[HOTEL] Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran – Executive Suite with 1 King Size Bed

July 21st, 2017 – July 23rd, 2017

What a lovely staycation, celebrating my birthday. I went to Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran alone because hubby was still at work. I came to the lobby and I was amazed. It’s so big. I felt like a commoner in beautiful castle.

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The hotel provides easy and convenient access to any part of the city and various destinations. Strategically located in Kemayoran business district , Sunter and shopping centers, and closest way to culinary area of Kelapa Gading. Integrated in Kemayoran Area, within walking distance to MGK (Mega Glodok Kemayoran), nearby Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, Bandar Golf Kemayoran, only 5 minutes drive to Kemayoran toll gate and providing easy access to Soekarno Hatta International Airport.

Before I show you my room. Let me show you the lobby and the Plumeria Lounge. Located at the Lobby area with a seating capacity of 148, Plumeria Lounge serves a wide variety of beverages with specialty Indonesian beverages, delectable cocktails, international wine selection and afternoon tea.

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Executive Suite with 1 King Size Bed (room 1106)

Executive Suite with 1 King Size Bed. The 80 m² room is a superb choice for families on vacation or business travelers who appreciate more spacious accommodation, with stunning view overlooking the city of Jakarta. Includes afternoon tea at Plumeria Lobby Lounge from 4-7PM.

LIVING ROOM

I loved my spacious living room. When I opened my door, I was stunned. But I stayed cool in front of them hahaha.. When I was alone, I couldn’t stop smiling and taking Instagram Stories LOL. They have this long dining table. Then a sofa with coffee table to watch the movie from the TV. So good, right? Then, at the corner, they have working desk. A really nice desk to do my blogging things.

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BEDROOM AND BATHROOM

Surprise! Yes, they decorated the bed with rose petals. I wanted to cry! OMG! Thank you thank you thank you. Can’t thank enough. The bed was huge! Loved it! The bathroom was also very comfortable. And there’re rose petals in the bath tub. OMG! Totally in love with the bedroom and bathroom!

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SWIMMING POOL

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ROOM SERVICE

Since I was very tired from my previous cafe-hopping, and my hubby was just went to hotel directly from office, we ordered room service. I ordered Nasi Goreng Kemayoran. Indonesian fried rice served with chicken satay, grilled prawn, fried egg and prawn cracker. My hubby ordered Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box. Grilled chicken with teriyaki sauce served with mixed salad, steamed rice and miso soup on the side. So delicious!

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BREAKFAST TIME

Located at the Lobby area with a seating capacity of 162, Cattapa Restaurant serves a-la-carte and buffet options with a wide variety of international, Asian and Indonesian cuisine to choose from. The outdoor terrace also serves as a smoking area.

We had our breakfast at Catappa Restaurant. It was a gigantic restaurant. LOL. It’s true. High ceiling with spacious area for smoking and non smoking. So awesome! I think children will love eating in a huge area like the place. They could running around without annoying other guests. Hahahaha.. And I loved their variants of the food. But, we had to eat fast since we had to go to Ancol for Mom’s one year memorial. *love you Mom* Great thing, the hotel gave us shuttle service to Ancol. Yaaaay. Thank you! Well, they also had shuttle service to MOI. We used the service for later. Another yaaaay.

 

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#onthetable

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BUFFET DINNER

On the second nite, we could choose for room service or buffet dinner. We took buffet dinner. It’s a complimentary from them. Actually we could have lunch too, but we chose to have lunch outside. Ok, let’s get back to the buffet dinner. We had a great dinner experience there. Love all the food.

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BREAKFAST IN BED

Another complimentary. Breakfast in bed! It’s our first time actually hahaha.. and we loved it, since we didn’t have to do anything. Just sitting in the bed and having the breakfast hahaha.. Thanks Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran for the lovely experiences.

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What a wonderful staycation we had at Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran. Definitely one of the best staycations we’ve ever tried. Thank you so much Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran and Accor Hotels. Cannot wait to experience other ones.

Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran
Jl. H Benyamin Sueb Kav B6
Superblok Mega Kemayoran
Gunung Sahari, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 22601111
IG: @grandmercurekemayoran

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[EVENT] Breakfasting with Archipelago Cuisines at Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran

May 12th, 2017. Event: Breakfasting with Archipelago Cuisines at Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran.

Ramadan is a month full of blessings and special moments for all Muslims around the world. Soon we will enter the holy month of Ramadan. One tradition that is never abandoned during Ramadan is the moment of breaking the fast with family, friends or relatives.

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Every year, Botany All Day Dining which is part of the Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran Hotel always presents a variety of special menus to enliven the moment of breaking fast during Ramadan. “This year, we will present an iftar buffet with the concept of archipelago cuisine, this is the right moment to promote special cuisines of our own country and this buffet is a favorite buffet theme from Botany All Day Dining customers,” said Nina – Food & Beverage Manager, Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran.

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The “Iftar Delights” buffet dinner will be available from 25 May to 25 June 2017. Some special menus will include: Escargot Mercon, Wagyu Fried Rice, Sum-Sum Iga Soup, Sugar Smashed Banana with Durian Ice Cream, Indonesian BBQ Corner and many more. You can enjoy this iftar delights at an affordable price, only IDR 250,000 ++ per person. Get 25% off on 1ST week of Ramadan, 25 May – 1 June 2017. Every Thursday and Friday from 6:00 pm, you will be accompanied by acoustic music while breaking the fast.

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For those who like to break the fast with a light meal, you can try the “Ramadan Sweets” package that features a variety of traditional snacks and takjil at Habitat Lounge. Get 20% off for BCA credit cardholders. With only IDR. 100,000 ++ per person, you can enjoy this “Ramadan Sweets” offer. This promo available daily during Ramadan period from 5.30 pm.

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Botany All Day Dining and Habitat Lounge are located at Lobby Level Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran Hotel with 150 person capacity for Botany and 80 persons for Habitat Lounge. With the concept of natural and contemporary interior, the presence of Botany All Day Dining and Habitat Lounge will provide a new color as a culinary destination for culinary lovers in North Jakarta. For information and reservations, please call 021-2956 8800 or Email to jessica.jessica@ihg.com.

Based on Press Release from Holiday Inn Kemayoran Jakarta

[HOTEL] Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran – Executive Double Room – Part Two

September 10th – September 11th, 2016

Botany Restaurant

Mixes vibrant and contemporary urban designed all day dining, our Botany features a blend of distinctive International and Local flavors in high quality standard to add more intrigue to your dining experience. Complimented by a unique service culture, Botany is creating a moments with family, friends or even in your special occasion.

Shabu Shabu Dinner

Back here again for our anniversary dinner. Every Saturday is Shabu Shabu Dinner. So yeah, we enjoyed shabu shabu for our dinner. We were so happy because I love shabu shabu. 🙂 It’s really a good time for us. We talked, we laughed, we did everything! Btw, there were only us and a couple sat right next to us.

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Funny thing happened. After we almost finished our dinner, I saw they prepared a cake with candles. And I said to my hubby, “Wow, they are preparing cake for the couple next to us. Birthday cake! Birthday cake!” I was ready to sing for them hahahahaha.. Then, they sent the cake to my table. Uh oh.. and they said out loud, “Happy Anniversary!” What a surprise!

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Breakfast Time

Breakfast time in a hotel is always a good time. We woke up in the morning with hungry tummy. Then, like a magic, breakfast buffet was in front of you. You could eat anything. And they had pork for breakfast. Pork fried rice. AMAZING!

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Thanks Holiday Inn Kemayoran for the very nice staycation experience. Definitely one of the best staycations ever. Pssst, my hubby said, “We should do this again. I love their connecting door to Food Centrum!” LOL.

Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran
Jl. Griya Utama Blok B No. 1
Kemayoran, Jakarta Pusat
Phone: 021-29568800
IG: @hikemayoran

[HOTEL] Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran – Executive Double Room – Part One

September 10th – September 11th, 2016

I haven’t got any plan for our 13th anniversary. I guess I need a staycation. No.. no.. not I, but We! We need staycation. Lucky me, I got a chance to stay in a hotel at Sunter Kemayoran area for one night. I’ve been to the hotel twice for foodtasting, and I love it. They have this great hospitality with friendly gesture everywhere. That’s what we need nowadays, right. Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran.

The perfect base accommodation for any business traveler located just 1 km from Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO) and 1.8 kms from Kemayoran toll gate providing easy access to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. For golf enthusiasts, our hotel is a short walk from 18-hole Bandar Kemayoran Golf Course. Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran offering 257 rooms with complimentary Internet access and convenient facilities including Botany all day dining, Habitat Lounge, Infinity Pool and Bar and Health Club. We are ready to welcome you with a commitment to friendly and attentive service.

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Love their huge lobby. High ceiling with bright lighting. I think I said before in another review, that I think lobby is one important element for a hotel. It’s the first impression that’s important. 🙂 Well, after checked-in, we claimed our welcome drink in Habitat. They gave us options, whether soft drinks or juices. So I chose orange juice while hubby chose apple juice. And we enjoyed our welcome drinks first before went to the room.

Habitat Lobby Lounge

Need a release valve? Habitat located at the heart of Hotel lobby, allows you to warm up and feel relaxed. Indulge with your favorite cocktail mixed by our mixologist. If you need caffeine, like it hot or cold, simply ask our barista to make it for you. Be yourself while experiencing your drink at Habitat.

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Headed our steps to level 15 (we needed our keycard to click the button on the elevator), we were so happy. It’s been so long since we had our honeymoon staycation in executive room. LOL.

We offers an unprecedented 257 fresh rooms designed in modern style with selection of 8 room choices with all the amenities hotel guests now come to expect from hotel accommodation. Each room at Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran is air-conditioned and fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV, seating area, and an en suite bathroom featuring hot and cold shower facilities, hairdryer, and free toiletries. Fresh towels and bed linens are also provided. Guests can enjoy views of the city from the rooms.

Executive Double Room (Room 1528)

Room size: 32 m²
Bed: 1 extra-large double bed
This double room features a bathrobe, electric kettle and DVD player.
Room facilities: Air Conditioning, Bath or Shower, Bathroom, Carpeted, City view, Desk, DVD Player, Electric kettle, Flat-screen TV, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Iron, Ironing Facilities, Linen, Pool view, Satellite Channels, Telephone, Toilet, Toilet paper, Towels, Wardrobe/Closet.

Well, it’s comfortable. Not a huge room, but very comfortable. The bed is very cozy with soft and fluffy pillow. The executive room is so beautiful and restful. My hubby had to drag me from the room to go out and had lunch with him LOL. But he said, “I love the options of their TV programs. It’s everything in there.” Hahaha. My hubby was a moviegoer. So it’s very important to him to have many options in the TV. Btw, we love the bathroom. Like the bedroom itself, it’s not huge but lovely.

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Executive Lounge

Before we had lunch nearby, we stopped by at Executive Lounge. They served soft drinks and juices. Biscuits and snacks were served too. A really nice place to have chit chat or just listen to slow music. At night, they have wine and finger food. Isn’t it amazing?

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Infinity Pool and Bar

You can enjoy our poolside service from Infinity Pool and Bar, upbeat the sun or stay healthy in our fitness centre, located at the same floor.

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Fitness Centre

Located at 3rd floor, include exercise facilities, shower and changing rooms with self-service concept. Towels are also provided. Fitness Center Equipment:Rower, Treadmill, Stationary Bicycle.

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to be continued

 

Pempek Belida Mas International (Pempek BMI) Kemayoran Jakarta

June 24th, 2016. There’s a lot of place selling pempek in Kemayoran area. But nowadays, I heard about this place a lot more than the others. They said it’s very good. Well, I’m not a huge fans of pempek, but I love to eat pempek. So when I got a chance to try the most happening pempek recently, I ordered GoCar and asked the driver to take me there. Pempek Belida Mas International (BMI).

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Pempek, mpek-mpek or empek-empek is a savoury fishcake delicacy from Palembang, Indonesia, made of fish and tapioca. Pempek is served with yellow noodles and a dark, rich sweet and sour sauce called kuah cuka or kuah cuko (lit. vinegar sauce), or just “cuko”.

When I arrived, I thought it will be a small place, but turned out, they have 2 levels. It’s not a fancy place, of course, but it’s a proper place to eat pempek. 🙂 With white tables and orange seats, the place is quite cheerful. They took me to level 2. They said, most of bloggers choose upstair, because it has big windows, definitely brighter.

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PEMPEK – ORIGINAL

They served 9 portions of large pempek and 1 portion with small pempek variation. All of them were so delicious. But my favourite were pempek keju mozzarela and pempek kapal selam. Can you imagine, pempek with mozzarela cheese inside, melt in your mouth, creamy cheesy flavour, with chewy texture. OMG! And pempek kapal selam will never failed you. Dayum!

Pempek Lenjer Udang Nori 27k

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Pempek Lenjer Ikan Nori 27k

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Pempek Cabe 27k

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Pempek Lenjer Udang Besar 26k

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Pempek Lenjer Besar 24k

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Pempek Lenjer Cumi 27k

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Pempek Keju Mozzarela 24k

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Pempek Kapal Selam 24k

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Pempek Telor Asin 26k

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Variasi pempek kecil @ 8k

Pempek Lenjer Udang Kecil, Pempek Telur Kecil, Pempek Telur Puyuh, Pempek Cumi Kecil, Pempek Keriting, Pempek Ebi, Pempek Lenjer Kecil, Pempek Kulit, Pempek Adaan.

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SPECIAL MIE AYAM BMI

Mie Orange Wortel Bakso Pangsit 35k

I love the texture of the noodle. Tasted good too. It’s orange from the carrot. Yes, it’s homemade. Love the minced chicken. I found myself finished the minced chicken before the other ingredients. LOL.

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Mie Hijau (Caisim) Bakso Pangsit 35k

Same like mie orange wortel, the texture of the noodle was perfect. It’s green from choy sum. Choy sum is a leafy vegetable commonly used in Chinese cuisine. At first, I thought the taste of the noodle will be super weird. Turned out, delicious!

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NEW MENU

Pempek Coklat

They asked me to try this chocolate pempek. It’s unique. But for chocolate lovers like me, it’s a new innovation. I found it very creative. We can eat savoury pempek or sweet pempek. Definitely a good idea. Avant-garde.

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Thank you Pempek BMI for those delicious pempek. Worth the price. Worth to try. Recommended!

Pempek Belida Mas International (Pempek BMI)
Jl. Garuda No. 34
Kemayoran, Jakarta Utara
Phone: 0812-9747-7007
IG: @pempekbmi

[EVENT] Ramadan Feast at Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran

May 31st, 2016. I went to Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran. There’s funny story about that day. I left my bag at the apartment, but I forgot. I thought I brought it with me. When I arrived to the hotel, I was shocked. “Where’s my bag?? Where’s my bag??” I called the car, and the driver said, “Not here, Ms.” Then I called my apartment, and yes, I left it there. So relieved. Well, back to Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran. They are introducing their Ramadan menu at their buffet restaurant. Botany Restaurant.

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One memorable moment during Ramadan is the moment to break the fast together. Celebrate your Iftar moment this year by gathering with family, friends and loved ones, while enjoying sumptuous Iftar Buffet at Botany restaurant, located on Lobby Level of Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran Hotel. Welcoming Ramadan, this year Botany Restaurant brings Peranakan cuisine combined with Indonesian and Asian flavours.

For only 238k++ per person, you can enjoy “Ramadan Feast” Buffet from June 6th to July 7th, 2016 that has more than 30 kinds of dishes ranging from takjil, main courses, live cooking station to a craving dessert station that will certainly make your Iftar more enjoyable.

Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake

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Steamed Snapper with Lemon

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Chicken Pong Teh

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Mie Goreng Nyonya

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Ikan Masak Tauco

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Sapi Masak Sereh

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Cincalok Omelette

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Assorted Snacks

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Botany Restaurant with the concept of temporary urban style also gives 20% discount for a minimum booking of 20 persons. You can also bring along your child under 12 years old to get half-price. For more information or reservations, please contact Botany Restaurant on 021-29568800 or email to info.jktky@ihg.com. Reservations can also be made through the website: http://www.botany-jakarta.com

Thanks Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran for those delicious food.

Botany Restaurant
Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran
Jl. Griya Utama Blok B No.1
Sunter Agung, North Jakarta
Phone: 021-29568800
IG: @hikemayoran