Portofino Chiang Mai Business Park is ideally situated in one of the top Chinese tourist destinations in Thailand, within easy reach to the new business park convention center, commercial complex and only 20 minutes from the airport.

The hotel has 122 rooms & suites and features a contemporary design with natural raw materials and warm colors. The rooms are minimum 31 sqm by size And well equipped with 32inch flat screen LCD TV’s, walking shower, satellite TV, coffee and tea making facilities and free WI-FI. The Hotel’s amenities include a swimming pool, all day dining Restaurant, Bar, gym and meeting rooms.

Plateno also confirms its strong growth and sucess in this region with the signing of a longterm master franchise agreement with Aspira Hospitality to roll out multiple 7 Days branded Hotels accross The Kingdom.


Plateno Hotels Group was founded in 2005 in China, starting with 7 Days Inn brand. Plateno Group is already recognized as the top hotel development company in China. Its primary focus is the development of high potential hotels with unparalleled commitment to ensure a sustained success of each hotel through proven management, leadership, and operational standards

With over 3,000 hotels in Asia, Plateno Group ranks as one of the leading hotel management companies in the region. It was ranked the 7th largest hotel group for the year 2015 globally by HOTEL magazine. Currently Plateno has more than 340,000 hotel rooms in 340 different destinations.

Plateno aims to be a world-class hotel management leader by 2018, managing 600,000 rooms with more than 26 hotel brands covering the up-scale, mid-scale and economic segments.

Currently the brands owned by Plateno Group are Portofino Hotels & Resorts, Lavande Hotels, James Joyce Coffetel, ZMAXHOTELS, Xana Hotelle7 Days Inn Group, IU Hotel, Dao Jia Hotel, π·Hotel, Manjusaka Art Platform and Mora Coffee. In addition, Plateno manages several foreign brands under specific exclusive agreements such as Maison Albar, Hampton by Hilton, and Hotel12.

Australia Ambassador to Indonesia Hosts Penfolds Lunch

Wine List
Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson hosted a Penfolds Media Lunch at his official residence where visiting Penfolds Winemaking Ambassador for Asia, Patrick Dowling, took the invited media through the history of the Penfolds brand, 13 November 2015.

A la Carte
Patrick had recently returned from China where Penfolds celebrated the 2015 vintage release of The Penfolds Collection, a family of fine wines, led by the flagship 2011 Grange, at a spectacular star-studded gala event held in Shanghai.

This was a milestone event as it was the first time in the history of Penfolds that the launch of the new release took place in Asia. The highly anticipated annual release was soon followed with praise for the Collection from leading wine critics around the world.

Sparkling
In Jakarta, media guests were treated to an Australian-style menu designed by the Ambassador’s wife and prepared by the Ambassador’s personal chef. Patrick paired the menu with a selection of fine Penfolds wines and guests were also treated to a glass of the Penfolds Grandfather Tawny to end the meal.

LUNCH MENU


Roasted barramundi fillet with curried green banana paired with Penfolds Bin 51 Riesling


Australian lamb cutlets with pink grapefruit, oregano and chilli salsa, with barley salad paired with Penfolds Bin 407


Selection of Australian and Rosalie cheeses paired with Penfolds Bin 389


Penfolds Grandfather Tawny

Patrick & Ambassador Grigson
During the lunch Patrick presented Ambassador Grigson with a bottle of the award winning. Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2008.

ABOUT PENFOLDS
Penfolds has been producing an impressive array of wines since 1844 and indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine into the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then a series of standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

BIN 407 & BIN 51
About The Penfolds Collection 2015
The Penfolds Collection is a family of fine wines, each with a distinct character, quality and provenance. A testament to Penfolds enduring ‘House Style’ and winemaking philosophy. At the heart of that philosophy is balance, observing the long held belief that while Penfolds wines should promise to gradually develop with careful cellaring, they must also be capable of satisfying even the most discerning of palates from the day of their release.