Looking for special places to gather the family and friends for the Lunar New Year? Look no further, Jakarta’s hotels are getting in the spirit with authentic Chinese seasonal delicacies, special shows and performances, and even some great presents to take home!
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is sharing the holidays with some lucky students! Diners enjoying the Chinese feast can pick up angpao envelopes for Rp. 100,000 each. The proceeds from the envelopes will be going to an underprivileged primary and middle school in the Mangga Besar area. Inside the envelopes there are a variety of vouchers with the grand prize being a stay in the Presidential Suite (valued at Rp. 200 mil).
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Jl. MH Thamrin 1, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/2358-3800.
Chinese New Year is when the Mandarin Oriental really shines! On 18 Feb, a spectacular lion dance and eye-dotting ceremony will make its way through the hotel to kick off the holiday season, and upstairs at the fab Xin Hua restaurant, chef Jeff Lee and his team will be preparing lavish 10-course meals.
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, Jalan M H Thamrin, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/2993-8888.
The Shangri-La Hotel’s Cantonese restaurant, Shang, is giving you options for the Year of the Goat. The kitchen is whipping up three set menus with dishes including Monk Jumps Over The Wall, braised Bird’s Nest with sea cucumber, and crispy fried nian gao with taro and pumpkin. If you prefer to celebrate with your family and friends at home, Shang also has the best take-away CNY menu in town!
Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Jl. Jend. Sudirman kav. 1, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/2922-9999.
Le Meridien Jakarta
Le Meridien Jakarta’s La Brasserie will be adding Chinese flare to its buffet offering. Enjoy Chinese favourites such as Peking duck, dim sum, Szechuan prawns, and chili crab alongside Indonesian and Western dishes all for Rp. 249,000++.
Le Meriden Jakarta, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 18-20, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/251-3131.
Pullman Jakarta Indonesia
If you want to get lucky during CNY, get to the Pullman Jakarta Indonesia. It’s signature four-in-one restaurant, Sana Sini, will be serving the traditional delicacy yee sang, also known as the Prosperity Toss, as part of its set holiday dinner. Diners will also take home shopping vouchers and be entered into a lucky dip to win hotel stays in China and Taiwan.
Pullman Thamrin, Jl. H. M. Thamrin 59. CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/3192-1111.
The Dharmawangsa’s Lunar New Year feast is studded with tasty seafood specialties including steamboat with abalone, baked Chinese five-spiced sea bass fillet, and the traditional yee sang raw fish salad.
The Dharmawangsa, Jl. Brawijaya Raya no. 26, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, p.: 62/21-725-8181.
Grand Hyatt Jakarta
To usher in the Year of the Goat, Grand Hyatt Jakarta is offering a show with their scrumptious buffet. Their lobby becomes the main stage for a Chinese orchestra, and Liong and traditional Chinese Lion performance by award-winning dance troupe, Kong Ha Hong.
Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Jl. M. H. Thamrin kav. 28-30, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/2992-1234.
One of the best parts of the Lunar New Year is the food and Hotel Borobudur has traditional dishes available from 18 Feb all the way to 5 March, so you can get your fill of salmon yee sang salad and nian gao glutinous rice cake.
Hotel Borobudur, Jl. Lapangan Banteng Selatan, Monas, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/380-5555.
Top image: Shangri-La Hotel