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Newsletter March 2016

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March 2016

Welcome to the March edition of Bali Dynasty Resort e-newsletter.

In this newsletter you will find the reasons why our family rooms make a great accommodation for family vacation. Golden Lotus launched its new promotional dish that you should try for lunch or dinner. Read through to see the events that we will host in April, i.e. the Europe on Screen Film Festival to promote the culture and raise money for charity and the Anzac Day Memorial Night in Gracie Kelly’s.

There are more reasons now to plan your travel to Bali as Indonesia has decided to add a total of 79 countries to the visa-free list and SKBBA will launch a mobile application providing guests staying in South Kuta Beach with great offers and discounts.

We hope that you would enjoy reading the newsletter. Don't forget to stay updated by following our official account in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. See you soon!

Why to Stay in Family Rooms?

One great challenge for a successful family holiday is finding the right accommodation for everyone. If you are travelling with a big family of 5, here are six good reasons of why you should consider staying in one of our Family Rooms!

- Every room can sleep up to 5 people

Our family rooms are specially designed to provide comfortable accommodation for maximum 5 people. The room is divided into two sections, i.e. the main sleeping area that features a king size bed, and the second sleeping area with its bunk bed and trundle.

- Addiitonal privacy with full sliding partition door for the Family Pool, Kids Suitse and Family Studio Rooms

The recent upgrade of the Family Pool View rooms means they are not the same as the Kids Suites and Family Studios providing a full sliding glass door partition, complete with black out roller blinds to ensure full privacy between the main and second sleeping area.

- Each sleeping area has its own TV and DVD Player

Every room is equipped with two TVs that have access to 60 local and international channels providing you with a full  entertainment. DVD players are available in the room and already connected to the TVs for your convenience.

- Various locations with different views

Located on the ground floor, the Family Garden Room provides access to the garden via sliding patio door to the terrace.The Family Studio room is located on the ground floor to the third floor with a veranda providing you a view over the front garden and pond. The Family Pool View Room has direct access to the garden and pool via an outdoor terrace, enabling the kids to run around outside.

-Deluxe Interconnecting rooms

We are able to guarantee Deluxe interconnecting rooms which can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 children up to 14 years old and have the additional convenience and space with two bathrooms.

- Free wifi in the room!

You can enjoy Free Wi-Fi Service in guest rooms and in public areas of the resort enabling up to two guests per room to easily get connected wherever they are in the resort with up to 1GB band usage per day.

For those in need of faster internet, we provide premium service at an additional cost of $5 per day.

ENJOY EXTRA DISCOUNTED RATES WITH MINIMUM 7 NIGHTS STAY on bookings for Deluxe Interconnecting Rooms and All Family Rooms! Click here to learn more!

Hainanese Chicken Debut in Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant at the Bali Dynasty Resort introduces the Hainanese Chicken Rice as its promotional dish from 1st of April to 30th of June 2016.

Named after the Hainan province in southern China where the dish was originated, the Hainanese Chicken Rice is very popular in South East Asia and now regarded as one of the national dishes in Singapore.

Golden Lotus Hainanese Chicken is an all-white tender and boneless chicken meat prepared from a boneless spring chicken and boiled in the chicken broth with infused spices, paired with savoury garlic rice and chilli-ginger sauce that is slightly sweet and spicy.

A portion of Golden Lotus Hainanese Chicken is only at IDR 120,000 nett which includes moist chicken, two portions of garlic rice and chilli-ginger sauce, perfect for 2 people. Additional garlic rice is available at IDR 20,000 nett per portion. Get up to 20% discount with your Chopstick membership or loyalty card.

Anzac Day Memorial Night at Gracie Kelly’s

Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub will host the Anzac Day Remembrance Night on 25th of April 2016 starting at 8pm.

The highlight of the night will be the Charity Two Up Competition. The money raised will be going to our Charity project with Solemen to help our SoleBuddies and other projects we are committed to.

Live music will be provided by our band and our juggling bartender will show you how to create one of his famous cocktails. Make sure to join our roulette of shots competition and the drinking competition with special discount offers and the raffles with great prizes...DON’T MISS IT!

Every Day is a Value added Day at Ashoka Spa

If you haven’t been to a spa recently, the following everyday specials from Ashoka Spa could be a perfect excuse to go and enjoy these popular treatments now!

Every Day : enjoy 20% discount for any treatments between 6pm – 9pm

Every Monday : receive a free 15 minutes foot scrub when you book a 90 minutes hot stone massage

Every Tuesday : receive a free 15 minutes eye treatment when you book a 90 minutes traditional Indonesia facial

Every Wednesday : enjoy 20% discount on a  60 minutes Pevonia Facial

Every Thursday : enjoy a free 15 minutes face cleansing and moisturising when you book a 90 minutes Ashoka Signature Massage

Every Friday: enjoy a 20% discount for a 90 minutes Ayurveda Shirodara

The promotion cannot be combined with any other special offers. Simply call to +62 361 752403 or email to spa@balidynasty.com to make your reservation between 9am to 9pm.

Redeem your Rewards Points now!

If you have signed up for Dynasty Rewards programme and already collected some points, you should not miss the following special offer!

Now you can pay for a minimum of 3 nights, and then redeem your additional nights at 50% off the normal point redemption rate.

For example, the normal redemption value for a deluxe room is 3,000 points however during this promotion period a night in the deluxe room can be redeemed at only 1,500 points on the 4th night or more.

This promotion applies to stays between 1st May to 31st May 2016 and 1 August to 31 August 2016.

The free extra night(s) only apply once you have paid and booked for the first three nights (either on line or through your travel agent) 

For further information on how to redeem your points and how many points you need for each redemption reward please click here.

For reservation enquiries please contact reservations@balidynasty.com

“Europe on Screen” Film Festival at Bali Dynasty Resort

Bali Dynasty Resort & Solemen will host the “Europe on Screen” Film Festival showcasing a great Dutch and a British film in April and early of May and it's FREE!

The main purpose of this programme is to promote the Dutch and British culture and raise money for the Solemen charity which Bali Dynasty Resort now supports.

Day 1, Saturday, 30th of April 2016 – Dutch Film

Time: 5pm, with screening starts at 7pm

Film: Dutch film 


Day 2, Saturday, 7th of May 2016 – British Film

Time: 5pm, with screening starts at 7pm

Film: British film 

This event is FREE OF CHARGE. Join us in this great festival and let’s “Help Friends for Life”.

Charity Updates - Cintya needs your help. Care to be her SoleMate?

Cintya, aged 12, is a very bright and diligent student who lives in Sanur with her grandparents and her four-year-old brother.

The family has a very little family income as neither the grandparents work. Her little brother, Kadek Aditya, suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, her Grandfather suffered a stroke a few years ago. Therefore Ibu Deri (the grandmother) cares for them all.

We have started to sponsor Cintya and Aditya as our SoleBuddies— the ones that the charity effort commits to for an extended ongoing period of time.

Cintya is now in her first grade in SMP Wisata Sanur (a junior high school level). In addition to her studies at school, she wishes to do a private English course as she is keen to maximise her education. She believes that with good education, she will be able to make a difference to her family. The English course will cost approximately 2 million IDR per year.

If you are keen to help Cintya to pursue her dreams, please become her SoleMate. Contact us at gmsec@balidynasty.com for further information on how you can help!

Bali News

Indonesia Exempts Visa Requirement for 169 countries.

Indonesia has waived the visa-requirement for the citizens of 79 countries including Australia, expanding its list of visa-free countries to a total of 169 countries.

The presidential decree granting visa-free entry to tourists who wish to travel in the country for 30 days was signed on 2nd of March by the President of Indonesia. 

This free visa is for 30 days visit only and not extendable. Visitors who wish to stay in Indonesia for longer than 30 days or to conduct "journalistic activities" are still required to apply for a visa in their respective countries.

The immigration entry and exit points are also limited. You can enter Indonesia through 5 airports and 9 harbours. You can leave Indonesia through 29 airports, 88 harbours and 7 land borders.

Other countries to win visa exempt status include Ukraine, Bangladesh, Albania, Malawi, Nepal, Paraguay, Samoa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

Countries like New Zealand, China, the UK, the US and Russia already enjoy visa-free entry to Indonesia.


From Aussie to Bali with TigerAir

Airline Tigerair has started flying to Bali, with the first flights leaving from Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide on Wednesday, 23rd of March. The budget airline will operate daily return flights to Denpasar from Melbourne and Perth, along with five weekly return flights from Adelaide.

Passengers will be able to access a mix of free and paid wireless inflight entertainment for use on their own devices on board the international services for the first time.

Visit their website in here to learn of the best airfare deals and start planning your next holiday!


SKBBA launched Its Mobile Application with Great Benefits!

Guests staying in South Kuta Beach will be rewarded with great benefits with the launching of the SKBBA App.

The SKBBA App is in line with the popular SKBBA's programme All the Fun under the Sun. It is a mobile application available for both Android and iOS devices. The app will give people access to numerous discounts and great offers on food & beverage, spa and attractions/activities provided by the SKBBA members and the participating outlets and replaces the old printed voucher booklet. 

The application is free to download. Moveover, it has an easy and user friendly interface. Guests will only need to tap on a specific offer to claim the offer and redeem by showing the coupon in the app to the outlets.

SKBBA, stands for South Kuta Beach Business Association, is a group of hotels, restaurants and attractions that specifically market the South Kuta Beach strip and ensure the safety and enjoyment of tourists visiting the area through various environmental and security initiatives. For more information visit www.southkutabali.com

Cultural News

Tumpek Kandang – 30th of April 2016

Tumpek Kandang is a special day filled with dedicated blessings for animals, livestock and pets. Various offerings are made to the Hindu god Rudra for successful farming and animal welfare, aimed at the harmony of the environment and which contributes to human sustenance and happiness.

The day is part of a series of other Tumpek days aimed at the blessings of different subjects, namely Tumpek Uduh for plants, Tumpek Landep for metal objects and tools, Tumpek Kuningan for ancestral spirits, Tumpek Wayang for wayang shadow puppets and Tumpek Krulut for traditional gamelan music instruments – all which occur in a 210-day cycle on the Pawukon calendar.

Dynasty Rewards

Have you signed up for Dynasty Rewards?

Dynasty Rewards is our loyalty programme specially designed for our loyal customers like you.

With Dynasty Rewards, for every night you stay and each time you spend in our restaurants, bars and spa you will earn points which you can redeem on your return visit against food, drink, spa or even room nights if you save enough points!

Not a rewards member yet? Simply sign up yourself by clicking here.

 

TOUR OF THE MONTH - See Indonesia in one afternoon at Taman Nusa

If you ever wanted to visit the whole of Indonesia in a single afternoon, look no further than to Taman Nusa.

Taman Nusa is a cultural park that aims to offer comprehensive information on the varying cultures of Indonesia’s various ethnic groups in an attractive and interactive way, while enjoying the natural beauty of Bali. Its mission is to provide a conservation means for both domestic and foreign visitors to accurately understand the depiction of Indonesia.

Situated on 15 hectares of land, visitors are invited to explore and experience Indonesia’s journey throughout the ages beginning from the prehistoric Bronze Age, kingdoms, and an archipelago of Indonesian cultures. The journey continues to the early national era, independence, modern times and finally to the nation’s future.

At the end of the journey, visitors are treated with scenic cliff view, overlooking verdant rice terraces and lush jungle, with the waters of Melangit River rush below.

Located on Taman Bali Street of Sidan Village in Gianyar, Taman Nusa is approximately 1 hour driving from Bali Dynasty Resort. Arrange your trip to Taman Nusa now through our Tour & Information Centre at the main lobby to get a discount up to 15%.

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!

Our Star Performers

Ni Komang Trisnawati

She is well known as one of the friendly staff serving in H2O Restaurant. Her good attitude and dedication has earned her a title of Employee of the Year 2015 from Front of the House. We believe that she will keep up her performance to deliver the genuine hospitality to our guests.


Lalu Junaidi

He won the title as Employee of the Year 2015 from Heart of the House, an achievement that pays off his dedication to the tasks at hand. He works as Income Auditor Assistant in Accounting & Finance Department. He loves travelling and is keen to explore and discover new places.


Hasir Zaid

Joined Bali Dynasty Resort in April 1990, he is another loyal staff who has been with us for almost 26 years. A friendly man and a father of 3 children, he is the Food & Beverage Supervisor who is proficient in leading the team to ensure smooth and seamless service. He won the title as Supervisor of the Year 2015.


Gede Ariana

Currently working as Pool Attendant, he has been with Bali Dynasty Resort since December 1994. A very dedicated staff and well committed to his work, he won the title of Employee of the Month from Front of the House.


I Gede Suwadiarta

From Accounting & Finance Department, he joined Bali Dynasty Resort in September 2014. He won the title as Employee of the Month from Heart of the House. During his spare time, he likes to do some exercises at the gym to keep his body in shape.


I Ketut Karyawan

He has been with Bali Dynasty Resort for 26 years and now working as Housekeeping Assistant. He was recommended by many of our guests and won Guests’ Nomination.

Guest Feedback

Our stay was so wonderful and are so happy. We chose the Dynasty again. This is our second time and will do it again. All the staff area amazing and so helpful. Our room is always clean and fresh, the gym is awesome. Excellent quality of food, we enjoyed the variety quality and service. Elisa - Hong Kong

We appreciate the staff at Kids Club and the general hospitality. We though request more games at pool times with the kids and creative staff during kids club. Solanki - Singapore

Visited H2O for romantic dinner for 2. Hendra was an awesome waiter. Compliments to the Chef too as meals looked and tasted amazing. Bettian - Australia

Always enjoy staying here the staff here are all excellent in all that they do, it’s a wonderful hotel. Thank you! Kell - Australia

All staff have been very friendly and helpful which has made our stay a fantastic experience. Thank you! Ellen - Australia

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