ART AT HEART. Singapore’s world-famous Raffles Hotels finally announced the soft opening of its new five-star sister, Raffles Jakarta (Ciputra World 1, Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. 3-5, Jakarta; +62 21 2988 0888; raffles.com).
Located right in the heart of Jakarta’s golden triangle, the renowned hotel chain is uniquely designed to embrace the artistic touches of Hendra Gunawan, one of Indonesia’s legendary painters. The 173 guestrooms bear the marks of local heritages as well as artworks that pay homage to the aforementioned artist. This reference to art is well shared with the adjoining Ciputra Artpreneur Centre, a city landmark that’s stocked with curated artworks. When at the hotel, spend some time to visit the iconic Writers Bar and the Arts Café, two snug F&B destinations within the hotel premises.