Some of Jakarta’s finest hotels are in Thamrin, including the Mandarin Oriental and the grand Sari Pan Pacific. The area is known for its broad sidewalks, all-night dining and entertainment options, including Jakarta’s first cinema: the newly-restored Djakarta Theatre. Hotels in Thamrin offer convenient access to Jakarta's cultural attractions, and the embassies of Great Britain, Japan, France, Germany and Mexico.
Situated by Jakarta's famous landmark, the selamat datang (welcome) statue is Indonesia’s first high-end shopping centre, Plaza Indonesia. The sophisticated mall recently expanded to include the EX entertainment center, the Keraton Grand Hyatt Residence and a new office tower. The five-star Grand Hyatt Jakarta hotel is adjacent to the Plaza, making it an ideal choice for shoppers.
EX contains a number of popular restaurants and cafés and is usually packed with partygoers at Hard Rock Café or the stylish F Bar. Nearby, the Sarinah Department store is one of the area’s most important landmarks, selling everything from clothes and cosmetics to books and Indonesian batiks. Thamrin’s monumental sculpture, Running Horses, depicts the Kurusetra battle-field in the myth of the war of Baratha.