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Jakarta Post

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski: Sukarno’s trails in the heart of Jakarta

  • Niken Prathivi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 23 2012   /  03:30 pm

A classic view of Hotel Indonesia from the traffic circle fountain. (Courtesy of Hotel Indonesia Kempinski)At 50-years-old, Hotel Indonesia continues to glitter.

Have you ever spent a classic night in the heart of Jakarta?

With the famous Hotel Indonesia traffic circle fountain as the backdrop, and as a busy evening turns into a calmer night, the perfect setting is created.

Imagine looking at that setting from Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, a luxurious hotel of 50 years that was reborn under the world-class Kempinski brand, a European hotelier since 1897.

Built on Aug. 5, 1962 as part of the country’s debut in hosting the Asian Games sporting event, Hotel Indonesia was Jakarta’s first starred hotel. It has been through so many eras, both as a witness to history and as a part of history itself.

At its 50th anniversary, the golden dame hasn’t wrinkled....