Indonesia is ready to honor a special guest, who will be visiting Jakarta and Bali. His Majesty King Salman Abdul Aziz Al Saud from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is scheduled to land at Halim Perdana Kusuma airport, Jakarta, on 1st of March 2017. Indonesia’s President Mr. Joko Widodo will personally greet him upon arrival and then hold a grand welcome and state dinner in Bogor’s Presidential Palace.
His Majesty will hold his State Visit for three days in Jakarta, when he will, among others, also visit the grand Istiqlal Mosque. A specially built elevator has been installed to transport the VVIPs to the second floor for prayers. Meanwhile, several high-end Hotels have been booked to serve members of the Royal Family and entourage. With a total of 1,500 persons accompanying, including 10 Government Ministers and 25 Princes, the King will then continue to visit Bali from 4-9 March, 2017. There in the lap of green tropical nature filled with peace and serenity, the King and his family will have a private holiday in the most prestigious addresses on the island.
The Jakarta State Visit
For his State visit in Jakarta, news has spread that the Saudi Arabian authorities have booked the city’s luxurious five star hotels close to the Saudi Embassy to accomodate the entire entourage. Each hotel excels in service, facilities and luxury. The hotels that most likely suit the requirements of the king are the Raffles Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan. However, due to security and privacy procedures, it has not been confirmed at which hotel exactly the King may be staying during his State Visit to Jakarta, but each one is certainly preparing to apply their best services.
1 | The Raffles Hotel
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The Raffles Hotel stands gracefully in the Kuningan area decorated with modern and elegant ambiance throughout its spaces. It is a luxurious hotel that combines art and business, leisure and glamour, style and service. The hotel has 173 luxurious rooms and suites that have spacious floor space, some of the largest in Jakarta. The Raffles butlers, are professional and devoted, offering gracious and impeccable service, and who will attend to every need. Dining at the Raffles is an experience to unwind with style, from the Arts Café to The Writers Bar and the Navina pool bar.
The sublime presidential suite is the ultimate indulgence in luxury. The 2-bedroom Raffles Suite in a 390 meter square space, that offers valuable guests the supreme comfort and modern technology needed. There is a private gym, a private spa room, steam room, a grand piano and a private den. The suite comes with exquisite interior, a stunning view of the metropolitan city and the best personalized service.
2 | The Ritz Carlton Mega Kuningan
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The Ritz Carlton is located within five kilometers from the city center, is near to embassies, government office districts, shopping malls and historical museums. The hotel welcomes guests to a luxury retreat with elegant décor and first class service. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with splendid city views, fine linen and finest amenities, the elegant facility includes suites and villas, perfect for those who desire privacy and service.
World-class dining venues with special menus honoring the local tradition while exploring innovative techniques are presented in their fine dining rooms and lounges. An award-winning culinary team is dedicated to serve only the best at their three dining spaces, the Asia, which specializes in exclusive buffet dishes, the Lobo as the bar lounge that adds to the celebration of life with tasty live jazz, and the Tempus, an integrated entertainment oasis for great food, live music, DJ’s and karaoke. The Presidential Suite is a gorgeous 401 meter square apartment with extravagant and classy atmosphere. Perched on the 22nd floor, the exquisite suite has the top choice of interior elements and state of the art technology such as a whirpool and robotic toilet facilities.
Luxurious Holiday in Bali
After having completed the three day state visit, His Majesty will fly to Bali for a private family vacation, which people expect to be at the Nusa Dua integrated resort, in the most luxurious hotels. Local sources have confirmed that the entourage has also secured some 360 top notch exclusive vehicles to go sightseeing and travel around during their holiday in Bali. The Nusa Dua area is an exclusive area that offers a serene environment and pristine beaches surrounded by lush greeneries that will soothe anyone who lingers in. Here, two of the many five star resorts are the award winning St. Regis Bali Resort and the renowned Bvlgari Hotel.
3 | St. Regis Bali Resort
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Radiating beachfront elegance, the St. Regis Bali Resort is a spectacular destination and award-winning refined luxury resort. Home to the only private villas with direct access to the finest white sand beaches in Nusa Dua, this Suite and Villa-only resort offers premier accommodation, world-renowned bespoke service, signature 24-hour St. Regis Butler Service and truly exquisite gastronomic experiences. This led The St. Regis Bali Resort to be recognized in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2016 as one of the Favorite Resorts in The World and the Best for Families Resort in the 2016 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence.
Be enticed by the elegant Balinese-inspired living amenities of their facility. The St. Regis Bali Resort offers a feast of culinary options, featuring the most exquisite dining with a variety of alluring settings. Each restaurant shines with distinctive character, exquisite cuisine and excellent service. Savour the exceptional cuisine in the resort's signature Kayuputi fine beachfront dining restaurant. Or enjoy more casual continental fare at Boneka, a lovely Balinese restaurant. The sophisticated King Cole Bar is a premier destination for classic cocktails and canapés, and in the Gourmand Deli, connoisseurs have access to a generous selection of imported artisan foods and boutique coffees from around the globe.
For intimate customized dining, the hotel service can include unique barbecues, picnic hampers and exclusive meals cooked and served within the private villas. Two of the top choice of villa and room types are the Grande Astor Suite and the Strand residence. The Grand Astor Suite is a breathtaking two bedrooms, 518 square meter of stunning views, luxury and comfort. Named after the Astor Family as founder of the original St. Regis New York in 1904, it also has a private infinity pool and gazebo overloooking the Indian Ocean. The Strand Residence is a three bedroom, two level accomodation choice that reflects the rich culture of Bali in a spacious 966 square meter lavish design.
4 | The Bvlgari Bali Resort
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An internationally known brand of the fashion industry that defines modern edge and exclusive taste, the Bvlgari resort offers an extensive choice of rooms, villas and mansion type of accommodations. The Bvlgari Villas are exquisite private villas with extensive swimming pools designed to achieve optimum comfort and superb luxury. A private entrance leads to this 1,300 square meters unit that includes two bedrooms, a living room with bar, a spacious dining room, a private cinema, a kitchen and a spa treatment room. The perfect choice for intimate private events, weddings or a family holiday.
The largest choice of Bvlgari Mansions will be the five bedrooms exclusive retreat, equipped with the best technology such as Bang & Olufsen Video & Audio, Miele kitchen appliances and private elevator. A heated swimming pool with private sundeck is also perched between beautiful Bali style gardens. Join the elegant dining choice at their four in house restaurants, offering the best menu to pamper your tastebuds. The Il Bar, Il Ristorante, La Spiaggia and Sangkar Restaurant all offer distinct ambiance to savour in the midst of a surrounding of breathtaking views. A full range of excellent activity services is also available to make a memorable stay. A number of exciting exploring adventures such as a day excursions to the nearby islands, helicopter flights over the volcano, holistic activities, and visits to the local markets are available accompanied by a competent personal shopper.
These amazing facilities have naturally an outstanding price to match the comfort and services provided. Ranging from US$1,000 to US$10.000 per night, the hotels will surely give an enhanced level of best service for this special occasion.
We do wish His Majesty King Salman, the Princes and Princess, the Saudi Ministers and the entire entourage a most happy and memorable holiday in Wonderful Indonesia.