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February 24, 2024

Conrad Pune launches the Wedding Studio services

Schenelle Dsouza 
Planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things, especially when you don’t have much help. Pinking a venue, invites, outfits, and jewellery, can be unimaginably tedious and confusing for both, the bride and groom. But what if you had a fairy godmother to help you?
Well not a fairy godmother, but Conrad Pune’s newly launched Wedding Studio might just be your new best friend!
Conrad Pune Wedding Studio
Conrad Pune Wedding Studio
Conrad Pune is the flagship luxury hotel for Hilton Worldwide in India. Earlier this month, the hotel launched its much-awaited Wedding Studio, a one-stop shop for all things wedding! The ultimate venue for couples seeking wedding expertise, the Wedding Studio at Conrad Pune is a luxurious space that combines AI technology and a team of industry leaders including jewellers, designers and florists to help couples pick out every detail for their wedding.
Conrad Pune
Photo Courtesy: Conrad Pune
As the driving force behind this remarkable undertaking, Abhishek Sahai, General Manager- Conrad Pune, eloquently expressed, “The Wedding Studio represents an assemblage of the most talented and esteemed professionals in the wedding industry who possess an intimate understanding of the cultural significance and intricate details that characterize Indian weddings,” Abhishek Sahai, General Manager, Conrad Pune shared in a press statement. “Our commitment to innovation is what sets us apart and we take pride in offering state-of-the-art AI technology that has enabled us to revolutionize the wedding planning experience for our guests.”
AI Wedding planner 
One of the standout features of the Wedding Studio is an industry-first, 360-degree virtual experience powered by artificial intelligence, allowing modern couples to visualize their dream wedding and create a personalised experience unique to their preferences with impeccable attention to detail. From over 1000 options to choose from, couples can get a firsthand experience of different decors, themes and arrangements to truly get a feel of what their wedding day would look like.
Conrad Pune
Photo Courtesy: Conrad Pune
The Wedding Studio also offers an exclusive space for designers and brands to showcase their latest collections. With MB Ashtekar Jewellers as the exclusive jewellery partner, couples can expect an exceptional range of exquisite jewellery pieces to choose from. The designer attic features mannequins adorned with stunning bridal collections by Shruti Mangaaysh. This full-fledged fashion boutique tailored for wedding wear and accessories is designed to cater to every bride and groom’s dream of looking and feeling their best on their special day. The lounge-like ambience of the studio offers a relaxing experience, equipped with an adjoining meeting room, LED TV, high-end cutlery, and linen racks.
Conrad Pune Wedding Studio
Conrad Pune Wedding Studio
A luxury staycation
Prior to the launch of the Wedding Studio, Conrad Pune reached out offering me a personalised staycation experience. Upon my arrival at the hotel, I was greeted by the staff, one of whom came ahead with a pooja thali. Another staff member accompanied me to my room, giving me a tour of my very luxurious suite.
Conrad Pune
Photo Courtesy: Conrad Pune
Lavish, cosy and comfortable, my room included a living/sitting area with a very cosy couch and a television. A guest bathroom was located right near the main door, while the master bathroom sat in the bedroom next door. I say next door because there was an actual door separating the living room and the bedroom giving you more privacy in case you’re travelling with one or more people. Both the living room and bedroom had large floor-to-ceiling windows, and given that Conrad sits right in the middle of the city, I had some really great views from my window.
Conrad Pune
Photo Courtesy: Conrad Pune
Fine dining at its best 
For meals, guests can choose from a variety of restaurants, Coriander Kitchen which serves Indian, Asian and Mediterranean, Koji which serves Japanese, Chinese and Thai, Masu, Zeera serving North Indian, Pune Sugar Box which is a Cafe and Kabana a poolside restaurant.
Conrad Pune
Photo Courtesy: Conrad Pune
My meals were arranged at Coriander Kitchen and let me tell you I wasn’t disappointed. The buffet-style menu at Coriander gives guests a variety of delicacies to choose from. For lunch,  I enjoyed some savoury appetizers like grilled prawns, malai tikka, seekh kebab, and a slice of fresh pepperoni pizza. For my main course, I went with a plate of chicken fettuccini with mushroom and garlic bread from the live pasta station. Desserts at Coriander Kitchen are like a round of Sophie’s Choice, each dessert seemingly better than the other! While it was an exceedingly difficult choice, I wanted to go for fruitier options given the humid weather and ended up choosing a dulcey raspberry petit, a milk chocolate and blueberry petit, and a white chocolate mix berry petit. The first one was a clear winner.
Conrad Pune
Photo Courtesy: Conrad Pune
My evening was spent walking around Conrad’s new Wedding Studio, followed by an official launch with the infamous Seema Taparia from the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking.
Restorative wellness 
A spa treatment is a definite must for any holiday experience. I personally was really looking forward to my spa appointment at Conrad. I headed out for my spa appointment immediately after breakfast at Coriander Kitchen. Walking in through the automated doors, I instantly noticed the mellow music and the fragrant essential oils that complemented the soft wood and marble interiors, telling me I was in the right place.
Conrad Pune
Photo Courtesy: Conrad Pune
After filling out an extensive questionnaire regarding my physical health, the spa therapist told me I would be receiving the lymphatic drainage massage. The main focus of the treatment would be to encourage the movement of lymph fluids around the body using gentle massage movements. This process would not only help loosen up knots and stress points in the body by would also help the fluid in the lymphatic system to remove waste and toxins from the body. Mine was a 45-minute long massage after which I felt both relaxed and drowsy. The latter was an expected effect of the spa treatment, as dictated by the therapist. She then gave me a few tips on how to go about the next few days in order to maximise the benefits of the spa treatment.
Conrad Pune
Photo Courtesy: Conrad Pune
My overall experience at the Conrad was a rather delightful one albeit a short one. While escaping from one city to another might not seem like an ideal getaway, a staycation at the Conrad Pune is one of the best ways to indulge, relax and unwind when in Pune.
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Schenelle Dsouza

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