Happy New Year and welcome to our first Bali Dynasty Resort Newsletter of 2009!
All the Staff & Management of Bali Dynasty Resort would like to express our sincere thanks to all our guests for your support and patronage in 2008.
The celebrations continue as we greet Australia Day on the 26th January and the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Ox, on the same day. According to the predictions building relationships with friends and family take priority this coming year and a perfect time for all of us to widen our circle of friends and business colleagues.
We have shared with you some unforgettable events and experiences in 2008, including our new Lobby and Bar and our new SEN5ES Restaurant. We will begin the New Year by continuing to improve and upgrade all aspects of our resort with major new rooms improvements commencing in February. In addition to our new facilities we promise to offer you even more creative and unique activities and improvements in service, quality and hospitality.
We wish you all a Happy New Year and we look forward to sharing more memorable moments in the coming year of 2009!
SEN5ES - A New Experience
SEN5ES is the latest new facility of the Bali Dynasty resort. SEN5ES minimalist design portrays a fresh modern and clean look. Each morning our Chefs prepare food from the open kitchen design directly on to the hot buffet counter ensuring a fresher and a higher quality Breakfast.
Soon SEN5ES will be open each evening, with the show kitchen serving an eclectic mix of Euro-Asian specialties prepared before your very eyes.
Australia day - Gracies goes Down Under!
To celebrate Australia Day on the 26th January, Gracies says Gday mate as we stage an Aussie extravaganza at Gracie Kellys Irish Pub. From 7.00pm onwards and you can be sure it will be a big night out at Gracies. We will be serving up good old Aussie Tucker and dig into Aussie meat pies, Bangers and Mash and other Aussie favourites on the Gracies menu. Lets not forget our Australian day Quiz and great Live Music by our resident band, Gracies famous Rais Paddies band who will take to the stage to give you some foot stomping music Win some great prizes and donate some money to the Dynasty Charity effort in our special Two Up Competition. Dont miss a real Aussie night out.and no one throws a party quite like the Irish!!!
Valentines Party at Gracie Kellys
Believe it or not Valentines is the perfect time for couples or family to show each other their true love for each other. On February 14th we celebrate St. Valentines day in style with plenty of Love Bucket cocktails to choose from and our Chef will be preparing some Food of Love especially for the night. And Love songs of course, will be provided by our Rais Paddies Band. Join us for the most romantic night of the year, come along and bring your Valentine!
Chinese New Year at Golden Lotus
GONG XI FA CHAI We have a special Chinese New Year celebration at Golden Lotus Restaurant featuring Special Shows to celebrate the Year of the Ox. On Sunday, 25th January we present a Chinese Barong Sai show during dinner and on Monday, 26th January we present a Chinese Duo. Both shows begin at 7.30pm.
In conjunction with Chinese New Year, Golden Lotus is offering a Special YEE SANG Menu available from 7th January to the 7th February 2009. By Portion. Small Rp. 80,000 net, Medium Rp. 160,000 net, Large Rp. 240,000 net YEE SANG is a Chinese Salad made up of Thinly sliced Carrots, Shredded Yam, Pickles, white Sesame, Chopped Peanut, Mandarin Orange leaf, Spring Onion, Regular Onion, Sweet Potato, Chinese Spices, with Salmon fish fillet mixed with Golden Lotus Special Sauce The Chinese believe that if they eat Yee Sang during Chinese New Year that Life and Business will be prosperous and will warrant good luck. For those preferring a full Yee Sang Prosperity Set Menu we offer the HONG WAN SALMON YEE SANG SET MENU for Rp.208,000 net/person (Minimum 2 persons). The Menu features Braised Sharks Fin with Crab Meat & Scallop Soup, Stir-fried Beef Chinese Style, Stir-fried Chicken meat with Dry Chilli Sauce, Pan Fried Prawn with Szechuan Sauce Golden Lotus Special Fried Rice, Braised Vegetables with Oyster Sauce, Chilled Almond Beancurd with Fruit Cocktail Mandarin Orange. Book early to avoid dissapointment!
Theme Night Buffets at Tropical Caf
Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure at Tropical Cafs daily theme buffets. Tropical Caf offers Italian Pasta & Pizza on Mondays with the Kids fashion show, Tuesdays are Jimbaran Seafood Nights, its Wild West Wednesdays on Wednesday, Thursdays are Satay Nights, Friday is Malam Bali with Traditional Balinese dance and Authentic Balinese Buffet, Saturday features our Aussie BBQ and its Roast Night on Sundays.
Back to Bali Dynasty Party in Perth
Looking ahead to Saturday, February 7th 2009, we will once again be holding our Annual Back to Bali Dynasty Charity Dinner for 2009 at the Western Australian Italian Club at Fitzgerald Street in North Perth. We need your support more than ever this year, as this will be our 16th Back to Bali Dynasty party. As usual the money raised at the event is used to help the poor kids of Bali, so your attendance will be assisting the Charity effort the Bali Dynasty supports. Apart from a great nights entertainment, we have a sit down three course dinner and a fantastic Lucky Draw with over 100 different prizes such as Accommodation, tours, including a chance to win flights and holidays to Bali,, Raffle tickets will be on Sale on the Night. You can also expect to see some of your favourite Bali Dynasty Staff in attendance too, for full list of names CLICK HERE The dress code will be Smart / Casual.
Tickets are now available for sale at the Italian Club or if you are at the hotel, at Reception. DONT FORGET - THERE WILL BE NO SALE OF DOOR TICKETS ON THE NIGHT. Once again all the proceeds raised will be going to the Bali Dynasty Charity effort to educate the poor children of North Eastern Bali. Join us and support a great cause!
DINE OUT TO EDUCATE A CHILD at Golden Lotus Restaurant
From October 1st until December 31st 2008 we have been featuring our Dine out to Educate a Child Program in our Golden Lotus Restaurant. During the promotional period, 5% of Food revenue (excluding Dim Sum Sunday Buffets) was donated to our Charity effort and diners were encouraged to support the initiative through a dining card with which they could win a return trip to Kuala Lumpur for two people with Qatar Airways, with two nights accommodation at the ParkRoyal Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. The culmination of this promotion will be the Lucky Draw for those participating guests who have dined in Golden Lotus a number of times to qualify for the draw. The draw will be held on 22nd January when managers of Qatar Airways will attend to present their prize.
We will feature the winners name and photos in next months Newsletter.
February renovations update
February the 1st will see the commencement of our room renovation programme which will encompass the Family Pool View rooms, Family Garden View rooms, Superior Pool View rooms and around 45 superior rooms. In total 120 rooms will be entirely refurbished. The Superior Pool View rooms will be renamed the Deluxe Pool View and the refurbished superior rooms will become Deluxe Rooms
For more detailed information on our renovations then please check out this LINK
Bali Dynasty Resort Beach Club
Commencing the first week of January we are introducing an exciting new addition to our facilities in the way of a Beach Club. Located at the beach front, you will find sun beds and umbrellas and a quiet spot for spending a lazy day in the sun with the sound of distant waves crashing.
The Beach Club will be open daily from 9am to 6pm. We are also planning some new beach sports activities for the more energetic of you. The new facility is for the exclusive use of hotel guests only.
Manik Beauty Salon at Bali Dynasty Resort
Manik Salon is the only Australian owned and run Salon in Bali. Their two salons, one located in the heart of Jl. Legian and the other at the Bali Dynasty Resort. Manik promises to provide you with the same quality of Service and Standards as in Australia. With three professional staff members from Australia Maniks Services include 100% Human hair Extensions, Permanent Beauty Cosmetic Tattooing, Highlighting, using only Goldwell Hair Products, Acrylic and Gel Nails, Facials, Waxing, Manicure and Pedicure and Eyelash tinting and Extensions. Manik also offer Bridal and Wedding Packages. Manik Salon Western Service at Bali Prices. Contact Extension 8736 when at the hotel.
Tour of the Month Waterbom Park
Located on Jalan Kartika Plaza, a five minute walk from Bali Dynasty, youll find exciting water slides that slice through 3.8 hectares of landscaped tropical parks providing hours of fun and entertainment for the young and young at heart with thrilling activities on land and in water. The world-class slides and rides are built and maintained to strict international safety standards. An advanced salt chlorination technique is soft on the environment and on your skin. They also provide a roving photographer to capture your fun on film. For relaxation, you can drift leisurely in a tube raft or go for a tranquil dip in inviting blue pools, or a soothing massage or spa treatment is the ultimate way to unwind. Set your own pace for a day of fun in the sun or relaxation in the shade; and perfect for the whole family. Theres a choice of dining outlets and a swim-up bar for tropical drinks. Open from 9am - 6pm, same day re-entry is available. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The Bali Dynasty Resort offers preferential discounts through the Guest Activity Centre for entry to Waterbom Park and Spa.
Full Moon Ceremony in Bali
You may have noticed that on the first week of any month there are colorful ceremonies all around Bali marking the appearance of the full moon. Many of the temple festivals in the mountain villages are on purnama (the full moon). The ceremonies follow the Balinese Lunar calendar or Saka Calendar that operates to determine particular events in the lives of the Balinese, especially for the farmers in the rural areas of Bali. This calendar is determined by the phases of the moon, the most important days being purnama (full moon) & tilem (new moon). Nyepi (Balinese New Year) is also determined using this calendar, the eve of Nyepi falling on the night of the new moon whenever it occurs around March/April each year. Whether you chose to go to a festival or just want to watch the glow on the water, there is nothing like a full moon in Bali.
Our Star Performers
Our Employee of the Month (Front of the House) has been awarded to Made Sadar of the Front Office department. Sadar often meets and greets our guests at the airport, so is the first smiling face of Bali Dynasty Resort that our guests see. Made is happily married with two children and enjoys playing football with them.
The Employee of the Month (Heart of the House) is Wayan Budiarsa or more commonly known as Budi. He is a quiet person at the office, but during parties and special events he is normally the first one to get up on stage. Budi is married with two children.
Its been two months since he last won the Guest Nomination award, but now hes back with a vengeance, its Froggy from the Recreation Department ! Everyones favourite at the pool, our resident MC for the pool activities and Manchester Uniteds biggest fan.
Congratulations to Froggy, Budi and Sadar, our star employees for this month!
What the Guests say!
Thank you, this was our 1st trip to Bali & we are already planning our next. Beautiful people, fantastic place to stay. Our children had a wonderful stay. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Mr. & Mrs. H, Australia
I cant wait for my next visit as this is the only hotel I would consider for my family and I. In future trips, if Bali Dynasty is unavailable, I would not come to Bali. We love this hotel so much. We have recommended to lots of people from Perth. We were extremely happy with the New Studio rooms with 5 people in my family, this room was perfect. What a lovely room. Mr. T, Australia
What lovely men that cleaned our room daily. After coming home to our lovely clean room it was so nice to enter a clean, tidy & very cool temp. room. Thanks to all the cleaning staff. Gracie Kellys music was excellent, the food & staff simply awesome, the staff at the pool area was awesome. Lovely people always ready to smile, help and amuse the children. Our first time in Bali so we didnt know what it was like, however your wonderful caring staff made us feel so at ease, they are a credit to the hotel. From now on we will always stay here. We loved it. Mr. & Mrs. M, Australia
We were extremely happy with every aspect of our stay. When your staff smile they made us smile each day. Very nice people, especially at the DLounge the 3 nice girls Sri, Wiwik and Putu. Mrs. J, Australia
We had a fantastic stay here, all the staff have been excellent, we will be back for our 4th stay, we are thinking of getting married here. Thanks for a great 10 days. Ms. C, Australia
The staff at the Spa Villa excelled themselves with their kindness. Their work ethic was at a very high professional level. They should be congratulated on providing such a high quality service. The pool staff tried very hard to maintain pool beds to ensure they were being correctly utilised. They also provided excellent interaction with the various activities they held. Well done and keep up the great work. Mrs. H, Australia