Alila Hotel Jakarta
“Alila” – the Sanksrit word for “surprise” could not be a more fitting description for this unassuming, glass-fronted scraper, less than 45 minutes from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, in the heart of Jakarta. Opened in 2001, the sleek designer hotel was a refreshing departure from the many conceptual hotels springing up in the city; its swanky sophistication catching the eye of an altogether younger, hipper crowd keen to discover Jakarta’s racier personality.
Situated on Jalan Pecenongan Kav at the very heart of Old Batavia, Alila Hotel is within easy reach of many historical landmarks, including the Presidential Palace, National Museum and Istiqlal Mosque, as well as notable clubs like Buddha Bar. Cafe Batavia, one of Jakarta’s most distinguished bar-restaurants also lies within ten minutes walk of the hotel.
A harmonious blend of contemporary urban cool and Asian minimalism, Alila Hotel has set a precedent for other design hotels in Jakarta. Neutral tones offset the rich hues of native woods creating a feeling of organic tranquility in the pulsating heart of this cosmopolitan city. Vast windows flood the rooms with an abundance of natural light, and offer impressive panoramas across some of the most beautiful historic buildings in Kota. Rooms are fully equipped with a 32 inch LCD television, air conditioning, mini bar and tea/ coffee making facilities, as well free complimentary Wi-Fi.