How Gran Melia Jakarta’s RedGlove Service Defines Accessible Luxury

It’s a treat for every type of traveler.

Entering Gran Melia Jakarta Hotel, you may hear busy footsteps of men in suits with their carry-on luggage rolling through a spacious two-story lobby. This five-star luxury oasis, however, is a treat for every type of traveler. Whether you have children or you’re a couple on a romantic getaway, here is an accessible luxurious home away from home without breaking the bank.

Out of 17,000 islands in Indonesia, Jakarta is the bustling capital humming to its famous traffic jams. Situated in the flutter of Golden Triangle is a cutting-edge Gran Melia Jakarta’s architecture. Inspired by its Spanish heritage, the brand was originally founded by Gabriel Escarrer Juliá in 1956 in Mallorca. Today, the hotel chain is one of the biggest in Spain and 17th largest in the world with expansions to 374 hotels in 40 countries with sub-brands, including Gran Melia uniquely targeting luxury travelers.

Known for its refined RedGlove service, the color red symbolizes the passionate Spanish culture. Rather than a handshake or a simple nod, it’s common to see the hotel staff greeting with their hands over their hearts. As explained by Gran Melia Jakarta’s Asst. Director of Marketing & Communications Wike Trisnandhini:

We embrace and pay attention to our brand’s Spanish roots. Our greeting to every guest is a sign of sincerity from the heart.

For travelers who love the merge of East and West, each room carries both Indonesian and Western influences. You can opt for a posh yet cozy Deluxe room at 45 square meter, or one of the newly renovated Premium Rooms with killer view of the cityscape.

Traveling with family always requires space within a reasonable budget. Hence, it’s significant to note that the four different levels of suites start from 63 square meter, featuring bathroom amenities from the House of Etro in Milan. Depending on the season, the entry level Junior Suite is easily yours without spending more than USD $300/night.* Let’s not fail to mention, the largest Grand Suite boasts a massive open-area with vaulted ceilings and full access to the Executive Red Level Lounge (complimentary afternoon tea and cocktail hours) at less than USD $350/night.*

As for business travelers, there’s nothing more exclusive and practical than the RedLevel Executive Lounge, only available for RedLevel guests staying above the 14th floor. To become one, you can either stay at a hotel suite or be a member of the hotel’s rewards program.

RedLevel is essentially a boutique hotel within a hotel with personalized services including:

  • Butler service and private check-in and check-out.
  • Afternoon tea from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Daily breakfast with international and local dishes.
  • Evening cocktail hours.
  • Conference rooms for meetings overlooking the view of the city.

Looking for a romantic weekend getaway would only make sense if there is a relaxing spa on site. Luckily, Gran Melia Jakarta’s Yhi Spa is an utter sanctuary where an indulgence in tranquil therapies is a must. Each physical therapist is trained to bring specialized spa treatments to individuals requiring different needs. Try the Japanese deep tissue massage – it’s pure bliss.

In addition to a fully-equipped health club, meeting banquets and an outdoor pool, Gran Melia Jakarta encompasses five restaurants that feature Asia’s best. Cafe Gran Via’s breakfast buffet is a trip around the world for every appetite craving Indonesian, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, and Western cuisines. Tien Chao is the restaurant’s signature Chinese restaurant serving delectable Cantonese and Szechuan dishes in an elegant setting. Yoshi Izakaya is the hotel’s answer to Japanese guests who yearn for a taste of home with a modern spin.

Today’s luxury is defined not solely by travelers with money to spend, but by business, family and leisure travelers looking for an elegant, lush, and practical experience. Today’s luxury, as defined by Gran Melia Jakarta, is not based on the price of a room but by impeccable service with hands over their hearts.

Book your stay at Gran Melia Jakarta.

*Note: prices are listed as of November, 2016. 

Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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