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Muslim millennials find peace of mind in sharia hotels

Keshie Hernitaningtyas
Keshie Hernitaningtyas

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Thu, November 14, 2019  /  01:06 pm
Muslim millennials find peace of mind in sharia hotels

Since it was established in 2016, Airy has been offering sharia-based accommodation under its Airy Syariah brand, in line with the company's family-friendly branding. (Shutterstock/Sompetch Khanakornpratip)

Prior to her trip to Surakarta with her female companions around two years ago, 27-year-old student Atikasari "Atika" Husna had already been planning to book a sharia hotel as a place to stay. "As we're all female, such hotel made us feel more comfortable, as the owner is also a Muslim. It has quite a strict policy as there are rules regarding gate closing time and [separation] between muhrim [blood relatives] and non-muhrim," Atika recently told The Jakarta Post. Such peace of mind was quite affordable as well, with the room priced at only Rp 275,000 (US$20). "We enjoyed the experience, hence I later chose a sharia hotel for my next trip," Atika added. Thirty-nine-year-old freelance writer Rahma Yulianti, who often travels solo, also finds staying at sharia hotels the preferable option. "I've stayed at sharia hotels in Jakarta and S...