Jakarta’s New Icon – Hutan Kota By Plataran (Light of Nusantara)

Jakarta's New Icon - Hutan Kota By Plataran (Light of Nusantara)

  • Place / Date
Hutan Kota Plataran, 23 December 2019

Jakarta, 18 December 2019

Jakarta citizens, along with domestic and foreign tourists can now enjoy a unique, exotic, cosmopolitan venue infused with Indonesian culture and history, while at the same time experiencing world-class Indonesian restaurant facilities at Hutan Kota by Plataran – also known as Hutan Kota Plataran or Plataran Senayan.

The venue is located inside Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) complex, and can be found right next to another Hutan Kota location that is also managed by GBK. Hutan Kota by Plataran is underpinned by a basic concept: "History, Nature, Culture and the Glory of Indonesia." Operating under the tagline, "Light of Nusantara", these central themes are combined with cosmopolitan facilities, all in one location. The project aims to be an inspiration to Jakarta’s citizens, while also showcasing the glory of Indonesia to the world.

Plataran Indonesia became the manager of the project after being invited, together with several leading F&B companies and hotels, to join a rigorous selection process. Carried out by a select committee that was appointed by the Bung Karno Sports Center Complex Management Center (PPKGBK) and RI State Secretariat, this process was supervised by the State Attorney's Office and the DKI Jakarta High Prosecutors Office. The project sets out to conduct revitalization work on the site, in order to make it into a location that reflects Indonesian culture, through a venue that can host state guests during banquets that represent Indonesian cuisine.

Hutan Kota by Plataran was fully conceptualized, designed, implemented and operated by the sons and daughters of Indonesia. In addition, the revitalizing project has used materials sourced almost entirely from within the country and involved many SMEs. It has been financed by Plataran, without the use of government funds. To access the site, visitors can enter via GBK’s main entrances, at gates 5, 7 and 10. The venue is conveniently located within reach of public transportation, including the MRT.

Bringing in thousands of plants, along with several ornithologists from Plataran Menjangan West Bali National Park, Plataran hopes that this venue will become a sanctuary for birds in Jakarta. As one of the icons of the city of Jakarta and in addition to being a large park, this venue is also equipped with various facilities, such as corporate dining spaces for MICE activities, the Expression Wall Platform, Putri Dewi Open Performance Deck, Plataran Pet Playground Plataran, and prayer rooms.

The venue places an emphasis on authentic Indonesian food, prepared by the Plataran chefs to reflect the national culture of togetherness (sharing food), which has been passed down by generations of mothers and grandmothers. Along with recognition from organizations such as TripAdvisor, Plataran’s culinary team has received various national and international awards, including Top 40 Jakarta's Best Eats by Foodies Magazine, Best Indonesian Restaurant by Indonesia Tatler, and Best Indonesian and Asian Restaurant from the Now Jakarta Best Restaurant Award. The venue will offer a stage upon which the culinary diversity of Indonesia can be represented and celebrated.

About Plataran

Plataran Indonesia was founded in 2009 as an exotic Indonesian company that encompasses various facets of tourism, including hotels, resorts, cruises, spas, restaurants, event venues and nature development areas. Plataran properties are dotted throughout many heavenly locations all over the Indonesian archipelago; the word "Plataran" itself means "God's favorite courtyard". The underpinning concept of Plataran is summarized with the Three Xs: eXoticism, eXperience and eXcellence, with a commitment to being a True Indonesian Icon.

For more information relating to this press release, and for high-resolution photographs, please contact:

Rhany Montolalu
Assistant Marketing Communications Manager- Jakarta
Plataran Indonesia Headquarters
Jalan Brawijaya Raya No. 4 Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12160
P. +62 21 7221 740, +62 21 2932 6192
F.+62 21 2932 6191
M. +62 811 1556355
E. rhany@plataran.com | www.plataran.com