Luxury Collection Hotel Prepares to Open in Jakarta

Luxury Collection Hotel Prepares to Open in Jakarta

Vacation News » Asia Pacific Vacation News Edition | By Michael Gerrity | March 28, 2012 10:13 AM ET

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced this week that The Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, will soon open to the world in late April 2012.

Located in the heart of Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta, The Keraton at The Plaza is an iconic oasis of quiet luxury on the Jalan Thamrin, one of Jakarta's most prestigious streets.  With its unique modern ambiance reflective of Jakarta's rich indigenous culture, a luxury spa and a full suite of distinctive amenities and epicurean experiences, The Keraton at the Plaza is an inimitable focal point for distinguished business and leisure travelers.

"We are delighted to introduce the world to The Keraton at The Plaza - the latest Luxury Collection offering," said Klaus Woizik, general manager of the hotel.  "The Keraton will be a unique urban oasis in downtown Jakarta.  We offer world-wise travelers renowned Indonesian hospitality in a distinct, contemporary setting that is infused with Indonesian culture, their luxurious home away from home."

Inspired by the Javanese word for "palace", The Keraton at The Plaza is a distinct and intimate luxury hotel offering a unique, modern interpretation of the rich Indonesian culture.  Rising from the 8th to the 22nd floors of the Keraton building, The Keraton is ideally located in the heart of Jakarta on Jalan Thamrin, a prestigious address that includes embassies, corporate headquarters, museums and Jakarta's high-end shopping and entertainment complex, Plaza Indonesia.  It is the perfect locale and setting for hosting corporate visitors and board meetings, intimate celebrations or a romantic getaway.

The Keraton at The Plaza offers 140 spacious guest rooms and suites, including four sumptuous Keraton suites more than 135sqm each.  Ranging in size from 61 - 140sqm, each guest room and suite is a haven of Javanese luxury, offering an open floor design with spectacular views of downtown Jakarta through floor-to-ceiling windows.  With interior design by SCDA Singapore and the Burega Farnell, the sleek décor of The Keraton at The Plaza is inspired by the diversity of Indonesia's geography and culture, with splashes of color, rich woods, and intricate Batik floral patterns. Artworks displayed throughout the hotel are commissioned to Hadiprana, a famous Indonesian interior designer. Each room offers state of the art in-room technology, including a 42-inch LCD Television with cable, as well as a 22-inch LCD television in the study with iPad, iPod and PC connectivity.  Finally, each suite comes with personal, 24-hour butler service which includes a nightly turn-down.

The immersive indigenous experience at The Keraton at The Plaza includes Bengawan, an authentic five-star Indonesian restaurant featuring a customized menu of Indonesian cuisine that incorporates the local flavors and ingredients of the islands.  Located on the seventh floor, Bengawan is a spacious indoor-outdoor restaurant with spectacular views of Jakarta below.  The restaurant has a natural open feel with lush green foliage, soothing water features and outdoor seating on the balcony.   At The Keraton Lounge, guests can spend the afternoon enjoying traditional Indonesian High Tea featuring a menu of local teas and delicacies.  In the evenings, The Keraton Lounge offers classic cocktails and signature Luxury Collection favorites.

The Keraton at The Plaza is perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Jakarta, in the middle of the Plaza Indonesian, Jakarta's most luxurious shopping and entertainment complex, with a thriving mix of restaurants, night clubs, theaters and high-end retail. A dynamic and cosmopolitan capitol city, Jakarta is home to some of Indonesia's most important cultural treasures - many of which are located just steps from the hotel.  The famous Selamat Datang monument, which welcomes visitors to Indonesia, is located adjacent to the Plaza.  Other nearby cultural treasures includes the Museum Fatahillah, Museum Gajah and the National Monument in the center of Merdeka Square.

Golfers will love the close proximity to world-class championship golf courses including the Pondok Indah Golf Course, which seamlessly blends in with the indigenous foliage; and the prestigious Klub Golf Sanayan inside the Senayan Sport Center Complex.

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