Fireworks and trumpets galore, heavy traffic, partying in the clubs or dancing on the streets, it is almost that time of year when we bid farewell to 2018 and welcome the New Year.
As the capital city of Indonesia and the center of urban lifestyle, Jakarta will host many public and private events on the New Year's Eve. If you plan to celebrate New Year in the Big Durian, be prepared to book for accommodation near the venues so you don’t get stuck in the traffic. Here are some recommendations for five-star hotels in downtown Jakarta located near where all the fun is at.
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1 | Fairmont Jakarta Hotel
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Tired after dancing and partying all night long? Relax your muscles in a hot tub at the Fairmont’s spa.
Fairmont Jakarta Hotel is situated on a strategic area in Jl. Asia Afrika in Senayan, Central Jakarta, next to the famous sports complex Gelora Bung Karno. The hotel is 30 kilometers away from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, and only about 14 kilometers from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta. Hail a taxi from the airport for the fastest and most convenient way to get to the hotel. Go shopping to the nearest malls. Shopping centers such as Plaza Senayan and Senayan City are within walking distance of the hotel.
Experience Fairmont Jakarta Hotel’s outstanding services and facilities on New Year’s Eve with room rates ranging from about IDR 5,400,000 to IDR 13,000,000 per night.
2 | Hotel Borobudur Jakarta
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If you happen to attend a New Year's Eve celebration around Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta, you can stay at this hotel located on Jl. Lapangan Banteng Selatan. Established and inaugurated by Indonesia's first president Soekarno on March 1974, the hotel still maintains its architecture as one of Jakarta's historical buildings. Feel free to bring your children here as it comes with children pool, children club and children play area. You can also take them to sing along at the hotel's karaoke facility. If you are a vegetarian, don’t worry because this hotel provides a wide range of vegetarian dishes for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The hotel is 27 kilometers away from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, and only 14 kilometers from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. We recommend you use a taxi or have the hotel concierge pick you up at the airport. Room rates start at about IDR 2,500,000 to IDR 6,300,000 per night.
3 | The Sultan Hotel
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The hotel, previously named Jakarta Hilton International, is located on Jl. Jendral Gatot Subroto in Senayan, Central Jakarta. It is a perfect place to stay for those who are planning to attend New Year's Eve celebration at Jakarta Convention Center, Plaza Semanggi or Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD). The hotel is 30 kilometers away on a taxi from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport or 12 kilometers away from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. Indulge yourself with the hotel services and facilities in New Year’s Eve by booking a room with rates ranging from IDR 1,800,000 to IDR 4,900,000 per night.
4 | Pullman Jakarta Central Park
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With the rooms that are built with sound-proof feature, Pullman Jakarta Central Park will make sure that you have a peaceful sleep after partying all night long. This hotel is located on Jl. Let. Jend. S. Parman in Grogol, West Jakarta, surrounded by luxurious shopping centers like Central Park Mall, Neo Soho Mall, and Mall Taman Anggrek. You will only need to take about five minutes of walking to go back to the hotel after attending celebrations at the malls. You can also reach this hotel by taking a taxi ride for 24 kilometers from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport or 20 kilometers from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. You can choose a wide variety of rooms with rates ranging from IDR 3,500,000 to IDR 6,300,000 per night.
5 | Manhattan Hotel
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Kuningan area in South Jakarta is known for its deadlock traffic, especially on New Year's Eve. However, you can save your time by staying at the Manhattan Hotel, which is located on Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio, next to Kuningan City Mall, Mall Ambassador, and Plaza Festival. Pamper yourself after an exhausting New Year's Eve by chilling at the hotel's outdoor pool and sauna. You can also burn some calorie from your holiday by working out at the hotel's fitness center. For those who bring their big family to stay, Manhattan Hotel provides family and connecting rooms which are available upon request. Booking a room at this hotel will cost you from IDR 1,600,000 to IDR 10,900,000 a night.
Those are the list we would like to recommend. Save yourself from stress caused by New Year’s Eve traffic in the city by enjoying 5-star services and facilities from these hotels.
Happy New Year!
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