The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta and the Marriott Hotel Jakarta were the targets of a terrorist attack in the Indonesian capital this morning. Reports say that nine people were killed and 36 were injured.
These hotels were also the scene of the 2003 bombing in Jakarta. The al-Qaeda inspired group, Jemaah Islamiyah, is suspected to be behind the attacks – but this is not yet confirmed.
We at Kiwi Collection are shocked and saddened by this tragic news – especially in light of all of the hard work Indonesian authorities have done to make this beautiful and exotic country safe for travelers in recent years. That work resulted in the U.S. government lifting their travel advisory for Indonesia in 2008.
Alternative Luxury Hotels in Jakarta:
If it is not possible to avoid the area at this time, there are alternative hotels in Jakarta where you can stay if your plans were affected by this morning’s terrorist attacks.
Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta:
At 996 rooms and suites, you can book a variety of room sizes and types depending on your needs.
Mulia Splendor rooms, for example, have a charming and intimate setting. The Presidential suite is quite extravagant.
The hotel’s restaurant, Edogin, is sleek and contemporary and serves authentic Japanese and Californian fusion cuisine. Quite unique for the area.
Another notable element about Hotel Mulia Senayan is it’s impressive column-free ballroom which can hold up to 4,000 people.
Keman Icon by Alila:
Keman Icon by Alila is a boutique hotel in Jakarta.
At only 12 rooms, this small and unique hotel specializes in providing guests with an intimate, personalized experience.
Here, you’ll find walls of glass, art deco paintings and more, all creating the perfectly designed experience one looks for in a design hotel.
We have an excellent relationship with this hotel, and therefore, guests who book this hotel through Kiwi Collection receive a complimentary upgrade (based on availability), complimentary breakfast, a welcome drink for two, complimentary internet access and a complimentary lunch for two.
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta:
The staff at the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta know that their guests travel on business, and need an escape when they return to the hotel. That’s why the hotel feels more like a tranquil retreat (with tropical gardens).
This luxury hotel in Jakarta has 265 oversized guest rooms and suites (some of the largest in the city), and many of the rooms have excellent views of the city.
One of this hotel’s best kept secrets is its 10,000 square foot spa which spans two levels and features six private treatment rooms with soaking tubs. You’ll really enjoy the yoga room, steam rooms, sauna and juice bar.
Another small, boutique hotel in Jakarta is the Dharmawangsa. The hotel might only have 100 rooms, but space and tranquility are this luxury hotel’s greatest assets.
Guests are received as if they are honored visitors to a private residence when they stay at The Dharmawangsa.
The hotel is built as an exclusive, private Indonesian mansion with a “residential” feel. It’s inspiration comes from the 14th century Majaphit Kingdom and the design of the hotel borrows from Indonesia’s culture and heritage.
Rooms and suites are uniquely “Indonesian” through their design.
There are also many hotels in other cities in Indonesia. Bali, for example, is a popular tourist destination in the summer, and has not been affected by today’s attacks. You can see all of the hotels in Bali that we have in our collection of luxury hotels.