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Newsletter May 2019

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May 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of Bali Dynasty Resort’s e-newsletter!

April has been a delightful month in many different ways. Firstly, we are pleased to share that Bali Dynasty Resort was acknowledged in the top 25 Best Hotels for Families in Indonesia in the 2019 Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice Awards. Thank you everyone for your ongoing support!

We also proudly announced the 2018 Prime Plaza Supervisor & Employee of The Year winners. Learn more about this celebration below and check out our latest video capturing all the fun from our inauguration night.

The upcoming month of May promises to be full of love. Ashoka Spa has prepared an extra special gift to surprise all the well-deserving ladies out there for Mother’s Day. See the details below.

We hope you enjoy reading our e-newsletter. Stay updated by following our social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram. Have a great holiday!

Bali Dynasty Resort Ranks One of Top 25 Best Hotels for Families in Indonesia

During the first quarter of this year, Bali Dynasty Resort was acknowledged in the ‘Top 25 Best Hotels for Families in Indonesia’ category in the 2019 Travellers Choice Awards by TripAdvisor. The resort also received a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, following numerous positive reviews from past guests who have stayed and shared details about their holiday experience. These accolades further reinforce our popularity as a quality destination for families and leisure travellers.  

Previously in 2018, Bali Dynasty Resort was voted on No. 1 in the 'Top 10 Best Family Resorts in Indonesia', in the 4-Star Category, in the 2018 Holidays with Kids Readers' Choice Awards. The resort also received a Platinum Medal in the Tri Hita Karana Awards 2018, for successfully implementing spiritual, social and environmental principles to its business practices. In addition, this prestigious award served to recognise our sustainable charity programme that has helped disadvantaged people in Bali since 2000.

Bali Dynasty Resort is a premier property committed to anticipating the needs of families and leisure guests in the heart of South Kuta Beach. Each year, the resort makes significant improvements to ensure enhanced holiday experiences while still offering the same great value for money. Notable upgrades include the opening of the brand-new Sunset Bar, gym and meeting rooms in 2018, and the recent launch of our street-front Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub in March 2019. In addition, all Executive Suites have been refurbished with style and comfort in mind. To date, almost every part of the resort has been renewed making it the perfect home away from home for international travellers.

Bali Dynasty Resort Hosts the 2018 Prime Plaza Inauguration Night

Bali Dynasty Resort recently hosted the 2018 Prime Plaza Supervisor & Employee of The Year Inauguration Night on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019. All attendees were welcomed with cocktails served on the Roof Top of the brand-new Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub. This was followed by dinner and entertainment from talented staff members in the resort’s tropical garden and pool environment.

The event was attended by Mr. Frans Bonang, President Director of Prime Plaza Hotels & Resort. He was joined by the Prime Plaza Management Team, General Managers and representatives from each Prime Plaza property.

Bali Dynasty Resort went all out to create a spectacular evening that was supported by a floating stage, giant screen and amazing lighting. Participating staff members putting on a real show that included a live band, fire dance, belly dancers and lots more.

During the event, the top performing 18 candidates from Prime Plaza properties across Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumatera were all in attendance and in the running for Best Supervisor and Best Employee of the Year. Candidates had previously gone through an intense assessment process in accordance to the criteria set forth by the committee plus a final interview session with Prime Plaza’s General Managers. The best three candidates were selected and these winners were officially announced by Mr. Frans Bonang, President Director of Prime Plaza Hotels & Resort, on the Inauguration Night itself.

Anak Agung Oka Arsika from Bali Dynasty Resort won the title for the Supervisor of the Year 2018. The title for Employee of the Year 2018 from Front of the House and Heart of the House were awarded to I Putu Darmada Eka Putra from Amadea Resort & Villas and I Wayan Adi Saputra from Prime Plaza Hotels & Suites Sanur respectively.

Anak Agung Oka Arsika (Supervisor of the Year 2018) is the Duty Manager at the Bali Dynasty Resort. Known as Agee, he has been working at the Bali Dynasty Resort since 2017. His outstanding personality, friendliness and helpful attitude make him popular amongst the guests. In his role as Duty Manager, he always shows an exemplary leadership towards his subordinates and is keen to give feedback and suggestions for the improvement in the Front Office Department.

I Putu Darmada Eka Putra (Employee of the Year 2018 - Front of the House) joined Amadea Resort & Villas in 2016 as Guest Service Staff. Born in 1994, Eka is often the first person to greet guests each morning and he exhibits friendly service through his personal approach. His hobbies include reading, jogging, photography, and listening to music.

I Wayan Adi Saputra (Employee of the Year 2018 from Heart of the House) has been working as Reservation Coordinator at the Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts for two years. Previously, Adi worked as Reservation Agent and was promoted in 2014. Known for his dedication and conscientious attitude, he consistently performs his duties to the very highest standard at all times. He never hesitates to contribute his thoughts and ideas to improve operations in the Accounting & Finance Department.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts Celebrates 16th Year Anniversary

Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts has reached an exciting milestone this April as the company celebrates 16 years of delivering signature Indonesian hospitality to international and domestic guests.

The Indonesian hotel operator has grown from managing just four properties when it was first established on 1st April 2003, to now managing fourteen properties in key locations across Bali, Lombok, Java and Sumatera with 2,062 rooms in total. The company plans to add more flagship hotels and resorts to its growing portfolio by 2020, with new properties set to open in Samarinda and Batu – Malang.

For the past 16 years, Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts has succeeded in providing leisure, business and meeting facilities of the highest quality through its three brands to anticipate the varied needs of the today’s travellers. The brands are:

  • Prime Plaza Hotels, a group of 4-star properties with a strong emphasis on business travellers by offering extensive banquet and meeting facilities in prime locations with plenty options for leisure. Included in this category are Prime Plaza Hotel - Kualanamu, Prime Plaza Hotel – Purwakarta, Prime Plaza Hotel – Jogjakarta and Prime Plaza Hotel – Sanur Bali.
  • Prime Plaza Resorts, a collection of hotels and resorts that cater for leisure travellers and families, integrating an extensive choice of dining, pleasure and entertainment facilities for all ages. Included in this category are Bali Dynasty Resort, Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Prime Plaza Suites – Sanur Bali, Amadea Resort & Villas and Gili Eco Villas.
  • PrimeBiz Hotels, mid-scale, full-service hotels that focus on functionality while maintaining a comprehensive list of services and facilities in a more minimalist and modern environment. PrimeBiz Hotels are available in Kuta, Karawang, Cikarang, Tegal and Surabaya.

The celebration of Prime Plaza’s 16th year anniversary was hosted on the 2nd April 2019 at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant by Bali Dynasty Resort. It was attended by Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts Corporate Management team, the Bali Dynasty Resort Management team and some of the company’s most loyal guests. The event was opened with a speech by Mr. Frans Bonang, President Director of Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts, followed by a lunch gala.

ANZAC Day

Support our charity effort during ANZAC Day Remembrance Night at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub on Thursday, 25th April 2019, starting at 8PM onwards. Join in some very traditional Aussie activities such as Two Up Games and a Charity Quiz where all the money raised will be donated to Solemen Indonesia.

There’s an opportunity to win an array of great prizes on ANZAC Day Remembrance Night by participating in our popular Beer Drinking Competition.

Stop by Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub at any time during ANZAC Day to make the most of some extra special promotions including our ‘Buy Two Bottles & Get One Free Bottle of Guinness Beer’ or try our signature Carafe Cocktail.

For more information and table bookings, please contact us at fbsales@bdr.pphotels.com.

Mother's Day Special

Mother’s Day on 12th May 2019 is a time to honour the special women and mother figures who have raised and nurtured us through life. With this in mind, Bali Dynasty Resort will make it easy for everyone who would like to treat their mum while staying in Bali with a special card, flowers, chocolates, a meal or other treats that will ultimately make her day.

Spoil your mum with the following special gifts this coming Mother’s Day:

Mother’s Day Specials at Ashoka Spa

Ashoka Spa offers a rejuvenating treatment to pamper all the mothers out there this May.

For only IDR 795K nett per person, mum can enjoy a series of pampering treatments beginning with a foot bath ritual followed by a nurturing scalp treatment using natural coconut oil and plant extracts to stimulate the scalp. After that, a full body massage to restore the energy levels and release tension will be performed. A body scrub will eliminate dead cells and give skin a new lease of life. A quick shower to rinse off helps mum unwind as she prepares to be totally indulged with an enlivening aloe Vera facial. A serve of hot ginger lime tea brings this experience to a refreshing close.

This exclusive promotion is valid from the 1st until 21st May 2019. Booking in advance is essential. Please call +62 361 752403 or email spa@bdr.pphotels.com

Flowers for Mum

Surprise mum and make her smile with a special flower arrangement delivered to her room on Mother’s Day. Choose from a variety of stunning floral options priced to suit any budget. Simply contact our Guest Relations Officer during your stay at the resort to handle all of the details.

Exclusive Gift Vouchers

If you are not really sure what to give your mum this Mother’s Day, we have an exclusive collection of Gift Vouchers to pick from that can be used now or redeemed when she comes to stay later on in the year. From special lunch entitlements to rejuvenating treatments at Ashoka Spa, themed and candlelight dinners, and even room stays and upgrades, the choice is yours. Simply email gmsec@bdr.pphotels.com now to purchase any of the vouchers that we have available.  

Charity Update

Mang Nik – Mang Nik isn’t your average 11-year-old boy. Mang Nik has autism, and he needs your help.

Locked in a 5x5m room with no ventilation overhead lighting or toilet, this intelligent boy is left alone for more than twelve hours a day.

Mang Nik needs constant supervision so that he doesn’t wander off by himself and extra care to integrate into local special-needs school. His future in his current situation is bleak. Your sponsorship helps Solemen Outreach team to change his future.


Gede Raka – Six-year-old Gede has cerebral palsy and is severely malnourished, but that doesn’t stop him from having a laugh as he sits in his specially-fitted wheelchair. His good spirits are what keep him going in what is sure to be a difficult road ahead.

Gede is now fighting for his life in the Pediatric ICU of Sanglah Hospital. You can help to pay for the medications and extra expenses his family cannot afford during the Quiz Nights every Tuesday at 07.30pm and Thursday at 08.30pm at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub.

Other ways to contribute are donate cash in one of our charity boxes, the voluntary $2 upon checkout promotion and joining our charity activities such as the village walk and the regular bingo games around the pool. 

Bali News

Turkish Airlines to Launch Istanbul-Bali Service in July 2019

Turkish Airlines will join Emirates and Qatar Airways from July 2019 in Bali as the carrier just made its timetable official. The Turkish carrier is also offering more capacities to Vietnam as it separates the flights from Istanbul to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Turkish Airlines plans to use its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. This long-haul, mid-size widebody, twin-engine jet is a good choice for the route and offers superb comfort in all classes of services. The carrier will initially start with three weekly flights from 17th July 2019, increasing to a daily frequency from 8th August 2019. It will be the second service into Indonesia after Jakarta, and the first non-stop scheduled daily flight to Europe.

The airline is still analysing the option of serving Australia via Indonesia with Bali being a more attractive choice for travellers. (Source:Blue Swan Daily)

Bali Events

Bali Arts Festival

For the most diverse art and cultural event on Bali’s annual calendar, look no further than the Bali Arts Festival. This highly anticipated event takes place every year in Denpasar and is a celebration of traditional Balinese culture. For an entire month, the city centre comes alive with music and dance honouring the island’s creative heritage. The festival boasts a comprehensive daily schedule of live performances, with arts and crafts and traditional costumes. You can witness authentic and contemporary dance shows, shadow puppet plays and music competitions, as hundreds of local and international artists take to the festival’s stages. This year will be the 41st anniversary of the Bali Arts Festival, proving that this enduring event will be the ultimate Balinese celebration of 2019. It will be held on the 16th June to 14th July 2019 at Denpasar Arts Centre, Taman Werdhi Budaya, Jalan Nusa Indah, Denpasar. (Source: Eats & Retreats)

Cultural News

Saraswati Day

Once every 210 days, in accordance to the island’s traditional Pawukon calendar system), Bali will celebrate Saraswati that freely translates as “Knowledge Day”. Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and nature. She is symbolised by an attractive woman with a white swan among water lilies. The swan represents prudence, so that one’s knowledge is able to distinguish between good and evil. The water lilies and lotus flowers are symbols of holiness.

Saraswati has four hands in which she holds;

  1. A lontar, which is a traditional Balinese book that is the source of science or knowledge.
  2. A chain with 108 pieces to signify that knowledge never ends and has an everlasting life cycle.
  3. A musical instrument (guitar or wina) denoting that science develops through the growth of culture.

On Saraswati Day, the Balinese will place offerings on holy books and tools of learning in their homes. People are not permitted to read or write on this occasion while the books are being blessed.  Students will celebrate at their respective school in the morning by praying together in the temple to express appreciation for past achievements and future academic success. This year, Saraswati will be celebrated on the 11th May 2019. (Source:Bali Store Lugage)


Pagerwesi Day

Four days after Saraswati comes Pagerwesi, which means iron fence. It is essentially a time for the Balinese to strengthen their minds and souls against evil forces (the iron fence is a representation of strong self-preservation). On this occasion, followers of the Hindu faith focus on personal strength building. They do this to prevent evil from entering their minds, speech and actions. On the island of Bali, Pagerwesi is considered an auspicious holiday. It is celebrated in a similar way to Galungan Day with prayers, offerings, temple visits and the tall decorated bamboo poles that can be seen in the front of every home. This year, Pagerwesi occurs on 15th May 2019. (Source:Bali Store Lugage)

Tour of the Month – Finns Recreation Club

Finns Recreation Club is Bali’s Biggest Entertainment Venue where everyone is welcome. Set on a 4-hectare estate among the rice fields of Canggu. Finns Recreation Club features Splash Water Park, Bounce Trampoline Centre, Strike Ten Pin Bowling and Cubby House Kids Club, Fitness Centre including Sports Field, Tennis Centre, Body Temple Spa, Sports Bar, Multiple Restaurants plus much more!

Finns Beach Club provides an experience like no other in Bali.  Located absolute beachfront in Canggu. You can laze away the day in the sun from the comfort of single day bed on a white sand beach or swim in a stunning 30 metre infinity edge pool with swim up pool bar whilst listening to the cool tunes from Resident DJ’s and enjoying the amazing sunset view.

A visit to Finns Bali is a must visit during  your Bali Holiday. The below package offer excellent value for money.


Super Fun Pass includes: Splash Water Park, Entrance to Finns Beach Club and 1 Single Day Bed per adult (subject to availability);1 Hour Bounce Trampoline Centre; and 1 Hour Strike Ten Pin Bowling and Wi-Fi and Shuttle Bus from Finns Recreation Club to Finns Beach Club and return.


Day Use Package - check out of your hotel and check into Finns. Don't get the last day holiday blues, spend your last day at Finns. before flying  home. 

Package includes : Entrance to Finns Recreation Club from 12 Noon to Splash Water Park, 

1 Hour Cubby House Kids Club per child (2 -12 Years Old), 

1 x Cocktail or Beer at Bistro C per adult, Luggage Storage, 

Use of Locker Room – including 1 x Locker per adult and 1 x Bath Towel per person. 

Private Car transfer from Finns Recreation Club to Airport 

10% Discount at Body Temple Spa, Bounce Trampoline, Strike Ten Pin Bowling and


Enjoy a thrilling and fun day out at Finns Bali, which can be organized at Bali Dynasty Resort. Book your tickets now at our Tour & Information Centre and enjoy up to 10% off!

 

Dynasty's Loyalty Program

As a loyalty programme specially designed for valued guests, Dynasty Rewards when booked directly with the hotel or through a travel agent, allows you to collect points from your room nights as well as what you spend in our restaurants, bars and spa. Points can then be redeemed on your return visit for food, drinks, spa treatments or even accommodation depending on your accumulated total.  

If you have already registered as a Dynasty Rewards Member, we advise you to start checking your point balance prior to your arrival. Simply login to your Reward account by clicking here and enter your Dynasty Rewards Number. Who knows, you may have already saved up enough points for a free room night or other great benefits!

If you haven’t received your Dynasty Rewards identification number yet, please email to rewards@bdr.pphotels.com.

If you are coming to Bali soon and are not already a member, sign up now as you can start earning points on the first day of your next stay! Click here for details.

If you have any queries about this exclusive programme, please contact rewards@bdr.pphotels.com.

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

All the kids club staff were amazing to our kids, special mentions to Ayu whom my daughter seem to generally love. Thank you to the guy who dresses up in the caterpillar suit for acknowledging my daughter’ fear and staying away from her. Elizabeth Tout, AUSTRALIA.

The staff, hotel and food has been top quality. Thank you so much for making my sons first holiday a memorable one. We will be back and recommending you to all my friends at home. Emma Harris, AUSTRALIA.

It is a beautiful place to stay and your hotel made our trip very enjoyable and memorable. Thank you! Sapra Borar, INDIA.

We enjoyed food and beverage at H2O, pool bar and Gracie Kelly’s. Service and overall food quality was a high standard. Moynahan, NEW ZEALAND.

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