The Kemang Icon is an extravagant 12-room caravansary occupying the upper floors of an opulent shopping center at the gateway to the chic Kemang district in Jakarta. The lobby, fragrant with flowers, resembles a comfortable art gallery, with a 1,000-year-old stone sculpture of Ganesh, a pair of fabulous French mirrors from the sultan’s palace at Surakarta, and an iconic painting of Borobudur by modern Indonesian master Srihadi Soedarsono.
The rooms create theatrical vignettes, with silk curtains flanking doorways and plush furniture in ivory and teak. The intimate rooftop restaurant, The Edge, which adjoins a 53-foot infinity-edge pool, serves hearty portions of imported meats and the best local fish, superbly cooked. In lieu of a gym, there’s a stunning yoga studio, with a 360-degree skyline view.
Water elements. Walls of glass. Art deco paintings and artefacts. All are set against a palette of cool tones and textures – granite, marble, onyx, glass, metal, wood – creating shifting ambiences that fit your each and every mood. Transparent yet preserving privacy in a stylishly modern way.