Dharmawangsa news


The Dharmawangsa Jakarta has been Chosen as One of the Winners in Green Hotel Award 2017

The Dharmawangsa Jakarta is pleased to announce its winning at the Green Hotel Award 2017. The awarding was held recently on 28 September 2017 during the “Wonderful Indonesia Tourism Award 2017” and attended by the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Arief Yahya. Together with four other winners, The Dharmawangsa will represent Indonesia in the ASEAN Green Hotel Award in Chiang Mai, Thailand in January 2018.

Green Hotel Award is held every two years by Deputy of Tourism Destination and Tourism Development of Ministry of Tourism as an appreciation and support to entrepreneurs and hotels who apply the principles of environmentally friendly in order to improve the competitiveness of Indonesia's tourism industry, especially the hospitality industry.

The Sun And Moon Flow Yoga for Charity by YKAI in collaboration with Bimasena and Jagannatha

Bimasena, a private membership club in South Jakarta is supporting Yayasan Kanker Anak Indonesia (YKAI) and Jagannatha for a charity event, The Sun and Moon Flow Yoga on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at Lobby Lounge of Bimasena at The Dharmawangsa. The program is dedicated to support children with cancer in YKAI to continuously support the organization as part of Bimasena's commitment for giving back to the communities.

The event will take place at Lobby Lounge, starts from 7 AM until 11 AM, that allows participants to join Jagannatha and Yin Yoga by instructor Ms. Uci Wijayanto. The session will be followed by Pranayama (breathing), body opening with Yin method, Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, and Gentle Yin (final relaxing) as closure.

As part of CSR program conducted by Bimasena, A private membership club, the total money earned from the entrance fee will be fully donated to YKAI (The Indonesian Children with Cancer Association).

The Dharmawangsa Jakarta's Executive Chef Felix Budisetiawan Has Been Chosen as "Chef of the Year" by NOW! Jakarta Editor's Choice Awards

Jakarta, 25th September 2017

Our Executive Chef Felix Budisetiawan has been chosen as Editor’s Choice "Chef of the Year" at NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar & Cafe Awards Gala Dinner on September 18th 2017. The award was presented for outstanding achievements in the eyes of the Now Jakarta editorial team.

Bringing 30 years of international experience in the hospitality industry, Chef Felix has mastered the world of commercial cookery, where he utilized his talents and skills within various hotel and restaurant chains throughout Asia and USA.

He realized his passion in culinary when he started to help for the family business and carried on as a culinary school student in Nusa Dua, Bali. His expertise expands to the gastronomic arts of traditional and modern Indonesian as well as French cooking style with the simple yet flavorsome and mouthwatering cuisines, with specialization in Indonesian cooking style.

The Dharmawangsa Jakarta Announces New General Manager, Novi Samodro 

Jakarta, 31st August 2017

The Dharmawangsa Jakarta is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Novi Samodro as the first Indonesian female General Manager of the five-star luxury hotel in Jakarta, which this year marks its 20th hotel anniversary.

Graduated from Hotel Management Course at College of Canyon in USA and National Hotel Institute of Tourism in Bandung, West Java majoring in Bakery, Pastry Production, Ms. Novi Samodro with her strong passion in Sales & Marketing background, and broad knowledge of the luxury hotel business, has an impressive 25 years experience in some of the prestigious International five star chain hotels such as Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Hilton and Shangri-La before joining The Dharmawangsa as Director of Sales & Marketing in July 2011. Before quickly progressing to Asst. Managing Director in January 2015 and finally celebrating her silver anniversary of her career, she has reached an outstanding performance with her leadership as a new General Manager in August 2017.

Overseeing all aspects of award winning hotel, in her new role and capacity as General Manager of The Dharmawangsa Jakarta, Ms. Samodro will continue to build on the hotel’s reputation with its legendary Indonesian luxury experience where the hotel is inspired by the Indonesian art and culture presented in the modern way of living with personalized service, while maintaining its position amongst the great hotels in Indonesia especially Jakarta. She will be responsible for day to day operations and strategic direction of the hotel.

Ms. Samodro will manage the hotel’s 99 suites, the restaurants and lounges, banquet & meeting facilities including wellness and sport facilities as well as Bimasena Private Club.

She quotes, “In order to appreciate success, one must first experience failure, because failure is often the first path to success and while pursuing their dreams and ambitions, they should never forget to be thankful, joyful and embracing the moment of life to the fullest”.  Ms. Novi Samodro is the eldest of five daughters and happily married with 2 children. In her spare time, Novi loves to read and enjoys traveling.