TAKE A REFRESHING DIP IN THE BUTTERFLY-SHAPED SWIMMING POOL OR INDULGE IN A TRADITIONAL MASSAGE AT THE HOTEL’S SPA, SHANGRI-LA SPECIALIZES IN HELPING YOU TO RELAX AND UNWIND BEFORE THE BIG DAY.
Imagine the busy sounds of the city fading away as you’re chauffeured into the driveway of the Shangri-La. The warm reception is soothing to the senses as you make your way to your luxurious suite. The eclectic mix of contemporary Indonesian interiors and traditional Javanese batik gives the room an inviting glow. Your window reveals the sweeping spectacle of Jakarta’s impressive skyline and a winding river. Strategically located in the center of Jakarta’s Sudirman business district, Shangri-La is an oasis amidst the city’s bustling energy. Your wedding is only a day away, but you feel no stress at all. Shall it be a refreshing dip in the butterfly-shaped swimming pool or traditional massage at the hotel’s spa?
Shangri-La Hotel is one of Jakarta’s most sought-after venues for the grandest weddings in the city. Renowned for custom events, the bride and groom are free to personalize their nuptial experience by concept and theme as well as number of guests invited by each family. Shangri-La’s pillar-free Grand Ballroom is perfect for over the top receptions and can accommodate up to 3,000 guests. With an area of 1,785 square meters, you’ll be mesmerized by the ballroom’s soaring ceilings and glamorous crystal chandeliers.
For more intimate celebrations, Shangri-La offers many indoor and outdoor venues including the Cheerful Room, a stylish, poolside venue that exudes style and elegance. With a capacity for up to 500 guests, this casually sophisticated spot showcases the resort’s tropical landscape and provides a private access to one of the hotel’s buildings.
For a romantic, oriental-themed evening, the Lotus Ballroom is an ideal setting. Designed with Chinese ornaments, the Lotus Ballroom is attached to Shangri-La’s signature restaurant, Shang Palace. Invite up to 200 guests to enjoy the irresistible flavors offered by Shang Palace’s traditional Cantonese cuisine. Executive Chef Benson Fok’s dedication and style has taken him to several countries around Asia, including Singapore, the Philippines and now Indonesia. He believes in creating authentic Chinese delicacies by combining the freshest ingredients and cooking techniques to retain the flavors, scents and textures, all to the delight of your wedding guests.
Spoil yourself and your guests in one of Shangri-La’s luxurious accommodations. Comprising 661 exclusively appointed guest rooms and suites; your friends and family will feel like royalty among spacious interiors, plush duvet and signature bath amenities. With a hint of authentic Indonesian décor, Shangri-La’s Executive Rooms provide breathtaking views of the hotel’s lush landscaped gardens and swimming pool area by day and Jakarta’s stunning skyline scenery once the sun sets. Slip into a heavenly bathrobe, prepare a cup of tea and take a minute to take it all in.
For guests who may need a little more elbow room, the hotel’s Two-Bay Suites are best described as effortless elegance. With a limited offering of only three of these layouts within the hotel, each suite consists of a well appointed living and entertaining area with extra space to spread out. Enjoy calming, light cream interior hues, Aigner bath products, signature bed linens, a hypoallergenic pillow menu and access to the Horizon Club. Offering personalized service and exclusive privileges, the Horizon Club is an exceptional retreat where guests experience VIP check in and check out, access to Jakarta’s largest private business lounge, social events including afternoon tea and evening cocktails, as well as a healthy basket of fruit delivered personally to your room daily.
For the bride and groom and your respective families, the crème de la crème of luxurious living awaits your arrival. Shangri-La offers two Presidential Suites, known throughout the city as the most impressive accommodations in Jakarta. Located on two towering levels, the hotel’s highest, these suites are designed for guests who don’t settle for second best. You can expect the highest levels of elegance, sophistication and luxury – including Shangri-La’s world renowned service – the second you set foot into one of these suites. Featuring a chic, little kitchen in case a midnight snack is in order as well as marble en suites and a state-of-the-art home theater entertainment system, Presidential Suites offer the best of a home away from home experience.
Once settled in your private oasis of luxury, it might be time to think of the glorious pre-wedding evening meal ahead. For a relaxed and enchanting evening together, enjoy light and healthy Japanese cuisine at Nishimura, where Chef Kamikawa Shinji’s concept is to serve traditional Japanese cuisine in its authenticity. Inspired by a character from a book, young Kamikawa Shinji soon learned that culinary art was his calling in life. He started his journey to become a chef at a very young age, refining his talents at Japan’s prestigious hotels and restaurants. Prepared with a combination of fresh ingredients and traditional Japanese cooking styles, enjoy the casually chic ambience in one of the private dining rooms, as natural stone pathways, the tranquil sound of running water and bamboo accents invite you to take a deep breath and enjoy the loved ones around you.
To add a little spice to the end of the evening, step into Jakarta’s famed New York-style bar. With exposed brick and wood paneling, as well as nightly live entertainment, the fun doesn’t stop until the wee hours. If a little fresh air sounds inviting, the resort’s Pool Bar is a restful place to lounge, chat and enjoy the cool, evening ambience. For an after dinner coffee or tea, the Lobby Lounge is an elegant setting where guests go to see and be seen.
In the morning, take advantage of the most luxurious spa and workout facilities in the city. Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta’s Health Club and Spa is the place to go to get toned and energized before a full day of social activity. With the latest high-tech exercise equipment available, a multi-purpose workout studio, outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens, de-stressing is certainly on the menu. To beautify after an intense tennis match, pamper yourself in one of the posh spa treatment rooms, where rejuvenating treatments will soothe and revitalize before you say ‘I do.’