Kemang Icon by Alila, Jakarta, Java $$$$
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
The Kemang Icon is an extravagant 12-room caravansary occupying the upper floors of an opulent shopping center at the gateway to the chic Kemang district. The lobby, fragrant with flowers, resembles a comfortable art gallery, with a 1,000-year-old stone sculpture of Ganesh, a pair of fabulous French mirrors from the sultan's palace at Surakarta, and an iconic painting of Borobudur by modern Indonesian master Srihadi Soedarsono. The rooms create theatrical vignettes, with silk curtains flanking doorways and plush furniture in ivory and teak. The intimate rooftop restaurant, The Edge, which adjoins a 53-foot infinity-edge pool, serves hearty portions of imported meats and the best local fish, superbly cooked. In lieu of a gym, there's a stunning yoga studio, with a 360-degree skyline view.2007 Hot List
When to go: June through September are cooler and drier.
Which room to book: Illusion is a spacious (870 square feet) hall of mirrors on the top floor, with a corner view overlooking Kemang.
Amenities: Bar/lounge, Pool, SpaSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›