Le Meridien Jakarta
A port city on the banks of the Ciliwung River, Jakarta began as a Hindu settlement in the 5th century. Originally named Kalapa, the name changed to a variation of Jakarta, meaning ‘prosperous’ in the native Javan tongue, 1,000 years after the first settlers’ arrival, when a king from northern shores laid claim to the city. Jakarta is still the capital city today, and freely offers all of its stories from the past for exploration. In the heart of the city’s Golden Triangle stands the elegant Le Méridien Jakarta. Offering 353 comfortably-appointed guest rooms with airy, spacious bathrooms, the hotel exemplifies intimate luxury. Le Méridien Jakarta features sleek and refeshing bars, delicious Lebanese and Japanese cuisine, and a world-class spa and wellness centre with Asian massage treatments, sauna, and whirlpool, among a richness of other amenities.