A Most Luxurious Address: The Keraton at The Plaza
Published 03 August 2012
Despite being one of the biggest cities in Asia, Jakarta appears to fall behind its near neighbors when it comes to popularity and attractiveness. Jakarta may be a rather shy city, one that is not as organized as Singapore, or as advanced as Hong Kong. However, once you find the right angle, the city will definitely reveal to you its charm and beauty.
Text by Erza S.T.
From the exciting culinary landscape to what some would say the best parties and one of the best social scenes in the region, it’s all happening in Jakarta and one of the latest must-visit attractions is The Keraton at The Plaza. Before it even opened its doors word of mouth was buzzing strongly on the street, and when it finally did open last May, Jakarta went wild. Our verdict is that the Keraton at The Plaza is definitely the most beautiful luxurious business hotel there is in Jakarta to date.
The reasons we think so start with the hotel’s great design. The Keraton at The Plaza is all about privacy, tranquility and elegance, impressions that immediately reveal themselves once guests enter the grand lobby of the hotel. With its high ceiling and stunning chandelier, the lobby is inhabited with hues of silver, grey and black lacquered frames, with a few pieces of Indonesian-inspired bric-a-brac in the corners to create a unique ambience and personal identity.
Aside from its well-implemented concept and first class service, the hotel also has a prime location on Jalan Thamrin.
Meaning “palace” in Javanese, The Keraton is a reinterpretation of royal Indonesian palace heritage that mixes contemporary and traditional design in all 140 rooms and suites. As a result, the rooms are not only spacious but also have a modern grandiose nuance. During our stay in a junior suite we had an amazing view of Jakarta’s skyline. Finished in a quiet celadon colour, with wooden parquet floors and warm lighting it is also equipped with free WiFi, an IPod dock and a Nespresso machine. We also enjoyed the spacious bathroom that includes a shower room and a big stand-alone bathtub.
Aside from its well-implemented concept and first class service, the hotel also has a prime location on Jalan Thamrin, the city’s most prestigious address. It is also connected to Plaza Indonesia, the playground of the fashionistas and socialites of Jakarta, and to experience this hotel, even for a short business trip, it may show you a new side of Jakarta that is more sophisticated and enchanting. Just take a seat in the hotel’s fine-looking lounge and order a cappuccino. You will understand what we mean.
The Keraton at The Plaza
Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav. 15