Best Luxury Hotels in Jakarta 2022

The Indonesian capital has some of the best nightlife and shopping (there are hundreds of malls) in Asia. Street food and markets provide a vibrant glimpse into local life and there is an eclectic range of restaurants, as well as rooftop bars taking advantage of the skyscraper skyline. Must-see buildings and attractions include; Monas, Merdeka Palace, National Museum, Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Cathedral and Monumen Selamat Datang. And if you’re an amusement park fan, take a trip to Ancol Dreamland, Jakarta’s answer to Disneyworld. With a tropical climate, you’ll find it’s warm all year round, but if you’re not a fan of rain, avoid October through March.

Raffles Jakarta

Extremely stylish, Raffles Jakarta is located in the city’s central business district. It displays a distinctive design in its 173 rooms, inspired by the famous Jakartan painter Hendra Gunawan. Guests staying here enjoy butler service and amenities including an outdoor jogging track, gym, palm-lined outdoor pool, kids’ club, two restaurants, and the award-winning Raffles Spa. Suite guests also have the option of access to the Raffles Club, an exclusive lounge serving breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.

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The Ritz Carlton Pacific Place

A brand synonymous with European luxury, the Ritz-Carlton home in Jakarta is connected to the same building as the Stock Exchange and an upscale shopping mall. Pacific Place is home to the city’s largest ballroom, as well as a spa offering organic treatments and an all-day restaurant, Pasolo, serving artisanal cuisine. As you’d expect from this brand, afternoon tea is something extra special, and you can choose to book your own barbecue butler for private poolside dining with a difference. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and sunken marble tubs, and if you’re in town for an extended period or need more space, you can book an apartment.

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Mandarin Oriental Jakarta

Instantly recognizable on the Jakarta skyline by its iconic fan emblem, the Mandarin Oriental is a grand hotel with a boutique vibe. Dine on international cuisine alongside an urban tropical garden at the all-day dining Cinnamon Restaurant, sample Chinese dishes at Li Feng at night, and munch on lighter bites and deliciously vibrant cocktails at MO Bar, accompanied by live entertainment. direct. Rooms come with a pillow menu, custom-designed furniture, work desk with multi-hubs, and bathrobes. Guests can also swim in the outdoor pool, book spa treatments, jog on the hotel track, and hit the gym.

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Grand Hyatt Jakarta

Settle into the Grand Hyatt on the Plaza, where dining options abound. Here you can feast on the afternoon tea buffet served in the Fountain Lounge; try Indonesian specialties at the Grand Café; order a steak at C’s and snack on sushi at Sumire. There’s also a seafood terrace next to the lagoon-shaped pool, which is surrounded by a Balinese garden. Club Olympus is the hotel’s spa; it offers traditional Javanese massages and is equipped with hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and cold water pools. You can also play tennis on site or enjoy the fantastic shopping at the Plaza.

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Four Seasons Jakarta

Conveniently placed on a through road (reducing your time spent in traffic), the Four Season combines a central location with an oasis vibe. Designed by Cesar Pelli, it is inspired by the Regency style, mixed with Asian country motifs. The rooms (which are cleaned twice a day) are equipped with Illy coffee machines, Bose sound bars, sliding beverage fridges, large work desks designed by Alexandra Champalimaud and marble bathrooms, combining luxury and functionality. Sit in a green velvet chair under crystal chandeliers and drink champagne at Palm Court, eat Italian cuisine at a restaurant on the 20th floor and sample fine French pastries at La Pâtisserie.

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The Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan

If you want to stay in one of the most spacious rooms in town, book one of the suites at the Ritz-Carlton’s second property, the property’s sister hotel at Pacific Place. Even the standard category takes up 63 square meters with seating and work areas, a marble bathroom, iPod docking station, and one king bed or two larger twin beds. There are two restaurants; Asia Restaurant and Lobo Italian Bistro, plus wine tastings, brunch specials, and chef-led events that happen frequently. The spa sits among tropical gardens, featuring 19 treatment rooms, including the only four spa villas in town with private outdoor tubs.

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Fairmont Jakarta Hotel

Standing tall and unbeatably convenient to the financial and business districts, the Fairmont Jakarta is a foodie’s dream. It hosts a lobster night, shopaholic afternoon tea, and decadent Sunday brunches; it has an Indonesian halal restaurant, a steak bar, a delicatessen, a “culinary theater” buffet with Wagyu evenings, a CoComelon Café for the little ones and several other catering establishments . 380 rooms feature Japanese spa-inspired bathrooms and stylish New York Le Labo bath products — upgrade to a suite for access to the Club Lounge, daily drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and butler service. The Fairmont also has a pool, spa, and three bars.

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Elisha A. Tilghman