As this newsletter goes to press Bali is enjoying steamy hot sunny days, no doubt before the inevitable start of the rainy season.
Things are really looking busy in the next few months and it seems that we will be full to the brim over the Festive and New Year Season!
Soon it will be time to unwrap the Christmas tree and prepare for our Festive Season program.
Our busy Melbourne Cup event at Gracie Kelly's was a great success with 10% of the Sweeps going to our Charity effort, a big thank you to all the guests who even donated their winnings back into the Charity Box!!
In this edition we also look at the latest happenings in and around the resort.
We hope you enjoy the read and we are looking forward to seeing you soon at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Bali Dynasty Launches New Slogan!
The Bali Dynasty Resort has adopted a new slogan. The purpose of a slogan is to express the nature of our business and it should really represent what we are, be memorable and be an expression of an idea or purpose. So when deciding on our new slogan, we tried to identify what really makes the Bali Dynasty Resort stand out from our competition? What is it that really makes the difference? What is it that draws many people back to the Resort year on year? Of course we came up with the answer . OUR STAFF !
Many guests over the years have not only built up a strong affiliation with our staff who are always complimented for the outgoing and friendly demeanour but also have developed strong ties with other guests from other parts of the world and now tend to make the Resort their rendezvous point to meet again and catch up.
Weve hosted so many weddings, engagements, birthday celebrations, anniversary celebrations, family reunions and gatherings over the years too, so we could only conclude the best slogan for the Bali Dynasty Resort would be Make Friends for Life
Over the next few months we would like to encourage you to tell us your story of how you made friends for life at the Bali Dynasty Resort. Each month the best stories will be included in this monthly newsletter and uploaded to our website and after 6 months we will select the best story and the lucky winner will win a 3 nights stay including breakfast in our Deluxe room category. So tell us now how you made friends for life at the Bali Dynasty Resort email@example.com )
Here is our first story from Nicole. Hello to the staff at Bali Dynasty!!! My name is Nicole Alley and i stayed at the Bali Dynasty in April 2008!!!. I came to Bali on Holidays with 4 of my friends and loved it!!!! We stayed at your resort for 10 nights and i can honestly say its one of the main reasons we are coming back!!! I would also like to let you know that while staying at your Resort i Met a Man called Jamie Lenzi who was there for his sisters wedding (Tina Lenzi and Jake Wilson) they had a large booking i think it was like 60 people!!! who also were staying at your resort!! Jamie and I stayed in contact after meeting at The Bali Dynasty and have been together ever since!!! I actually moved from Melbourne to Adelaide 3 months after returning to Australia to be together!!! I would like to THANKYOU for having such a lovely Resort and wonderful staff as i would never have met my partner and been soooo happy!!!! You will be pleased to know both myself and Jamie (who i met while holidaying at your resort) and also Tina and Jake Wilson (who stayed at your resort with there whole wedding party) will be returning to the Bali Dynasty in April of 2010 (we are in the process of booking now) Both of the couples have a special connection with Bali Dynasty as i mentioned before its where Jamie and i met 2 years ago and will be our 2 year anniversary and our lives changed forever!! and it will be Tina and Jakes 2 year Wedding Anniversary!!! Thanks again Bali Dynasty!!! Hope to hear from you soon!!! Nicole Alley
Golden Lotus New Menu
Chinese Chef at Golden Lotus Suwarsono, or Nono to his friends, has painstakingly created a brand new Menu, with many exciting new additions. You will find an array of new items to choose from, but still keeping our traditional Golden Lotus favourites and Signature Dishes. With specialty beef dishes Cantonese style, new style Seafood dishes like Fish and Prawn with Garlic Onion, Braised Seafood & Tofu Soup and Stirred Fried Lobster with Cheese Sauce to name but a few. You can be sure that Nono, with his unique style of Chinese Cooking added a few of his famous secret recipes. You can sample Nonos new Menu and specialty Cantonese dishes each day at Golden Lotus.
November Promotions at Bali Dynasty
For the month of November the Golden Lotus offer you the opportunity to sample the brand new menu with some tempting discounts. Every Monday receive a 25 % discount on Food only during Dinner AND from Monday to Friday during Lunch, a 20% Discount from the a la carte Menu. Golden Lotus also now features a Piano Player to accompany your dinner every Friday.
Gracie Kellys Irish Pub features a Heineken Happy Hour every Monday from 9pm to 10pm. Buy One Heineken and Get One FREE.
Karaoke at Gracie Kelly's
Ever wanted to be a Pop Idol? Now you can, sing your favourite songs on the big screen at Gracie's Karaoke Room with over 20,000 different songs in 5 different languages. From Ballads to Rock, there's a great selection of songs to choose from. Its a great party idea too!
Ask the Gracies staff for prices and Drink & Snack package prices.
Bali Dynasty Gift Vouchers
With Christmas just around the corner, heres a novel way to surprise your Family or Friends when they stay at Bali Dynasty resort. You can purchase Bali Dynasty Gift Vouchers for that special occasion. Choose from special Lunch or Dinners, Spa Treatments, Theme and Candlelit Dinners and even Room stays and Upgrades. For more information on our Bali Dynasty Gift Certificates contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Festive Program reminder
With Christmas just over a month away, heres a gentle reminder that if you are staying with us over the Christmas and New Year period you can book any of our Festive events online. CLICK HERE to view the complete Bali Dynasty Resort Festive Program, plus Menus for each event. Our New Years Eve our Survivor Party will be different this year with Great Food, Drink, Entertainment, Dancing and some fun Challenges at three different venues within the resort. And why not consider Gracie Kellys Irish Pub for your Festive Season Office party. Tailor made Menus to suit your budget, Live Music every evening with the Rais Paddies band and lots of Festive Cheer.
Did You Know?
As well as giving you the best discounts in Bali for many of the Islands top attractions, you can now rent an array of holiday essentials from our Guest Activity Center. Now available for Rental. Laptops, Bikes, DVD/VCD players, Playstations, Childrens Strollers, and Microwaves.
The Guest Activity Center near the lobby is open 7am to 10pm daily.
We are pleased to announce the go ahead of the third and final stage of our renovations which will commence in February 2010 and run through till May 31st 2010. Our superior rooms and Kids suites in the North and South Garden wings will be upgraded to Deluxe category; from which we have so much positive feedback. All rooms will feature flat screen LCD TVs with DVD player, large patio doors, and for the deluxe en-suite with rain shower (no bathtub) and for the new Kids Suites with bathtub and massage shower. For more information CLICK HERE
Green Globe Update
We are pleased to announce that we have been given the official go ahead to use the "Green Globe Lite" logo.
Hearing so much about Global Warming and the impact of our business on the environment, any companies are looking at ways in which they can reduce their impact on the environment and work more harmoniously within the environment they are located.
Over the past 6 months "green teams" have been working hard on implementing initiatives to reduce our impact on the environment with the help of the Green Globe environmental checklists. We have even had meetings with our suppliers to discuss how they deliver and package items and encouraged them to to reduce the packaging used for their products.
Most importantly, in order to achieve the certification we have had to benchmark our main energy sources and enter these into the Green Globe website where we can then ascertain as to how we compare with the industry norm, and we are pleased to say in all cases we have surpassed the industry norm in energy conservation and each year now, we must improve upon that to maintain our certification.
As we strive to improve, this will not be possible without the commitment of our guests to whom we are now communicating what we are trying to do and involve them in our initiatives, some of which have been around for a while; such as our green programme in the rooms encouraging guests to reuse towels and sheets. Soon as we introduce special recycle bins we will be encouraging our guests to participate and help us separate their waste and recyclable items.
Tour of the Month - Bali Hai Cruises
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, snorkeling 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, Snorkeling 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 the Guest Activity Centre just off our hotel Lobby.
Comment Card Lucky Draw Winner
This month's winner of our in house guest Comment card is Mr. Neil Branigan of Perth, Western Australia. Congratulations and you have won Two Nights at the Bali Dynasty resort with Buffet Breakfast for Two.
This months Employee of the Month for the Front of the House is Gede Semarapada from the Front Office Department. Gede joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 1996 and is well known for his cheeky grin and kind hearted nature. You will find Gede assisting guests at the lobby Bell Desk. Gede is married with 2 Children.
Our Employee of the Month for the Heart of the House is Dastina Putra from the Accounting department, or Putra to his friends. Putra joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 2000 and he is responsible for managing our General Store. Although still quite young Putra is married with 2 Children and lives in Denpasar.
Our Supervisor of the Quarter is Ngurah Arjana from the Accounting department. Although hidden away in our Accounting office Ngurah is always around to assist with any finance issues and is known for his helpful nature. Ngurah joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 1992.
This months Guest Nomination is awarded to Wayan Mawen from the Housekeeping department. Wayan would be a familiar face to many of you, as he is responsible for ensuring your room is spick and span each day. The guests often say nothing is too much trouble for Wayan. Ayan is married with 2 Children and has been with Bali Dynasty Resort since 1991.
What the Guests Say!
The Food, especially breakfast was yummy, plus the variety was excellent. Well done! The Theme night dinners were Great too! We also loved the band who played at our table at the theme night meals. We went to quiz nights and it was great fun! Mr. & Mrs. B, UK
We had a wonderful time and will recommend your hotel to friends & family who visit Bali in the coming future. The Pool staff are amazing with their patience and happy natures makes a holiday even better. Love the games and the way they treat the Children. Mrs. D, Australia
Great to see the environmental shopping bags provided as an alternative to all that plastic - well done! The renovations to the Family Pool view are spectacular! We were in the height of luxury! Mr. R, Australia
We feel like we are at home at the Dynasty like being with the family. Familiar faces of staff, always friendly but professional in ensuring our happiness whilst at the hotel and in Bali. Love the Dynasty and the Staff. Mr. & Mrs. C, Australia
Kids loved the milkshakes & the choices on the kids menu very good. Pasta night was excellent. The new renovations on the Family Pool rooms, the updated SEN5ES restaurant and improvements on the beach were welcomed. Mrs. F, Singapore
The Candlelight dinner at the Lazy pool was highlight of our holiday. The Service was exceptional. Food was high standard & well presented. Great value for a very special night. Mr. D. Australia