Many indigenous cultures, especially Betawi, flourished in Kemayoran, and – while fading – are still apparent through local music, language and even martial arts. Hotels in Kemayoran offer easy access to many of Jakarta’s cultural attractions and business addresses. The Ibis Kemayoran Hotel is the closest hotel to the Jakarta International Expo: home to Jakarta’s major annual trade fair, Pekan Raya Jakarta. Part of a new complex known as Kemayoran New Town, the venue hosts medium and large-scale exhibitions in very modern facilities.
Kemayoran is bounded by Landas Pacu Barat and Landas Pacu Timur road to the north, Letjend Suprapto Road to the south, and a canal along the Sunter Raya road to the northeast. Hotels in Kemayoran are approximately 25 minute from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport by taxi. Available at major hotels and shopping malls in Jakarta, taxis from the Blue Bird Group offer the swiftest access to the rest of the city. When ordering from hotels or malls, onboard radio systems enable the taxi nearest to visitors’ locations to respond, reducing the time needed for drivers to reach passengers.