Jakarta Welcomes New Art Hotel Concept

Artotel Indonesia hotel chain unveils its second property in Jakarta following the success of the first Artotel in Surabaya. Strategically located in close proximity to commercial and business districts, Artotel Jakarta Thamrin on Jalan Sunda has recently opened its doors to public. Playing on the words “Art” and “Hotel”, Artotel features contemporary art-influenced designs in the lobby, public areas and hotel rooms. The designs are created by local artists as part of the hotel’s efforts to … [Read more...]

World’s Best New Hotels

CONDE NAST TRAVELER LISTS WORLD'S BEST NEW HOTELS (CNN) -- It's a tough life, being one of 36 anonymous reporters for Conde Nast Traveler magazine's annual Hot List. Evaluating hundreds of new hotels around the world, testing rooftop pools, drinking signature cocktails and flickering a judgmental eye over superlative properties. World's best coastal resorts, by continent Yet again this year, that indefatigable crew managed to get through the job. The magazine's 17th annual Hot List … [Read more...]

Guests put affordability, intimacy first in choosing budget hotels

Their rooms may not be as big as their star-rated brethren, but budget hotels provide comfortable beds with all the basic necessities that travelers need. The main benefit of a budget hotel is that it provides guests with comfort at an affordable price. Another benefit is personal service one might not get at a five-star hotel. The reason is simply because budget hotels usually have fewer rooms. Thus, delivering warm hospitality on a personal level is feasible because there are fewer guests … [Read more...]

Lucrative Lounge

Executive lounge is one great facility to meet the needs of the increasing number of business travellers visiting Jakarta. Hopes are pinned on the hotel industry in Indonesia’s capital, especially with Jakarta becoming one of Asia’s destinations of Meetings, Incentives, Convention and Exhibitions (MICE). Jakarta’s growing and competitive MICE market has contributed to the revenue growth in the hotel industry. Correspondingly, many hotels particularly those in the four- and five-star brack … [Read more...]

Luxotic World

Within the enchanting beauty of nature lies the magnificent haven that basks in the charm of the island of gods. Tracing the footsteps of one of Bali’s most revered spots leads to an exquisite luxury resort perched on limestone cliffs on the island’s southern coast, one hundred meters above the vast Indian Ocean. Here in Uluwatu is where an exotic panorama sparks the charm of an area of many thousands of years older than mainland Bali, beautifully wrapped with some of the best surfing spo … [Read more...]