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Four Seasons Hotel Service
by: Vivien Goh

The Four Seasons chain of hotels is known around the world for its opulence and regalness. Mention the name, and the mind conjures up images of grandeur; splendid interiors, luxurious rooms, beautiful blue pools and top-of-the-line restaurants. Four Seasons Jakarta is no exception to the rule.

Step into the hotel, and you are immediately greeted by a smiling doorman who rushes to relieve you of your baggage. Venture further, and take in the wonderfully spacious lobby, complete with its high ceiling, comfortable high-backed sofas on which fat pillows sit, and pristine glass panels which ensure that a steady stream of sunlight illuminates the place. The water feature situated in the middle of the lobby will charm guests and sets a relaxing atmosphere for the weary traveller, keen to rest his tired feet.

Four Seasons Jakarta offers a range of rooms for every type of guest. From the Superior rooms(55 sq m) to the breathtakingly majestic Presidential Suite(550 sq m), there is something to suit every guest's needs. Elegantly furnished to create an ambience suitable for rest and relaxation, rooms in the hotel are among the most spacious in the city. With a balcony in every room, guests eager for a look at the city skyline can simply step out and enjoy the view. Bathrooms are designed with a separate shower and bathtub, giving guests a choice of either a quick shower or a blissful soak in the tub after that long flight. After your bath, wrap yourself in one of the Four Seasons' thick bathrobes, and settle down for a nap. Four Seasons' beds are standardised worldwide, to ensure that comfort is guaranteed no matter which Four Seasons hotel you are staying at.

Business travellers will be grateful to know that all rooms and suites offer high-speed internet access and two-line telephones. Facsimile and printing facilities are available upon request, meaning that guests can carry out their work commitments from the comfort of their rooms. To cater to business travellers who need more, the Business Centre offers a full list of secretarial services and facilities, including word-processing, photocopying, facsimile, portable phones, translation, stock market reports and even a reference library. A private conference room and office are also available.

The more discerning may wish to patronise the Executive Club, which is located on the seventeenth floor. Special check-in and check-out facilities, 24-hour business centre service, 82-seat lounge, library, as well as 2 boardrooms are available. Complimentary services for members of the Club include full buffet breakfast, 24-hour concierge service, evening cocktails and use of the boardrooms. High-speed internet access is also available.

Hungry guests may head down to any of the hotel's food and beverage outlets; Seasons Café, The Steak House, Lai Ching Chinese Restaurant, The Bar, and also dine by the pool.

  • Seasons CafĂ©
    Dine here anytime as the café is open 24 hours. Choose to sit outside, in the garden setting, or inside in air-conditioned comfort. The menu consists of western, Indonesian, Asian and homestyle dishes. Healthy alternatives are available for the weight-conscious diner. The café's signature Sunday Brunch is available from 11am to 3pm, and is very often packed. Offering a sumptuous variety of dishes from 13 live cooking stations priced at Rp.215.000++ with free flow juices and Rp.280.000++ with free flow red, white and sparkling wines, it's great value for money and popular with the expat crowd.
  • The Steak House
    Ideal for a business lunch or dinner, a good range of meats, seafood and poultry can be prepared to your taste. Open for lunch 12pm-2.30pm Monday to Friday, and daily for dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
  • Lai Ching Chinese Restaurant
    Serving authentic Cantonese fare, over 30 varieties of dim sum are offered here. Elegantly furnished, the restaurant is located at the garden wing on the second floor.
  • The Bar
    Tired after a long day at work? Relax and let your hair down at The Bar. A live band playing jazz and blues will take your worries away, while a drink from their extensive liquor menu might be just the thing you need.
  • Poolside dining
    Satisfy your after-swim hunger pangs by dining by the pool. A simple spread of sandwiches, salads and tropical fruits are served here. Open daily for orders from 6am to 10.30pm daily.

Fitness fanatics will be glad to know that their exercise regimes won't be affected, for Four Seasons boasts of a state-of-the-art gym, well-equipped with various machines, open 24 hours. The pool located just outside provides a picturesque view for people using the treadmills and stationary bikes, which incidentally, are outfitted with mini-televisions with access to cable channels. A definite incentive to work out!

Those who want to spend their time pampering themselves, fret not. The Spa, a spacious two-level affair featuring 6 treatment rooms, a yoga room, and a juice bar, everything here is designed to be a feast for your senses. Massages, facials, treatments and hair styling are all available for total rejuvenation of the mind and body. Step in, and breathe the soothing fragrance of lavender wafting throughout the premises. Spa cuisine, a selection of healthy meal alternatives, is available for that detoxifying experience. Currently, Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta is offering a Weekend and Spa getaway package, consisting of a room, buffet breakfast for 2 and a daily 60 minutes traditional massage. Indulge your senses and book at these reasonable prices, available til 25 th Mar 2010:

  • Deluxe Room US$210++ per room per night
  • Premier Room US$240++ per room per night
  • Executive Suite US$290++ per room per night

Obviously well-versed in the art of pampering its guests, Four Seasons is continuously striving for better standards of hospitality. It is a true home away from home that seasoned travellers have come to know well. Personalised service is key here, and everyone from the telephone operator to housekeeping staff will address you by name. When in Jakarta , stay at the Four Seasons, and you will return not only rejuvenated and refreshed, but also with higher expectations of hospitality.

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About The Author

Vivien Goh, Writer for Singapore

Taking on life with a fun-loving and cheerful disposition, Vivien is an avid outdoor sports lover who enjoys windsurfing and swimming. As an English graduate from the National University of Singapore, she asserts a pragmatic approach in her writing style. Being part of the editorial team is a dream come true for Vivien who has always envisioned herself to be a writer. Vivien's ultimate fantasy is to have a house by the beach where she can enjoy her favourite sea sports whenever she has time between articles.