Happy New Year to all our Guests from the Staff & Management of Bali Dynasty Resort.
Welcome to the January 2011 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.
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 2010.
We have shared some unforgettable events and experiences with you in 2010, and look to 2011 with improvements in service, quality and hospitality and offer you even more memorable moments in 2011.
At the resort the celebrations continue as we greet Australia Day at Gracie Kelly’s on the 26th January and the Chinese New Year at Golden Lotus with the year of the Rabbit, or Hare which symbolizes sensitivity, compassion and creativity.
In this issue we have a renovation update, and tell you which of our staff will be coming down to Perth with us for the ‘Back to Bali Dynasty’ Charity event plus all the latest happenings in and around the resort.
Once again we wish you a Happy New Year and hope to see you at the resort in 2011.
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 favourites on the Gracie’s menu.
You can win some great prizes in our Lucky Draw and Drinking Competition and let’s not forget our Australia day Quiz and great Live Music by our resident band, Gracie’s famous Rais Paddies band who will take to the stage to give you some foot stomping music.
Don’t miss a real Aussie night out….and no one throws a party quite like the Irish!!!
Chinese New Year at Golden Lotus
GONG XI FA CHAI
To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Golden Lotus has some special entertainment lined up for the 2nd and 3rd February.
On Wednesday, 2nd February, you can see an exciting traditional Chinese Barong Sai dance and on Thursday, 3rd February we feature the sounds of a Chinese Duo to accompany your meal. Both shows commence at 7.00pm.
The Chinese celebrate the New Year with a Signature dish called “YEE SANG“
‘YEE SANG’ is A Chinese salad made up of Thinly sliced Carrots, Shredded Yam, Pickles, white Sesame, Chopped Peanut, Mandarin Orange leaf, Spring Onion, Onion, Sweet Potato, Chinese Spices with Salmon fish fillet mixed with Golden Lotus special Sauce.
The Chinese believe that they have to eat “Yee Sang“ during Chinese New Year and that Life and Business will be prosperous and it warrants good luck.
‘YEE SANG’ is available from 20th January to 10th February.
Served by Portion. Small Rp.60,000 net, Medium Rp.120,000 net,
Large Rp.175,000 net.
You simply must try this Signature Chinese dish on your next visit to Golden Lotus.
'HONG WAN SALMON YEE SANG SET MENU' (Our Lucky '9' Course Yee Sang Set Menu)
Rp. 219,000 net/person
(Minimum 2 persons)
Prosperity “Hong Wan“ Salmon Yee Sang
Braised Crab Meat & Scallop Soup
Stir-fried Beef “ Saigon “ Style with broccoli
Deep-Fried Crispy Roasted Duck
Pan Fried Prawn with yellow bean sauce
Golden Lotus Special Fried Rice with Flying Fish’s Roe
Braised Vegetables “ Lo-han - cai “ style
Chilled Golden Lotus Mango pudding
The Chinese believe this 'Lucky" 9 course meal brings you Luck and Prosperity for the year to come.
Try it for yourself ONLY at Golden Lotus.
Valentines day is the perfect time for couples and families 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 at our Sunken and Sunset bars, and there’s more.....
Valentine Spa Package (2 Hours)
It doesn’t get much more romantic than enjoying a pampering session for two at the Spa Villa. The treatment begins with an aromatherapy footbath, followed by an essential body wash and a full body relaxing massage. Continue with a choice out of a variety of body scrubs and finally relax in a beautiful flower bath while enjoying a hot ginger tea. Only Rp.675.000 net per couple
GOLDEN LOTUS RESTAURANT VALENTINES SET MENU Everlasting Love Hot & Cold Dish Combination (Set Menu 1)
Deep-fried Seafood Bean curd Rolls and Prawn Salad with Fruit, Braised Imperial Crab meat with Sweet corn Soup, Deep Fried Crispy sesame Chicken with Bean sauce, Stir-fried Beef Fillet with Black pepper sauce, Sautéed Vegetables with Black Mushrooms, Golden Lotus Special Fried Rice, Pan Fried Prawn with Szechuan style, A Dessert of Sweetest memories Chilled Red Jelly with Longans
Romantic Hot & Cold dish Combination (Set Menu 2)
Deep fried Crispy Seafood rolls, Jelly Fish with Spicy sauce, Phoenix & Dragon Shredded Chicken and Asparagus Soup, Stir Fried Diced Chicken with Black Bean sauce, Deep Fried Prawn with Yellow Bean Sauce, Happiness Stir- Fried Beef Chinese Style, Sauteed Broccoli with Black Mushroom, Stewed E-Fu Noodles with Crab meat , A Dessert of Sweet Love Chilled Almond Bean curd with Fruit Cocktail. Rp. 450,000 Net/couple
A VALENTINES ROMANTIC CANDLELIGHT DINNER
To welcome the month of Love, we have created a special four-course menu to provide the perfect companion for your candle-lit dinner, red roses and box of chocolates. Served in the beautiful atmosphere of the Lazy Pool or at our Sen5es Restaurant, this dinner will set the scene for an unforgettable romantic evening.
Choose your Starter, either a Cold Avocado Prawn Timbale with Strawberry Dressing OR White Tomato Soup with crispy fried Basil.
Choose your Main course from either Seared Beef Tenderloin on Potato Cake with Garden fresh Vegetables, wild Mushrooms and Red Wine Sauce OR a Pan Fried White Snow Fish on Ratatouille Vegetable with creamy Spinach and topped with Béarnaise Sauce.
Finish with a Dessert of a layer of Crepes with Caramelized Banana and Chocolate Sauce. Rp.450,000 net per couple
Golden Lotus Springtime Promotion
From the 1st February to the 30th April our Chinese Chef is preparing one of his secret dishes for you to enjoy.for our 'Springtime Promotion'.
He has brought out his secret recipe book to prepare for you Clear Seafood Soup with Chinese Herbs and Apple for only Rp.65,000 net/Bowl which compliments the next course of Steamed Half Boneless Chicken with ‘Innoki Mushroom’, Carrot and Bamboo piths for only Rp.95,000 net.
Try our Chef’s 'Spring promotion' dish on your next visit to Golden Lotus.
Dynasty's Got Talent
Recently we launched our very own hotel talent show ‘Dynasty’s Got Talent’ featuring many of our staff.….and YOU are the judges!!
At the Tropical Café (SEN5ES if rain) each Tuesday we will present a number of acts, all of which will be our staff members, for you to decide which acts will go to the final 4.
And if you are not at Bali Dynasty at the time don’t worry, we will upload the whole show to our website where you can vote online for your favourite act CLICK HERE
The winning act will receive Rp.1,000,000 cash and a host of sponsors prizes. Watch this space for more information.
New Look D'Lounge
The next time you enter the Lobby you will see that our D’Lounge Lobby bar now has a more private and cozy feel to it thanks to the addition of an attractive wood and glass partition.
You can now enjoy your Sundowner Cocktail, Nightcaps & Coffee in a more intimate and relaxing ambience while still watching the comings and goings of the Lobby.
Check out the Wine of the week and our fine selection of Teas and Coffees at the new look D’Lounge.
The D'Lounge is open Daily from 12 Noon to 11pm with Piano Entertainment.
Kid's Movie Night
Due to many guest’s requests we have introduced ‘Kid’s Movie Night at the Kids Club every Thursday at 6pm to 9pm.
The Kids can register between 6pm and 6.30pm, then the Movie commences and the Kids can enjoy any dish from the Kid’s menu for a set price of Rp.60,000 which includes a fruit juice too.
Mum’s and Dad’s can enjoy their dinner while the Kids are entertained by our Kids club staff.
Back to Bali Dynasty Party in Perth
With just over three weeks to go to Saturday, February 12th 2011, its time to get your tickets for our Annual ‘Back to Bali Dynasty’ Charity Dinner for 2011 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 18th ‘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 a sit down three course dinner and a fantastic Lucky Draw when 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.
We are also bringing down some of your favourite Bali Dynasty Staff too, to see who is attending CLICK HERE
The dress code will be 'Smart Casual’, sorry, strictly No singlets!
Tickets are available for sale at the Italian Club from Monday to Friday between 2pm – 4.30pm. The price for Adults is AUD 40 and Children AUD 30 (payment by cash only). Last ticket sales will be on Thursday February 10th. Tel. 93284104 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.
We are pleased to announce that we will be again making improvements to our facilities with the construction of a new Poolside Restaurant. The new facility will provide an all weather venue for dining as well as provide much needed additional seating capacity especially for breakfast.
The project will commence on the 1st February and completed around the 24th April.
This will involve a complete removal of the existing Tropical Café and water tower in order to make way for a new two storey restaurant and bar.
During the project our themed Dinners will be moved to SEN5ES Restaurant.
A Light Snack menu will be made available around the poolside during the day time.
All other facilities will be available as normal. For more details CLICK HERE
After the Bali Dynasty Management and Bali International school kids painted both of the schools we support in Pengalusan and Cegi, we couldn’t help notice how bad the floors were, so we have decided to completely tile each of the classrooms giving the children a more cleaner and hygienic environment for them to learn.
Then we couldn’t help notice that their school desk chairs were in such a bad condition.
Bearing that in mind we have come up with a novel idea how to help the children obtain new desk chairs.
We are asking for anyone who would like to buy a chair (with built in desktop) for Rp.400,000 (approx A$45), which we will then put the guest's name who donated the money for that chair on a plaque to be placed at the back of each chair.
We thank one of our returnee guests Mr. A B. from Australia for almost immediately donating for the first desk chair when the idea was conceived, thank you for getting us under way.
We require around 80 to 90 desk chairs, so any guest that would like to ‘Buy a Desk Chair’ that we can accept payment through our account on our website (please state it is for the Desk Chair project) or you can donate at the resort when you arrive.
For the children's complete wish list of how you can 'make a diffence' CLICK HERE
Tour of the Month - Bali Taksu Tours
Bali Taksu Tours and Travel have been in the business for over 20 years and pride themselves on showing their customers the real Bali. No one quite knows the Island of the Gods like this friendly family business. You can choose from Bali Taksu’s many Island Tour options, with their tours departing in the Morning, Afternoon or Cultural Dance Evening Tours. Some tour choices range from Volcano and Art Village Tours, Denpasar City Tours, Bedugal and Tanah Lot Sunset Tours, or they even offer Bali’s Mother Temple Besaki as a day tour.
There are exclusively arranged Trekking and Bird Watching Tours in the Ubud Hinterland or at the Bali Barat National Park. And now Bali Taksu offer Beyond Bali Tours either to the famous Borobudur Temple in Yogyakarta or an Island tour of Lombok.
To Book any Bali Taksu Tour just visit our Guest Activity Center at the resort.
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 December 2010. 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
Our Employee of the Month for Front of the House is is Made Sadar or Sadar to his friends. Sadar will be a familiar face to some of you as Sadar is one of the staff that meets you at the airport and brings you to Bali Dynasty. Known for his polite quiet nature Sadar has been with Bali Dynasty since 1994 and is married with two children in his home town of Denpasar.
Our Employee of the Month Heart of the House is is Desak Nyoman Suastiara. Desak has been with Bali Dynasty since 1994 and works in the Food & Beverage Service Departmant. As Desak is part of the Food Preparation team we asked Desak what her favourite dish was and without hesitation she replied grilled fish.
Desak lives with her two children in Jimbaran, which would explain why she likes fish so much.
Finally our Guest Nomination for December 2010 is Dewa Gede Adi Tirta, a Waiter at the Tropical Café, who has been commended by many guests for his good nature and friendliness. He is also known for going the extra mile in assisting guests too. Dewa is still single and lives in Denpasar, well done Dewa!
Congratulations go out to all our winners!
What the Guests Say
All employees were very courteous and helpful. A credit to the Management. It was great having an area for parents and the kids and especially a Teenager Club. The two TVs in the room is a good idea too.
Traditional Balinese dancing night on Fridays was enjoyable and entertaining. Mr. S, Holland
The staff are all so friendly and welcoming.
A Birthday cake for my wife was a really nice thing to do. Thank you. Mr. B, Australia
The Breakfasts were excellent.
Thank you for another great holiday. Thank you for the lovely flower arrangement for my Wedding Anniversary. Mrs. H, Australia
This is a safe and friendly hotel especially the employees who are noticed to be well motivated and smile and greet everyone they meet. Mr. CQH, Singapore
The Candelight Dinner at the Sunset bar was one of the best meals I have ever had! The food and the service was superb!! Ms. W, Australia
The Housekeeping staff were thorough and efficient. The Kids Suite was an excellent choice for our family – we love the renovation.
Breakfast at SEN5ES was fabulous , plenty of food, great variety and very nice staff.
Christmas Lunch was absolutely fantastic – the Venue, the Food, the Entertainment & Staff. We will do it again next year!! Mrs. P, Australia
We couldn’t fault the Christmas Lunch and Dinner, the kids loved Santa and the Entertainment was great. Then it was our second ‘Survivor’ party and even with the rain it was one of the best nights we have had at your resort, so much fun, well done to all! We are booking for next year too! Mr. & Mrs. K, Australia