Thousands of guests are making their way to Yogyakarta
for Sultan Hamengkubuwono’s daughter’s wedding, slated for Oct. 21-23, much to the delight of hoteliers.
in first ring around Jl. Malioboro, the closest to the sultan’s palace,
are fully booked until Oct. 23,” said Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association
(PHRI) Yogyakarta chapter head Istijab on Saturday.
The occupancy rate at
hotels located in the ring 2 area is 80 percent, while the occupancy rate of
hotels in the ring 3 area or further afield is around 70 percent.
normal occupancy rate is around 50 percent,” Istijab explained.
Hoteliers have joined forces with local state-owned TV
station TVRI as well as local radio stations to offer guests the opportunity to
send wishes to the royal couple.
wedding committee head KRT Yudho Hadiningrat said that 2,250 invitations – 750
for the actual wedding at the palace and 1,500 for the reception, which will be
at the Kepatihan gubernatorial office complex – had been sent to guests.
Susilo Bambang Yuhoyono and Vice President Boediono are scheduled to attend the
reception, which will be held on Tuesday.
Hamengkubuwono’s daughter, Gusti Ratu Ajeng Nur Abra
Juwita, commonly known as Hayu will marry Angger Pribadi Nugroho,
who, given his impending married to Hayu, has been accorded the name Notonegoro.
The couple met at school in the US. (dic)