When it comes to hotels, we’re all for novelty, and in these pages you’ll find hundreds of listings to prove it. But there’s also something to be said for consistency. You’re talking about the fulfillment of basic needs, after all, things like food and sleep — not areas where we always feel like taking huge risks. And ultimately, consistency is what the big luxury chains are built on. Take the Four Seasons Jakarta, for example.
There are hotels in town that are more modern in style, and hotels that are more classical as well. The Four Seasons walks a middle path, with a colonial look and all the business-class trappings. There are times when you want to be soothed, rather than challenged, by a hotel, and these plush rooms, complete with marble baths, deep soaking tubs and private balconies overlooking the city, are nothing if not soothing.
Facilities, as you might expect, are pretty much comprehensive; there’s a fitness center open around the clock, and the spa is worth the trip in itself. Restaurants include a steakhouse and an upscale Cantonese option, and the business facilities are top-notch as well — it’s certainly more than adequate for leisure guests but this city-center Four Seasons is squarely aimed at the high-end business traveler.
Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said, Jakarta
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