Boutique hotel is a term used initially to describe a small hotel in unique settings with upscale accommodations. Although initially it is used to describe independent hotels, a trend observed in recent times is for international hotel chains to establish luxury boutique sub-brands.

Some key characteristics of boutique hotels are usually in their limited number of rooms, their distinctive individuality in both in design and character and their location, which is usually in a central or urban side of a big city. Most times, although not always, boutique hotels love to celebrate the local culture by implementing it in the design, service, and overall culture.

1. Keraton at The Plaza

Inspired by the Javanese word for “palace,” Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta is a distinct and intimate luxury hotel offering a unique, modern interpretation of the rich Indonesian culture. Although located steps away from Bunderan HI, one of Jakarta’s main landmarks, and connected to Jakarta’s most luxurious shopping and entertainment complex, Plaza Indonesia, Keraton at The Plaza plays it really subtle and almost unannounced. The rooms themselves feature contemporary rich wood and a natural palate of contemporary Indonesian design with beautiful local artwork on the walls.

Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 15, Gondangdia, Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10350, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 50680000

2. Kosenda Hotel

Part 21st century architectural landmark, part mid-century 1950’s modern aesthetics, Kosenda Hotel is the city’s newest design hotel. Offering a fun and funky escape with 60 individually tailored rooms, a stunning rooftop lounge, café, and restaurant. Kosenda hotel is a hidden gem, in the bustling city of Jakarta.

Jl. KH Wahid Hasyim No. 127, Tanah Abang, Kb. Kacang, Kota Jakarta Pusat
Phone: +62 21 31936868

3. Morissey Hotel Jakarta

Located in the golden triangle between Jakarta’s central business district Sudirman, Thamrin, and Kuningan, bordering Central Menteng, Morissey’s 135 rooms hotel (and serviced apartments) are incredibly stylish. It is among the first in Jakarta to adopt any industrial chic style. l Sandwiched between two of the city’s celebrated eat streets Jalan KH Wahid Hasyim and Jalan Jaksa, you don’t have far to go to discover the pulse of Jakarta when you stay here.

KH Wahid Hasyim 70. Menteng, Jakarta 10340
Phone: +62 21 29933333

4. The Dharmawangsa

The Dharmawangsa is a 99 rooms 5-star hotel in Jakarta set on 4.2 hectares of land in the green and upscale area of Kebayoran Baru. It is an all-Indonesian hotel, both in terms of the people behind it (from conception to every single of details) and also in terms of art, tradition, and culture that it highly upholds. It is another proof that elegant architectural design that manages to be modern yet distinct at the same time, is timeless.

Jalan Brawijaya Raya No. 26, Pulo, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta
Phone: +62 622 17258181

5. Kemang Icon by Alila

Set in Kemang which remains as one of Jakarta’s most trendsetting neighborhoods, the all-suite Kemang Icon by Alila is a hip city retreat that fuses artistry with hi-tech functionality and exceptional comfort. Starting from 60sqm, all suites are individually designed and features a living room, bedroom, ensuite bathroom, workspace, and walk-in wardrobe, and is equipped with large LCD TV, home theatre system, DVD player, iPod, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Enjoy the detailed touches such as your preferred bathroom scents and accessories, and sink-into-bliss Ploh bed linens.

Jl. Kemang Raya No.1, Bangka, Kemang, South Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 7197989

6. ARTotel Jakarta

Just as its name implies, we love ARTotel for its trendy vibe even before you get in the hotel; the graffiti-covered facade makes the building stands out and its 107 rooms have been individually designed by local modern-contemporary artists. It is also home to BART (Bar at The Rooftop), an art gallery and bike rentals.

Jl. Sunda No.3, RT.8/RW.4, Gondangdia, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10350, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 31925888