130 Years Of Festive Tradition Raffles Jakarta

This year Raffles celebrates a significant milestone, 130 years of legendary service and culinary excellence. Since Raffles Singapore first opened their doors in 1887, Raffles has become an icon that epitomizes the romance of the Far East – an intoxicating blend of luxury, history and Asian hospitality. Through the decades, joyful celebrations have always taken center stage at Raffles, and this year’s offers will commemorate the 130 years of festive traditions at Raffles.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new Executive Chef Matias Ayala. Originally from Argentina, with over 15 years of culinary experience, we are delighted to have the talented Chef Matias on board. Chef Matias and his culinary brigade are bringing back classic holiday favorites of the past, including signature dishes from Raffles around the world.

The Annual Raffles Garden Lighting Ceremony
To get in the holiday mood, kickoff your Christmas celebration with the Annual Garden Lighting Ceremony to ignite the magical moment of sparkling lights, accompanied by live choir music, festive canapés, sparkly beverages together with familiar faces and friends in the Hendra Gunawan Garden on Thursday, 30 Nov at 6:00 PM.

130 Years of Christmas Tradition


As Raffles celebrates 130 years of festive traditions, take part in the celebrations and enjoy the nostalgic dishes of the season with your family and friends.

Leading up to Christmas indulge in the “12 Days before Christmas” 4-course lunch menu with your loved ones starting from 12-23 Dec at Rp 450,000++ per person.

Celebrate your Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Brunch Buffet with creations by Executive Chef Matias and his culinary team only at Arts Café by Raffles. Prices start from Rp 688,000++ per person including Christmas welcome drink, free flow iced tea and chilled juice. Add free flow beer and wine for only Rp 200,000++ per person!

130 Years of High Tea Traditions


Through the decades at Raffles Singapore, Dukes and Duchesses, Kings & Queens, Princes & Princesses, have enjoyed the traditional English High Tea. This festive season, we take you back in time, and offer you a high tea, that is rich in history and tradition. Savour the traditional buttermilk scones and fruity tartlets, presented in a silver bird cage, with all the condiments you may expect from a royal high tea.

Combine your high tea with a complimentary “Art Tour”, and learn more about all the Hendra Gunawan master pieces throughout the hotel from the Raffles Art Concierge.

Rp 350,00++ per tower for 2 persons

You may also enjoy special festive cocktails, featuring Eggnog, Jack Frost, Tom Collins, and the Christmas Coffee Cocktail, available throughout the month of Dec.

Traditional Festive Hampers


Pamper your loved ones with our traditional festive hampers and choose from the Elf Hamper or the Santa Hamper. You may also personalise your hamper to spoil your loved ones. Enjoy Large macaroons, mince pies, cheese grissini, cinnamon stars, Awani jam, from Elf hampers at Rp 850,000 ++ per hamper. Santa hampers are available with the Truffle sling, mixed nuts, assorted olives, Awani jam, homemade candles, wine, cheese grissini, cinnamon stars, large and small macaroons at Rp 2,000,000++ per hamper.

130 Years of Celebrations
The most iconic festive tradition of all; New Year’s Eve. Join us in welcoming the new year surrounded by family and friends and countdown to 2018! Start the party with the New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner at Arts Café by Raffles, surrounded by family and friends, and end the festivities with a Countdown Party at Navina Pool Bar, located at Level 14 with live music, entertainment and DJ from 8:00 PM onwards. Embrace 2018 with special creations for the New Year’s Buffet Brunch and let 130 years of Raffles legendary service help create your very own magical memories.

The Perfect Gift
Surprise your loved ones with the perfect gift, a spa gift voucher to pamper them with a rejuvenating spa treatment.

The Signature Heritage Massage
With Asian inspirations in mind, Raffles Jakarta has thoughtfully crafted this signature massage to ensure a truly authentic experience. Using a combination of Lomi Lomi, Balinese and Javanese massage techniques, and a signature Clove oil, this traditional massage decreases muscel tension, indulge the senses, and relaxes the mind and body 90 minutes – Rp 950,000++ per person.

The Sprunch for Two
Enjoy the ultimate Sunday, spoil yourself and your partner with a combination of Spa and Brunch. Start with a relaxing 60 minutes Raffles Signature Heritage Couples Massage in the VIP treatment room. Rejuvenate using the hydrotherapy facilities such as the steam room, ice fountain, and shower experience. Then it’s time to indulge in the culinary journey Sunday Brunch at Arts Café, including free flow non alcoholic beverages. Rp 1,995,000++ per couple.

The Raffles Journey to Wellbeing
The “Raffles Journey to Wellbeing” is a tailored journey towards personalized wellbeing like never before. Customised to individual needs in every way, the Raffles Journey to Wellbeing is a 27-hour program of inner and physical balance. This package includes a one-night stay, food and beverages, and wellbeing activities.

The Holiday Oasis
Treat yourself and your family to a luxurious stay at Raffles Jakarta, your oasis in the heart of the city. Discover the many leisure facilities in and around the Hendra Gunawan inspired gardens, the pools, jogging track, gym, tennis courts, hydrotherapy facility, shower experience, ice fountain, heated lounger, to name a few. The children may enjoy the kids club and the various children’s activities, while the parents rejuvenate at the Raffles Spa.

Raffles Jakarta
Ciputra World 1, Jalan Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. 3-5, Jakarta
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Photographs by: Raffles Jakarta

Written by FoodieS November 9, 2017.