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Jakarta's Best Hotels Welcoming Year End Festivities

The Festive Season | 29 November 2019
Seasonal cake from Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta
Everyone is getting excited for the upcoming festive season, including hotels in Jakarta. See what they have to offer to welcome the year end festivities. Photo courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta/NOWJAKARTA

From appetisers to desserts, treat your loved ones with festive season celebrations’ lavish menu. We’ve compiled our all-time favourite seasonal offerings in some of Jakarta’s best hotels.

Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta

Inspired by a Celestite crystal that resembles calmness, Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta transforms with an array of exquisite decorations in white, silver and crystal ornaments to welcome Christmas & New Year. Its signature restaurants prepare dining series with festive creations, such as Beef Fillet Wellington, Classic Roast Turkey with Herb Stuffing and Old-Fashioned Gravy, Roast Rack of Lamb with Redcurrant Juice and Slow-Cooked Short Ribs with Gremolata. Authentic Christmas baked goods, such as Stollen and Gingerbreads will be featured, including a wide range of delightful homemade sweets. SATOO’s Christmas Eve special buffet dinner starts at IDR 698,000++ per person, brunch is priced from IDR 658,000++. JIA offers an exquisite all-you-can-eat dim sum and Chinese favourite dishes at IDR 428,000++. And Rosso’s starts at IDR 698,000++ per person. All available on 24 and 25 December.

The core of the New Year’s Eve dining will be at SATOO and Rosso with their sumptuous buffet. SATOO features Roasted Giant Beef Leg, Pan-Seared Foie Gras, Salmon Wellington and premium fresh seafood ranging from tiger prawns, mussels and clams, at IDR 908,000++. Rosso presents a luscious Italian buffet with special holiday delights, such as Champagne Risotto and Scallops, Beef Tenderloin and Porcini Mushroom Ragout, Grilled Rack of Lamb and Four Cheese Polenta, prices start at IDR 988,000++.

Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta

Kota BNI
Jalan Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1
Jakarta 10220
T: +62 21 2922 9999
E: [email protected]
IG: @shangrilahotels

Seasonal menu at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
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Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

For this festive season, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta has spectacular promotions for guests to enjoy. To celebrate this holy moment throughout December, OKU premium Japanese restaurant is offering a special Christmas Bento at IDR 500,000++ or Christmas Five-course Set Dinner at IDR 850,000++ per person including a special menu by Chef Kazuma Yazawa and free flow ocha. Still at OKU, guests can ring the New Year with ambiance of Tokyo Night. Chef Yazawa serves an artistic Okukase set menu with Wagyu Tenderloin Wasabi Butter as the star. IDR 1,300,000++ per person consists of seven-course set menu including a welcome drink and a glass of wine.

Carrying a spectacular theme of “The Greatest Showman” in the iconic and luxurious Bali Room, guests can gather with family and loved ones for a New Year’s Eve gala dinner, featuring a special festive feast that ranges from Western to Asian cuisines, priced at IDR 988,000++ per person.

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1
Jakarta 10310
T: +62 21 2358 3800
E: [email protected]
IG: @hotelindonesia_kempinski

Seasonal menu at Keraton At The Plaza
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Keraton At The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta

To celebrate the joyful festive season, Keraton at the Plaza, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta presents a series of exclusive menus curated by Director of Culinary Rafa Gil and the culinary team. On Christmas Eve, Bengawan Restaurant serves classic holiday buffet featuring roast Turkey, mouth-watering carvings, Iberico Ham, fresh seafood, caviar station and scrumptious Christmas desserts, starting at IDR 688,000++ per person and IDR 1,789,000++ per person inclusive of free-flow champagne. On Christmas day, guests and family can enjoy an exciting brunch, priced at IDR 789,000++ per person and IDR 1,789,000++ per person including free-flow champagne. During the whole month, the restaurant also presents festive brunch featuring all-time favourite cuisine that can be enjoyed every Sunday at IDR 589,000++ per person and IDR 1,589,000 per person including free-flow champagne.

The restaurant also becomes a central spot for New Year celebration, providing an array of international cuisine, also served in a lavish buffet with a selection of hot and cold carvings, fresh seafood, salads and delightful desserts. This exclusive dinner is priced at IDR 888,000++ per person or IDR 1,888,000++ inclusive of free-flow champagne. Live music and a whimsical themed party will keep guests dancing all the way to 2020.

Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta

Jalan M.H. Thamrin Kav. 15
Jakarta 10350
T: +62 21 5068 0000
E: [email protected]
IG: @keratonjakarta

Seasonal menu at The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta
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The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta

The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta celebrates the festive season with a range of flavours and merriment for guests along December. For Christmas, Lagoon Cafe’s buffet serves the guests with various dishes, such as Chicken Salad Vietnamese style, Mussels with Gazpacho, Roasted Duck Salad and Mango Salsa, Smoked Marlin and Potato Salad, Roasted Lamb Provencale with Mint-Balsamic Gravy, Vegetable Lasagna, Braised Australian short ribs in soyu, ginger and sesame, also Indonesian corner that serves Nasi Daun Jeruk, Udang Goreng Kremes, Ayam Bakar Taliwang and various sambals. For dessert, guests can taste Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter, Chocolate Mousse, Mango Margari, Pannacotta and another international with Indonesian twist like Rengginang Cake.

The hotel also has a special New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring a gala dinner with live entertainment themed A Night in Latin America that also serves a sumptuous buffet of Latin American, Western and Indonesian dishes.

The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta

Jalan Jend. Gatot Subroto
Jakarta 10270
T: +62 21 570 3600
IG: @thesultanhoteljkt

People sharing food at InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah
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InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah

InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah’s Sugar & Spice can be your festive getaway to celebrate the joyful moments this December. Both Christmas Eve on 24 December and Christmas Day Brunch on 25 December are the best time to tantalise your taste buds with its signature Christmas food and beverage, priced at IDR 688,000++ per person.

The award-winning restaurant is also a good place for New Year celebration. Starting from IDR 688,000++ per person, New Year’s Eve and Brunch offers a delectable culinary feast and free-flow champagne. Those who want to celebrate first day of 2020, the restaurant showcases an extensive array of sumptuous cuisines from five continents.

InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah

Jalan Metro Pondok Indah Kav. IV TA,
Jakarta 12310
T: +62 21 3950 7355
E: [email protected]
IG: @intercontinentaljakarta

People eating seasonal menu at Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta
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Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta

Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta is an ideal option to celebrate festive season. At Cafe One Restaurant, guests can enjoy Christmas Lunch Buffet with Santa, offering various food station with special activities for kids, like Christmas tree cupcake decoration, surprise gift from Santa Claus and free access to its lagoon pool. Priced at IDR 350,000++ per person inclusive of free flow juices and iced tea.

The well-known Riva Grill Bar and Terrace opens for Christmas set dinner, available starting at IDR 399,000++ per portion inclusive of four-course set dinner, Santa Eggnog and surprise gift from Santa Claus. For New Year, guests can join its Midnight BBQ Party, only for IDR 850,000++ per person and enjoy free flow sparkling wine, live band and door prizes.

Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta

Jalan Casablanca Kav. 18 
Jakarta 12870
T: +62 21 828 2000
E: [email protected]
IG: @wyndhamcasablancajakarta

Barbecue menu at Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim
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Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim

With a theme revolving around island living, Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim provides its guests with unforgettable experience New Year’s Eve through its All You Can Eat BBQ Night accompanied by live music at its terrace in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere. With a price of IDR 328,000++ per person, guests are free to enjoy a variety of complete dishes ranging from Caesar and Thai Beef Salan, various kind of meat and seafood grilled directly by Executive Chef Endang Darmadi.

Guests also can enjoy comfort food on buffet, such as Beef Burgers, Hotdogs, Chili Dogs, Lamb Kofta, Chicken Thigh, Beef and Chicken Sausages, Nachos, Potato Wedges, Corn on the Cob and Sauteed Vegetables. For desserts, the hotel prepares Churros, Banan Fritter, various slice cake, fruits and local cold beverages as well as traditional warm, like Wedang Ginger, Pletok Beer, Bajigur and Bandrek.

Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim

Jalan K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 92
Menteng, Jakarta 1034
T: +62 21 2918 6888 
IG: @aloftjakarta

Christmas decoration at Grand Hyatt Jakarta
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Grand Hyatt Jakarta

A splendid buffet spread featuring international and traditional Christmas favourites as well as beverage offerings can be found at Grand Cafe, one of most well-known restaurants of Grand Hyatt. Christmas Eve dinner and day, guests can taste abundant dishes with all the trimmings with prices IDR 760,000++ per person and IDR 380,000++ per child aged 6 to 12 years old, including juices and teas.

C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant is a great choice to enjoy a multi-sensory dining experience which all prepared within a theatrical show kitchen. Dinner buffet at C’s that features Asian delicacies with heavenly desserts and more priced at IDR 1,450,000++ per person including a champagne toast and IDR 698,000++ per child younger than 12 years old.

Grand Hyatt Jakarta

Jalan M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30
Jakarta 10330
T: +62 21 2992 1234
E: [email protected]
IG: @GrandHyatt

Seasonal buffet at Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention
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Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention

Need a breathtaking view to celebrate festive season? Let’s head to Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention. Dining in culinary delight for Christmas Eve and Day at Damar Restaurant serves exclusive seasonal menu with modern twists on loved classic in buffet style, ranging from appetizing roasted pumpkin and sauteed vegetables, chilled and refreshing salad bar, roasted Turkey and Beef Wellington, Christmas puddings, Yule Log and festive mince pies, priced at IDR 423,500 per person (Christmas Eve dinner) and IDR 350,000 per person (Christmas Day brunch) and IDR 363,000 per person (Christmas Dinner).

Guests can also enjoy magnificent starry night to ring 2020 and watching firework at the restaurant for New Year’s Eve dinner with delectable dishes from open-kitchen counters that serves hot and hearty soup and salads, main courses and enticing desserts as well as selections of soft drinks, juices, iced tea and coffee & tea that available at self-service corner, priced at IDR 484,000 per person.

Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention

Jalan Raya Puncak, Gadog
Megamendung, Bogor 16770
T: +62 251 830 6888
E: [email protected]
IG: @pullmanciawivimalahills

This article is originally from paper. Read NOW!Jakarta Magazine December 2019 issue “The Festive Season”. Available at selected bookstores or SUBSCRIBE here.