Conventions in Historic Bandung
Completely surrounded by mountains, Bandung, capital of the province of West Java, has a relatively cool and pleasant climate. Combined with splendid scenery, this attracted the rich Dutch colonial planters to make this city their retreat from the hot tropical weather along the coast. In its heydays the city was known as “Parijs van Java” or Paris of Java, where until today its many tropical art-deco buildings attest of its importance. Bandung made world history by hosting the first Asian-African Conference in 1955 which brought together for the first time ever, the newly independent nations in Asia and Africa. The Conference successfully produced the Dasasila Bandung or the Bandung Charter that laid the foundation for the Non-Aligned movement and international cooperation among the Asian and African nations. The Asian-African Conference, held at the “Gedung Merdeka”, established Bandung as the first city in Indonesia to have hosted an international convention.
Surrounded by lush green mountains, Bandung today is Indonesia’s center for learning and creativity. The city has several well known universities and centers of learning. Bandung has also gained a reputation as a shopping heaven, especially for textiles and clothing, shoes and footwear, trinkets and other accessories. The city is also popular for its diverse and unique cuisine and snacks.
With the construction of the Cipularang toll road, which shortens the distance from Bandung to Jakarta, a comfortable two-hour journey, this has made Bandung a perfect destination for meetings and conventions. Moreover, its Hussein Sastranegara Airport serves as a major gateway for flights from cities in Indonesia including: Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Yogyakarta and Bali. The airport also serves direct international flights from and to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Bandung has perfect venues to fit any occasion, ranging from concerts and gigs, exhibitions, and many types of conferences. Bandung also has many hotels complete with facilities to support MICE events. With a wide selection of venues and hotels, and combined with the cool climate and beautiful scenery, Bandung is the perfect destination for hosting Meetings, Conventions and Exhibitions.
Bandung Convention Centre. Bandung Convention Centre (BCC) was established in 2010 to develop Bandung as a premier destination for MICE activities in Indonesia. Located in, Jalan Soekarno Hatta, BCC is lies on a highly strategic area of Bandung with easy access to highway toll road (3 mins drive from Moh. Toha Toll Gate, 6 minutes from Kopo Toll gate, 10 minutes from Pasir Koja toll gate) and main transportation hub of Leuwipanjang. With state-of-the-art facilities and attentive professional staffs, Bandung Convention Centre offers a one stop services for various conventions and other events.
Jalan Soekarno Hatta 354 Bandung 40235 Indonesia
The Sasana Budaya Ganesha (Sabuga) Convention Hall. This 22,000 square meters building, constructed in 1997, was first used chiefly for graduation and academic activities of the famous Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). However, it was designed for multipurpose events such as for art performances, musical concerts, conferences and exhibitions. Sabuga has a total of six meeting rooms complete with all the necessary equipment and multimedia support. The venue is known for its good acoustics, perfect for concerts. The main auditorium can host as many as 2,500 persons.
Taman Sari Street No.73, Bandung
The Venue Concert Hall. As simple as the name suggests, this multi-function venue, located within the Eldorado Sport and family club north of Bandung, is known as the best place in the city to hold concerts. Opened in 2007, The Venue Concert Hall came complete with acoustic and equipment. The main hall can accommodate as many as 3,500 people and comes complete with an outdoor pre-function area. Apart for concerts, the Venue also boasts a Ballroom for 600 persons that can be also used for seminars or gatherings. For outdoor events, the Venue offers the Pinus Garden offering a total capacity for 400 persons.
Dr. Setiabudhi Street No.438, Eldorado, Bandung
HOTELS with CONVENTION FACILITIES
The Trans Luxury Hotel. Integrated along with the Trans Studio indoor theme Park, and Trans Studio Mall, The Trans Luxury Hotel offers some of the best facilities and services for MICE activities in Bandung. The hotel boasts the Trans Convention Center which is claimed to be the largest premium meeting, conference and exhibition venue in Bandung which can accommodate up to 6,000 persons as well as o‑ffering its guests the ideal place in which to turn their wildest ideas into reality.
Jl. Gatot Subroto 289, Bandung
Mercure Bandung Setiabudi Hotel. This is a brand new hotel with 205 modern-designed rooms. It has a Grand Ballroom that can take 1,700 guests for receptions or 1,250 guests theatre style. The Ballroom can be divided into three sections each able to seat 240 participants classroom style or 200 at round tables. There are also 6 rooms for breakout sessions. The convention facility is equipped with high-speed Wifi, video and state of the art sound system.
Savoy Homann Bidakara Hotel. The new look of Savoy Homann Bidakara Hotel with a unique combination of style, elegance and tropical deco combined with today’s luxury standards and facilities provide the comfort and aesthetics the discerning traveler’s demand even today. The grand ballroom can seat up to 1000 of your guest, and is perfect for a wedding reception, exhibition, conference, corporate meetings or order special event. There are also over 10 other meeting rooms to accommodate a wide range of activities.
Jalan Asia Afrika No. 112, Bandung
Grand Royal Panghegar Hotel & Convention. Nestled in the perfect location on Merdeka Street in the centre of Bandung’s Business District, the hotel provides the easiest access to some of the important landmarks of the city. The hotel has 450 comfortable guest rooms and suites which are appointed in timeless Art Deco architectural design and sumptuous bedding. There are 17 distinct meeting rooms, which combined with the Amartapura Grand Ballroom can accommodate groups ranging from 10 to 1000.
Jl. Merdeka No.2, Bandung
Hilton Bandung. The Hilton Bandung hotel is just 10 minutes from Bandung International airport and a two hour drive from Jakarta. All spacious rooms feature LCD TVs and WiFi. For meeting, conference, celebration, or various events, there are 10 adaptable meeting rooms including one of the largest ballrooms in Bandung at 11,129 sq. ft.
HOS Tjokroaminoto No. 41-43, Bandung
Harris Hotel and Conventions. Harris Hotel and Conventions situated pleasantly only 5 minutes from the Jakarta – Bandung Toll Exit Pasir Koja, 20 minutes from Hussein Sastra Negara airport and 30 minutes from Bandung’s Central train Station. The Hotel is also connected to the Festival City Link Mall, which offers a huge variation of entertainment, shopping, and culinary options. Its Convention Hall can accommodate 4000 persons and is equipped with the latest audio-video facilities and internet connections.
Jl. Peta 241, Kopo, Bandung – Indonesia 40323
Horison Bandung Hotel. Roughly 30 minutes drive from the Hussein Sastranegara Airport, this hotel is situated in the southern part of Bandung. As a Convention hotel, the Horison Bandung boasts the Krakatau Convention Hall that can accommodate 3000 persons and when connected to the outdoor area around the swimming pool it can host up to 4000 persons for receptions. It also has 25 meeting rooms with a total capacity for 500 persons. All the meeting rooms, guest rooms and public areas are facilitated with wireless internet connection of 3.2 Mbps speed.
Jl. Pelajar Pejuang 45 no. 121. Bandung 40264, West Java
Hyatt Bandung Hotel. The Hyatt Regency Bandung is an ideal business address for travelers and corporate meetings alike. With accommodations and it has an excellent location to host corporate events. The hotel is just a 20-minute-drive from the airport and a 10-minute drive down to the railway station. Located on the lobby level, its ballroom can accommodate 840 persons in theatre-style and 450 persons in classroom-style. The hotel also features 5 meeting and banqueting rooms accommodating from between 16 to 40 persons. Located on the hotel’s mezzanine level, all five rooms are suitable for business events.
Jalan Sumatra no. 51, P.O. Box 1431, Bandung, Indonesia 40014
Aston Primera Pasteur Hotel and Conference Center. The Aston Primera Pasteur Hotel and Conference Center is located precisely next to the Pasteur toll gate, which is the main overland access to Bandung from Jakarta. This four star hotel has 204 rooms, six meeting rooms and two boardrooms. Its Ballroom is one of largest in Bandung and can accommodate up to 1,500 people for receptions. Each meeting room has international standard conference facilities, including teleconference and video call system.
Jl. Dr. Djunjunan 96, Pasteur, Bandung – West Java
Grand Aquila Hotel. Set at a mere five hundred meters drive from Bandung’s toll gate, ten minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the train station, the Grand Aquila Hotel is one of the preferred hotels for MICE activities in Bandung. It offers 16 meeting rooms, with the largest capacity available for 900 persons. The swimming pool area can also be converted for functions, parties or receptions.
Jl. Dr. Djundjunan 116 Bandung 40173, West Java
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