JW Marriott Jakarta

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JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta
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JW Marriott Jakarta is located in Jakarta
JW Marriott Jakarta
Location in Jakarta
General information
Location 1-2 Jl. Lingkar, Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta Jakarta, Indonesia
Coordinates 6°13′37.3″S 106°49′37″E / 6.227028°S 106.82694°E / -6.227028; 106.82694
Technical details
Floor count 33

The JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta is a 5 star luxury hotel in Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. The hotel is adjacent to the sister Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Hotel. The hotel, operated by JW Marriott, was opened in 2001 and offers 333 rooms and suites.

History[edit]

It has been bombed twice, first in 2003 and the second time on 17 July 2009 by Islamic terrorists. In 2003, a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside the lobby of the JW Marriott Hotel, killing twelve people and injuring 150. Among those killed were eight Indonesian, one Dutch, one Danish, and two Chinese people. The hotel was viewed as a Western symbol, and had been used by the United States embassy for various events.[1] The hotel was closed for five weeks and reopened to the public on 8 September. At around 7:50 am local time (0:50 UTC) on 17 July 2009, the JW Marriott Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jakarta, were hit by separate bombings five minutes apart.[2] Three of the seven victims who were killed were Australians, two from the Netherlands, and one each from New Zealand and Indonesia.[3] More than 50 people were injured in the blasts.[3][4][5] Both blasts were caused by suicide bombers, who checked into the hotels as paying guests several days earlier.[6] The twin suicide bombings came four years after the last serious terrorist attack in Indonesia.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indonesia considers measures after attack" Taipei Times/Reuters August 14, 2003
  2. ^ "Fears for Australians after Jakarta bomb blasts". Herald Sun. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  3. ^ a b "Eight dead in bomb blasts at Jakarta hotels". The Times. London. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  4. ^ Onishi, Norimitsu; McDonald, Mark (17 July 2009). "Indonesia Bombings Signal Militants' Resilience". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  5. ^ Onishi, Norimitsu; McDonald, Mark (2009-07-17). "Explosions at 2 Hotels in Indonesia Kill at Least 6". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  6. ^ "How the guests in hotel room 1808 may have struck". Reuters India. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  7. ^ "1st funeral held for Jakarta bomb victims". The Jakarta Post. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-21.