Monday, April 15, 2019

Uluwatu’s Most Surprising Fine Dine Experience

For a dining experience with an element of surprise, look no further than Quila dining room at Alila Villas Uluwatu, whose bespoke journey of multi-sensory gastronomy is putting Uluwatu firmly on Bali’s fine dining map.

The name Quila combines ‘qui’, which stands for ‘he who transforms’, with Alila, and aptly reflects the transformative dining experience presented within its exclusive indoor setting, where diners will have all their senses thrilled in a 10-course degustation dinner menu featuring Mediterranean- inspired dishes.

Quila’s provocative, palate-pleasing menu is the creation of Executive Chef Marc Lorés Panadés, with each plate the culinary expression of a story, or everyday ingredients reimagined with a showstopping twist.

Reflecting Chef Marc’s philosophy of “getting to the root of every single product, by getting as local, organic and sustainable as possible”, the menu combines fresh seasonal local produce with modern cooking techniques. Simple creations that are full of flavour, styled in uniquely different and playful ways.

The imaginative use of sound, texture and aroma add other dimensions of sensory stimulation, along with carefully considered wine pairings that elevate the sense of absolute satiation.

Whether you have already dined at this fine dining playground or have yet to discover its culinary delights, Quila’s menu changes daily and continues to deliver new surprises. Alongside favourites such as “St George & The Dragon” and “The Uluwatu Mushroom”, guests can tune their senses into intriguing new offerings such as “Rock Octopus” and “Papaya Tartar”.

This exclusive dining experience is limited to 10 guests each night within Quila’s intimate five-table indoor dining room. Dietary requirements and preferences can be shared with Chef Marc in advance, who will tailor them into each diner’s personalised gastronomic journey. At Quila, embrace your sense of adventure. Surrender to the unexpected. Savour the surprise...

For further information, may call +62 361 848 21 66 or email at

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta Welcomes The Sacred Ramadan

Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta welcomes this holy month of Ramadan 1440 H with the theme “The Sacred Ramadan” from 6 May to 5 June 2019, presenting an exotic nuance of Moroccan décor with a touch of luxury and inviting guests to stay and dine.

Golden palm trees and colourful peacock ornaments gracefully greet guests at hotel’s entrance. The elegant atmosphere at Lobby Lounge and SATOO Garden is enlivened with vibrant Moroccan shades of blue turquoise and green, which represent the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean land, while maroon and living coral (light orange) conjure images of African sunsets and represent colour of the year. As the gorgeous shimmering light-gold drapery covers the pillars to invoke the Sahara lands. A picturesque peacock beside a stylish Moroccan lounge centrepiece with fabrics in abundant colours and elaborate textures will charm guests walking by SATOO’s entrance.

The hotel has collaborated with Etihad Airways and digibank by DBS to celebrate Ramadan with amazing offers and a lucky prize to be won. To mark the celebration, the winner will receive two (2) return tickets to Muscat, Oman, by Etihad Airways and a luxurious staycation at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman. The hotel will draw one (1) winner, witnessed by hotel representatives, legal, Etihad Airways and digibank by DBS Indonesia on 20 June 2019. This winner will be announced publicly on 21 June 2019 via hotel’s official Instagram account @shangrilaJKT. Guests using the digibank credit card by DBS will be entitled to additional benefits.

This Ramadan, the hotel’s executive chef will collaborate with Chef William Wongso, the renowned Indonesian culinary expert, cookbook author and Indonesian food ambassador.

Likewise, the hotel will take guests on an unforgettable culinary journey of Indonesian delicacies curated by Chef William Wongso. SATOO Restaurant will offer exceptional dinner buffet selections for iftar.

The generous round-the-world assortments will please guest, start breaking the fast with exciting sweet takjil favourites, such as Kolak Pisang, Biji Salak, Puding Kelapa, Es Loder, Kue Putu, Dadar Gulung and more. The savouries consist of the signature Lontong Rendang, Nasi Goreng Hijau served with Oxtail Soup, Roast of Beef Rib Eye, a Mezze Selection, Kambing Guling, Lamb Ozi, Chicken or Beef Shawarma and more. Diners will have their taste buds awakened after a long day of fasting with SATOO’s dinner feast, available for Rp428,000 per person during weekdays and Rp478,000 per person during weekends.

SATOO Deli offers Ramadan hampers, which make the perfect presents on the day of Eid Al-Fitr, starting from 1 May to 6 June 2019. These wondrous hampers come in viridian green with a shimmering gold design: Mubarak, a goodie bag with two Eid Al-Fitr cookie boxes available at Rp128,000; Shukran, which comprises three Eid Al-Fitr cookie boxes available at Rp398,000; Kareem, which comprises six Eid Al-Fitr cookie boxes available at Rp 498,000. These wondrous hampers include Indonesian signature cookies, namely Nastar, Kastengel, Putri Salju and more.

SATOO Restaurant has another scrumptious offer for the Eid Al-Fitr feast on 5 and 6 June 2019. The restaurant’s culinary team has crafted the popular Eid Al-Fitr menu featuring the traditional tastes of Ketupat Sayur, Sambal Goreng Ati, Bakso, Chicken Shawarma, a Mezze selection, Lamb Ozi and more. The menu is priced at Rp368,000 per person.

The hotel is exclusively working together with digibank by DBS credit card, part of a leading financial services group born and bred in Asia, and with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates which offers its guests destinations across six continents with its young and environmentally friendly fleet of more than 108 aircraft.

Guests can make Ramadan iftar and suhoor experience more exciting and valuable by cherishing it together with their dearest ones. Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta has them covered during the holy month of abundant blessings with its gorgeous decorations, beautiful hampers and palatable indulgences.

For more information, may call (62 21) 2922 9999, send an email to fbreservation.slj@shangri-la.comor access the website at

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000. 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, Sri Lanka, 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 Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Iftar Delicacies at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta-Diponegoro

DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro announced a special breakfasting promotion. Bringing different ambiences, offering and concepts; Kampung Air at OPEN} Restaurant and Eight Hands Iftar Culinary Journey at Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar, the hotel presents authentic dishes and atmospheres to its outlet.

Clams with Tomato Marinara sauce

To perpetuate the local food tradition, the culinary team is ready to concoct an array of Ramadan delicacies and local specialties with bold traditional palate from the live cooking stations at OPEN} Restaurant. Explore over 400 buffet items during Ramadan featuring Indonesia lifetime favorites such as, Tuna Asam Pedas, Ayam Bakar Taliwang, Kambing Bakar and Balinese Chicken Salad. Guest can savor the indoor live stations serving International cuisine, including the special Lebanese corner with signature mouth- watering shawarma, Indian corner and other handpicked Ramadan favorites specialties.

Grouper Fish Couscous

Gulai Kepala Ikan Salmon

This year, OPEN} Restaurant will showcase a real traditional night floating market outdoor that will start right after the bedug or drum sounds as the sign for the breakfasting time. Turn back to hometown memory to enjoy delicious hawker stall food directly from the boats lined up at the pool. Diners will be indulged with the highest culinary standards featuring a succulent Pempek Palembang, Siomay Bandung, Batagor, Bakso Malang, and Nasi Goreng Mawut. To live up the glowing reputation of food heaven for durian lovers, OPEN} Restaurant is back to offer an all-you-can-eat widely revered freshly cut durians from 7 – 8 pm daily. Complete the satisfying dining experience with a delightful treats and dessert including Turkish Ice Cream and Warung Kopi at the ‘warung’ (traditional shopt) at Makara Garden.

Kampung Air will start on the 6th May to 4th June 2019, priced at IDR 468,000++. Enjoy Pay 1 For 2 starting from 9pm to 10.30pm for late breakfasting session at OPEN} Restaurant. Special price is available from IDR 368,000++ on the 1st week of Ramadan.

Located on the third floor, Sea Grain Restaurant is proud to present a rich authentic taste from four different chefs with different origins around the world that will take the diners for a journey through the taste of Mediterranean delicacies for an exquisite iftar session. With the collaboration of four chefs and different specialties, guest will experience the true Lebanese spices, Jordan’s flavorful ingredients, the best Tunisian food, Spain’s all-time favorites and Indonesia’s premium local taste.

Pita Bread

Specially flown from Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa in Jordan, Chef Ali Abed Al-Razek Qadoom will bring his skills in Lebanese and Jordan special dishes. With his experience over 16 years in culinary, Chef Ali will ensure that the best quality of original recipes will be served, including Chicken Mousakka, Mixed Grills (such as Shish Taouk and Lamb Kofta), Whole Fish with Harra Sauce and other authentic Lebanese and Jordan delicacies. Winning the silver and bronze medal in four years in a row on Culinary Art Shows, Chef Ali will implement his advance cooking skills from the preparation to the traditional cooking method for the duration Ramadan at Sea Grain Restaurant.

To bring an array of sumptuous Tunisian dishes, Sea Grain Restaurant will also have the native Tunisian Chef, Guettat Sirine. With the tremendous cooking experience in several countries in Tunisia, France, Morocco and the winner of Gold Medal in Tunisian Culinary Awards 2015, Chef Sirine has a great culinary versatility and excelling in a wide variety of international cuisines. To present an exceptional Iftar experience at Sea Grain, she will showcase the authentic Tunisian dishes such as, Tunisan Grilled Salad, Doigt de Fatma (Tunisian Spring Rolls), Beef “Mloukhia”, Verrines Couscous au Poisson (Grouper Fish Couscous) and other Tunisian mouthwatering dishes.

Seafood Paella

Both Chef Ali and Chef Sirine will collaborate with the Sea Grain Chef De Cuisine, Alvaro Bonache Utiel, a Spanish Chef leading the restaurant from autumn last year. With his experience in several restaurants in Ibiza, China and Barcelona, this high-caliber Chef will bring Spain’s all-time favorites dishes featuring Spanish Salad, Seafood Paella and Pan Fried Lamb Chops with Aioli to elevate the iftar experience at his restaurant.

Break the fast will not complete without Indonesian’s premium local taste. The Executive Chef from DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro, Chef Zulkarnain will prepare a different level of local delicacies to every guest. Opened the hotel five years ago with the experience over 22 years working at five-star establishments, Chef Zul is highlighting local premium ingredients in all dishes such as Bebek Betutu, Rawon Oxtail, Gulai Kepala Ikan Salmon and Udang Panggang Acar Kuning.

Udang Panggang Acar Kuning

Experience an exquisite iftar with the wealth sumptuous buffet at Sea Grain Restaurant, priced at Rp428,000++ per person and special price Rp318,000++ per person on the first and latest week of Ramadan.

DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro is now accepting the reservation for the breakfasting session. For further detail, please contact 021 - 2985 7093 or visit

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The New Dining Venue, The Palazzo Kitchen Table

Aman Venice is pleased to announce the launch of the Palazzo Kitchen Table, a unique dining venue overlooking the garden of the 16th-century palazzo, as well as a calendar of themed dinners and culinary events held in this intimate new setting. A world-renowned chef will host each gathering, celebrating different locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.

Seating just ten diners, the Palazzo Kitchen Table is an exquisite, light-filled space just a lawn away from the Grand Canal. At its heart is a state of the art Marrone + Mesubim integrated kitchen, and the only Teppan – a Japanese grill for cooking Teppanyaki style – in Venice. Delicately decorated by the painter Matteo Bertelli with leaf motifs, it invites the garden – a rare feature in Venice – within, while also boasting its own wine cellar. This houses an impressive wine collection including rare vintages from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne in France, and a 1995 merlot from Tuscany in Italy.

Appropriately named ‘Cook the Lagoon’, the private dinners at the Palazzo Kitchen Table will offer guests the opportunity to witness each chef’s culinary interpretation of local ingredients harvested from the Venetian lagoon and its islands. The live cooking sessions will be interactive, allowing guests to partake in the process of creating dishes inspired by the simplest and freshest of seasonal ingredients. These will be sourced from the vibrant Rialto Market nearby, with its bountiful supply of fresh vegetables, seafood, herbs and spices.

In keeping with Aman Venice’s dedication to sustainability, Executive Chef Dario Ossola and Executive Sous Chef Dario Boschetti will consult with local farmers, fishermen and market traders to source the freshest seasonal produce for each gathering. Both chefs will host their own private dinners at the Palazzo Kitchen Table in 2019, alongside a number of visiting chefs. These will include leading Teppan Chef, Koji Aida, of Paris’s only Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant, Aida, and the renowned Davide Oldani of D’O near Milan. Davide has led Aman Venice’s continually evolving culinary offerings over the last four years, including the launch of Arva in 2017, subsequently launched in a selection of other Aman destinations worldwide.

The Palazzo Kitchen Table will not only play host to ‘Cook the Lagoon’ gatherings this year, but will also provide an intimate setting in which to enjoy aperitivos, either as guests of Aman Venice or for private events.

The first ‘Cook the Lagoon’ gathering at the Palazzo Kitchen Table will be held on 18th April, hosted by Chef Alfredo Russo from the Dolce Stil Novo Restaurant in the Palace of Venaria in Venaria Reale, near Turin. Davide Oldani will host the second gathering on 7th May, and Koji Aida will host the third and fourth gatherings on the 9th and 10th May. Reservations are via +39 041 270 7714 or

About Aman

Aman was founded in 1988 with the vision of building a collection of intimate retreats with the unassuming, warm hospitality of a gracious private home. The first, Amanpuri (place of peace) in Phuket, Thailand, introduced the concept, and since then, Aman has grown to encompass 34, located in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, the Dominican Republic, France, Greece, Indonesia, India, Italy, Japan, Laos, Mexico (2020), Montenegro, Morocco, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, the Turks & Caicos Islands, the USA (New York 2020) and Vietnam – exquisitely serene hotels and resorts in 21 destinations across the world.

The introduction of Aman Skincare in 2018 continued the holistic journey beyond the perimeters of Aman’shavens. Offering a soothing journey to a place of beautifully scented repose and respite, Aman Skincare represents the spirit of Aman in a bottle. Cementing Aman’s commitment to providing guests with insightful and unique cultural experiences, Atma, launched in 2019, curates one-off events that are inspired by Aman destinations and designed to connect mind, body and spirit.

Monday, April 08, 2019

The Five Elements of Skin Vitality on Offer at Shine Spa

Shine Spa at Sheraton Grand MacaoHotel, Cotai Centralis offering guests the ultimate in natural skin nutrition and care based on the five elements of traditional Chinese medicine with the launch of the Elemental Herbology range of skincare and treatments.

Shine for Two

In Macao first, the collaboration will see Shine Spa offer a range of facial treatments, skin and massage packages using the Elemental Herbology products, focusing on skin nutrition to increase vitality and youthfulness.

Ms.Janet McNab, Managing Director of Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel said she was thrilled to welcome Elemental Herbology to Shine Spa to provide guests with a specifically tailored skin treatment offering.

Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel

“We are excited to introduce Elemental Herbology to the Macao market and we’re more than confident that Shine Spa guests will enjoy the range of products and treatments that we’re now able to offer,” Ms McNab said.

“The appeal of skin nutrition and balance is a much sought-after need in our hectic schedules, and with its homage to the five elements of traditional Chinese medicine, Elemental Herbology’s product offering is an ideal fit for Shine Spa.”


Exclusive in Macao to Shine Spa, the philosophy behind the Elemental Herbology range is the belief that skin health derives from harmony and equilibrium in the body, with the products related to each of the five elements of traditional Chinese medicine – wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

With origins in traditional Chinese medicine, the focus on the five elements reflect the different characteristics of everyone’s skin, and each category has been developed to cater and adapt to each skin type’s unique needs and lifestyle dependent on the time of year. These include:

Wood  - aligned to Spring, germination, growth and change
Fire     - aligned to Summer, symbolising outward movement, warmth and maximum energy
Earth  - aligned to late Summer, the element of transformation and harmony
Metal  - aligned to Autumn, a wonderful time to harvest and boost reserves
Water  - aligned to Winter, a time to nurture, support, turn inward and be calm





Shine Spa is offering a range of treatments utilising Elemental Herbology products that incorporate the restorative benefits of each of the five elements, as well as taking into account the seasonal factors that can impact skin health and nutrition.

Upon arrival for an Elemental Herbology treatment, guests will be asked to complete a questionnaire, followed by an assessment by a trained technician to determine the most effected treatment and product plan.

Further information, please visit and

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Staycation di Hotel Kapsul di Jakarta

Di Jakarta ada loh hotel kapsul, tepatnya Whiz Capsule Hotel Thamrin Jakarta. Interesting!

Cocok untuk backpacker, atau traveler yang hanya butuh tidur – jadi nggak perlu fasilitas lain-lain, yang menjadikan tarif hotel mahal. Kalau di pesawat, mirip low cost carrier. Praktis, ekonomis, nyaman jugalah, sesuai kebutuhan!

Beroperasi sejak 2008, Intiwhiz Hospitality Management yang telah sukses menjalankan 23 unit Hotel yang tersebar hingga luar Pulau Jawa kini menghadirkan konsep penginapan yang sebelumnya sudah pernah digarap oleh Intiwhiz Hospitality Management di Bromo dan Trawas – keduanya di Jawa Timur, yaitu hotel kapsul.

Whiz Capsule Hotel Thamrin Jakarta yang beralamat di Jl. Teluk Betung No. 43, Tanah Abang, yang berjarak bebearpa langkah dari pusat perbelanjaan terbesar Grand Indonesia ini siap melayani wisatawan dengan menyediakan 58 kamar kapsul yang didukung dengan teknologi tinggi di masing-masing kamar kapsul.Wisatawan yang menginap di kamar Whiz Capsule Hotel Thamrin Jakarta juga akan dapat menikmati fasilitas Wi-Fi secara gratis.

Hotel kapsul itu memang semacam tempat tidur yang ada tutupnya, sehingga privacy sangat terjaga. Di dalam kapsul tersebut kita bisa santai, bisa bekerja dengan notebook, atau sekadar rebahan sambil menikmati tontonan TV. Tentu saja, di kamar itu mempunyai fastnitas AC, sehingga jauh dari pengap.

Barang-barang bisa ditempatkan di loker yang tersedia, yang kuncinya sama dengan kunci kamar. Sehingga sangat aman. Oh ya, di dalam kamar kapsul tersedia safe deposit box, untuk menyimpan barang-baang berharga.

Ada kamar mandi yang bisa dipakai bersama -- dipisahkan untuk pria dan wanita. Meski sharing dengan tamu lain, tapi tergolong mewah, lengkap dengan shower-nya, dengan fasilitas air dingin dan panas, serta dijamin bersih khas hotel pastinya.

Sebagaimana hotel bujet pada umumnya, di sini tidak tersedia breakfast. Tapi jangan khawatir kelaparan, karena di central business district (CBD) Jakarta, atau pusat keramaian Jakarta, di sekitar hotel terdapat aneka makanan, baik yang street food maupun restoran mewah, bahkan di sebelah hotel persis, ada fine dining restaurant ala Prancis, Avec Moi. Pilihan lebih langkat, tentu ada di Grand Indonesia, yang mencapainya 'tinggal ngesot' saja.

Resmi dibuka pada Kamis, 04 April 2019 – yang ditandai dengan staycation untuk media dan blogger, Whiz Capsule Hotel Thamrin Jakarta, yang sangat berdekatan dengan Monumen Selamat Datang ini sengaja dihadirkan untuk dapat menggarap pasar wisatawan, baik lokal maupun mancanegara, yang sedang menghabiskan waktu wisata di Indonesia, khususnya Jakarta. Berlokasi sangat strategis, Whiz Capsule Hotel Thamrin Jakarta berdekatan dengan Stasiun KRL Commuter Line, Stasiun Kereta Bandara, Halte Bus Trans Jakarta, dan Stasiun MRT yang memudahkan mobilitas para tamunya di Jakarta dengan menggunakan transportasi umum.

Intiwhiz Hospitality Management sendiri kini memiliki 6 brand usaha di bidang perhotelan seperti Grand Whiz Hotel, Whiz Residence, Whiz Prime Hotel, Whiz Hotel, Whiz Capsule dan Swift Inn, Intiwhiz Hospitality Management yang merupakan salah satu manajemen Hotel di Indonesia yang terkemuka selalu menampilkan daya tarik dari penempatan lokasi Hotel milik Intiwhiz Hospitality Management.

Mau nyobain hotel kapsul ala Whiz Capsule Hotel Thamrin Jakarta, yang sekarang dibandrol Rp135.000 per malam? Silakan masuk ke atau telepon di (021) 2123 2309 untuk reservasi.

(Burhan Abe)