Welcome to the July edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.
Its school holidays, so you can imagine Bali is enjoying a very busy time with both International and Domestic Tourists. The Bali Dynasty Resort has been enjoying excellent occupancies and the forecast for July and August is also looking very positive as Bali in general continues its upward trend in tourism figures and even breaking records in some sectors.
In this issue we have some good news about additional flights from Australia, finally the airlines are realising that Bali is very much in demand at the moment. Around the resort, we introduce our new Chinese Chef at Golden Lotus, news of some new theme night dinners, pictures from our Annual Staff party, our latest award and how you can vote for us plus our usual regular monthly features.
We hope you enjoy our July update and see you soon at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Jetstar will be able to commence daily flights between Perth and Denpasar after being granted extra capacity by the International Air Services Commission. The extra 360 seats per week will allow the carrier to move from 4 per week to daily, with flights to be operated using a one class A320 with 177 seats. As a result Jetstar said it will reduce its Perth Jakarta Singapore services from three per week to two.
AIR ASIA has announced a second daily frequency for its Bali-Perth service, even as the low-cost carrier prepares the route's inaugural flight on July 17. The second frequency will start on August 19. Perth is the first Australian destination for Indonesia AirAsia and the fourth international route out of Bali after Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore. AirAsia Group regional head of commercial Kathleen Tan said: "Bali is a highly popular and desired destination amongst Australians. Our loads for the forthcoming three months are running high past 90 per cent and we feel it is timely to add a second frequency."
Book early to avoid disappointment
This year we have once again experienced an increase in demand for rooms especially our family room types meaning that they are quite often full up to four or five months prior to arrival. Guests have been so impressed with the new upgraded facilities in these rooms that they are wanting to secure bookings for the following year and therefore we have now loaded all our rates through until the 31st March 2011. For more information CLICK HERE
Meet our New Chinese Chef
Say hello to our new Chinese Chef at Golden Lotus Suwarsono, or Nono to his friends. Nono joins us from the Mercure Grand hotel in Surabaya, but has had experience in among others, Surabayas famous Majapahit Mandarin Oriental Hotel. His specialty dishes are beef dishes Cantonese style, but his personal favourites are Seafood dishes like Fish and prawn with Garlic Onion. You can be sure that Nono will bring with him his unique style of Chinese Cooking and a few of his famous secret recipes. You can enjoy Nonos specialty Cantonese dishes each day at Golden Lotus.
Chinese Beef promotion
Chinese Beef Promotion From the 15th July onwards you can sample some of our fine Chinese Beef dishes such as Beef Saigon, a simple but popular dish of Fried Beef slices with Black Peppers, Onion and Garlic. Or you can try our Stir Fried Beef featuring succulent Beef slices accompanied with Plum Sauce, Almond Flakes and Mayonnaise Sauce. Another favourite is the Beef Roll which is filled with Black Mushrooms and Celery, accompanied with Black Bean Sauce. Try our Chinese Beef Promotion during your next visit to Golden Lotus. For Reservations please call 752403 Ext. 8502
Help us win the TTG Asia Travel Awards!
Now you can have the chance to vote for your favourite hotel in Bali in the upcoming TTG Asia Travel Awards. Voting is easy online and the catagory you are looking for is No. 40 under the catagory of 'Best Integrated Resort '.
Namely the Best hotel offering comprehensive accommodation, shopping, dining, entertainment and sports
All you have to do is supply your name, job title, country of residence and email address You can visit their website and vote online, just CLICK HERE
Bali Dynasty Beach Club
Strictly for hotel residents, the Beach Club provides sun beds and umbrellas to enjoy the sun, sea and sand of South Kuta Beach. A Beverage and light snacks menu is available to enjoy refreshments on the comfort of your sun bed. Access to the Beach Club next to the Kids Club has now been renovated with a new grassed Temple area and stonework features.
The Beach Club is open daily from 9am to 6pm.
We also play beach volleyball each week for the more energetic of you.
Baby Strollers for Rent
Located just off the Main Lobby, the Guest Activity Center now offers guests Baby Strollers for rental for only Rp.50,000 per day. The GAC also offers you the best discounts in Bali for many of the Islands top attractions and ask about our daily Specials. Also available. Laptop Rental, DVD/VCD players and Playstations for rent. Open 7am to 10pm.
Holiday with Kid's Award
Roll out the red carpet, it's award season time! And the results are in for 'Holiday with Kid's' magazine, Australia's leading Family Holiday magazine. With a readership of over 600,000, the magazine asked it's 38,000 registered online readers to vote for their favourite 'kid friendly' resorts. Bali Dynasty Resort came in third place as third best hotel in Asia. The scoring criteria was based on facilities and activities for Children, the quality of Childcare and babysitting services, the standard of accommodation, the location, value for money and the overall experience.
Recognising our prime asset!
This years Annual Bali Dynasty Resort Staff party at our Kertagosa Ballroom was a resounding success, with a surprise show by the management! The Annual Staff party is staged as a thank you and recognition for all the staffs hard work and loyalty to the hotel. The hotel put on a sumptuous buffet of local food and entertainment was provided by a top local band and there was also a traditional welcome dance. The highlight of the evening is always the Lucky Draw with some fantastic prizes being donated by the hotels suppliers. Each staff member also received a credit voucher to spend at the hotels staff shop. Unbeknown to the staff, the Management had a surprise in the form of our very own Dynasty Idol with members of Management dressed as Tina Turner, and three famous local artists. To see the show on You Tube and see if you can recognize which Manager is Tina. CLICK HERE
Don't forget to rate it so we get to the top of the ratings!
Tour of the Month
This month we look at Bali Tree Top Adventure Park near Bedugal. 65 Treetop challenges await the adventure seeker providing a truly memorable experience and amazing panoramic views. Challenges include a series of Ariel activities such as Flying Foxes, Rope Bridges and climbing challenges. Each trail offers graded difficulty levels so as you progress from tree to tree the challenges increase and you progress at your own pace. Trails are for Adults and Children from ages 4 and up. The varying heights of the challenges on each trail range from 2 to 20 meters and you can experience the trail alone or as a group, or with friends or family. Throughout the entire trail you remain attached to a life-line support. Although the park uses natural resources for its challenges the park is quite environmentally friendly featuring protective half logs to prevent cables from cutting into trees and minimize tree trunk degradation and all trail platforms are held in place using an innovative compression system to protect trees from any damage. The park offers specially trained Patrol Guides to explain how the complete circuit works, complete safety instructions and how to use the equipment. For bookings contact our Guest Activities Center at the hotel Lobby.
Recognisng our Star Performers
Every month we hold a staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays and present an update on new hotel products and services. Here are our winners for June 2009. These staff have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests. We also have a Guest Nomination Award and this award is chosen by our guests who fill in the guest nomination forms when they are departing the Resort after their holiday. Congratulations once again go out to our Star performers this month.
Employee of the Month, Heart of the House is Johan Zulkarnaen or Joe to his friends. Joe works in the Housekeeping Department. Married with 2 Children, Joe has been with the Bali Dynasty Resort since 1990. His passion is Manchester United Football Club and is excited to learn that some of the team members will soon be coming to Bali.
Employee of the Month, Front of the House is Gusti Made Putra or Putra to his friends. Putra is another long serving employee having been with the Bali Dynasty Resort since 1991. Putra also works in our Housekeeping Department. Putra has recently had his third son and is trying desperately for a daughter, better luck next time Putra!
Our Guest Nomination this month is no stranger to you all I am sure. It's Dewa Rauh, or Dewa to the guests of Gracie Kelly's. Dewa has been with the Bali Dynasty Resort since 1990. You will sometimes find Dewa dancing with the guests in our Irish Pub!
Congratulations to all our winners!
What the Guests say!
I just wanted to comment on the lovely babysitters who helped care for our grandchildren. Ketut, Minnie and two others whose names we cannot recall. This is a wonderful service for those with babies and small children. Mrs W, Australia After not having returned to Bali for ten years, we thought it was time to introduce our kids to Bali. We are so happy our travel agent recommended The Dynasty. It is fantastic for kids and parents too with so many activities to enjoy. We are already planning our next holiday next year. We will definitely be staying at the Dynasty again. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Mrs. L and family, Australia Kids eats free is excellent and greatly influenced our decision to stay here. Mr. D, Australia This was our 1st time to Bali and heard lots of stories. I felt safe in the hotel and felt I could trust the workers and people in the hotel. Everyone was very pleasant and friendly and made our children feel welcomed too! Mrs. Z, Australia The renovations to the Deluxe pool view rooms are excellent, love the shower, TV and the new look. The new breakfast room is fantastic a big improvement & service is very good. Gracie Kelly's is always fun & nice people, good service by happy people. Mrs. M, Australia Keep on doing whatever you are doing right now. It works for us and from everything we hear from other guests its working for them. Thank you for another great holiday. Mr. & Mrs. P, Australia I have visited Bali many times & this was first time at Dynasty. I would love to return. It is a happy vibrant resort. Mrs. H, Australia