June will certainly be a month a change for the resort as we welcome the addition of our newly renovated rooms bringing the resort to another stage in our modernisation programme.? All the new rooms are completely refitted throughout and?the feedback we have already received from guests who have seen and stayed in?the rooms have been very positive indeed.
In this issue we also share news of our latest Theme Night Dinners, our new sports channels at Gracies,?the latest Flight news and some info of the upcoming Bali Arts Festival.
This month we also give you some interesting facts you perhaps didn't know about the Bali Dynasty Resort and all the other happenings from in and around the resort.
As always, we look forward to welcoming you to the 'new look' Bali Dynasty Resort!
Themed Night Dinners
Mondays - Italian Pasta Pizza Night at Tropical Cafe Pasta dishes and rich authentic Sauces and Pizza too! Also watch the Kids Fashion show at 7.30pm Rp.130,000 net Tuesdays - SEN5ES Dine Around at SEN5ES Restaurant A Special on Tuesday Nights only, you can enjoy Appetizer, main and Dessert for One fixed price. The choice is yours! Kids dine from the Kids Menu. Rp.140,000 net.
Wednesdays - Wild West Wednesday at Tropical Cafe Ribs, Burgers, Chicken Wings and Sausage Sizzle. Rp.130,000net Thursdays - Satay Night at Tropical Cafe Char grilled Chicken, Beef & Pork Skewers. Rp.130,000 net. FridaysGolden Lotus Special Set Menu An opportunity for you to savour the flavours of Balis best Chinese Restaurant, the Set Menus enable you to experience a selection of dishes at very low prices. Rp. 150,000 net. Saturdays - Aussie BBQ at Tropical Cafe Juicy Australian Steaks, Chicken and Beef Sausages. Rp.130,000 net Sundays - Roast Night at Tropical Cafe Traditional Roast Beef Dinner, with Pork, Vegetables & Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy. Rp.130,000 net. Dont forget our Extra Family Value! Up to 2 kids 12 years and under EAT FREE from the Theme Night Dinners when accompanied by two full paying Adults.
Peking Duck Promotion at Golden Lotus
Commencing on the 15th June the Golden Lotus will feature Peking Duck as our signature dish of the month. You will be able to enjoy this famous dish on promotion each day for the next month. Before you take up the menu, you might want to know more about how Peking Roasted Duck is made and how it is served. Peking Roasted Duck is processed in several steps: first the ducks are rubbed with spices, salt and sugar, and then kept hung in the air for some time. Then the ducks are roasted in an oven, or hung over the fire till they become brown with rich grease perspiring outside which gives then their wonderful odor. Peking Duck is always served in well-cut slices. The whole duck must be sliced into many pieces and every piece has to be perfect with the complete layers of the meat, although the dish is mostly prized for the thin, crispy skin. Normally there are many accompaniments served with the duck, including a dish of fine-cut shallot bars, a dish of cucumber bars and finally a dish of paste-like soy of fermented wheat flour. The real secret of Peking duck's flavor lies in you carefully nibbling away at the complete mixture of all the accompaniments of which you will find all the different ingredients very compatible. But it is not necessary to order extra soup, for the duck-bone soup is always included in your order. It will be served as a side dish for the dinner. The history of the Peking Duck can be traced as far back as the Yuan Dynasty (1206 - 1368). By the time of the early 15th century it had become one of the favorite dishes of the imperial Ming family. Available from 15th June to 15th July exclusively at Golden Lotus. Special Promotion price of Rp.395,000++ instead of Rp.420,000++. Enjoy the delicacy of the Roasted Duck on your next visit to Golden Lotus.
New Sports TV Channels in Gracies
Watch all your favourite sports live on the Big Screen, including the upcoming State of Origin matches, Cricket and all the big Sports events on our new Supersports Satellite TV Channels at Gracie Kellys Irish Pub.
Enjoy an icy cold beer and a meat pie while watching your favourite sport, or choose from our brand new Menu..
Catch our Live action sports at Gracie Kellys each day and enjoy Live entertainment nightly with our Rice Paddies and Kelly Clan bands..
See the Gracie Kellys notice board for sports events coverage and times.
The DLounge lobby bar
The D Lounge lobby bar is certainly making a name for itself, as are our friendly barstaff Sri and Ayu. Located at the far end of the lobby; the DLounge is our chic Cocktail bar that is open from 3pm 12 Midnight daily with piano entertainment. A great place to watch the world go by with the comings and goings of the main lobby and great place to enjoy a sundowner cocktail or a nightcap.
Bali Dynasty Did You Know
Heres our Top Ten things that just maybe you didnt know about the Bali Dynasty Resort 1. Vegetarian meals are available in all the restaurants 2. Our Golden Lotus Chinese restaurant is totally MSG free 3. Laptop Rental is now available at the Guest Activity Center 4. Our Quartet of musical strollers play at the Sunset bar from 5pm to 7pm every evening except Fridays. 5. You can purchase Bali Dynasty Gift Vouchers for Theme Dinners, Spa Treatments, and even Accommodation. They are a great idea for that special occasion for Family or Friends. 6. Childrens Menus are available in all our restaurants. 7. You can buy our very popular Sunken bar Love Buckets at Gracie Kellys and a portion of the profit goes to charity. 8. There are over 366 Staff at Bali Dynasty and almost 75% of the Bali Dynasty Staff have been with the hotel since its opening in 1989. 9. The Bali Dynasty Kitchen uses approximately 1050 eggs daily. 10. The Bali Dynasty supports 57 Children through the East Bali Poverty Project with Education, Health Care, and self sustainability programs.
Kids Gang Membership
Come on you Kids, it's time to join the Kupu Kupu Kid's Gang! All Kids from 4 to 12 years old are eligible to join and for only Rp.200,000 for a two year membership you can expect some great benefits and privileges. Once Mum or Dad has filled out the registration form available at the Towel Hut or Kid's Club, the Kids can immediately pick up their Bali Dynasty Back Pack with a Kupu Kupu Kids Gang T-shirt, Kupu Kupu Sipper Cup, Sticker, Key Ring, and their very own special Bali Dynasty Resort Kids Gang Name Tag. All members will receive a Kids Gang quarterly Newsletter AND some additional surprises! To enroll in the gang just ask for details at the Kids club and fill out the Kids Gang registration form, its as easy as that!
Theres good news this month for guests from Darwin and Perth. Just days after Garuda Indonesia announced it would be abandoning its services between Darwin and Bali, Indonesias Air Asia branch have announced they will continue that route. Using their Airbus A320, Air Asia plan a three times a week service to Darwin before the end of 2009. Perth will also benefit from Indonesia Air Asias expansion into Australia. Air Asia will begin daily flights from Perth as from July 17th. The new flights will Arrive at Perth at 4.10am and Depart from Perth at 4.50am. Air Asia will be using its new Airbus A320 Aircraft.
The third annual MRA Bali International Triathlon will take place on June 28, 2009 at the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay. This Olympic distance event, the only triathlon ever to be held in Bali, is a unique destination race combining a luxurious race setting with a challenging course. Be among the first to complete a race sure to grow in popularity and athlete participation. Each participating athlete will be provided with the following: * High Quality Race T-shirt * Competitor Swim Cap * Ticket to pre-race dinner event hosted by Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay * Access to post race awards party and follow up lunch on the beach with local musicians * Opportunity to participate in discounted tours and watersports activities throughout Bali * Jenggala's ceramic plate for all top 3 category winners and overall winners Four Seasons has generously offered a 6 day, 5 night package in a One Bedroom Villa at its Jimbaran Bay resort to the first male and female athlete to finish the race. The top three athletes in each competing division will receive awards.
Bali Arts Festival (13th June to 11th July)
The Bali Arts Festival is a wonderful introduction to Balinese tradition and culture. Commencing on the 13th June and lasting four weeks, the Festival opens with a spectacular colourful Parade through the main streets of Denpasar, it really is a must see during your holiday. After the opening parade, the event takes place at Denpasars Art Centre with different events taking place throughout each day. You can watch various Cultural performances from the different villages of Bali, see handicraft exhibitions, classical royal dances and historical exhibitions. Lots of the handicrafts are also on sale and of course where better to sample some of the islands traditional food than from the very people that perfected it.. The atmosphere is terrific and it seems like every village on the island participates in some way For a small entry fee, tourists are very much welcomed to join in the fun and celebrations.
Recognizing our Staff Performers
Congratulations once again go out to our Star performers this month.
Employee of the Month, Heart of the House is Mus Mujiono, otherwise known as Muji. Muji is our very own Mr. Fixit as he works in our Engineering Department. Muji has been with Bali Dynasty Resort since 1995 and his favourite pastime is taking his two children to the beach.
Employee of the Month, Front of the House is Sukri Ernawati. Sukri is currently our Housekeeping Assistant. Sukri has been with Bali Dynasty Resort since 1994 and lives in Denpasar with her two children.
Our Guest Nomination this month is no stranger to you all I am sure. Ketut Sukarmi, or better known to everyone as Amy, our Kids Club Supervisor. Amy has been with Bali Dynasty since 2002 and has just recently welcomed the arrival of her third child.
Congratulations to all our winners!
Activity of the Month Bali Hai Beach Club Cruise
Experience the unspoilt charms of a peaceful tropical island on the Bali Hai Beach Club Cruise. After cruising in comfort to Lembongan Island aboard the luxury catamaran Bali Hai II, you are transferred to the private Beach Club only minutes away. Here you can relax on golden sands, lie back in the shade of the tranquil gardens, or cool off in the lagoon pool. If the mood takes you, an array of activities includes pool volleyball, banana boat rides, snorkelling and island excursions. And to add to the tropical atmosphere there's an appetizing BBQ lunch, which includes salads and fresh fish grilled at the pool-side cabana. Children 4 to 16 years half fare, Infants under 4 years are free, or Bali Hai Cruises have a great Family Package which includes Air-conditioned hotel transfers, Morning/Afternoon tea and snacks, BBQ Lunch, Snorkelling equipment and tours, Glass bottom boat rides, Beach/pool games, Children's Club, Unlimited banana boat rides, Village excursion , Sea Kayaks and Semi Submersible Coral Viewer ride. For Bookings visit our Guest Activity Centre just off our hotel Lobby.
What the Guests say
We loved the new rooms. The Studio room we stayed in was surprisingly good in every way. I really cannot fault it. Our Kids loved the walk in rain shower and we couldnt get them out of the bunk beds, and what a great idea for the kids to have their own TV. Would definitely recommend to friends. Mr. & Mrs. W, Australia
The Breakfasts were beautiful. Also one of the best meals we had during our entire stay in Bali was the grilled fish at SEN5ES. Mr. & Mrs. J, Australia
This is a great place to stay with kids ... we had a great time and so did they. The Kids Club is so good. Also that all the restaurants had kids menus throughout so they could have a bit more variety. Mrs. S, Singapore
Suarbawa did a great job on cleaning our room, was very friendly and always had a smile. Mrs. E, UK
Very impressed with the Sen5es layout. Great! Food variety excellent, coffee great. Mugs for all is also great. Evening menu much better than before. Mr. H, Australia
We loved the new changes and the same smiling friendly faces, You should be complimented on how it all turned out so nice. Well done Dynasty, see you next year!! Mrs. A, Australia