Hotels in Kuningan are some of Jakarta’s most luxurious, offering easy access to numerous entertainment centers, restaurants, cafes and bars. However, traffic can be notoriously congested around Gatot Subroto Road, and should be avoided during rush hours.
A newly developed commercial area, Mega Kuningan, teems with shopping and entertainment options, lush green spaces and hotels such as The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta and JW Marriott Jakarta. The nearby Setiabudi Plaza places law firms and oil companies alongside Italian restaurants and sushi bars; housing both beauty salons and business centers.
Shopping here is more expensive than in other parts of the city, such as Mangga Dua. However, there are two interconnected shopping malls nearby (ITC Kuningan and Mall Ambasador) that are packed with cell phones, computers, CD and DVDs at very low prices. Kunningan offers diverse dining and entertainment options, from a golf driving range to pool halls; from food courts with live jazz to a popular branch of Planet Hollywood.
Available at all major hotels and shopping malls in Jakarta are taxis from the Blue Bird Group. When ordering from hotels, onboard radio systems enable the taxi nearest to the hotel location to respond, cutting the time needed for drivers to reach passengers.