The original Hotel Indonesia was the first high-rise hotel in Jakarta – and for many years, the only one. It is so much a part of Jakarta that the major roundabout in front of it is known as the Bundaran HI (bundaran meaning roundabout and HI for the Hotel Indonesia). It’s even a popular venue for demonstrations. When the hotel faded over the years, the government gave the Djarum Group a long-term contract on the property, which now incorporates two office and residential towers as well as the much-modified Hotel Indonesia Kempinski. The new fit-out has retained features of the original hotel, including sculptures and murals selected by former president Sukarno, the driving force behind HI’s construction. The Ganesha Package offers good value for those staying a minimum of two nights.
Business centre As well as its sizable business centre there are eight meeting rooms suitable for up to 10 guests wired for videoconferences and multimedia presentations, plus larger function rooms.
Wi-fi Free throughout the hotel.
Food and wine Signatures Restaurant boasts the best chicken porridge in town (bubur ayam, a breakfast favourite), while Lobby Nirwana Lounge is a relaxing place for light snacks, including sandwiches and freshly baked scones.
Fitness and wellbeing The pool, fitness centre and luxury spa are located on the 17th floor, along with the Sky Pool Bar.
Jl. MH Thamrin 1, Central Jakarta