Chinese New Year or best known as Lunar New Year marks the first day of lunar calendar in a cycle denoted with an animal sign and coincides with the spring festival. It was originally a ceremonial day when families would gather at home, prepare a feast with offerings to the ancestors and Gods, and hope for the blessings in the coming year. Today, it is celebrated as the grandest festival in China and by all Chinese families around the world with wishes for prosperity and happiness.

As per tradition the celebration is observed in Indonesia each year, and here’s the ultimate guide to welcome the arrival of year of the rat at Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta:

  1. Chinese New Year Hampers
    Extend your wishes of prosperity and good luck to family and friends with the Mulia festive Hampers. Crafted with style and tradition, these much-awaited collectibles are pleasure gifts to receive. Available until 27 January 2020 at Chocolate Boutique in Ground Floor of Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta or guest could simply order online through ly/HMS-MuliaGift.
  2. Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea
    Indulge this season in layers of choice treats packed with festive flavours. Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta presents afternoon tea set inspired by Canton and Szechuan culture that embodies the culinary journey of traditional Chinese foods, from Peking Duck Pancake, Deep Fried Nian Gao to Lotus Seed Sesame Bun. Available on 15-31 January 2020 at Bleu8 and Cascade Lounge.
  3. Chinese New Year Feast
    Chinese New Year truly does bring the extended family together. It’s the perfect time to reunion and spend quality time with big family. Guests can enjoy an exciting line-up of Chinese New Year Feast with exceptional culinary indulgences at the prestigious restaurants prepared to be awed by the Chefs’ to usher health and happiness in this celebratory season. Available on 24 January 2020 (Dinner) and 25 January 2020 (Lunch) at Table8 (Set menu only), also The Café, Orient8, and Edogin (Buffet).
  4. Yee Sang
    This salad is an integral part in every Chinese New Year. This exceptional culinary indulgence and a prosperity toss of the luxurious Yee Sand platter completed with sliced buri oh, jelly fish, vegetables, and Mandarin orange dressing. There’s a tradition to eat Yee Sang: everyone around the table has to stand up and use their chopsticks to mix and toss the salad. As you toss the salad, you have to shout out your wishes that some beliefs said the higher you toss the salad the better your luck will be for the new year.
  5. Nian Gao
    Nian gao, also known as rice cake is a must delicacy or specialty for Chinese New Year. This sweetest 
treat of adorable Koi-shaped is a wish for the coming year be a better year.
  6. Barongsai Performance (Lion Dance)
    What is Chinese New Year celebration without a Barongsai performance? Guests can meet and give red hong bao to the Lion which stands as a symbol of wisdom, courage and power on 24 January 2020 in 2 sessions starting at 6 p.m. in the Lobby of Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta and then visit Table8, Cascade Lounge, The Café, Orient8, il Mare, Bleu8 and pass through Chocolate Boutique, and Cake Shop finally culminating at CJ’s Bar. The performance will continue on 25 January 2020 during lunch and after dinner.
  7. Special Room Package: Perfect Way to Welcome the Year of the Rat
    On this special occasion, parents who would like to enjoy quality time with their kids during the Chinese New Year can take advantage of the hotel’s special festive season accommodation package which includes breakfast for two adults and one child. The offer is valid on the spacious Splendor to Signature rooms with a breathtaking view over Jakarta’s city skyline.
  8. Photo Booth 
Guests with their families could make a moment last through a picture in our photo booth section specially decorated by our in-house artists. Snap a picture and post in social media to get a chance to win special prizes. Available at the Ground Floor of Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta.

Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta
Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan
Jakarta Pusat 10270
P: 021 5747777
https://www.themulia.com/jakarta/