Hotel Indonesia Kempinski needs no introduction – locals know that it is located along Thamrin Road, right in front of the famous Welcome Statue and in one building with one of the biggest shopping mall in Jakarta, Grand Indonesia and business travellers know this place to be a haven; a home away from home.
We stayed in the Executive Grand Deluxe Room. The room itself was divided into a seating area and a bedroom, with a comfortable sofa, a table and a desk to work at. It won’t surprise you that the bed was extremely comfortable, with those thick soft pillows and lovely soft sheets. You can expect to find a complimentary bowl of fruit platter upon arrival. You will also receive macarons and four bottles of mineral waters at the start of each stay (also, should you require additional mineral waters, feel free to request for it at no charge). Guests staying in the Executive Grand Deluxe Room will have access to the Ganesha Executive Club Lounge located on Floor 7 which offers a tranquil environment to work or relax – you can also enjoy an afternoon tea and evening cocktail here.
The best part of the Executive Grand Deluxe Room has to be the amazing bathroom which has a huge window that offers expansive views of the famous Welcome Statue. But the first thing you realize is probably not the Welcome Statue but the large bathtub which fits two people comfortably. Hot water comes freely but the tub takes a while to fill up because of its sheer size. A separate rain shower can be found in your bathroom for an alternative showering experience. Me? I use both. The bathroom also comes with two sinks so you do not have to fight in the morning over who gets to wash up first.
As we stay at the Executive Grand Deluxe Room, we can choose between privacy and variety for breakfast at the Executive Lounge or the Signatures Restaurant respectively. I decided that I am too young for privacy so I settled for the latter option. We are quite mesmerized by the varieties of the breakfast buffet. They provide wide range of choices from asian foods to western foods with mouth-watering presentation that can magically turns your hungry button on. The moment we entered the Signature restaurant, we were welcomed with the very fresh morning greeting from the staffs, and after that I bet you can not focus on what you want to eat inside because of the choices that has the ability to put you into a very dilematic situation.