During these unprecedented times, we’re faced with uncertainty daily as the global pandemic continues to ravage the entire globe. While vaccines are being distributed worldwide, things can change at any moment, especially with the discovery of new variants of the COVID-19 virus, resulting in the number of cases rapidly rising, the uncertainty of public policies, the continual extension of public activity restrictions, and the ongoing development of the COVID-19 research.
However, one mustn’t lose hope and learn to adapt to these new changes in order to thrive and survive. That is exactly what the Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta is doing: swiftly adapting to the ever-changing situation during the pandemic. How you may ask? Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta has reconfigured its brand to become a more inclusive destination that accommodates everyone with their wellbeing a top priority.
Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta has been able to open its doors through a series of innovative programmes so that they can continue to welcome guests, from local residents to those from neighbouring cities. This is done through the establishment of several new facilities, namely the Night Driving Range, one of the most excellent driving ranges in Yogyakarta; the HyZoo, a mini zoo where guests and their little ones can learn about and interact with animals; and an ATV off-road arena where adrenaline junkie guests can rediscover the daredevil in them.
Additionally, Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta has partnered up with Grab to provide in-house guests and outside guests with e-scooters that they can use around the hotel’s 2km jogging track and soak in the scenic views of its manicured gardens and fantastic golf course.
From the culinary side, the hotel has opened a brand-new outlet called Angkringan Hyatt. Derived from the Javanese term “nangkring”, meaning sitting perched, “angkringan” is also the term for food stalls selling traditional food. It is traditionally a place of gathering where people from diverse backgrounds would converge and socialise over snacks and dinner. Angkringan Hyatt takes inspiration from Yogyakarta’s authentic traditional angkringan, albeit with an innovative interpretation and stunning sight to see.
At the beginning of the year, Angkringan Hyatt presented a menu dubbed Angkringan 2.0, consisting of an eclectic selection of traditional angkringan dishes served in a five-star hotel standard. These dishes include a variety of fried and stewed street food (aneka gorengan dan rebusan), satay, noodles, wedangan, and the hotel’s famous signature dish, Kecombrang Fried Rice. The Kecombrang Fried Rice is cooked using kecombrang flowers, which has a unique aroma and taste, mixed with salted fish, bitter bean (petai), bean sprouts, and peanut brittle (rempeyek). The hotel cultivates and harvests its own kecombrang flowers from its garden.
Following the successful launch of Angkringan 2.0, Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta further develops and innovates its culinary offerings with Angkringan 3.0. Unlike its previous iteration, which features traditional angkringan food and beverages, Angkringan 3.0 presents a more creative fusion menu, worthy of food connoisseurs who are open to exploring new flavours. One example is Nasi Kucing Onigiri, which combines Nasi Kucing, an angkringan dish, with the Japanese onigiri. Nasi Kucing Onirigi is cooked with minced salmon and kecombrang seasoning, wrapped in seaweed. Moreover, guests shouldn’t miss out on the Spaghetti Mercon, which is spaghetti with pieces of meat cooked with spicy Javanese spices.
It is through these innovative creations and new programmes that the Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta has managed to thrive by adapting to the new reality without compromising the quality of its hospitality and services.
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