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Old Apr 30, 12, 1:36 am   #1
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Keraton at The Plaza, Luxury Collection, Jakarta, Indonesia, opened 20 Apr 12, Cat 5

Opening date: 30 April 2012

Category: 5

Total number of rooms: 140 including 2 different types of Suite.

Location

Located on the northwest coast of Java, Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and its largest city. The Keraton at The Plaza is poised in the downtown business district, along Jalan Thamrin. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) is just 30 kilometers by car.

Do you know?

  • The hotel is connected to the prestigious Plaza office tower, Plaza Indonesia Shopping Complex and Entertainment Center.

  • Each of our rooms features state of the art in-room technology which includes a 42inch LCD TV & DVD player, a 25incl LCD TV in the study with PC and IPAD connectivitiy, with the ability to show a different TV stations on both TV’s and IPOD dock with BOSE sound system.

Food and Beverage Outlets

Bengawan
  • Signature restaurant
  • “Authentic” Indonesian cuisine along with Western dishes
  • With access to an outdoor terrace on the 7th floor.

Keraton Lounge
  • Indonesian and English high tea
  • Classic & signature Luxury Collection cocktails, champagne and wine by night

Transportation options

Note: Estimated charges, fees and schedules are not guaranteed by hotel. Travel distance may be affected by local conditions and traffic.

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)
Travel Time: 40 minutes

Silver Bird Taxi
  • Fee: 25 USD/way

Rental Car
  • Alphard: USD 54/ way (inclusive driver, toll fee and airport parking fee)
  • Innova: 32 / way (inclusive driver, toll fee and airport parking fee)

BMW S7 and S5
  • Rates on request only

Places of interests

• Discover the iconic city landmark statue Selamat Datang.
• Catch a glimpse of its rich history at Pasar Baru, an area that dates back to the Dutch colonial era.
• See the world’s last wind-powered trading schooners at the picturesque 17th century port Sunda Kelapa.
• On weekends visitors are invited to view the official residence of the Indonesian president at Presidential Palace.
• Enjoy the captivating views from the observation deck at Monas, the city’s most famous landmark located in the center of Freedom Square.
• Peruse our local treasures at the Museum Nasional. The “Elephant Building” houses prehistoric, ethnographic and archaeological artifacts, and one of the world’s largest collections of South East Asian ceramics and Hindu Javanese art.
• An authentic and enriching experience awaits at Taman Mini Indonesia. Meaning “Beautiful Indonesia Mini Park,” explore 30 Indonesian provinces, more than 250 cultures and other recreational facilities.
• Exhilaration can be found at one of Asia’s largest theme parks, Ancol Dream Park. Highlights are: Fantasy World, SeaWorld and Ocean Park.

Opening offer

Rates starting from USD 299++
• Complimentary lavish buffet breakfast at Bengawan for two persons & WiFi access through-out the hotel
• Accommodations include 24-hour butler service, complimentary newspaper, and nightly turn-down service
• Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn double Starpoints

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Hotel's Email Address: luxurycollection.keraton@luxurycollection.com

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Old Apr 30, 12, 2:48 am   #2
 
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Looking forward to stay at the property!

Congratulation Starwood!
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Old Apr 30, 12, 3:43 am   #3
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yeah nice..... but much too late for me... opening was delayed many times...

booked the Grand Hyatt Jakarta right next door... Awesome hotel with awesome pool... but i must admit the lounge at the LeMeridien Jakarta was much better
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Beautiful hotel, private entrance. Basically go through the plaza Indonesia west entrance, and make a right prior to the EX mall.

Just checked in. Was told we were the 5th guest to check in. Booked the room with my wife's free night award. She has no status with *wood, and was given a grand deluxe room.

First impression of the room, Spacious. Quite similar to St Regis' rooms. The wifi is highly unstable, but I'm sure it is just teething issue.

I'll post some pictures once I figure out how to post it.
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Wow, a cat 5 for Jakarta must be really quite something!

I stayed at the Dharmawangsa last time in Jakarta and loved it. Might just try this out next time.
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Old Apr 30, 12, 6:40 am   #6
 
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Beautiful hotel, private entrance. Basically go through the plaza Indonesia west entrance, and make a right prior to the EX mall.

Just checked in. Was told we were the 8th guest to check in. Booked the room with my wife's free night award. She has no status with *wood, and was given a grand deluxe room.

First impression of the room, Spacious. Quite similar to St Regis' rooms. The wifi is highly unstable, but I'm sure it is just teething issue.

I'll post some pictures once I figure out how to post it.
I think the Grand Deluxe Room is the standard room available at this property
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Rates starting from USD 299++

Far out that is ambitious for the Big Durian
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Old Apr 30, 12, 10:11 am   #8
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Was thinking of giving it a try since I am nearby, but at USD300++ I think I get better value at the St Regis Singapore.
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Beautiful hotel, private entrance. Basically go through the plaza Indonesia west entrance, and make a right prior to the EX mall.

Just checked in. Was told we were the 8th guest to check in. Booked the room with my wife's free night award. She has no status with *wood, and was given a grand deluxe room.
First impression of the room, Spacious. Quite similar to St Regis' rooms. The wifi is highly unstable, but I'm sure it is just teething issue.
I'll post some pictures once I figure out how to post it.
Please do.
Thanks in advance.

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Rates starting from USD 299++
Far out that is ambitious for the Big Durian
Ouch. That's a bit high for CGK.

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I think the Grand Deluxe Room is the standard room available at this property
Yup, it is! Considering my wife has no elite status, it makes sense that she was given a grand deluxe room. But the room is bigger than most Standard room at the St. Regis.. $360 Nett per night is rather costly, but considering what you're getting, it is worth the money. I am not a regular St. Regis level of customer, mostly Sheraton and Westins, but if I'm travelling with my family, I do occasionally splurge and book a suite at the St. Regis.

We got a butler who seems genuinely caring and helpful. Since ours was an award night, we didn't try the breakfast. but no worries, the hotel is linked to the Plaza Indonesia Mall, where there are loads of restaurants to choose from.
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Pictures

Here's the pictures I promised. Sorry the photography isn't that great.




The entrance to the room. High ceiling. Oversize doors.





Unmade bed and sofa . Behind the bed is actually a pair of sliding panel that opens up to the bathroom.





View of Jakarta's CBD from one of the windows.





Work Area with a small but rather noisy LCD monitor.





An Excellent toilet flush controls system. Warm air to dry your butt... Hmmm... Gotta get me one ...





His and hers...



Basically the price the hotel is charging for a night is above what I usually pay for a room. However, if you can afford it, it has excellent service, excellent location, and a room that commensurate with price.


NOTE: Gotta fix the wifi and the internet. Weak wifi signal and internet going on and off every few minutes. Took me over an hour just to post this message. Somebody did come and fix it though.
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thanks for the pics sc alum....its good to have this option in jakarta....
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Here's the pictures I promised. Sorry the photography isn't that great.

Basically the price the hotel is charging for a night is above what I usually pay for a room. However, if you can afford it, it has excellent service, excellent location, and a room that commensurate with price.

NOTE: Gotta fix the wifi and the internet. Weak wifi signal and internet going on and off every few minutes. Took me over an hour just to post this message. Somebody did come and fix it though.
Much appreciated for the pics and report.
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NOTE: Gotta fix the wifi and the internet. Weak wifi signal and internet going on and off every few minutes. Took me over an hour just to post this message. Somebody did come and fix it though.
Kinda reminds me of why I stopped staying at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta - their
internet was flaky, and very slow when working. I finally got fed up and
switched after 5 years or so of staying there. Never went back.
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Was thinking of giving it a try since I am nearby, but at USD300++ I think I get better value at the St Regis Singapore.
Yup US$300 is definitely too high for a hotel in Jakarta. And it seems the room doesn't have a view? Unlike a room of similar standard in the MO and the Kempinski in the same area?
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