Sounds of the city on a busy noon fade as you’re chauffeured into the driveway of Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta. The warm reception is soothing to the senses as you make your way to your luxurious suite.
The eclectic mix of contemporary Indonesian interiors and traditional Javanese batik gives the room an inviting glow. Your window reveals the sweeping spectacle of Jakarta’s skyline and a winding river.
Strategically located in the centre of Jakarta’s Sudirman business district, hotel subtly combines business and leisure. But today, business is far from your thoughts. You’re on holiday.
As you take some time to explore the hotel, you pass by a grand pillarless ballroom beautifully decorated for a wedding. Special moments turn into unforgettable memories here, and you are glad to have a few to call your own. You decide upon a refreshing dip in the butterfly-shaped pool, then a traditional massage at the hotel’s spa. The result is simply invigorating.
Sensing a growing desire for savoury treats, you make Shang Place your choice for tonight’s dinner. The refined Cantonese cuisine and traditional delicacies excite your appetite.
Before turning in, you stop for a nightcap at B.A.T.S. (Bar at the Shangri-La). Set against exposed bricks and rustic wood paneling, the ambiance magically transports you to a New York underground bar.
You make a mental note to squeeze in more sightseeing in the days ahead. You decide on the National History Museum, which traces Indonesian history back to its ancient kingdoms. And of course, you can’t wait to experience Jalan Surabaya’s open-air antique market.
With so much to discover tomorrow, you want to enjoy this serene feeling while it lasts. And you can, at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta – your own haven.