Travelers’ Choice Award for Parador Hotels & Resorts

Parador Hotels & Resorts, established in 2012, is a hotel management company that has risen swiftly in the Indonesian hospitality industry, launching 10 hotels in 5 cities in just 11 years. Now they are proud to announce that four hotels under their umbrella have been awarded the highly esteemed Travellers’ Choice Awards from TripAdvisor. This

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‘Tasting Journeys of a Sommelier’, a Newly Published Wine Drinkers Companion

Like art, like music, like history, wine is something that gets better the more you understand it. Understanding and appreciating wine is precisely the goal of this newly published wine booklet, ‘Tasting Journeys of a Sommelier’, written by Ni Nyoman Kerta Widyawati – or simply, Widya. This special little publication is a handbook for the

Gran Melia Jakarta Welcomes New Executive Chef Kevin Marchetti 

Gran Melia Jakarta announces the appointment of Luxembourg-born Kevin Marchetti as the hotel’s New Executive Chef.  Arriving from his most recent posting as the Pre-Opening Executive Chef at Gran Melia Arusha in Tanzania, Chef Kevin Marchetti brings more than 15 years of five-star experience to Gran Melia Jakarta. Beginning his culinary career at a very


Chāo Cháo’s Two Year Anniversary Celebration feat. Apéritif Restaurant 

Celebrating two years of contemporary Chinese dining and sky-high revelry, Chāo Cháo is hosting a series of curated events from 18 May to 3 June 2023. The three-part anniversary takes the theme of Eat – Drink – Play, presenting different experiences respective of each word, across its restaurant and rooftop venue. The first in this


Ascott Regional Bali Hosts ‘Halal Bihalal’ with Travel Agents and Media

In order to strengthen the relationship with media partners, travel agents and corporate guests, as well as celebrate Eid al-Fitr 1444 H, Ascott Regional Bali held a Halal Bihalal event with the theme “1001 Arabian Nights” at HARRIS Hotel and Conventions Denpasar Bali.  There are 11 properties in the Ascott Regional Bali network consisting of


Park Hyatt Jakarta Welcomes Christian Wurm as General Manager

Park Hyatt Jakarta has announced the appointment of Mr. Christian Wurm as their new General Manager (GM), welcoming the experienced German hotelier from previous roles as the GM of Hyatt Regency Hua Hin & THE BARAI in Thailand. Prior to that, he was also the GM of Park Hyatt hotels in Chennai, India and Sydney,

UOB Indonesia Announces the opening of 13th UOB Painting of the Year

As one of Indonesia’s most prominent art competitions, the UOB Painting of the Year is UOB’s continuous commitment and support to the art world. UOB Indonesia launched the 13th UOB Painting of the Year on 4th May 2023.  This competition is part of the selection program that will send the best ‘Painting of the Year’

Ascott Indonesia Set to Open Eleven Properties Across Nine Cities in Indonesia

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) continues to expand its business throughout Indonesia by signing eleven new contracts over the last five months and welcoming the the lyf (pronounced “life”) brand in Indonesia. The company will also enter new cities to open its properties, including Gorontalo, Cilegon, and Ketapang. Ascott has recently announced that the eleven new

‘Gather for Love’ at Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City

Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel hosted its first-ever wedding open house on 6-7th May 2023. Carrying the theme #GatherforLove, the exhibition featured a variety of premium wedding vendors and services, from photographers and florists to wedding planners and cake designers. The Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel knows just how crucial a memorable wedding

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto Set to Open Restaurant at The Langham Jakarta

The Langham Jakarta has recently revealed that they will be opening a new restaurant, Morimoto Jakarta, in partnership with the renowned Japanese celebrity chef, Masaharu Morimoto. Masaharu Morimoto is a Japanese chef, best known as an Iron Chef on the Japanese TV cooking show Iron Chef and its spinoff Iron Chef America. The world-renowned chef,


JW Marriott Surabaya Gets Family-Friendly with their New JW Kids Club

Looking for a family-friendly hotel with a great kids’ club for your little ones to enjoy while you explore Surabaya? Look no further than JW Marriott Surabaya. With its five-star amenities and commitment to family fun, this hotel is the perfect staycation destination for visitors of all ages. One of the hotel’s newest attractions is

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