Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!

I travel to Jakarta (from Singapore) regularly (once or twice a month) so have had a chance to try out a number of the business hotels there .. and the Kemang Icon is by far and away the best. Pros Boutique hotel Interesting 'designer' interior design - each room is different and interesting Intimate feel Very very warm welcome and service ( The 'welcome home Mr McKee' as I arrive is a wonderful touch) Free Internet in the room (and restaurant) Decent pricing Great location Lovely view from the rooftop bar/restaurant Great 'Bose' sound system in every room Provide an iPod stacked with cool music in every room Cons: The restaurant has dipped in standard in the recent past (but I understand they are soon to renovate and upgrade the menu) What I call (and enjoy) as intimate, some people may call dark - its a personal preference. Not a 'family' hotel Conclusion. If you want a vanilla ( you could be anywhere in the world) standardized product - go book a Hyatt/Shang etc But if you want a delightful, memorable, remarkable stay (for business or as a couple) I would 100% recommend the Icon - mainly for the look and feel/interior design of the place/rooms, the warmth of the welcome and service.