Iconic hotel brand Raffles is branching out into Jakarta early this year, with a glamorous new property in the Kuningan art and theater district. Like its sister properties, the Raffles Jakarta will open with a grand lobby outfitted with high ceilings, onyx-veined marble and classy artwork that pays homage to the late artist Hendra Gunawan, who campaigned against colonialism. Continuing the cultural theme, there’s an Arts Café that serves up inspired fusion flavors and even some theatrics in its open kitchen.
Get 25 percent off with a soft opening deal (Feb 1-April 30). Ciputra World 1, 3-5 Jalan Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav, Jakarta, Indonesia, (+62) 21-2988-0888, www.raffles.com/jakarta.