Destination Guide: Vijai Singh, General Manager, Intercontinental Fujairah Resort
Flanked by the Hajjar Mountains and the Al Aqah Beach, Intercontinental Fujairah Resort is a beautiful property in the UAE that offers world-class luxury and Arabian hospitality.
The hotel, with its exotic location in the serene emirate of Fujairah and the latest amenities, lends itself wonderfully to a lavish wedding celebration. To explore what makes it a wow destination for Indian weddings, we asked Vijai Singh, the General Manager of InterContiental Fujairah Resort, about what makes his hotel a fantastic choice for destination weddings.
Couples want to work with teams who have a deep understanding of their culture and requirements. What kind of facilities can Indian/NRI couples expect at InterContinental Fujairah Resort that make it a perfect choice for hosting Indian weddings?
“Our top-notch in-house event management team is consummate in adding that extra flair which every bridal party is looking for. Indian weddings come with a flurry of ceremonies and celebrations that are intricate and elaborate at the same time – be it a sangeet, mehndi, the pheras or baraat. We have identified alluring spaces and options that are designed to exceed expectations. We also offer a high degree of customization in terms of culinary selection.”
How many Indian weddings have taken place at the property so far?
“Being a new resort, it has been our pleasure and honor to have hosted over three Indian weddings at InterContinental Fujairah till date.”
Does the property have wedding planners and decorators on its panel who couples could work with? How open is the hotel about working with new or external teams that the couple may prefer?
“While our dedicated event teams harbour a roster of preferred partners we collaborate with, we are open to interface with organizers of the bridal party’s choice. After all, it is their special day.”
An Indian wedding includes several rituals that may not be possible to conduct at a lot of international venues (pheras with fire in indoor spaces, noisy baraat procession, etc). Are there any restrictions that couples need to keep in mind when hosting a wedding there?
“None at all! Our venues are conducive to hosting traditional rituals, with the option of a full resort buyout.”
Food is a very important aspect of Indian weddings, and many communities prefer vegetarian food. How comfortable are your chefs with preparing traditional vegetarian cuisine that will please the Indian palette?
“As the food is a high-priority necessity of wedding functions, we trust our understanding of complex Indian flavors and palettes to deliver a truly delectable culinary experience, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Our Executive Chef, F&B Director, Indrajit Saha brings with him an extensive repertoire and savoir-faire of classic Indian cuisine.”
What is the approximate budget that families should keep in mind when hosting a wedding at InterContinental Fujairah?
“As most of the services are personally curated in detail in line with a couples’ preference, we cater to all budgets and make it work as per every couple’s expectations and choices.”
When looking at destination options in the Middle East, a lot of couples pick Dubai. Can you tell us why they should also consider Fujairah?
“Being the only UAE Emirate on the gleaming coast of the Indian Ocean yields unique advantages to the Fujairah’s destination experience. From the crystal blue waters and a pristine private beach to the majestic Hajjar mountains, our resort supplies a spellbinding backdrop for creating countless memories.”
To book this venue for a Destination wedding contact Ms. Toni Munns / Ms. Larisa Uskar on +971 9 2099999 or email@example.com