Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, Jakarta $$$$
Sudirman Central Business District
Tel: 62 21 2550 1888
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
Just two years after opening a gleaming tower in this hyperkinetic capital, Ritz-Carlton has launched a second hotel, this one with a streamlined contemporary styleand a novel approach to service. The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, a stroll from the Jakarta stock exchange and major financial headquarters, takes the popular executive-class club concept and throws out the rest of the hotel, creating a small swish property smack in the middle of a new skyscraper. Its 62 rooms are all loaded with the extras usually associated with premium club floors: complimentary buffets, local phone service, Wi-Fi, even clothes pressing on arrival. One could grow fat and merry hanging around the Club Lounge, enjoying its superb skyline view over breakfast, lunch, high tea, cocktails, or a nightcap buffet. Sports facilities, shared with residences occupying much of the rest of the tower, are on a par with the city's best private clubs, and include a big pool and tennis on a spacious eighth-floor roof garden. The service is prompt and friendly, and a range of specialty butlers offer expert guidance on everything from batik to traditional Javanese herbal medicine.2008 Hot List
When to go: June through September are the cooler, drier months.
Which room to book: The Mayfair Spa suite, No. 2112, has a private Jacuzzi and sauna.Subscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›