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Newsletter December 2017

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December 2017

Welcome to the December edition of Bali Dynasty Resort’s e-newsletter. We wish you a very happy Festive Season and all the best for the coming New Year 2018. As we are now counting the days to the end of this year, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude for your continued patronage and support of Bali Dynasty Resort. We look forward to serving you with the very best of our ability in the coming year.

We are pleased to announce that our popular Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant has been upgraded to ensure that we keep on delivering the very best dining experience to all of our guests. We are also excited to tell you that the Solemen representative will be joining us for the ‘Back to Bali Dynasty Resort’ party in Perth to reveal what your generous donations have enabled them to do. Therefore make sure that you have booked your seat as tickets are already on sale online. Additionally, Gracie Kelly’s has prepared something special for this year’s Australia Day, so be sure to visit our popular Irish Pub on the 26th of Jan!

If you still have doubts about whether or not you should travel to Bali, you may need to read our news section below. There will be an increase from the current Passenger Service Charge, also known as Airport Tax, for international passengers from the current IDR 200,000 to IDR 225,000, applicable for tickets booked on/after the 1 January 2018. You can find more info below.

We hope you enjoy reading our e-newsletter. We look forward to welcoming you at the Resort.

Back to Bali Dynasty Party

Have you booked your tickets to our Back to Bali Dynasty Party 2018? Scheduled for Saturday, 10 February 2018, the Back to Bali Dynasty Party will return to the Subi Sports Bar in Perth, Western Australia. This time, Cebolino is attending too!

This will be the 25th year of the event. In celebration of this milestone, we are preparing a special silver-themed gala night as well as some great benefits for those who attend the evening.

Attending the event will also give you the opportunity to participate in a noble cause. Being our major fundraising event, the Back to Bali Dynasty Party will raise the much needed funds to alleviate the suffering of individuals in Bali through a collaborative work between Bali Dynasty Resort and Solemen Indonesia.

As always, you can expect to see some of your favourite Bali Dynasty Resort staff in attendance. This time, Solemen Representatives will be attending too.

Tickets are already on sale online, and can be purchased via our website by clicking here. If you have problem with the booking, do let us know via email to: info@bdr.pphotels.com

We look forward to welcoming you at the Back to Bali Dynasty Party 2018.

Golden Lotus is Upgraded!

We are pleased to announce that Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant has recently been upgraded with a brand new interior, food presentation and overall standards of excellence to continue delivering an exemplary dining experience to guests of this popular Chinese eatery, which is located at the Resort.

The interior upgrade showcases a new decor and furnishings, which are in total harmony with the restaurant’s classic Chinese dining style. The central high ceiling has been repainted in black with a beautiful set of traditional red lanterns as its focal point. The transformation of the ceiling also features additional lighting to ensure a brighter view across the room, thus further enhancing the restaurant’s warm atmosphere.

The restaurant retains its large circular wooden tables of varying sizes, which are perfect for groups of diners or for families, paired with plush upholstered chairs. Adjacent to the main dining area are four private rooms, separated or linked by a foldable partition, offering the versatility to serve as private dining rooms that can easily be transformed into a meeting space afterwards, thereby making Golden Lotus an alternative venue of choice for corporate meetings.

To complement the upgrade, Golden Lotus has further elevated the high standard of its food presentation and quality. Each dish is prepared with no added MSG and is served in generous portions. Even the small portions can serve up to three people. New dim sum items have been introduced, including steamed and fried prawns, pork and beef based dim sum, boosting the restaurant’s already-extensive dim sum lunch, which now comprises over 55 choices of dim sum selections.

We look forward to welcoming you at the newly upgraded Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant

Tasty Abalone until March at Golden Lotus

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant will be offering delicious abalone in three preparations from 1 January 2018 until 31 March 2018.

Abalone, or bao yu in Chinese, is one of the most sought-after delicacies during the Chinese New Year as it means ‘assurance’ (bao) and ‘surplus’ (yu) for the Chinese people

Golden Lotus’s abalones are available in three different preparations:

  • Steamed sliced abalone with prawn dumplings in Oyster Sauce
  • Braised abalone and baby bok choy in Szechuan Sauce
  • Braised abalone and jellyfish in Golden Lotus’s Thai Sauce

Each dish is only IDR 120,000 nett per portion, including rice and serving up to 2 people.

Bali Dynasty Resort Received Two Awards in Tri Hita Karana Awards

Bali Dynasty Resort was recently awarded the Platinum II Medal during the 2017 Tri Hita Karana (THK) Awards & Accreditation in Denpasar, Bali. The award was given in recognition of our significant achievements in incorporating sustainable spiritual, social and environmental principles and practices to our business. We also received the Platinum Medal last year.

Our Public Relations Manager, Gede Agus Mahardana, also won the PR Simpatik 2017 for Manager Level, an award dedicated to public relations practitioners in the hospitality industry for their contribution in advocating the Tri Hita Karana philosophy in their business internally and externally.

Tri Hita Karana is the traditional life philosophy of the Balinese community in their quest to accomplish secular and spiritual bliss through the harmonious relationship amongst humans (‘pawongan’), and between humans and God (‘parahyangan’), and humans and the environment (‘palemahan’). We have implemented the Tri Hita Karana principles in our business practices and policy in keeping with the local cultural and spiritual beliefs, and in our efforts – through our partnership with Solemen – to make a difference to those less fortunate who have not benefitted from the island’s tourism revenue. On the environmental side, the Resort is committed to operate at a high environmental standard, organising a monthly and annual general clean-up programme with its staff, making the effort to grow and nurture rare plants in its garden, and working closely with the ‘banjar’ (Balinese local community) to create a green, clean and safe environment for the comfort of its guests.

An Aussie Celebration at Gracie Kelly’s

Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub invites all Australians to celebrate Australia Day on Thursday, 26 January 2018.

Bring along your family and friends and enjoy a fun filled evening with live music, competitions to win, special discounts and promotions!

The entertainment includes:

  • Live music with a lady singer
  • Aussie Day Charity Quiz
  • Bartender show
  • Two-up competition
  • Drinking competition
  • Australian dress code competition
  • Lucky draw

Enjoy delicious Aussie Meat Pies at a special price, and drink promotions, which include special offers on San Miguel Light, Guinness and Bintang Beer.

Don’t miss a real Aussie night out because no one throws a party quite like we do at the Irish Pub!!!

Bali News

Should we still travel to Bali?

The looming question after Indonesia’s Mount Agung eruption remains the same: Is it still safe to travel to Bali? The answer to this is a big yes provided you stay outside of the 10-kilometre danger zone. That is according to the recent statement by Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB).

In a social media statement, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho dispels a rumour stating Mount Agung almost entirely covers the whole island as a fallacy. He clarified that Mount Agung only sits on one corner of the island. His statement also came with an assurance that Bali is still a very safe place to travel and that the airport is now fully operational after flight cancellations and closure following the volcano’s eruption almost a month ago.

As of now, Bali remains a safe place to travel except for the 10-kilometre danger zone around Mount Agung. In fact, some Bali hotels and resorts have initiated support towards the #VISITBALI campaign by the Bali Tourism Board and others are even offering refunds for your stay in the event of airport closure. Do note that the volcanic activity can be unpredictable, so it’s best to check the latest update and purchase travel insurance that should cover you in case you’re affected by a possible eruption.

This article first appeared on TripZilla on here!


Passenger Service Charge at Bali Airport Increased

Starting from 1 January 2018, the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) or Airport Tax for international passengers at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport will be increased from the current IDR 200,000 to IDR 225,000. This applies to tickets issued on/after 1 January 2018.

If you purchase your tickets before the 1 January 2018, you are charged IDR 200,000 for the PSC. If you reissue your tickets due to a change on the travel date and the reissuance is done after the 1 January 2018, you will pay the tax difference.

This increase is aimed to ensure the airport is able to deliver a better service to the international passengers. Please note that the airport officials will not collect the PSC at the counter upon departure. PSC is already included in your flight tickets.

Bali Events

Nusa Dua Light Festival

Nusa Dua Light Festival comes back this year with “The Jungle" as its theme. It was opened on 8 December and will be available to visit until 14 January 2018, from 03:00 – 10:00 pm. Located at the Peninsula Island, Nusa Dua, Bali, this is the second Nusa Dua Light Festival.

Various shapes of lanterns will be displayed adapting "The Jungle" theme lantern from a small dinosaur to a gigantic T-rex, accompanied by a musical performance. Refreshments will be served from food and beverages stands.

Tour of the Month: Odyssey Submarine

Have you ever dreamt of being in a submarine and travelling deep under the sea to see its hidden beauty? Odyssey Submarine will turn your dream into a reality.

The exotic undersea world can now be experienced by people of all ages and physical conditions within a safe and comfortable atmosphere. An ideal activity for kids, families, and those who would like to witness marine life under the ocean without having to scuba dive, snorkel or get wet, Odyssey Submarine Bali transports passengers on a 45-minute journey to explore the colourful coral reef and enjoy the fish feeding attraction by Odyssey's professional divers. Captained by two pilots, the Odyssey II submarine can carry 36 passengers in air-conditioned comfort to depths as great as 70 feet. It departs from Amuk Bay near Candidasa on Bali's east coast, and is battery powered so as to pose no threat to the fragile marine environment.

The submarine has been constructed using the latest advanced technology, and safety is assured in this highly sophisticated vessel to ensure that your voyage to the bottom of the sea will be smooth and effortless, guiding you on an adventure that will stay with you forever.

Interested in experiencing this activity? Visit our Tour & Information Centre at the Main Lobby and receive up to 15% off!

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 recognize those members of staff who have excelled. In November 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 GEDE HENDRA JULIARTA – Employee of the Month Front of the House

Hendra is one of our popular waiters who is mainly in charge at the H2O Restaurant. You will see him very often during the breakfast time or the theme buffet dinner. A father of three, Hendra is also a talented musician who can sing and play guitar well.


DESAK NYOMAN SUASTIARI – Employee of the Month Heart of the House

Working as Commis Cook in the kitchen, Desak helps other staff to prepare for the delicious meals that you enjoy throughout your stay. Desak joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 1994 and is very passionate with her work.


I KETUT SUWITERA – Guests’ Nomination

Suwitera is a very dedicated person, both to his family and to the tasks at hand. Being with Bali Dynasty Resort for almost 27 years, his comment when he is asked about this is always, “I love my job and I don’t feel like working!”

Dynasty Rewards

As an appreciation for your support in referring people to stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort, we have launched the Referral Programme which will allow you to collect points by referring new guests to stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort.

This programme is part of the Dynasty Rewards programme. You will earn points starting from 100 points for every booking you refer. These points will be added to your Rewards Account once your referee has checked out, which means you have the opportunity to earn points faster even when you are not in the resort but you must make sure that the person you are referring includes your Rewards Membership number when making the reservation!

Learn more about this programme by reading the FAQ here!

If your questions are not listed in the FAQ, please drop us an email to rewards@bdr.pphotels.com and we will assist you further.

Thank you for being a Dynasty Rewards member! To sign up you must have stayed before or have a reservation in the future. Click HERE to sign up!

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!

Guest Feedback

Excellent service. Dayu always leave our room fresh and clean. Thank you Dayu. Every night we have drink in DLounge. Sri a very friendly hostess. We enjoyed meeting with her and talking everyday. M Baxter AUS

The food and quality was excellent, I thought the value for money was good as well. It was really great for kids, I think you have all areas covered, no complaints here. Ross Andrew Grieve AUS

The friendliness was 5 star! The service was 5 star! Leah Maclean AUS

I wanted to mention how much we enjoyed the water slide and kids club. Our children loved them and the staff were excellent (very friendly, great with kids). Brendan Douglas AUS

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