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Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta An Oasis Of Serenity And Calm
by: Editorial Team

For over a decade, Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta has been one of the leading five-star hotels in the bustling city of Indonesian capital. With its easy elegance, superb facilities and convenient location, the multi-award winning Shangri-La is the home away from home for discerning travellers, and a favourite dining and socializing venue for the Jakarta residents. The hotel provides a luxurious and tranquil refuge from the hustles of the metropolis, a definite warm welcome for every guest.

Rising 32 stories above the ground, Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta cuts a distinct opulence in the city skyline and overlooks the lively streets of Jakarta and the pristine white mosque nestled among the palm trees that are particularly spectacular at nights, when it is dramatically illuminated.

The property is adjacent to Sudirman Street, the major business district in Jakarta, which gives some convenient alternatives to access. Facing the Inspeksi Street, the hotel has its private driving lane for cars queuing to enter the main gate without overcrowding the public main road. Guests coming from the other main street of KH Mas Mansyur can enter the hotel through its other gate at the West Post, which could be accessed from Abdul Jalil Street. Both gates are equipped with the latest security technology where every vehicle passing through is checked by Under Vehicle Scanning (UVS) system, Explosive Vapour Detectors (EVDs) and sniffing dogs certified by the Australian Law Enforcement and Working Service Dog Handler Association Inc.

The hotel's location brings easy accesses to the very best of Jakarta, such as commercial buildings, embassies and international trade centres. The strategic position of the hotel makes it convenient for the guests to reach Jakarta's upscale shopping malls and lifestyle destinations such as Plaza Indonesia, eX Entertainment Centre, Grand Indonesia, Senayan City, Plaza Senayan, fX Lifestyle Centres and many more. Travellers, leisure or business, could easily reach the toll road leading to Soekarno-Hatta international airport where the destination is just an hour away from the hotel.

From 22 March 1994, the first time Shangri-La Jakarta opened its doors to public and up to this day, it has retained its places as one of the top hotels in the capital, even in the face of increased competitions from other five star hotels. For years, the hotel has won countless awards and recognitions, from both the international and local worlds. The awards are given to the service, ambience, food, and even to individuals currently working for the hotel.

Shangri-La Jakarta offers a unique blend of East and West within a harmonious and hospitable setting. It consists of 661 guest rooms, including 40 suites, two of which are Presidential Suites. All rooms offer the fullest range of amenities and services for the guests. These include plasma televisions equipped with 40 cable channels, a choice of pillows, complimentary use of Health Club, individual fax machines, dedicated high-speed internet connection and complimentary shuttle drop-offs to Jakarta's most prestigious shopping centres. In order to give the guests the most up-to-date technology and privileges, Shangri-La Jakarta now features free wireless internet access in all public areas.

The spacious, newly refitted Horizon Club rooms are particularly popular among frequent business travellers. Deluxe bathroom amenities fresh flowers and a bowl of mouth-watering fruits, suit pressing upon arrival and late check-out are just some of the privileges that make the Horizon Club guests feel extra welcome. Guests can enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails from the buffet in the exclusive Horizon Lounge, and use the meeting rooms for private business meetings.

The hotel's dining and entertainment facilities are among the finest in Jakarta. With its twelve open-kitchen stations, SATOO becomes the trendsetter for the future of buffet dining. Interactivity with the highly skilled and hospitable chefs along with broad tastes from around the world (including Indonesia's traditional herbal drink, jamu) completes this talk-of-the-town restaurant.

The latest addition to Jakarta's dining scene, the properly-called Rosso (which means “red” in Italian) serves a passionate ambience, identical to the cuisines and beverages that are served. The main dining room, lavishly decorated in red, features a contemporary look with tasteful art-decos ornate the room. The lounge features a sleeker look that gives a more relaxed feeling with a chic twist. Diners can enjoy a wide assortment of Italian dishes and lounge on cocktails, mocktails and a selection of more than 200 wines.

Shang Palace Chinese restaurant serves a huge array of Chinese and Cantonese specialties. The much-loved Dim Sum luncheons is ideal for guests who search for a quick bite before going back to their activities, while the sumptuous course-by-course Chinese set menus are available for a more intimate dining. Shang Palace also boasts the Lotus Ballroom, a mini ballroom that can cater up to 200 people, the perfect venue for Chinese weddings or arrangements.

The elegant Japanese restaurant, Nadaman, serves exquisite Japanese cuisine in a tranquil setting of running water, bonsai trees and stone pathways. With staff dressed in kimono, dining in Nadaman will take you to its original country, where Sakura blooms each spring and fish is abundant throughout the year. Tatami rooms, private rooms and teppanyaki rooms are all available to ensure your privacy.

With its comfortable sofa and superb view, the elegant Lobby Lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy an invigorating cool drink or cup of tea or coffee and a selection of snacks or pastries. Overlooking the lush garden of Shangri-La Jakarta, the rays of sun in the afternoon or the starry sky in the evening will be breathlessly captured in this ideal place to see and be seen.

Meanwhile, B.A.T.S. (Bar and Restaurant at the Shangri-La), is the ultimate drinking and dining venue for people who are looking for a nice, warm, no-pretence club that offers only the best food, the best people and the best music, featuring top-notch entertainments of international bands every Monday to Saturday and local musicians during happy hours and Sunday nights. Generous food portions, like the 17 inch pizza, are best to be shared with friends and business partners.

For those in need of a spot of exercise or relaxation after a long day, the Health Club offers a well equipped fitness centre and aerobics studio, an Olympic size lagoon swimming pool, a nine-hole USGA standard putting green, three floodlit tennis courts, sauna, massage facilities, and hot and cold Jacuzzis. The Health Club is located on the 4th level, the same level with the 24-hour In-House Clinic.

The Hotel's Business Centre provides the range of secretarial services as well as translations, teleconferencing facilities and personal computers. Private offices and meeting rooms, ideal for small business meetings and interviews, are also available.

With a capacity of up to 3,000 people, the Shangri-La Jakarta's pillarless Grand Ballroom is one of the largest in Jakarta, and a highly sought-after venue for wedding receptions, seminars and other large-scale functions. Fifteen other meeting and function rooms, including the romantic poolside Ceria Room and the intimate Indonesia Room, plus a VVIP Lounge offer a full range of options for events of every conceivable kind.

The safety assurance of the guests is as important as the assurance of their comfort while being in Shangri-La Jakarta. With five generators, deep wells, extensive drinking water and food supplies, the hotel is constantly prepared to face any emergency that may arise. These facilities are backed up by security system and Close Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) that feature the latest technology.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 66 hotels under the Shangri-La and Traders brands with a rooms inventory of over 30,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.  The group has over 40 projects under development in Austria, Canada, mainland China, France, India, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Qatar, Seychelles and United Kingdom.  For more information or reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.

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