Raffles Hotel: Luxurious Hotel Where King Salman Stayed In Jakarta
King Salman's entourage consists of 1,500 people, including 10 ministers and 25 Saudi princes
10 Aug 2019
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud stayed at the Raffles Hotel for a 3 day visit to Jakarta. King Salman's entourage numbered 1,500 people, including 10 ministers and 25 Saudi princes. This hotel is located on Jalan Professor Doctor Satrio, South Jakarta and is one of the 5 star hotels in Jakarta.
The capacity of this hotel is 173 rooms. The total consists of 129 rooms, with an area of 60 square meters and 44 suites which have an area of up to 390 square meters.
Raffles Hotel is managed by the international operator Raffles Hotels & Resorts Singapore which is partly owned by Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI), which is a subsidiary of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC). This hotel operator has 12 hotels and resorts located in China, Cambodia, Philippines, Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Paris and Istanbul. KHC is a company started by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, grandson of the late King Abdulaziz bin Saud who founded the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
PT Ciputra Property Tbk, the developer of this hotel, requires funds of Rp 1.2 trillion for construction costs. For the purchase of land they have to cost Rp 300 billion.
One of the services that characterizes this hotel is the 24-hour Raffles Butler service. These services include private check-in/check-out, packing and unpacking services, concierge and in-room services. Another service is the Art Concierge which offers private tours to enjoy the works of art scattered throughout the hotel, providing information about the country's art, heritage and culture.
Hotel Raffles also provides various facilities to facilitate guests' business affairs, including 4 meeting rooms, 24-hour Business Center, The Library lounge, personal services for business and events. In this hotel, there is a 2,500 square meter Dian Ballroom, with the latest facilities that can accommodate up to 3,500 guests.
The fitness facilities available at Raffles Jakarta include a 24-meter outdoor swimming pool, submerged lounge and Jacuzzi and Signature Raffles Spa.
In 2017, the average rate for one room at the Raffles Hotel was Rp. 4-5 million per night. As for the Presidential Suite, room rates start at IDR 150 million per night.