Jakarta, 19 June 2014 — Bringing together the finest ingredients from Indonesia and the rest of the world, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski has launched Sweet Boutique by Kempinski, a confectionery shop catering to the city’s ever-increasing demand for elegant desserts and bespoke cakes. The Sweet Boutique is located in the hotel lobby, easily accessible to discerning Jakartans who can either take away their delicacies or consume them in luxury at the Nirwana Lounge next to the shop.
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As Indonesia’s leading heritage hotel, the idea behind the opening of Sweet Boutique was to provide hotel guests with a unique reminder of their visit to Jakarta and their stay at the country’s first luxury property. Sweet Boutique by Kempinski is the choice when it comes to finding an elegant memento to take home without the trouble of last-minute shopping at the airport.
“These tempting creations are the ultimate luxury indulgence,” said General Manager Marc Guenther. “Our new boutique will satisfy the cravings of both hotel guests and visitors, providing them with irresistible take-home treats or simply satisfying their cravings for mouth-watering delights when they stop by the hotel.”
The delicacies on offer are made from ingredients sourced from Indonesia and around the world such as milk chocolate from Java, sea salt from Bali, dark chocolate from Central America and Central Africa, green tea from Japan, hazelnuts from Piemonte, Italy and almonds from California. These choice elements have been hand-picked by the hotel’s passionate Executive Pastry Chef Jacques Poulain, who has more than 20 years of experience under his belt.
“I have combined the finest and purest ingredients into sophisticated creations using European techniques and recipes. The team and I went through hundreds of trials to find the perfect sweet spots in our customers’ palettes,” said Poulain.
Showcased in a stylish and elegant atmosphere, the boutique’s pralines, macarons, sweets and cakes are arrayed like jewellery, ready for discerning guests to take away. With its high-quality products and the sophistication of both the shop and the packaging, Sweet Boutique by Kempinski is truly a brand to be seen with.
About Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta:
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is located next to the iconic Bundaran HI (Hotel Indonesia Roundabout) fountain at the heart of the city’s main shopping, business and lifestyle district. Its 289 rooms and suites offer grand views of Jakarta city, and the hotel boasts an array of amenities that caters to conventions and weddings as well as a broad collection of restaurants and bars. Integrated with the Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta also offers unmatched convenience for all its guests.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.