More than 100 works by Indonesian artists curated by Yogyakarta’s Ark Galerie are found around property, giving it a contemporary chic ambience. Starting at 82 sqm, the suites with Le Corbusier chairs and Louis Poulsen pendant lamps have a homey but expensive feel. Out of many winning features, my favourite was the hotel’s twist on the traditional mini bar which surprised me. It’s a real bar – complete with a variety of in-house infusions like roasted pineapple arak and vanilla tequila – to bring out your closet mixologist. However, if a professional pour of old fashioned is your choice of poison, head down to Akademi where a wide array of cocktails and infusions awaits you. The heady orange and clove infused arak (Bali’s rice based liquor) – just one of 20 in-house arak infusions, would suddenly creep up and hit you between the eyes. Beside being neighbour to Kaum, a restaurant within the same Potatohead family that specialise in recipes sourced from the vast Indonesian archipelago, passed down by Indonesian grandmothers and cooked with indigenous ingredients, Katamama also houses the first overseas outpost of MoVida, the famous tapas restaurant in Melbourne. Bite into the squid ink bun with seaweed aioli soft shell crab for a punch of umami flavours.