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Belvedere with Perky Club and Boca Rica Launch New Party Series Love Tempo


A night full of fun with the best Polish vodka brand celebrating love and music inviting all-star music selector, Dub Container, Munir, Dita, Kevin T.

Belvedere Love Tempo is set to ignite a thrilling evening of entertainment at Boca Rica Tapas Bar & Lounge in South Jakarta on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. This event has been meticulously curated for passionate music fans, featuring the sensational Perky Club as headline act.

Belvedere Love Tempo is the epitome of Belvedere Vodka story. Reborn in 1993 as the world’s first luxury vodka and made famous in the beating heart of the NY club scene. 30 years on and the spirit of audaciousness that powered the NY club dancefloors lives on across credible global party scenes including Indonesia.

Belvedere Love Tempo is a party series that play forward the spirit of 90’s NY clubs. Belvedere’s inspiration is to launch Love Tempo to deliver high luxury through party vibe, operate party culture through fashion lens, breaking the mold, pushing the boundaries, curating and creating never before seen experiences, allowing consumers to revel in magnetic energy.

Perky Club is a Jakarta-based party music collective born in 2018 from the minds of eight musical prodigies: Bing Luther, Kevin T, Dita, Simion, ØH, Gilang, Marjylin, and Raie. Over time, Perky Club has taken its musical journey to international heights, hosting celebrated DJs like DJ Boring, Bradley Zero, Lipelis, and Esa as featured luminaries at their electrifying parties.

Earlier this year, Perky Club and Belvedere also did a collaboration – an event called House Of Tempo at Zodiac with Bradley Zero, a UK-based DJ.

Beyond their event prowess, Perky Club has ventured into the world of independent music production, establishing their label, Perky Club Records, and unveiling an array of captivating dance tracks. At Belvedere Love Tempo, Kevin T and Dita will take turns igniting the dance floor with their pulsating beats.

Hello, Graceful Luxury: Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts Introduces A New Era of Luxury Travel


The leading brand unveils a new vision of graceful luxury and sincere service with the launch of its latest flagship hotels around the world, including its highly anticipated return to Indonesia.

Cementing its position as a key player on the global luxury hospitality stage, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts redefines its ambition with Graceful Luxury, the brand’s commitment to sincere, trustworthy and gracious hospitality.

To drive Pan Pacific’s growth as an international luxury brand, Pan Pacific Hotels Group invested million dollars in new openings, asset enhancement and elevated guest experiences that reiterate the brand’s passion for excellence. 

Mr. Choe Peng Sum, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, said: “Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is raising the bar as we enter a new era of hospitality focused on the evolving expectations of the modern traveller.”

“Our newest properties showcase this vision of Graceful Luxury – the opening of Pan Pacific Orchard in June, the relaunch of Pan Pacific Singapore this month, and the success of Pan Pacific London, which has achieved the Forbes Five Star rating every year since it opened in 2021. With more flagship openings and new signature experiences in the pipeline, we believe that our elevated brand will resonate with and earn the trust of discerning travellers across the world.”

New Brand Signatures for Graceful Experiences Around the World

Pan Pacific Ambassadors are empowered to go above and beyond, creating personal and memorable experiences for guests. 

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts showcases its new vision of graceful luxury through the rollout of several brand signatures. Extending thoughtful and personal service are Pan Pacific Ambassadors, welcoming hosts with deep knowledge about the property and destination.

Pan Pacific Ambassadors are empowered to go above and beyond for guests, to anticipate their needs, delight them with sincere service and deliver memorable experiences.

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts’ new Happy Sleepers programme presents in-room services that encourage quality sleep, such as room scenting, aromatherapy bath experiences, a meditation playlist and food and beverages that regulate melatonin.

Recognising the importance of high-quality sleep experiences, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts also unveils its Happy Sleepers programme, available to Club and Suite guests and VIPs including Pan Pacific Discovery members of Platinum tier and above.

The complimentary in-room service includes high-quality bedding; pillow menus; sleep-promoting food and beverages such as warm milk, tea and healthy snacks that help regulate melatonin. 

Introducing Aman New York Homes Unveiling Unmatched Privacy & Comfort in Two Aman Residences 


Aman New York, the urban sanctuary in the heart of Manhattan’s midtown, has introduced two exclusive Homes from its collection of 22 privately-owned Aman Residences, to now welcome hotel guests. The two brand-new Homes are available for reservation, with additional Homes to become available in 2024, expanding and enhancing the hotel’s existing selection of 83 suites. 

Resting on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, on the upper floors of the historic Crown Building in which Aman New York resides, the Homes set a new standard for elevated city living. Each Home is meticulously designed, offering an unparalleled blend of privacy and comfort and providing the perfect backdrop for both short-term and extended stays. 

The 110 sq-m (1,150sq-ft) One-bedroom Home, features floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the cityscape, while the 345 sq-m (3,710 sq-ft) Three-bedroom Home offers sweeping views of Central Park. 

The Homes are accessed via dedicated elevators from the 14th Floor reception of Aman New York, providing the utmost sanctuary for guests seeking a residential experience encompassed by the spirit of Aman. Showcasing the generosity of space intrinsic to Aman, the convivial and expansive open plan living and dining areas are accompanied by a fully equipped contemporary kitchen and laundry facilities.

All bedrooms are complete with ensuite bathrooms. A benefit of every Aman New York Home stay is complimentary use of the hotel car for nearby drop-offs, in addition to a personal butler providing Aman’s unparalleled service and ensuring a seamless experience throughout. 

Pairing refined interiors with exquisite architectural details crafted using organic materials such as oak, walnut, and aromatic cinnamon wood, the Homes pay homage to Aman’s origins in Asia. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Architects, each integrates the hotel’s soothing contemporary aesthetic. Working fireplaces provide warmth and are perfectly complemented by finishings created using the bolder tones of bronze, brass and stainless and blackened steel. 

While guests can enjoy time together in the spacious Aman New York Homes, all overnight guests have access to the hotel’s exceptional facilities. These include the three-floor, 2,300 sq-m (25,000 sq-ft) Aman Spa and Aman’s two signature restaurants, Arva and Nama, which sit alongside the Lounge Bar, subterranean Jazz Club and a collection of alfresco dining terraces. 

Park Hyatt Busan, A Luxurious Oceanfront Landmark Hotel with Artfully Tailored Experiences 


Strategically situated in an area of global culture exchange in the heart of Haeundae district, the city’s premier shopping and beach destination, Park Hyatt Busan is the luxurious landmark address for sophisticated travelers visiting Busan, the second largest city in Korea. 

Conceived by world-renowned Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind and Tokyo-based Super Potato design firm, Park Hyatt Busan forms part of the distinctive high-rise development in a prominent oceanfront location adjacent to Haeundae Beach, offering scenic views of Gwangan Bridge, the boundless ocean, the yacht marina and panoramic city skyline. 

Set in the heart of the bustling city, Park Hyatt Busan upholds the brand’s deep-rooted reputation for sophisticated style, outstanding service and accommodations, and superior facilities.

Affording breathtaking views across the ocean, the hotel is centrally located in Busan’s premium commercial area – adjacent to the world’s largest department store, Shinsegae Centum City, as well as MICE facilities, including Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO). 

A Contemporary Oasis of Unparalleled Venues 

At Park Hyatt Busan, every detail is crafted with utmost care to ensure an exceptional and seamlessly tailored guest experience. The hotel’s design harmoniously integrates unique contemporary elements with authentic Korean touches, paying homage to the city’s rich heritage.

Set along the Busan coastline, the hotel’s architecture is characterized by sleek lines and thoughtfully chosen aesthetics, offering an intimate sanctuary amidst the bustling city. 

Luxurious and Spacious Accommodation 

Nestled in the marine city adjacent to Haeundae Beach, Park Hyatt Busan offers 269 guestrooms, including 69 suites. Inspired by the lively and dynamic energy of Busan and its ocean view, the beautiful hotel is artfully designed in a curved shape which embodies the ocean waves in the city. Nature-friendly materials, such as hardwood and natural stone were used to offer a style of residential comfort, a signature concept of the hotel’s modern aesthetics.

Upon stepping into a guestroom decked in beige-toned woods, guests are met with breathtaking views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and separate rain showers further elevate the comfort.

An inbuilt 23-inch TV is available in every bathroom, accompanied by a selection of luxury branded amenities by Le Labo, the exclusive skincare brand offered at Park Hyatt hotels around the world. 

Park Executive Marina Suite 

Each guestroom features exquisite comforts to meet the unspoken needs of each guest, including a 50-inch or larger smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, premium capsule coffee machine, thoughtfully stocked minibar, individual room temperature controller, telephone, and wireless internet. Through a 24-hour room service, guests can take full advantage of the highest quality dining in the privacy of their rooms. 

Innovative Culinary Experiences 

Upholding Park Hyatt’s tradition as a trend-setter of innovative culinary concepts, Park Hyatt Busan offers epicurean experiences across its portfolio of restaurants – Dining Room, Living Room, Living Room Bar, Lounge and Patisserie. 

Nestled on the 32nd floor of the hotel, Dining Room is a Steak & Seafood Grill restaurant with an open-kitchen concept, designed with elements of traditional Korean houses with a sophisticated touch.

A Unified Vision for Design Excellence at Savyavasa

Setting a New Standard for Luxury Living with MOIE

Savyavasa, an acclaimed award-winning residential development situated in the highly esteemed Dharmawangsa area of South Jakarta, takes pride in its partnership with MOIE, home to the world’s most celebrated Interior Lifestyle brands in Indonesia, to provide an all-inclusive experience to the residents.

Sharing a passion for excellent design, a commitment to the highest quality and a focus on creating an elevated living experience, this partnership aims to set a new standard for contemporary living in Jakarta.

A Meeting of Minds: Savyavasa and MOIE

The alliance between Savyavasa and MOIE brings together global recognition and the specialised skills of designers and artisans. Guided by the visionary leadership of Nicholas and Michelle Shang, MOIE ensures that residents of Savyavasa are equipped with carefully curated collections to bring a sense of sophistication and luxury that seamlessly aligns with the core values and design aesthetics of Savyavasa, elevating the living experience to its finest.

“In our quest to redefine luxury, Savyavasa takes great pride in collaborating with communities that share our values and vision. Our partnership with MOIE does more than simply highlight MOIE’s standing as a hub for elite lifestyle brands with unmatched craftsmanship and unique designs. It also serves to amplify Savyavasa’s distinguished reputation for creating residences crafted by master artisans aimed at elevating the living experience,” said Ainsley Mann, Head of Swire Properties Indonesia and Vice President Director of PT Jantra Swarna Dipta.

“This is just the beginning,” says Michelle Shang, Design Director of MOIE. “Our collaboration with Savyavasa provides the perfect platform to showcase not only our design expertise but also our exceptional brand lineup, including Minotti, which perfectly complements the luxurious aesthetic of Savyavasa. We are not just committed to pushing the boundaries of excellent design and quality service; we aim to redefine them. Together with Savyavasa, we are setting new industry standards, and we’re incredibly excited for what the future holds for this partnership.”

Beyond aligning brand values, this venture pushes boundaries in both design and service quality. Savyavasa has successfully collaborated with visionaries and award-winning designers such as Yabu Pushelberg, Richardson Sadeki, SCDA Architects, and Intaran Design. This has significantly contributed to the development’s reputation for exceptional design and attention to detail.

The Culmination of Excellence and Sustainability

Slated for completion in 2024, Savyavasa aims to elevate living standards by providing an environment of unparalleled landscapes and exclusive amenities. As Jakarta’s first residential project with the esteemed Green Mark Gold standard for sustainable architecture, it incorporates smart home innovations showcasing a dedication to sustainable design.

The project is born from a joint venture between Hong Kong’s Swire Properties and Indonesia’s JSI Group, PT Jantra Swarna Dipta, amalgamating world-class excellence from internationally renowned developers with decades of reliability. The venture has revolutionized real estate development in Indonesia by emphasizing Quality, Experiences, and Community.

For more information, please visit savyavasa.com, follow us on Instagram @savyavasa, and watch Savyavasa Design Masteries video on the Savyavasa YouTube channel.

Amora Group Takes Bold Steps to Meet Bullish Tourism Rebound, Doubles Down on Hotel Investments


Family-owned Amora Group is flying the flag for independent hotel groups by ramping up hotel investments in Thailand and Australia, which are key destinations in its current portfolio. Amora Beach Resort Phuket, a flagship property first opened in 1999, is undergoing an extensive refurbishment costing THB 500 million (US$14 million). In Australia, the newly purchased Amora Hotel Brisbane is expected  to receive a significant amount in investment for its refurbishment into a five-star hotel.

The group has made steady traction over the last few years with the strategic purchase and in planning the revitalisation of its properties. As tourism demand returns, Amora Group is also gearing up to cement its footprint as a five-star hospitality group in Australia and Thailand, with a longer-term goal of expansion in key cities in Asia Pacific and developing Southeast Asian destinations.

“Many investors stayed away from the hospitality industry during the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But, as an owner-investor, we understood that the industry would persevere. Therefore, we took this opportunity to make our presence felt as an independent hotel group that is committed to strategic expansion in the region. The purchase of Novotel Brisbane from CDL Hospitality Trusts in 2020 and rebranding it into Amora Hotel Brisbane was one of those opportunities,” says Amornrat Siriphatrawan, Chairwoman, Amora Group.

(Left) Amornrat Siriphatrawan, Chairwoman, Amora Group and (right) Lars van der Most, General Manager, Amora Beach Resort Phuket

In Thailand, Phuket’s strong performance in tourism this year has boosted confidence in hospitality, with room occupancies hitting 80 percent in the first quarter of 2023, according to reported comments by Sueksit Suwannaditsakul, president of the Southern Chapter of the Thai Hotels Association. Phuket Tourist Association’s deputy president Rangsiman Kingkaew was also quoted as saying he expected more than 14 million international and domestic arrivals by end 2023, which exceeds the 14 million arrivals reported in 2019. 

To meet this demand, Amora Beach Resort Phuket is slated to re-open in December this year as a five-star modern lifestyle resort that caters to the preferences of active and adventurous couples, friends and families. With the rebranding, Amora introduces a vibrant hotel product that will be distinctive in the market. Key highlights include newly built facilities such as a new-concept beach club, a wellness and fitness centre, two pools, a kids’ club, a restaurant, a beachfront event lawn, a grand ballroom and four meeting rooms. 

Amora Hotels & Resorts’ Owner/Director Earp Siriphatrawan says, “The group is confident that Amora Beach Resort Phuket will offer a distinctive guest experience that honours over 20 years of tradition in hospitality and yet adapts to the future with a young and innovative approach. The pandemic brought about a shift in the mindsets of travellers, and their motivations are very different now. They seek unique and meaningful experiences that bring value to their vacations. It is not enough to just position a property as ‘five-star luxury’.

“As an independent group, each property is operated by us and remains very autonomous in their management, while adhering to guidelines. But the general managers have the flexibility to adapt protocols in such a way that they are able to provide unique, unscripted and even spontaneous service that creates memorable moments for our guests. That is what matters most. At Amora, we have many long-serving staff who are passionate about what they do, and have established a warm rapport with returning guests. This is a key factor that translates into brand loyalty and differentiation.”

Spearheading this push in Amora’s brand positioning is hospitality veteran Lars van der Most, who joined Amora Beach Resort Phuket in April as general manager. Lars has built up over 19 years of impressive accomplishments with properties under Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. His contribution as a hospitality leader and innovator has taken him to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Stockholm, and now, Phuket.

Starbucks in Indonesia Build Its Foundation on Three Key Pillars


To Commemorate International Coffee Day 2023

Every year on October 1, people all around the world celebrate International Coffee Day, a time to come together, celebrate, learn about, and be inspired by one of the most popular beverages in the world. When we bonded over coffee with more than 5,000 partners (employees) dispersed throughout Indonesia more than fifty years ago, Starbucks altered how people enjoy coffee and reimagined what was possible.

“For Starbucks, International Coffee Day brings partners (employees), customers, and communities together to celebrate our mission of endless possibilities. In Indonesia itself, we will celebrate by prioritizing the 3 main pillars of Starbucks: People, Planet, Coffee,” said Anthony McEvoy, leader of PT Sari Coffee Indonesia, the official license holder of the Starbucks brand in Indonesia.

“For People, we will hold a simultaneous coffee tasting at all Starbucks outlets in Indonesia which will also involve customers on October 1st, 2023, at 13:10. “Wherever you are, we invite all customers to join and enjoy our tradition together over a cup of coffee,” he added. 

“For Planet, in accordance with what we conveyed at the 21st anniversary celebration of Starbucks in Indonesia last May, we will reaffirm our commitment by donating 48 thousand coffee seeds to coffee farmers in West Java.”

“As for Coffee, we will showcase Starbucks as a coffee expert in the industry by launching whole beans that we roast ourselves in Bali, Starbucks® Bali Batur Volcano, as well as launching a new campaign, Coffeenental,” explained Anthony.

Coffeenental is taken from the words “Coffee” and “Continental”. This is Starbucks’ latest campaign in Indonesia which will show how coffee from all continents can embrace the spirit of diversity.

This theme comes to celebrate the rich world coffee heritage demonstrated through a series of Coffeenental merchandise that highlights whole beans from Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Bali, Sulawesi) and beverages made from recipes representing various continents (Asia-Aceh Indonesia, Europe- Germany, Latin America-Cuba, Africa-Algeria). 

% Coconut Americano is Now Available at All % Arabica Bali Stores 


After debuting at the new Uluwatu store, the refreshing % Coconut Americano is now available exclusively in all of % Arabica Bali stores.

Coffee shop of % Arabica is widely known for providing the best experience for coffee lovers who want to enjoy coffee in a simple yet delicious way. During the opening of the new Uluwatu store last August, % Arabica also introduced a new coffee drink: % Coconut Americano. 

% Arabica’s Coconut Americano is crafted from locally-sourced, fresh, young coconuts in Bali, ensuring responsible and sustainable practices. This refreshing beverage is skillfully prepared by blending the natural goodness of coconut water with % Arabica’s signature Blend Espresso, creating a delightful beverage, ideal for savoring in a tropical paradise. 

% Arabica’s Coconut Americano delivers a harmonious blend of flavors, featuring a gentle sweetness from the coconut. Additionally, the incorporation of % Arabica Blend Espresso contributes robust coffee notes with nutty and caramel undertones. 

Since its introduction at % Arabica Bali Uluwatu, the % Coconut Americano has become a favorite just like the beautiful store itself. % Arabica Bali Uluwatu is gracefully situated on Jalan Pantai Bingin and is just a short distance from Padang Padang Beach and Bingin Beach. 

In contrast to the 170sqm space of % Arabica Bali Kuta Beachwalk, the Uluwatu store embodies a more simplistic design ethos, artfully utilizing an existing metallic structure shed clad with steel sheets. % Arabica Bali Uluwatu is % Arabica’s global store no.160, after recent openings in New York Nolita, Kuwait, Toronto and Manila. 

While maintaining its original structure, the % Arabica design team has thoughtfully incorporated new elements using natural materials, creating an inviting ambiance through softly filtered light planes, breezy exterior terraces, and several relaxing chill zones. These features infuse the space with warmth and charm, providing visitors with an unforgettable experience. 

The % Arabica Bali Uluwatu is designed by Ciguë Architecture, a renowned design firm hailing from Montreuil, France. In the pursuit of crafting an extraordinary venture for % Arabica Bali Uluwatu, Ciguë Architecture seamlessly weaves the artistry of local Balinese wood and bamboo craftsmanship into the very essence of the establishment.

Drawing inspiration from these indigenous materials, they skillfully designed the 30-seat store, embracing the authentic charm and splendor to create a truly captivating and unique space. 

Subway Special Cha Eun-Woo “Choice” for Subway’s Lover


Subway APAC campaign involving Korean actor Cha Eun-Woo “Eat Fresh Feel Good” is still ongoing. Just like in Korea, Subway in Indonesia also offers Subway Special Cha Eun-Woo “Choice”, which includes roast chicken, avocado, and olive oil. Starting today, this menu is available at all Subway restaurants.

Cha Eun-Woo once said that he likes Subway because it offers healthier food options, which inspired him to come up with the idea of sandwich choice that is healthier yet still delicious to eat.

The Subway Special Cha Eun-Woo “Choice” is particularly fulfilling because it consists of double roast chicken and is served on wheat bread to make it even tastier. Complete vegetables include lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, green pepper, and olives. The signature style in this menu recommends using buttery avocado and extra virgin olive oil.

“This Cha Eun Woo’s “Choice” may encourage guests to try and eat more. Furthermore, this sandwich is a limited-time offer, only available for a limited period, as well as a sandwich that CHA EUN-WOO enjoys. We believe that many Subway fans in Indonesia will enjoy this sandwich as well,” said Silvia Muryadi, Head of Marketing of Subway.

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Upcycling for Love


Moved to help Natha Satwa create a better and more appropriate shelter and protection home for abandoned animals, Creative Tribe, Buru Studio, and Pable Indonesia collaborate to campaign “Upcycling for Love”

In Indonesia, many abandoned animals need care, love, and a proper place to live. Natha Satwa Nusantara as an animal protection foundation dedicated to abandoned animals in Indonesia continues to try to save and rehabilitate these animals.

Natha Satwa Nusantara needs our help to raise funds to build a bigger and more comfortable shelter so that these abandoned animals receive better care in a place where not many people care about them.

Creative Tribe, a creative agency based in Jakarta, took the initiative to help Natha Satwa Nusantara through the “Upcycling for Love” campaign. By collaborating with Pable Indonesia and Buru Studio, who welcomed with great enthusiasm, the three of them collaborated to invite the public to participate in helping Natha Satwa create a more suitable shelter for abandoned animals.

The concept of ” Upcycling for Love” is to provide new value to unused clothing, which is reprocessed into new fabric by Pable Indonesia, and then continued by Buru Studio to be re-designed into unique and creative animal clothing and merchandise. An upcycle process that changes something that was previously neglected or abandoned into an abundance of love.

These unique creations not only create a bond between owners and their pets but also serve as a reminder that these abandoned animals need our attention and now is the time to give them that abundance of love.

Upcycling for Love pet clothing and merchandise is being produced in limited quantities and will be available to the public at the end of September. These products will be offered through an online auction process via Instagram @buru.studio on 29 September – 1 October 2023, the the result of the auction will be given as a donation to Natha Satwa

As a celebration, a casual gathering event for pet lovers will be held on October 7 2023 at Dikolam Kemang starting at 15.00 WIB. While enjoying exciting activities and entertainment, in this event, auction winners will receive the animal clothing and merchandise they won. The limited Event Merch made by Buru Studio will be also launched for public sale, and will also be a donation for Natha Satwa.