Located a stone’s throw from Jakarta’s bustling shopping district, Kosenda Hotel is a design-orientated haven owned by Indonesian textile and garment entrepreneur, Ruben Kosenda. An avid traveller, whose lifelong dream was to create the ’perfect’ hotel, Kosenda recruited local architects Studio Ton Ton, who have incorporated diamond shapes into the design of the building. Inside, the eclectic urban interior is by Singapore and Jakarta-based firm Domislium Studio, who have echoed Kosenda’s love for both old and new. Comprising 60 rooms, the hotel also has a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the city, while the café and eaterie is headed by Australian restaurateur Stewart Gan, who serves up traditional Peranakan cuisine with local favourites such as Laksa curry soup.