Happy New Year to all our Readers and wishing you all a prosperous 2010!
All the Management & Staff would like to express our sincere thanks to all our guests for your support and patronage in 2009.
2009 has certainly been a time of change for us at the hotel as we continued to upgrade our facilities.
In February 2010 we will commence the final stage of our room renovations with the South and North Garden Wings..
The busy Festive Season may be over, but the celebrations continue as we greet Australia Day on the 26th January and the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger which this year actually falls on 14th February.(Valentines Day!)
In this edition of our Newsletter we have an Airline news update, take a look at our ‘Back to Bali Dynasty’ Charity Party in Perth, a look ahead to Australia day and Chinese New Year and a host of our regular features of news and views from around the resort.
We hope you enjoy the read.
The Chinese predict 2010 (the year of the Tiger) will be a year of building Friendships, which relates very nicely with our new hotel slogan ‘Make Friends for Life’!
See you at Bali Dynasty Resort in 2010!
Advanced bookings for 2010 are at an all time high and especially with our renovations commencing 1st February till 31st May, there are many dates whihc are no longer available during this time. Looking beyond June, our popular Family room types are already selling fast and are limited in their availability so we do encourage you to BOOK EARLY to avoid any disappointment!
Airline News Update
Qatar Airways has started a daily flight to Singapore on the 1st January, the flight then proceeds to Doha, making Europe very accessible with Qatar Airways.
GARUDA Indonesia plans to launch three regional and international routes in line with the arrival of 23 new aircraft this year. First to operate is the Jakarta - Taipei flight from April on Airbus 330-200 with 222 seats in two classes. Next is the daily Jakarta-Dubai - Amsterdam service from June 1st. This will be turned into a direct Jakarta-Amsterdam flight in 2011 upon arrival of the airline's new Boeing 777-900ER aircraft.
The airline will also resume its Denpasar - Brisbane service, which was discontinued in 2007. Garuda will return to this sector in October, using Boeing 737-800NG aircraft with 156 seats.
'Back to Bali Dynasty' Party
Looking ahead to Saturday, February 13th 2010, we will once again be holding our Annual ‘Back to Bali Dynasty’ Charity Dinner for 2010 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 17th ‘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 night’s entertainment, we have an Indonesian Rijstafel style dinner. We will be bringing Chefs from Bali Dynasty Resort especially to prepare the dinner this year! As usual we have a great Live band with dancing and a fantastic Lucky Draw Raffle where you have the chance to win trips to Bali, Accommodation, and a host of Bali Tours., LUCKY DRAW tickets will be on Sale on the Night.
You can also expect to see some of your favourite Bali Dynasty Staff.
The dress code is as usual ‘Smart / Casual’.
Tickets are available for sale at the Italian Club NOW. Call the Italian Club between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday on 9328 4104 to book your ticket! The ticket price for Adults is AU$40 and Children AU$30.. Be quick since tickets ran out last year and we turned people away!
Last ticket sales will be on Thursday February 11th. THERE WILL BE NO SALE OF DOOR TICKETS ON THE NIGHT.
Tickets are also now on sale at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
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.
Remember last year was fully booked out, so book early to avoid disappointment!
Chinese New Year at Golden Lotus
Its time once again to say GONG XI FA CHAI as we celebrate Chinese New Year at the Golden Lotus Restaurant.
We will feature a Special Show with Chinese Barong Sai on Saturday, 13th February and a Chinese Singing Duo on Sunday, 14th February. (Shows start at 7.30 pm )
According to the Chinese belief that if they eat a dish called “Yee Sang“ during Chinese New Year and they believe that Life and Business will be prosperous and it warrants good luck.
“YEE SANG" is A Chinese salad made up of Thinly sliced Carrots, Shredded Yam, Pickles, white Sesame, Chopped Peanuts, Mandarin Orange leaf, Spring Onion, Onion, Sweet Potato, Chinese Spices with Salmon fish fillet mixed with Golden Lotus special Sauce
Our “YEE SANG“ dish will be available from the 7th to the 21st February at Golden Lotus.
Available by Portion - Small Rp.80,000 net, Medium Rp.160,000 net, Large Rp. 240,000 net
Also available is our “HONG WAN SALMON YEE SANG SET MENU“ for Rp.209,000 net / person
(Minimum 2 persons)
Prosperity “Hong Wan“ Salmon Yee Sang
The dish features Braised Crab Meat & Scallop Soup, Stir-fried Beef “ Saigon “ Style, Deep-Fried Chicken Golden Lotus Style, Pan Fried Prawn with fried Oats sauce, Golden Lotus Special Fried Rice with Flying Fish’s Roe, Braised Vegetables with Oyster Sauce, Chilled Almond Beancurd with Fruit Cocktail, Mandarin Orange.
Gracies Goes 'Down Under'
To celebrate Australia Day on the 26th January, Gracies says “G’day mate” as we stage an Aussie extravaganza at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub.
From 7pm onwards dig into Aussie meat pies, Bangers and Mash and other Aussie favorites on the Gracie’s menu.
Gracie’s famous Rais Paddies band take to the stage to give you some foot stomping music
There’s an Australia day Quiz, a Best ‘Aussie’ hat Competition with prizes for the winners and a good old fashioned Drinking Competition..
Don’t miss a real Aussie night out….and no one throws a party quite like the Irish!!!
Why not become a fan on Facebook of Gracie Kelly's. Share your views and stories and be updated when anything special is happening in Gracie Kelly's!
From the 3rd January to the 31st March, the Golden Lotus is presenting our Prawn promotion.
Available Daily for Lunch and Dinner.
The Menus is a choice of Pan Fried Prawns with Fried Oates Sauce or 'Nanking' Pan Fried Prawns with Sesame Seed and Orange Sauce, or Stir Fried Prawns with Leek, Pandan Leaves and Salted Egg.
For Reservations call Bali Dynasty, Ext. 8502
Two New Theme Night Dinners
Tuesdays and Fridays just got Tastier!
Tuesdays at Golden Lotus we now feature our famous 'Golden Lotus Special Family Set Menus' which enable you to try a number of specially chosen set menus at special family prices.
And on Fridays at SEN5ES you can now sample the mystical spices of the Silk Road in our 'Taste of the Orient' Buffet.
We advise you pre book at both venues to avoid disappointment.
Celebrate with us!
If you have a special event to celebrate why not let us host your party!
We can offer outdoor venues such as the Upper Lawn or the Beach, indoor venues such as the Golden Lotus or Gracie Kelly's or even larger events in our Ballroom.
Be it a Birthday, Engagement, Anniversary, Wedding or Wedding Vow renewal we can cater for all events. We can provide Tailor made Menus and Entertainment to suit your budget and taste.
We can also provide Birthday cakes and Live Music if required.
For more information contact our Food & Beverage Department by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0361 752403 Ext.8492
I Survived NYE at Bali Dynasty Resort!
It may have been hot outside, but the Festive Season was in full effect around the resort through December.
Our 4 meter high Christmas tree in the Lobby was a great favorite with guests for a photo opportunity.
It was great to see so many long stay Returnee guests join us again as the Festive proceedings got under way.
We tried something different this year for our New Year's Eve party which took on a 'Survivor' theme. Over 100 guests got into the spirit of friendly competition at the Sunset Bar and Tropical Cafe for a great night of Food, Drink and Entertainment culminating with the countdown to the New year in Gracies.
Lets do it again this year!
New Security Post
As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and security of our guests we have made further improvements at our entrance to our security. The new security checkpoint with a large impressive canopy will incorporate under car CCTV surveillance, walk through metal detectors for guests on foot and a new security checkpoint facility.
Contrary to popular belief. The Bali Dynasty Resort is not just for families!! In fact just over 20% of our rooms are Family Rooms, the remainder are Deluxe Rooms and Suites. Many middle aged couples stay in the resort and find that it is very accommodating to their needs.
In keeping with our new slogan "Make Friends For Life" I would like to introduce you to our "Charlie's Angels!" Nancy Scott (71), Gladys Boyd (75) and Jo Doolan (71) (pictured left to right) are all frequent visitors to the resort having visited more than 50 times between the three of them.
Jo and Gladys met back in 2003 whilst around the pool and have now become close friends in their home town of Perth. Nancy, from Melbourne, got chatting to Gladys having noted her strong Scottish accent and they have kept in touch by phone and email regularly as well as make the Dynasty their rendezvous point each year to enjoy a holiday together and catch up!
All three feel they have a built a very close affilitation with the hotel and in particular the staff, with whom they remain in regular contact, whilst they all agree that it's definitely the staff that make the difference and that they are made to feel at home Nancy admitted she's also attracted by the young muscular bodied pool boys!
It just goes to show, no one is too old to enjoy the Bali Dynasty Resort and to have a bit of fun!
New at the Exercise Room
A new addition to the Exercise Room is our new Lifestyle Cross Trainer. For those not familiar with this exercise machine, the Cross or elliptical trainer is a stationary exercise machine used to simulate walking or running without causing excessive pressure to the joints, hence decreasing the risk of impact injuries. An elliptical trainer is designed to provide a cardiovascular workout rather than build muscles.
Elliptical trainers offer a non-impact cardiovascular workout that can vary from light to high intensity based on the resistance preference set by the and work the upper and lower body.
The next time you visit the Exercise room, be sure to try our new machine.
Be a Gracies Fan on Facebook
In last month's Newsletter we gave you news of our new Bali Dynasty Resort Facebook account which you could join.
We have now started a 'Fan of Gracies' page where you can add your comments and messages and become a fan of our Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub.
Click on the logo below and join.
You need to have an exsisting Facebook account.
Here’s a great day out that brings you close to the unspoiled nature of Bali where you still can find untouched flora and fauna.
Drift down the exciting Siap Stream in the Payangan area (North of Ubud) in your own Inflatable raft and discover the many different species of plants and animals that make Bali their home. See groups of monkeys playing in the surrounding forests or see rare species of birds. You will be amazed how many different kinds of plants and flowers grow along the canyon.
Discover the hidden canyons of north Payangan, through which a crystal clear stream flows by floating down the canyon in your own Inflatable.
After arriving at the start point, professional guides give you detailed safety instructions for tubing and the flying fox. From there, a special Off Road car will transport you to the Canyon slope and after a short descent into the Canyon, your adventure begins!
At some of the canyon’s more challenging spots you can either choose to use the specially made flying fox or the conveniently constructed wooden footpaths that take you safely past the obstacles. So whether you go with your friends or your family, everybody will enjoy this great outdoor adventure.
For Bookings visit the Guest Activity Center just off the Lobby.
Our Star Performers
Our Employee of the Month (Front of the House) has been awarded to Made Dwi Ariani of the Recreation department. Dwik, as she is more commonly known to guests is still quite new, having only joined Bali Dynasty Resort in June 2009.
Dwik is one of our Kid's Club Staff that the Kids Club Children enjoy being supervised by, for her friendly and attentive manner.
Our Employee of the Month (Heart of the House) is Made Suarta of the Engineering Department. Made is known to be a quiet person at work, but his colleagues say a quiet achiever too! Made joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 1991 and can be seen walking around the hotel most days 'fixing things'.
The winner of our Guest Nomination award this month is Gusti Agung Ngurah Suarbawa from the Housekeeping Department. Many of you will know Gusti as he just one of our staff that keeps your room clean. Gusti joined the hotel in 1990 and is married with 2 Children.
Congratulations to Dwik, Made and Gusti, our star employees for this month!
What the Guests say!
The gift of flowers and card on our 30th Wedding Anniversary was a welcome surprise and very much appreciated. Mr. & Mrs. E, Australia
I enjoyed your breakfast very much as it covers Continental, American and Asian cuisines. Excellent! Mr. E E S, Singapore
Forgot to close our safety box but immediately there was someone from the staff and Security. Very good.
Also the doctor on call quickly responded. Our compliments to him. Mr. d G, Holland
Thank you for gluten free food for my daughter! Mr. C, Australia
The Teen room – 'The Den' is very well equipped Miss P M Y, Malaysia
I really appreciated the “family” atmosphere of the hotel. Please retain it as a family hotel with lots to do for parents and children.
Staff were cleaning all areas on a very regular basis. Grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. Mrs. H, Australia