A special staycation for special children, in collaboration with Maria Monique Lastwish Foundation, Marriott Business Councils Indonesia invites children with disabilities and special needs to enjoy a staycation. At MI, we are committed to building a strong sense of Community with colleagues, and find Purpose in the work we do by making a difference in society.
This special initiative takes place from December 20th, 2021-March 30th, 2022. Eigh Marriott Hotels in Jakarta will be taking part in this meaningful activity; The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan; The RitzCarlton Jakarta, Pacific Place; JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta; Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel; Four Points by Sheraton Jakarta; Thamrin, Aloft South Jakarta; The Mayflower, Jakarta – Marriott Executive Apartments and The Westin Jakarta will be providing the children and their parents or custodians with a 2 days one-night stay every month for the next 4 months.
Maria Monique Lastwish Foundation, founded by Natalia Tjahja, moves to take care of disabled children, children with needs and also the elderly with needs. The foundation has been established since December 22nd, 2006. Until this very moment, the organization continues to help the community. The regular programs cover to distribute wheelchairs, build Maria Monique Happy Rooms, Maria Monique Happy Fashion, Charity Songs for the World, Charity Movie for the World, Movie Boccia, Asia Cooking Journeys The Wishes Happy Homes.
“In our journey, the donation does not merely come from fundraising, but we trust that God intervene in every program we have both in Indonesia and all over the world, including this collaboration. It’s such an honor to collaborate with Marriott International by connecting with Marriott Business Councils Indonesia. Our last collaborations were in 2009 and 2011, then God reunite us again to help the children through our new program Maria Monique Happy Home. It seems like a great Christmas and New Year gifts from God to us. On behalf of the children, parents and anyone in our foundation, I send the biggest gratitude for the support to make our special children happy. A hotel staycation will be such a new, memorable and valuable experience for our children. Really appreciate it!” says Natalia Tjahja, Founder of Maria Monique Lastwish Foundation.
Arun Kumar, Chairman of the Indonesia Business Council, Managing Director of The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan and JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta says, “We have been holding the charity program and event for years. However, this opportunity is different. We are honored to be able to open up our hearts and hotels to these special children, and the opportunity to be able to get to know them better and welcome them to their one-day happy home. We hope that their stay experience can be one they look back on with fond memories.” “Children, welcome to our family and enjoy your stay!” said Arun further.
The symbolic kick-off will take place at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan and is marked by the handing over of a wheelchair from Maria Monique Lastwish Foundation as well as handing over of room keys from The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan to a representative of the childred. The opening will also be attended by Ibu Siti Ma’rifah, the first daughter of Vice President Indonesia Ma’ruh Amin, as the Honored Family of Maria Monique Lastwish Foundatio and Sidarto Danusubroto, Advisory Council to the President.