KAGUM Time is a yearly event from KAGUM Hotels designed to appreciate people who have contributed positively to our company, because we recognize that without their help we will not be able to maintain, develop, and increase our rapidly growing hospitality business.
For the 2014 version, the event was conducted early in the year, specifically starting on January 28th to February 2nd, 2014, with a participants numbering up to around 130 people. The agenda, as per the usual, is to entertain our guests, showcasing various Hotels under our company to them, and to have a good time with people very important to the overall business of our company.
After the guests pick up on the 1st day, the show began with a lunch event on Banana Inn Hotel & Spa, our 4 stars Hotel on Setiabudhi area, which also the time where guests were introduced and familiarized with many of Banana Inn’s quality facilities. During the night, Gino Feruci Kebonjati became the host of the very fun Pajamas Party, where–as clearly indicated by the name–all the guests wore pajamas and enjoying a good evening together accompanied by good food and fantastic atmosphere all around.
Gino Feruci Braga also took part in the festivities, and since the KAGUM TIME this year coincided with Braga Culinary Night, the Hotel took the liberties of creating a temporary dining booth/venue located right at the outside of the Hotel’s lobby to entertain the guests of KAGUM TIME. It was a really fun night filled with many happy faces! Of course, Gino Feruci Braga also took the opportunity to introduce its various rooms and facilities to the participants of the event.
On the last day of KAGUM TIME, guests participated in a fun outbond program in Secapa Ade Hegarmanah. Look forward for the next KAGUM TIME in 2015!
To announce the proud occasion of Zodiak @ Seminyak Bali becoming a part of Zodiak Hotels and the larger KAGUM Hotels family and that it is going to be opened on March 2014, our team committed media visit to various media partners and friends in Jakarta and Surabaya.
In Jakarta, we visited President Pos, a media group housing Indonesia Industry magazine and The President Post, a bi-weekly newspaper. We also visit DestinAsian Media Group, which feature 5 premier lifestyle and leisure magazines in its publishing (Destin Asian, Destin Asian Indonesia, DA MAN, Prestige Indonesia, and JOY. MRA Media Group, the publisher for FOR HIM Magazine (FHM), Fitness for Men, and Esquire.
Press Conference and Media Lunch announcing the same news was also held at Zodiak @ MT Haryono Jakarta on Friday, February 14th 2014, and it was attended by 30 media friends from magazines, newspaper and online media.
A similar series of events was also launched around the week before in Surabaya, beginning with the Press Conference and Media Lunch held in Best Zodiak @ Kedungsari Surabaya, on Tuesday, February 4th 2014. It too, was attended by 30 of our media friends coming from online media, newspaper, and local television. We visited Jawa Pos afterwards, and the next day went to visit our colleagues at Harian Surya.
KAGUM Hotels thank all of our media partners and friends for their warm welcome to our Media Visit programs!
On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, Best Zodiak @ Kedungsari Surabaya held a Press Conference and Media Lunch to announce the Charity Program that the management and staff of the Hotel will commit as part of KAGUM Social Responsibility (KSR) programs to give back to the community. This pre-event was attended by around 30 of our media partners and friends from online media, newspaper, and local television.
The charity event itself thankfully could be done smoothly with no problems, with successful delivery of provisional aids from the team of Best Zodiak @ Kedungsari Surabaya to Mentari Orphanage, a place that houses approximately 42 less-fortunate children under its care. The provisional aid contained basic food necessities (sembako), stationeries, goodie bags, lunch boxes, and more.
In other news, Best Zodiak @ Kedungsari Surabaya also participated in and launched various programs to increase public awareness of its brand and Hotel. The first among these was Blogger Dinner Gathering, which was attended by various local bloggers and beyond. Live Tweet competition was held during the event, as well as blog competition with “Zodiak” tagline. The following are some of the entries for the blog competition (click on the pictures for links):
Best Zodiak @ Kedungsari also took part on Haryono Table Top event in Surabaya, held on February 6th 2014. It was an event attended by a total of 90 buyers and more than 130 personas from various Travel Agents, and served as a great venue for the Hotel to increase its exposure for more business in the future. It was also a very fantastic opportunity for the Hotel to create business opportunities with various partners and clients!
Additionally, Best Zodiak @ Kedungsari Surabaya also invited 22 cheerful and lovely kids ranging from playgroup to kindergarten age from Growing Years Surabaya along with friends from Surabaya media as a part of its Kids Community program, and to introduce its range of Kid Birthday Packages. Amongst the activities done during the event were room showings, various games, and Pancake decoration contest; for the winners of the decoration contest, our team gave complimentary room vouchers, goodie bags, and souvenirs!
Other events from the Hotel include Corporate Dinner Gathering, an open house program designed to inform corporate company clients about the facilities and services available in Best Zodiak @ Kedungsari Surabaya. Programs included within the event were live social media program, dinner, and various entertainments.
Look forward for more exciting programs from Best Zodiak @ Kedungsari Surabaya and KAGUM Hotels in the future!
As a response to the eruption of Mount Sinabung that happened around early this month—a devastating natural disaster that has caused irreversible loss to many, KAGUM Hotels and Grand Serela Hotel & Convention Medan launched charity programs to help provide relief to the evacuees still staying at emergency shelters around the disaster area.
Beginning in the morning of February 9th, 2014, this charity program in the end managed to deliver not just money (amounting up to nearly 12 million Rupiah), but also fundamental necessities such as consumable items (such as rice, eggs, noodles, milk, sugar, salt, tea, cereal, and more), clothing (for old, young, and adults), important living amenities (such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes), and other forms of aids.
The program visited two shelters, the first being Posko Tongkoh, with refugees mostly coming from the village of Rimau Kayu. The second shelter was Posko Lau Gumba, with refugees mainly coming from the village of Payung. All of the aids were delivered directly by teams from KAGUM Hotels and Grand Serela Hotel & Convention Medan, and we hope that, despite everything that has happened, our aid can help give all the evacuees and refugees a better footing to stand on and return to a better condition.
As a form of our responsibility to the public around us, which is channeled through KAGUM Social Responsibility (KSR) programs, on January 28th KAGUM Hotels launched an aid program towards the victims of the flood disaster on Dusun Pusaka Negara, an area located approximately located 5 km away from Pamanukan Subang. This program was done in cooperation with Perhimpunan Hotel & Restoran Indonesia (Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association) Bandung.
Various aids were given to help the victims through the flood and post-flood period, including wearable clothes for adults and children, blankets, sleeping sheets, and various medicines to help those who were stricken by diseases during the disaster. Aids in from of food and beverages such as instant noodles, coffee, milk, and rice were also given, including various silverware and dining equipment, as well as bathing amenities..KAGUM Hotels also provided aid for children and toddlers, such as diapers and various other items. KAGUM Hotels also provided aid in form of school amenities intended for children.
The amount of victims affected by the flood amounted to more than 1.200 people, and the people of Dusun Pusaka Negara still require considerable amount of help from those who are willing and capable. We hope that our KSR program can alleviate their concerns even if it just for a little bit, and can help inspire others to provide the victims with the help they deserve.