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Raffles Hotels & Resorts To Add Presence In Jakarta With New Luxury Hotel And Residences

SINGAPORE – Raffles Hotels & Resorts has added a major capital city in Asia, namely Jakarta, to its growing list of world destinations with a new luxury hotel located in the heart of Jakarta’s central business district known as ‘The Golden Triangle’.

Raffles Jakarta will feature 180 exquisitely-designed rooms and suites exuding the residential charm and elegant style associated with Raffles hotels around the globe.

The luxury of space is evident at Raffles Jakarta as guestrooms range from 650 square feet up to 2,500 square feet for the sublime Raffles Suite.

In addition, Raffles Jakarta will also feature 80 spacious and luxurious Raffles Residences for private ownership.

With the impeccable brand of service and hospitality offered by Raffles Jakarta, owners of Raffles Residences can look forward to an unrivalled residential experience in the city.

Raffles Jakarta will be part of Ciputra World Jakarta,a prestigious new development comprising a shopping mall for premium retail boutiques, office buildings, apartments and an art museum at Jalan Prof. Dr. Satrio, between Jalan Jenderal Sudirman and Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said, and will offer easy access to various areas in the Central Business District and the city at large.

While in residency at Raffles Jakarta, guests can look forward to enjoying a varied and innovative selection of cuisine and cocktails at the all-day dining restaurant, the specialty Chinese restaurant, the Bar & Grill, the Lobby Lounge or the Pool Bar.

The hotel will also feature a ballroom which occupies more than 8,000 square feet, and four meeting rooms that offer conference and meeting facilities for corporate retreats.

With a generously sized RafflesAmrita Spa occupying 3,600 square feet, residents at Raffles Jakarta will also be able to enjoy a rejuvenating journey of living well, with the spa’s extensive range of massage and wellness treatments.

RafflesAmrita Spa is a signature component of Raffles hotels and resorts around the world.

Said Candra Ciputra,President Director of PT Ciputra Property Tbk (CTRP), “Raffles Hotels & Resorts is renowned for its ability to offer an unparalleled luxury experience, matched with the highest standards in service, hospitality and cuisine, in all the destinations they operate in.
We are delighted to be working with them to bring to Jakarta a lifestyle and dining experience par excellence.”

Diana Ee-Tan, Managing Director, Raffles Hotels & Resorts added, “Not only is Jakarta the heart of economics, commerce and industry in Indonesia, it is also the gateway to the rest of the country and home to both cosmopolitan trends and traditional cultures.

The World Travel and Tourism Council has ranked Indonesia’s Travel & Tourism Economy among the world’s top 25 countries in terms of growth forecast and Jakarta, being the gateway to Indonesia, is well positioned to take advantage of this trend.

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is delighted to be part of this growth environment.”

Raffles Jakarta is owned by PT Ciputra Property Tbk (CTRP), a listed company which specialises in large scale integrated projects and mixed-use developments.

It is also a member of Ciputra Group, a leading property developer in Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Cambodia. Notable developments in Indonesia include Ciputra Mall and Hotel in Jakarta and Semarang, Somerset Grand Citra Serviced Apartment Jakarta and high-end residential estates throughout Indonesia’s major cities.

ABOUT JAKARTA
Jakarta is the largest city and the capital of the Republic of Indonesia, and
is also the country’s economical and political centre. Its metropolitan area (Jabodetabek) is populated by more than 23 million people, making it the fourth largest urban area in the world.

The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) is the country’s main airport and connects Jakarta with destinations in the Middle East, Europe, America, Asia and all 32 provinces of Indonesia, including Bali.

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) report 2007 Indonesia’s travel & tourism is expected to generate US$43.5 billion of economic activity in 2007, growing to US$94.6 billion by 2017.

Total demand for tourism is expected to grow by 3.6% in 2007 and by 6.4% per annum between 2008 and 2017.

Indonesia is currently ranked 13 (out of 176 countries) in terms of tourism growth forecast.

Raffles Hotels & Resorts
Raffles is a collection of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, each distinguished by its luxury, elegance and residential charm.

Each hotel is a landmark in its respective city, positioned at the top of its local market and rated among the very best in the world.

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with over 85 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and
Swissôtel brands. The company also owns Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.