Aryaduta Akan Sajikan Makanan Khas Indonesia Karya Chef Marinka

Salah satu nama yang sudah dikenal di bidang lodging dan hospitality, Aryaduta Hotel Group, saat ini sedang mengalami transformasi brand yang besar dan tercakup didalamnya yaitu kolaborasi dengan para artis dan selebrita Indonesia sebagai konsultan dari brand ini. Sebagai bagian dari misi corporate rebranding, group ini akan membuka banyak properti baru yang di buat dengan konsep smart design dengan menggabungkan fasiltas leisure dan konsep-konsep makanan dengan terobosan baru, memulai … [Read more...]

Aryaduta to Feature Indonesian Signature Dishes by Chef Marinka

One of Indonesia’s most recognized names in homegrown lodging and hospitality, the Aryaduta Hotel Group, is currently undergoing a robust brand transformation that includes aligning with celebrated Indonesian artists and celebrities as its brand consultants. As part of its new corporate rebranding mission, the group will open smartly designed properties with integrated leisure facilities and breakthrough food concepts, commence extensive renovations amongst its current properties all w … [Read more...]

Yogyakarta & Beyond

Words: Gandi Faisal The Special District of Yogyakarta is packed with dozens of amazing less traveled tourist spots that promise wholesome holiday for all It’s been said that the soul of Yogyakarta is the soul of Indonesia. Located in the south of Central Java, the Special District of Yogyakarta is the seat of some of the most culturally rich regions in the country, where traditions of leadership under the kings and sultans are still strongly observed. Yogyakarta is a famous tourist d … [Read more...]

City of Thousand Temples

Words & photos: Chris Andre The old-world charms of Kyoto remain picture perfect today, a paradox to Tokyo’s futuristic present Kyoto seems always overshadowed by the capital city, Tokyo. But just several hours away on Japan’s bullet train could really transport you to what practically feels like a different planet. The old city breathes quaint charms that still live in the way how kimono-clad citizens wade through the swarm of daily commuters. In fact, you don’t have to roam far to … [Read more...]

High Five – Bogor

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar Photographs: Hary Suwanto Take a side trip to historic Bogor for a welcome retreat from Jakarta's hustle and bustle South-East Asia’s oldest botanic garden At the heart of the city is the 199-year-old Bogor Botanical Gardens, popularly known among locals as Kebun Raya. This 87ha green lung houses over 15,000 plant species, as well as fountains and a zoology museum. Stroll the grounds at your leisure, hop on a bus tour or take your own car to explore the p … [Read more...]

10 Best Attractions in Seminyak

By Ollie Sungkar. Published on Surrounded by upscale beachfront hotels and resorts, Seminyak is a world of its own with a fun array of hangouts, delicious range of culinary options, as well as amazing art galleries and world-class shopping venues. Let’s quickly glance through the following places that can make the most of your stay in Seminyak. Seminyak Beach An ideal venue for surfing, Seminyak Beach is the picture-perfect oceanfront featuring gorgeous sunsets. S … [Read more...]

Jack Widagdo: Forging A Better Future

Originally published on Indonesia Design  With over 17 years of experience under his belt, Jack Widagdo has taken pivotal positions in the luxury hotel world that spans four countries, including the Four Seasons in Thailand; the Signature Resorts of Voyages Hotel Group in Australia; Kempinski Haitang Bay Sanya in China; Mandapa, Ritz Carlton Reserve in Ubud, Bali. The Indonesian national who spent most of his life in Down Under was recently installed as the new General Manager of Alila Solo. … [Read more...]

Roemahkoe Heritage Hotel di Solo

By: Ratih Poeradisastra Photos : Endro S. Markam  Artikel ini diambil dari sini Laweyan sejak seabad yang lalu sampai sekarang dikenal sebagai pusat pembuatan batik di Solo. Banyak saudagar batik tinggal di kecamatan ini, salah satunya adalah Pusposumarto. Rumahnya yang dibangun pada 1938 kemudian dibeli oleh Krisnina Maharani, istri politisi Akbar Tandjung, pada 1997. Rumah di atas lahan 2000 meter persegi ini kemudian dijadikan hotel pada 2000. “Tidak ada bangunan yang di … [Read more...]

A Glimpse of Makassar

Words & photos: Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in JPlus (the Jakarta Post) on June 11, 2016. A cultural trip to the capital of South Sulawesi to raise funds for local communities. A cultural trip to the capital of South Sulawesi to raise funds for local communities. Early on a Tuesday morning, a group of socialites gathered at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport dressed in sarongs that hinted of South Sulawesi. They were joining a cultural trip to Makassar that was organized … [Read more...]

Surakarta culinary finds, a blend of tradition and history

By Ruth Ninajanty. Published in The Jakarta Post, May 7, 2016. Tradition and heritage are two words that describe a visit to Surakarta, a city in Central Java known for its batik. Exploring the richness of the city’s tradition and heritage is not complete without a quest for culinary authenticity. Indeed, many of the local recipes are passed down through generations, preserving authenticity while trying to blend in with the city’s transformation. Nasi liwet, among dishes that come to … [Read more...]