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(TOP LEFT) LLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES 16 JUL-AUG 2019 MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS MCMAG-ASIA.COM T aking up residence in South Jakarta's Pondok Indah precinct, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah sits among renowned international schools, multi-national corporations and luxury homes. Complementing its appeal for meetings is a cluster of leisure amenities within walking distance, including two golf courses, a waterpark, the city's largest trampoline park and two shopping malls. All sizes welcome Planners can expect all the bells and whistles for luxury events, from large conferences to medium and executive-level meetings. Its largest venue, the Grand Ballroom, can host up to 3,500, and is !tted with overhead projectors, retractable screens and video conferencing facilities. VIP guests will be able to adjourn to private venues such as an outdoor terrace, VIP lounge and The Sky Box. Four meeting rooms each spanning up to 70sqm are available for meetings between 100 to 200 pax. Meetings made to order But its most unique feature is its duplex meetings enclave, The Studios, which has been designed as a standalone venue for executive meetings in a relaxed, homely setting. "The Studios is the !rst time the 'Club' concept of The 311-key luxury hotel makes a grand entrance in South Jakarta as a luxury enclave for meetings and events with a personal touch. to discuss common ideas," said Pathak. An interesting feature of the venue is its themed areas, such as a spirit room for intimate tastings, a wine room, and a show kitchen helmed by a team of international chefs, who can tailor menus according to dietary requirements. Luxury of space Guests can expect a spacious stay with room sizes spanning 46sqm to 272sqm. The rooms are !tted with digital room controls, USB ports for charging and a 55-inch Smart TV. Club room guests have access to Club InterContinental on the 25th "oor, which provides personalised concierge services and serves light bites and drinks. WORDS NAOMI NEOH FAST FACTS Total event size: 2,810 sqm Total event venues: 18 (17 venues and one Grand Ballroom) Contact: Sales. InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah Vineyard, one of The Studios' themed rooms, has a fine selection of new and old world wines. The Living Room is a homely space in the heart of The Studios, a duplex enclave for intimate, executive-level meetings. Editor's Pick meetings has been introduced in Jakarta," explained Anil Pathak, general manager of the property & regional general manager, Indonesia, IHG. "We want people to feel at home. It's about getting people into the same coterie

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