The most populous city in Indonesia, Jakarta is located on the north west coast of the island of Java. It is considered the country’s economic and political centre, and traditionally operated as a shipping port. The now cosmopolitan city is home to an eclectic mixture of cultures, where visitors can explore the bustling metropolis of the city itself, or head to the suburbs to relax on one of the country’s beaches or golf courses. When you book a hotel in Jakarta for your next business trip, you'll be in the heart of the action.
What gives Jakarta its unique identity?
The city is filled with an abundance of newly built skyscrapers, oozing modernity and luxury. Jakarta is noted for its remarkably friendly and good natured inhabitants and low crime rates. The city is incredibly diverse - with a range of cultural influences, walking the streets will allow you to encounter the sweet-smelling aromas of Chinatown and the lively music flowing from Jakarta’s more lively bars and restaurants. The narrow, animated streets are often bustling with local artists, musicians and dancers, while the bohemian cafés are the perfect place to relax with a coffee.
What makes Jakarta a great centre for business?
A number of major Asian and multinational businesses have chosen Jakarta for their headquarters and corporate bases. Jakarta International Airport connects the city to other major cities across Asia and the rest of the world. For some serious luxury, book a room at Raffles, a towering 5-star hotel in the city centre containing conference rooms, a spa and restaurants. For a truly impressive dining experience, try Arts Café, a fusion of Indonesian art and cuisine. If you have room after their delicious dishes, head to Chocolate Gallery for a unique selection of cocoa based drinks and desserts.
What can I discover when I book a hotel in Jakarta?
Despite the lively nature of the city, Jakarta provides visitors with a range of tranquil, historic sites to visit. The Jakarta cathedral demonstrates the unique architecture of the city with its soaring spires and gothic arches. For something a little calmer, head out of the humidity of the city and over to Thousand Islands. This chain of islands in the Java Sea are full of deserted white sandy beaches. Take a stroll on the waterside, or simply bask in this beautiful environment.