Jakartans are craving for anything that can relieve their stress. Especially a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of a big city. We, Jakartans are seeking for some activities or sometime just a room we can crash in only to run away from the robotic daily routines that suck the happiness but too lazy to go outside the city because all we have is Saturday and Sunday, the weekend. Perhaps it is the reason why we recently hear ‘staycation’ a term to define vacation that is done inside the city you live in.
Last weekend i visited a hotel in the heart of Jakarta just to proof that staycation is worth to do in the only little time you have on the weekend. I stayed a night at The Grand Mercure Kemayoran near Jakarta International Expo Area. This uniquely designed hotel is actually a business hotel. Where did i know it? Because i had a conversation with the PR that this hotel is always high occupied on the weekday yet less crowded on the weekend which is very good for you who want a quiet place.
First thought when i entered the reception area was “oh wow, this hotel is so fancy”. It is very well designed with earthy colored make it looks spacious yet very comfortable. Lucky i got my room upgraded to a bigger one. It is very subjective but i had a very good first impression with the service they gave me.
My room was so big with a giant glass window at the bedroom and the bathroom. Yes, both area have a big glass window! You know that i adore a big window-walled room because it lets the sun to shines the area well and the city light view you can peek through the glass is always appreciated.
How to enjoy your stay at Grand Mercure Kemayoran without leaving the hotel? Use their facilities! They have many facilities you can use like Gym center, Pool, Sauna and jacuzzi, Karaoke, Sparadise Spa, and you can always come to their Cattapa restaurant and Plumeria lounge.
The Plumeria Lounge is a place where you can hang out with your friends to enjoy wine and beer and music that accompany you while you are having conversations about your crush with your besties. You wil surely enjoy your visit in Plumeria Lounge because the couches are very comfortable. Sitting here for hours will not hurt your ass i assure! Hahaha.
Your breakfast, Lunch, and dinner will be served here in the Cattapa Restaurant. Their buffet consist of 5 different style menues such as european, american, japanese, chinese, and indonesia. So you can always find your favorite menu here. They also serving brunch buffet and you only pay IDR 298.000++/person to enjoy the Dimsum Brunch starts from 11:30 am untill 3 pm. Eventhough it is a Dimsum Brunch, there were also another different foods such as Indonesia, Japanase, and italian food. And i love their coffee machine. I can make cappucinnos and cafe lattes as much as i wanted to. Awesome!
Consider it located near the Jakarta International Expo where interesting events are always held here such as Java Jazz Festival, Djakarta Warehouse Project, many annual events, and big concerts, this hotel is very recommended to stay before or after the event!
It was a nice place to stay only for a weekend escape too. And a little ‘me’ time will not hurts you, no?
Grand Mercure Kemayoran Hotel
Jl. H Benyamin Sueb Kav B6.
Superblok Mega Kemayoran Kota Baru Bandar Kemayoran 10126 Central Jakarta
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+62 21 22601111