The Westin Jakarta opened in late August, marking the brandâ€™s entry into the Indonesian capital and laying claims to being the tallest hotel in the country. It occupies floors 50 to 69 of the mixed-used Gama Tower.
Rooms My Westin King is may be the lead-in category but with its location on the 56th floor, I felt like I was queen of the world. That, and a delicious welcome amenity of chocolates, tartlets and macaroons, indulged me completely. I found the room well equipped for a business traveller, featuring such things as high-speed Internet access and a smart TV that can project content from the guestâ€™s mobile phone via Bluetooth.
MICE facilities Function rooms sit separate from the rest of the hotel, on the ground and second level of the building, which also meant privacy for hotel guests.
The elegant Java Ballroom on the ground floor has direct access from the hotel drop-off via the West Gate and East Gate. Spanning 1,100m2, it can take up to 1,200 pax and comes with a large pre-function area. I love the ballroomâ€™s 8.3m-high ceiling, from which chandeliers depicting hundreds of trumpet flowers hang.
Breakout rooms are on the second level. Medan and Padang Rooms can accommodate 160 pax each, theatre-style, while four other smaller ones have capacity for 36 to 68 pax theatre-style.
All function rooms come with audiovisual facilities and high-speed Internet.
The second floorâ€™s Retreat Lounge is a comfortable space where delegates can enjoy free flow of tea, coffee and snacks. It can also be rented for events.
All events held at the hotel are supported by a dedicated three-storey kitchen as well as spacious loading elevators with doors 2.6m wide.
Other facilities All-day dining restaurant, Seasonal Tastes, boasts seven open kitchens. For quick bites of pastries, coffee and tea, there is Daily Treats on the 52nd floor. The three-story Henshin, opening this month, specialises in Japanese-Peruvian cuisine and offers a rooftop alfresco bar on level 67.
Other amenities include a fitness centre, swimming pool and spa.