The Jakarta Post
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Staying in certain hotels in Jakarta was so memorable for some travelers that two hotels in the city have secured a place in the Readers’ Choice Awards 2017. Held by US Condé Nast Traveler magazine, the Award listed the 50 best hotels in the world as voted by the readers for their services, style, food and views.
Kompas.com reported that two hotels in Jakarta made it onto the list, namely Hotel Mulia Senayan at number 23 and Raffles Jakarta at number 47. Mulia was mentioned as existing as a business hotel that is also an enjoyable destination with quality food. Meanwhile, Raffles was said to have standout features such as works by prominent Indonesian artist Hendra Gunawan decorating its walls, and the Writers Bar that celebrates Jakarta’s art, literature and history.
Other hotels in the 50 best list include La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa in France, The Reverie Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, Royal Mansour in Marrakech, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, and Como The Treasury in Perth.
Another category in the Readers’ Choice Awards is World’s Best Resort, for which Indonesian resorts also made it onto the 50 best list. They are Viceroy Bali at number 22 and St. Regis Bali Resort at number 39.
Speaking of Asia, more hotels in Indonesia are listed in the award’s Best of Asia category. Alila Jakarta and Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta are at number 11 and 13, respectively, along with Hotel Mulia Senayan at number two and Raffles Jakarta at number four.
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Many Indonesian resorts, unsurprisingly, secured ranks in the Top Resorts in Asia category. Viceroy Bali and The St. Regis Bali Resort are in the top five, the rest are as follows:
The Legian Bali (#15)
Alila Seminyak (#16)
The Sanchaya Bintan (#18)
Nihi Sumba Island (#19)
Como Shambhala Estate (#20)
Alila Ubud (#23)
Alila Villas Uluwatu (#26)
The Mulia & Mulia Villas (#27)
Como Uma Ubud (#30)
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan (#33)
Mandapa, a Ritz Carlton Reserve (#36)
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay (#43)
Mulia Resort (#46)
More than 300,000 people voted in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards held by US Condé Nast Traveler. Votes were given to hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, airlines and airports.