SPACE AND THE CITY. Fairmont Jakarta (Jl. Asia Afrika no. 8, Jakarta; +62 21 2970 333; fairmont.com) opened with a bang last January.
Besides its enviable location in Senayan, the five-star hotel’s real trump card is underground access to Sentral Senayan Office Towers and Plaza Senayan—an extraordinary feature in the perpetually trafficjammed metropolis. Of course, the neighboring 18-hole Senayan National Golf Club, Gelora Bung Karno sports arena and the Jakarta Convention Centre are excellent for active business travelers. Should you intend to stay in the comfort of your room all day, the Fairmont Jakarta definitely doesn’t disappoint. Each of the 380 guestrooms is designed with personal space and luxury in mind. Even the standard room category boasts a decadent white-marbled bathtub, among many other amenities. And still, there’s more to discover as the Canadian hotel brand offers spacious meeting rooms and an exceptional selection of dining venues, especially with the View Restaurant overlooking the city’s skyline.