JW Marriott Hotel, Jakarta, is located 13 miles north-west of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The 30-floor five-star hotel was opened in September 2001. It has 297 rooms and 36 suites.
The hotel, which was essentially seen as a symbol of the West, has been a target of terrorist attacks twice: once in August 2003 and again in July 2009. In 2003, a suicide bomber exploded with a car bomb killing 12 people. In July 2009, the hotel, along with the Ritz Carlton Hotel was again attacked by suicide bombers, killing eight people and injuring more than 50.
JW Marriott has been closed since then for repair works.
The hotel has a total of 333 guest rooms, including 297 rooms and 36 suites. The choice of rooms includes Deluxe Rooms, Governor Suites, Diplomat Suites, JW Marriott Suites and Presidential Suites.
The 452ft² deluxe rooms have a maximum occupancy of three persons. Windows are from floor to ceiling and the ceiling is 3.3m high. The executive rooms have the same features as the deluxe rooms but give complementary food and drink, as well as free local calls and wireless internet access.
Governor suites, which have a city view and spread across 904ft², have an occupancy capacity of three. Additional facilities of this suite include complimentary food, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. This suite has two 37in LCD screen satellite televisions and complimentary internet access.
The Mayflower Suite is similar to the Governor Suite, providing additional complementary features, including two-hour meeting room usage, free local calls and wireless internet access.
The 1356ft² Diplomat Suite has a separate living room, dining room and working area with an occupancy capacity of three. It includes complimentary food, cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, pressing, two hours of meeting room usage, free local call and wireless internet access.
JW Marriott Suite overlooking Jakarta Skyline is a 1,592ft² room with an occupancy capacity of three. It has all features provided in the Diplomat Suite with a few more add-ons.
Common amenities offered in the rooms include high-speed internet access, two-line telephones with voicemail, 37in flat-screen satellite television, premium movie channels, laptop safe and mini-bar.
The 2,260ft² Presidential Suite is available with Jacuzzi Viewing Jakarta Skyline. This is a two-bedroom suite with a maximum occupancy of four.
It offers top quality room amenities, entertainment equipment, and internet and telephone services.
JW Marriott has a selection of dining facilities including Shailendra (buffet), Asuka (Japanese), Pearl (Cantonese) and Cakebox restaurants, as well as on-site bars. The JW Lounge offers drinks, afternoon tea and snacks, while Untitled offers local DJ’s music.
Shailendra has an open kitchen and live cooking stations. This restaurant has won ‘The Best International Restaurant in Jakarta’ award in 2009. Asuka serves Japanese food including teppanyaki, robatayaki and sushi. The Pearl restaurant offers Cantonese cuisine.
Meeting and conference space
The hotel has 23 meeting rooms with a total meeting space of 16,727ft². The largest of the meeting rooms is the 900m² Dua Mutiara ballroom with a seating capacity of 700. The ballroom is divided into three sections and has audiovisual capabilities. The hotel also has 14 conference rooms including the Dua Mutiara. The 409m² JW Meeting Center offers indoor and outdoor event space.
Alameda Spa and Health Club is the hotel’s on-site spa. The spa offers various facial and body treatment using natural ingredients.
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