Mar 17, 2020
Jakarta is overflowing with history, as you’ll see on a visit to Kota Tua, known as Batavia by the Dutch who used it as a port. Attractions include the canals and architecture, and four musuems including Jakarta History Museum. The city is anchored in Monas, the arresting centre of Merdeka Square where the National History Museum, Hall of Independence and famed obelisk commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence. Get some fresh air on a fab day-trip for the whole family to Gunung Mas Tea Plantation, which offers horseback riding, ATVing, and a pretty place for picnicking.
Back in 1990, Plaza Indonesia opened its doors to shopaholics, and the rest is retail history. Spread across four vast floors, this upscale mall is conveniently located in the CBD at the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout. Isn’t it a quintessential shopper’s delight to return to one’s luxe hotel room, dozens of new bags and baubles in hand?
Let’s start at the top: KITA 喜多 RESTAURANT seduces with its contemporary reinterpretation of Japanese teppan, shabu-shabu, sushi, sashimi, tempura and robata that is authentic but not stuffy-traditional. KITA Bar is the city’s hot roof bar, with indoor and outdoor spaces overlooking central Jakarta and the National Monument. Tuck into diverse Indonesian and Spanish cuisine at Dining Room, or sate your sweet tooth in Conservatory, where the live patisserie kitchen tempts. Just off the lobby, you’ll find The Bar the best place to seal a deal, to the dulcet sounds of nightly live music.
How do you like your views? Park Hyatt Jakarta says city-spanning from floor-to-ceiling windows, thank you very much. Guest rooms in this beauty queen start at a whopping 57 square metres, and they are all sumptuous spaces dotted with Indonesian touches and materials. The massive suites really make you feel at home—but better: the Diplomat Suite, for example, has a private gym and the Presidential Suite has its own VIP entrance for extra discretion. And don’t forget the outdoor pool on high—it’s a true urban resort.
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All photos courtesy of Park Hyatt Jakarta.