Welcome to the March 2013 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.
It is always a pleasure to share and keep you updated with all the latest news, events and special promotions in this edition from in and around the resort.
This month Bali Dynasty celebrated it's 22nd anniversary with all the staff members and we would like to share this with you.
Also we will give you an update on our upcoming Easter Sunday Bunny Party for the kids and family and the annual ANZAC Day Memorial Night at Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub on the 25th of April. We also would like to remind you that in April it will be your last chance to try out our Deep Fried Flying Barramundi promotion in Golden Lotus, so if you have not yet tried it then come along with your family!
We hope you enjoy the read and we look forward to seeing you soon at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Dynasty's 22nd Anniversary Celebration
The Bali Dynasty Resort recently held its 22nd anniversary party with all the staff members participating in a series of events. Prior to the party, many activities were designed to boost team spirit during this month such as Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Dynasty Idols, Sack Race, Water Pillow Fighting and many more.
The anniversary celebration came to an end with a staff party held in the Kertagosa Ballroom. This gathering was a time to reward everyone for a job well done and reflect on the success of overcoming the challenges of the 22nd year of the hotels' operations.
We take great pleasure to announce that during our 22nd anniversary party I Nengah Suena, our Front Office Assistant, was chosen as our Employee of the Year 2012 in the category Front of the House and Ni Ketut Mujiani, our Reservations Clerk in the category of Heart of the House. Congratulations were also extended toI Wayan Sudarsana as the winner of the title Supervisor of the Year 2012.
Congratulations to all our Winners!
2013 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards
Bali Dynasty Resort was recently chosen as a winner in the “Indonesia Top 10 Best Hotels for Families in Indonesia and Asia" category by TripAdvisor, in its 2013 Travellers' Choice® awards.
Now in its eleventh year, the annual TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards honour the world's best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travellers. Unlike any other hotel honours, TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.”
Bali Dynasty has everything you need for a great family holiday and once again a big thank you for all of you for all the support and the good reviews you have made about our Resort;
The Resorts' inner garden area will be the place to be on Easter Sunday, 31 March! Celebrate Easter and have lot's of fun at our Kids Easter Bunny Party!
The party will begin with a grand Easter Egg hunt throughout the hotel garden. Then it will be time for the children to show just how talented they are with an Egg Painting Competition. The winner of the competition will be presented with more great prizes.
Also a special mystery guest will be visiting the kids during the party! Join in and find out who this is!
After the activities the children can join their parents for the delicious Easter Buffet Lunch in Sen5es Restaurant.
*Kids attending activities only will be charged Rp100,000 nett per child
Easter Sunday Lamb Roast Lunch Buffet
A special priced Easter Sunday Lamb Roast Lunch Buffet for only Rp.190,000 net per adult with each accompanied child under the age of 12 being free of charge for the pre-lunch activities and lunch buffet.
20th Back to Bali Dynasty night another great success
On March 12th at the Italian Club in WA we held our 20th ‘Back to Bali Dynasty Party, our biggest Charity Fundraiser of the year!
With resounding support from our travel partners in Perth and Bali including Garuda Indonesia, Air Asia, Asia Escape Holidays, Creative Holidays and New Horizons who consistently support the event, the night was a great success with just over 270 people enjoying a sumptuous Rijsttafel prepared by our own Executive Chef and the kitchen team from the Bali Dynasty Resort.
The annual event has been the major fundraiser for the Bali Dynasty Resort Charity Effort which was established in 2000 in conjunction with the East Bali Poverty Project to give hope to over 60 impoverished Children in North Eastern Bali through education.
Everyone was entertained by a Live Band and as always the highlight of the event was the raffle; with over 140 prizes from Bali's local attractions as well as some airline tickets which were donated courtesy of Air Asia and Garuda Indonesia.
We would like to thank all of our guests who made the effort to attend and for their generous support to the raffle.
Congratulations to all our Winners!
It's always an exciting time when we take our team members to Perth for our annual Back to Bali Dynasty Party. For many it is their first time ever to Australia and for some it is even their first time on a plane; so it is interesting to hear their perspective of their visit. Suwiti, our Senior Sales Manager attended this years Back to Bali Dynasty Party and being her first visit to Australia had an opportunity to see around Perth and the surrounding areas and these are a few of her initial observations.
So Suwiti what were the main things that really struck you about Perth and Australia?
Well the first would be the CLEANLINESS! Wow I could not believe how clean everywhere was and organised (perhaps because there were less motorbikes!!) There are a lot of improvements we need to make in Indonesia to care more for our environment and make it more beautiful!
The next thing would have to be the prices! Sitting in a small coffee shop I saw the price of an omelette was AU$15 and yet we get feedback that our Breakfast is expensive yet we offer a full breakfast buffet with as much as you can eat for just AU$15 so I really don't understand how people can complain!
The last thing was that I was surprised to see some rules such as dress codes, not allowing people to walk around with alcohol, having to wear a helmet on a motorbike etc yet when you are in Bali we tend to think when we see foreigners "Oh perhaps that's what they are allowed to do in their own country?" - this is obviously not the case!
I had a fantastic time and was well looked after by our Australian friends and I look forward to returning the hospitality when they return to Bali!
Suwiti (left) enjoying her time at the Back to Bali Dynasty Party 2013
Can't get a Family Room?
Are you facing your preferred family room being overbooked during your upcoming stay?
In that case don't worry and consider booking our Deluxe Family Package. Our Deluxe Family Package includes two Deluxe Interconnecting Rooms which can accommodate maximum 4 Adults and 2 children up to 14 years old. Each room allows maximum 2 Adults and 1 child in a rollaway bed. The package includes as well daily breakfast for up to 6 people, free use of the Exercise Room, the Hospitality Lounge and the Kids Club (4-12 years old).
Anzac day Memorial Night at Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub
Join us on April 25th at 8pm onwards at Gracie Kelly's when we will hold our annual ANZAC Day Memorial Night.
The highlight of the night will be the Charity Two Up Competition to raise money for the Bali Dynasty Charity Effort helping thr poor children of Bali through the East Bali Poverty Project.
With Live Music provided by our great Rais Paddies Band, our juggling bartender will make one of his famous cocktails, you can join the drinking competition and surely don't miss out on our lucky Draw.
Join us for a night to remember!
Balance Body & Mind with Hatha Yoga
Have you heard of Hatha Yoga?
The word "hatha" comes from Sanskrit where "ha" means "sun" and "tha" means "moon". Hatha Yoga is known as the branch of yoga that unites pairs of opposites referring to the positive (sun) and negative (moon) currents in the system. Hatha Yoga tries to achieve balance between body and mind, as well as attempts to free the more subtle spiritual elements of the mind through physical poses or Breathing Techniques or Meditation.
The practice of Hatha Yoga can help you recognize your hidden physical and mental potentials.
Hatha Yoga can also help you cope with stress, relieve tension, and deal with anxiety and depression. More importantly, it will help you put your mind in a focused state to prepare for meditation and eventually, the search for enlightenment.
Hatha Yoga is suitable for adults and is just one of our many activities available FREE of charge every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 9 AM at the Learning Bale in the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Deep Fried Flying Barramundi promotion
You have just one more month to try our special "Jian Wen Lu – Deep Fried Flying Barramundi”promotion in Golden Lotus!
For seafood lovers, oriental style fish with a Chinese dipping sauce is a light flavourful seafood dish making a great example of an authentic Chinese seafood dish. Caught fresh daily. Only Rp. 110.000net/person (Minimum 2 people). This promotion is valid till the 30th of April 2013.
See you soon in Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant, don't miss out!
Galungan and Kuningan Celebration
March will be a very busy month for Bali’s Hindu community with several auspicious occasions taking place on the island’s cultural calendar.
Galungan will this year be celebrated on the 27th of March 2013. On this day most Balinese will begin their Galungan 'holiday' the day before, where the family is seen to be busily preparing offerings and cooking for the next day. While the women continue to be kept busy with the preparations of the many offerings to be made at the family temple on the day of Galungan, the men also have another job to do this day, once the cooking is finished. A long bamboo pole, or 'penjor', is made to decorate the entrance to the family compound so that all over Bali the visitor can see these decorative poles creating a very festive atmosphere in the street.
Galungan is celebrated every 6 months based on the Balinese calendar. Galungan is celebrated every 210 days. The celebration of Galungan is a symbol of the glory of the Goodness (Dharma) against the Devil (Adharma).
This Galungan period is also a symbolic representation of a battle between good and evil, and the most important function of Kuningan is to celebrate the victory of good over evil so that the balance and harmony of the world can be maintained.
Tour of the Month - Night Safari
Are you ready for the Night Safari in Bali Safari & Marine Park?
More excitement, fun, adventure, and thrills start as the sun goes down at the Bali Safari & Marine Park. Enjoy their new Night Safari, a Night Into The Wild. Only if you dare!
For Bookings visit our Tour Information Centre just off the Lobby and get the best prices available from us!
Our Star Performers
Every month we hold a staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays, present an update on whats going on to all our team members as well as recognise those members of staff who have excelled. In February these staff members 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 feedback forms before they check out.
I MADE KERTAWIJAYA was the winner of the Employee of the Month 'Front of the House'. Jaya has been at the Bali Dynasty Resort since May 1991 in the Food and Beverage Service and you can meet him at the Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub as he is probably to some of you a familiar face. He is married and has two children.
Our Employee of the Month 'Heart of the House' is I WAYAN SUTEJA. Suteja joined the Bali Dynasty Resort in 1995 . He is married and has two children.
Our Guest Nomination is I WAYAN MAWEN who is one of our popular Housekeeping Assistants. He has been nominated by the guests as being very friendly, helpfull and happy! He works at the Bali Dynasty Resort for 22 years, from the opening of the resort in 1991. He is married and has two children.
Congratulations to all our winners!
What the Guests say!
It has been a very enjoyable experience that because of friendly and helpful staff. You are so lucky to have great staff running the Dynasty. We wish had these sort of people involved in our business in Australia. Mr. D, Australia
Had high expectations of Golden Lotus and our meals were wonderful as were all staff. Best Chinese restaurant. Mr/s. S, Singapore
Golden Lotus remains our favourite restaurant with excellent food and service. Mr. B, Indonesia
Gracie Kelly’s had hot stone for dinner excellent. Had Golden Lotus for the first time very good beautiful food. Mr. N, Australia
Absolutely loved the improvements to the kids pool area, pool was great, great activities for the children and adults.– great job! Mr/s. S, Australia