InterContinental Jakarta launches “health protocol” wedding ceremony simulation

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IO, Jakarta – Envisioned as the most coveted wedding venue in Jakarta, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah is fully-furnished to bring dream weddings to life, with an elegant Grand Ballroom suitable for 3,500 guests (pre-pandemic capacity) and a tropical outdoor terrace perfect for an intimate ceremony, whilst the Sky Box situated above the ballroom has been designed for guests to gather privately. The Chef’s Table has been curated for the bridegroom’s family to intimately experience the culinary team’s creations for the big day. The professional Wedding Planners provide stress-free wedding planning and support, as they consult brides-tobe in the comfort of a chic Wedding Gallery & Lounge, with exquisite refreshments.

Passing the end of the year 2020, the five-star luxury hotel has been delighted to announce that the Hotel has received the approval from Department of Tourism and Creative Economy of DKI Jakarta to be able to host wedding receptions based on 25% of the original quota of the capacity.

Coinciding with government approval, the management of InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah launched wedding simulation videos on 12.12.2020. The videos are produced professionally and feature international and traditional wedding events, both shown with elevated health protocols.

The two wedding simulation videos are a collaboration between InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah, Big Enterprise Wedding Organizer and over 50 wedding partner companies, fashion designers, and vendors.

In a recent virtual wedding talk show held by the Hotel, Rima Suryani, Director of Wedding and Social, explained that the hotel is delighted to have received the technical approval from the government in the form of a written letter stating that InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah can hold a wedding reception with a quota of 25% of the ballroom capacity. On behalf of the management of the hotel, she wished to express her deep gratitude for the extraordinary support from Big Enterprise Wedding Organizers and all the partners involved in the making of this video.

CEO and Founder of Big Enterprise Bigson Alandro added that Big Enterprise is very proud and delighted to have this collaboration with the InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah hotel along with famous fashion designers, MCs, and other top-notch wedding vendors. With this video, we hope that the future bride and groom and their families will feel confident enough to have their wedding reception with elevated health protocols as shown in the video.

Jonathan Lallemand, Executive Assistant Manager (EAM) Food & Beverage of InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah, added that as part of our commitment to provide guests with a safe experience during this pandemic, we have enhanced our health and safety procedures following the current government regulations as well as the recommendations from WHO, Diversey, Ecolab and the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. We have a new setup of safe distancing with stringent safety and hygiene measures being adhered to for the protection of our guests and colleagues.

Awards & Acknowledgment

Since the opening on Decem- ber 2019, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah has won numerous prestigious awards, including Best Spa in 5-Star Hotel by Spa & Well- ness Tourism Award, Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2019 and Indonesia’s Leading Hotel 2019 by World Trav- el Awards, Indonesia Luxury Mod- ern Hotel by World Luxury Hotel Awards, Best Hotel – Service Excel- lence by Travel Weekly Asia Read- ers’ Choice Awards, Best Brunch and Best Luxury Hotel in Jakarta by Exquisite Awards 2019.

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