Welcome to the October 2014 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.
It's October already, the months seem to be passing so quickly!
Hotel occupancy continues to be high and Christmas and New Year are already beginning to fill up very quickly, well, we did warn you to book early! To avoid disppointment make sure you check out our festive programme and prebook at the various events since these fill quickly too!
In November we will have a multi-cultural experience with both the Melbourne Cup at Gracie Kellys and the annual hotel "odalan" ceremony at the main temple area in the hotel.
In this edition of our Newsletter we will introduce you with our New Chinese Chef, and a Festive Season update for you, not forgetting all our regular features.
Enjoy the read!
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Golden Lotus welcomes a new Chinese Chef
We are pleased to welcome back Mr. Teng Shen Lee to Golden Lotus, Chef Teng worked previously in 1997 as a Chinese Chef in our Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant for 4 years.
In the last 13 years he has been working in the same position in our sister hotel Surabaya Plaza Hotel, Swiss-Bell Hotel Silae in Palu, Ban Hen Golf Course in Singapore and several other hotels in Jakarta. His last appointment prior to returning back to the Golden Lotus was at the Lei Garden Restaurant in Jakarta.
A specialist in Cantonese cuisine you can be sure that Chef Teng will bring some surprising dishes to our menu with a few of his famous secret recipes. We can't wait to introduce these to you!
Indonesia AirAsia Extra has launched Melbourne to Denpasar flights
AirAsia Melbourne to Bali cheap flights: Indonesia AirAsia Extra launches Melbourne-Bali route
Indonesia AirAsia Extra on Monday announced it would launch five weekly return A330-300 flights between Melbourne and Bali from December 26, with introductory economy fares as low as $99 each way.
The route is highly competitive. Virgin Australia Holdings offers 10 weekly return flights, Jetstar offers nine and Garuda Indonesia has daily services.
Indonesia AirAsia Extra's Bali flights will offer 377 seats, including 12 semi-flat business class bed seats which will be on sale for $499 one-way.
The fares will go on sale from tomorrow until November 2 unless sold out earlier, the airline said.
AirAsia X chief executive Azran Osman-Rani said he believed the airline could compete effectively on the route, even though low-cost rival Jetstar operates a more fuel-efficient Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, because his plane offered more seats and labour costs were lower.
He said Indonesia AirAsia Extra's entry was likely to lead to lower fares on the route and compressed margins, but he said the low-cost carrier model was about volume and scale.
Jetstar responded to the launch by offering a special of its own, with $88 one-way fares to Bali from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin.
Melbourne-Bali is the first route being launched by Indonesia AirAsia Extra. The airline also plans to add connecting flights to north Asian destinations like Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan so that the traffic on the route is not all one-way.
"Melbourne has been one of our most successful markets with our current service to Kuala Lumpur and this is an important advancement in our multi-hub strategy. We have a great partnership with Melbourne Airport and have much confidence in the opportunities here," Mr Osman-Rani said.
Indonesia AirAsia Extra is in talks with other Australian airports about flights to Bali, although it will only have two aircraft this year.
Mr Osman-Rani did not rule out the prospect of Sydney-Bali flights being announced soon, and he said other east coast destinations served by AirAsia X, which include Adelaide and the Gold Coast, would be targeted in the future.
Short-haul arm AirAsia Indonesia already flies between Perth and Bali and Darwin and Bali.
Watch the Melbourne Cup LIVE on Big Screen!
On Tuesday 4th November 2014 from 11am onwards Gracie Kelly’s again offers all of the above ingredients for the annual event that defines Australian horse racing. Combine Sports, Fashion, plenty of cold beer and that incredible Aussie friendliness and you have a Melbourne Cup Carnival.
There’s an incredible Irish Buffet Lunch available as well as Happy Hours on Bintang, Kilkenny, Smirnoff Ice and others special drink offers. Italian Sparkling Wine is served with strawberries & cream. We also have great prizes for the Best Hat competition!
As usual there are lots of sweeps so you can have a flutter and all the money raised after the cash prizes are given out will be donated to the Bali Dynasty Charity Effort; "Helping the Poor Children of Bali" through the East Bali Poverty Project.
Stay till late afternoon to enjoy LIVE JAZZ music from 12.30pm - 4pm. It will be a great day out!
Secure your seats for Christmas & New Year!
Whether you are celebrating with friends, family or colleagues, we have the best festive season celebrations and Christmas parties in Dynasty!
With Christmas fast approaching, we would like to remind all of you that if you are staying with us over the Christmas and New Year period you can book any of our Festive events directly online and view the complete Bali Dynasty Resort Festive Program including the details on the New Year’s Eve Party "Tropical Beach New Year Party" with Great Food, Drinks, Entertainment, Dancing and Fun Challenges!
CLICK HERE to find the Christmas event or end of year function options that best suits your needs.
Book Now to secure your preferred date, for bookings please CLICK HERE or if you have any enquiries please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Spoil yourself with a Ayurveda Shirodhara treatment at Ashoka Spa
The Ayurveda Shirodara is a great treatment to treat chronic headaches, insomnia, anxiety and nervousness. Shirodara drops you deep into an altered state, where your mind can relax and reorganize itself.
Be entitled to a 20% discount during 6pm - 9pm during the month of November 2014!
For more details please visit Ashoka Spa, opens daily from 9am to 9pm or email us at email@example.com
Parties and Celebrations at the Dynasty
The Bali Dynasty resort is the perfect place for a party!
Whatever the occasion, Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, we can take away all the hassles of event organizing and tailor make your party to suit your catering requirements, entertainment options and your budget. We have a choice of not only different restaurant outlets for you to choose from but also there are 4 unique locations at the resort; the front of the hotel surrounded by our famous lucky white ducks or at our beautiful beach in front of the resort, our stunning Luxury Tent Villa with a beautiful view over the ocean and our popular Upper Deck at H2O.
For more information on Wedding PackagesCLICK HERE
We can also assist you with a selection of menus which you can choose from, including a BBQ dinner or an Indonesian or International Buffet dinner with or without entertainment.
Visit our website for more details.
To ensure we are able to provide our guests the best service and be able the use of our hotel facilities, due to the limited space poolside we have to reenforce our policy of only allowing our inhouse guests to use our pool facilities, therefore we do have to reject visiting friends or relatives the right to use the pool.
We always welcome anyone to visit, hang out in one of our restaurants, have a meal or a spa treatment at the resort, however only Resort Guests are allowed to use our swimming pools and Sunken Bar.
Credit Card authorisation
It probably comes as no surprise to many of you; but when checking into hotels these days, it is common procedure that the hotel will ask for some form of guarantee in the form of cash or a credit card authorisation to ensure that all the extras you incur during your stay are guaranteed. The pre-authorisation process on a credit card holds a pre-determined amount from the card holders credit limit (but does not charge) as a reserve for the hotel so that on checkout there will be no issues should any card exceed it’s credit limit with all that shopping in Bali!
It is a strict policy of the Bali Dynasty Resort that a form of guarantee must be made on check in. It is also important to note that if this is by credit card then it must be by presenting the physical credit card and a passport or personal ID and may not be just the number.
We hope this clarifies the situation and that everyone understands the need for this policy.
Indonesia welcomes its new President
Indonesia has a newpresident. JokoWidodo was sworn in as president on last Monday at the nationalparliamentbuilding in Jakarta.
Thousands of people visited the capital's main streets to welcome their "people's president", Indonesia's seventh President
His inauguration was the first cordial transfer of power in the country's history, and hopes are high that the transition will usher in another period of political stability for South-east Asia's largest economy.
Banners across the capital, referring to former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Mr Joko by their popular names, proclaimed: "Thank you SBY, welcome Jokowi".
Bali Dynasty Resorts' Temple Ceremony
Bali Dynasty Resort will hold their annual temple ceremony known as "Odalan" on the7th of November 2014 with an elaborate religious ceremony. It is being held in accordance to the Balinese lunar calendar on the day of the full moon, which is considered an auspicious time for any type of ceremonial blessing or purification rite. The ceremony will be a lively occasion featuring offerings of fruit and flowers as well as colourful decorations. A Hindu priest will lead the proceedings with sacred chants, smoky wafts of incense and splashes of holy water. Participating staff members, dressed in their finest traditional attire, will partake in a session of communal prayers seeking peaceful times ahead and ongoing success for the Bali Dynasty Resort.
A temple anniversary is a religious festival that not only commemorates the founding date of a new shrine but also appeases the Gods and the other elements that influence the very existence of mankind. Hinduism is all about maintaining a harmonious balance between all of the forces of the physical, spiritual and unseen worlds. Therefore, offerings and prayers are an essential part of any Balinese ceremonial ritual.
Tour of The Month - Safari Night
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 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 our staff gathering, where we recognise our star performers, celebrate our staff birthdays and present an update on new hotel products and services. Here are our winners for August 2014, these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.
Our Employee of the Month Front of the House this Month is NI KETUT SUKARMI or better known to you all as Amy, from the Kids Club - Recreation Department. You will see Ami's smiling face when she gets all the Kids motivated and ready for a full day of activities. She has 3 children herself and has been at the Bali Dynasty Resort since 2002.
Our second Employee of the Month 'Front of the House' is JOHANNA THERESIA LOUDOE, or JO to her friends from Food and Beverage Service. She joined Bali Dynasty since 2001 and she really enjoyes meeting many different people.
I WAYAN SUDANA is the winner of Our Guest Nomination for the month of August and you will find Wayan working in the rooms. Sudana has been with the Bali Dynasty Resort since 1991, he is married with three children and lives in Denpasar.
Congratulations to all our winners!
Review us on TripAdvisor
Review us on TripAdvisor
Social Media is all the hype and TripAdvisor is becoming an ever popular source that people are turning to for advice! Please share your experience during your stay in the Bali Dynasty Resort or your experience at our Golden Lotus restaurant and Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub and help us increase our ranking on Trip Advisor It means a lot to us!
Excellent service and variety of food available at the buffet for breakfast at H2O Mr & Mrs W - Australia
The room was excellent. Large/big/clean. Very happy, would love this room again next time. Mr & Mrs B - Holland
We have gluten free requirements and H2O was amazing. Will be highly recommending and made our holiday stress free. Thank you! Mr & Mrs M - German
Our room service was fantastic. We were impressed with Suparta, he did a wonderful job and we were amazed that he remembered all of our names. Mr & Mrs T - Australia
The service was excellent. My grandson’s birthday was awesome as the musician’s song Happy Birthday and gave him a cupcake with a candle. It was a great night and surprise. Mr & Mrs K - Singapore
The staff in your restaurants and bars are excellent. Overall service and food was excellent. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you Dynasty! Mr & Mrs W - German
Everything was great! Thank you for such a wonderful time and great experience for the children Mr & Mrs L - Indonesia