Medan is the provincial capital of North Sumatra and the third largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya. The province’s economy relies primarily on oil exports, making it one of the most prosperous business and commercial centers in Sumatra. As one of the three main gateways to Indonesia, Medan is easily accessible from major points in the country and beyond, with international airlines to Singapore and Malaysia as well as to many cities in Indonesia. Medan is also the gateway to the spectacular beauty of Lake Toba and the surf haven of the island of Nias. Flights to Aceh also transit Medan.
Going back to the old days, Medan was known as an important port during the Dutch colonial era. Many heritage buildings such as the city hall, post office, water tower (the icon of Medan), the Titi Gantung – a bridge above a railway, and the London Sumatera Building still maintain their original colonial Dutch architecture. Medan also offers various other attractions such as the palaces of Maimun and the Sultan of Deli, and Kampung Keling, the Sri Mariamman Temple, Medan’s Grand Mosque and many craft centers.
In recent years, Medan has been adding some 700 rooms hotels of five-star standard complete with large ballroom and a number of meeting venues. Despite as yet not having spacious exhibition halls, Medan can rely on JW Marriott Medan that boasts a ballroom with a total capacity of 1,200 persons and the Aryaduta with it ballroom of 1,000 capacity. The Grand Aston City Hall Hotel & Residences boost the meeting capacity of the city with a ballroom for 2,500 people and 8 meeting rooms with a total capacity for 1,500 participants.
Hotels with Meeting and Convention Facilities:
JW Marriott Medan
The JW Marriott Medan hotel is approximately 6 kilometers or a 15 minutes drive from the Polonia International Airport. This fully-furnished hotel offers panoramic views of the city’s breathtaking signature skyline and a high level of service and facilities. The Hotel has a Grand Ballroom with a total capacity for 1,200 persons along with 6 meeting rooms, 3 function rooms and a boardroom. The hotel also provides a business centre for secretarial activities.
The Aryaduta Hotel Medan
Positioned at the top of Grand Palladium Mall, The Aryaduta Hotel Medan with its 200 Deluxe rooms and Suites offers luxurious comfort and spectacular city view. The Ballroom of this hotel can host up to 1,000 guests with the addition of 7 other meeting rooms for smaller conventions. All meeting rooms are equipped with the latest multimedia and audio visual facilities fitted for every activity.
Address: Jl. Kapten Maulana Lubis No. 8 Medan 20112
Grand Aston City Hall Medan
A contemporary true Grand Hotel committed to the highest international standards with a wide range of facilities that include state of the art meeting rooms, spa suites, serviced apartments, various restaurants and lounges and Medan’ most complete thalassic Spa. As a convention hotel, Grand Aston City Hotel provides the best venue as its Grand Ballroom can host up to 2,500 persons. The hotel also offers 8 other meeting rooms with the total combined capacity of 1,500 persons.
Address: Jl. Balai Kota No. 1, Medan 20112
Grand Swis-Bel Hotel Medan
The Grand Swiss-Bel hotel Medan is the first multi-facility complex of its kind in the capital city of North Sumatra . Managed by Swiss-Bel Hotel International, this 5 star international business hotel in Medan is located adjacent to the Cambridge Condominiums and Shopping Mall. With one Ballroom and three other meeting rooms, this hotel can cater to various types of meetings and conferences.
Address: Jalan S. Parman 217 Medan 20152 Medan
Tiara Medan Hotel & Convention Center
Located strategically just 5 minutes from Polonia Airport, across the road from the Governor’s office, Tiara Medan Hotel and Convention came with a convention facility that can accommodate up to 1,500 participants. The fully air-conditioned convention center is an adjacent three storey building complex which has six meeting rooms and a non-pillared ballroom fitted with modern and up-to-date facilities catering for conventions, conferences, exhibitions, seminars and wedding dinners.
Jl. Cut Meutia Medan 20152 PO.BOX 1327 North Sumatra - INDONESIA
Phone: (061) 4574000
Fax. (061) 4510176,4516377
The four-star Santika Premiere Dyandra Hotel & Convention Medan, hosting the city’s largest convention center, is located only 10 minutes from the international airport, and a stone’s throw from the central business district, government buildings. With two exhibition halls, two ballrooms, and no less than eight meeting rooms, Hotel Santika Medan is the proud host of the city’s largest and best-equipped convention center, with a total capacity of up to 1200 people. Each function room is equipped with overhead projector, whiteboard, flipcharts and full connectivity. Hotel Santika Medan’s 324 luxuriously appointed rooms combine modern amenities with comfort and offers range from Deluxe, Executive or Premiere options. The two largest malls, Sun City Mall and Paladium Mall are also conveniently situated nearby. With easy access from all directions, ample parking space for up to 600 vehicles and other shopping outlets such as Gramedia Bookstore, Santika Premiere Dyandra Hotel and Convention Medan has all the ingredients for a most enjoyable stay.
Address: Jalan Kapten Maulana Lubis no. 7, Medan 20112 North Sumatra - Indonesia
Although Medan does not have a Grand Convention Center, the city does have venues for various events. Here are some references of venues, event organizers and event supports:
Griya Dome Convention Center
Komp. Griya Riatur Indah
Jl. T. Amir Hamzah No. 68, Medan
Telephone: +62 61 847 6469
Facsimile: +62 61 847 6468
Plaza Medan Fair
Jl. Gatot Subroto No. 30, Medan
Telephone: +62 61 414 1888
CV Procomm Organizer
Jl. Sei Rokan No. 89, Medan
Telephone: +62 61 415 5044, 451 8342
Facsimile : +62 61 456 1029
Anugerah Utama Agency
Jl. Beo Medan
Telephone: +62 812 609 6616
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Jalan Kapten Maulana Lubis no. 7, Medan 20112 North Sumatra - Indonesia
Phone: (62-61) 451 1999
Fax: (62-61) 452 1999