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Newsletter July 2019

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July 2019

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

There has been a lot going on and June has been another wonderful month. We look forward to welcoming you soon for the upcoming school holiday season. Our brand-new Family Lagoon Pool Access Room is set to accommodate you within the coming weeks. Make sure you have booked to be amongst the first to experience this exciting option, simply click here for more details.

We are happy to share that Bali Dynasty Resort has officially renewed its rating as a Five-Star Hotel. A recent Indonesian certification process and audit showed that our resort exceeded the standard qualifications for a five-star brand. Find out more below.

In this edition, we bring you news about what is happening in and around the resort.

Savour an afternoon tea like no other at Cafe Piazza paired with a delicious selection of cakes in a relaxed setting edged by a tropical garden. Read on for further information.

Give our new quarterly promotion at the award-winning Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant a try. Enjoy our sensational Shanghai Sesame Chicken from 1st July to 30th September 2019. Make your table reservation here.

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See you at the resort!

Bali Dynasty Resort Receives Renewed Five-Star Hotel Rating

Bali Dynasty Resort has officially had its Five-Star Hotel rating renewed after a recent Indonesian certification process and audit took place on 19th & 20th June 2019. This detailed evaluation was conducted by Sucofindo, a government-appointed independent business certification board.

Following a thorough examination, the result from the two-day audit showed that Bali Dynasty Resort has successfully exceeded the standard qualifications for a five-star brand, which ranges from the quality of product, services and managerial procedures.

Upon receiving the certificate, General Manager of Bali Dynasty Resort, Mr. Didit Indra stated, “This document re-affirms our promise to be the premier resort for families, leisure and MICE in the heart of South Kuta Bali.

This is the second time that Bali Dynasty Resort has received this prestigious accreditation, which is valid for three years, since June 2016. Such certification not only contributes to the resort’s positive image, it is also an assurance for guests that they will enjoy a great holiday experience.

The certification is a part of a legal regulation by the current Indonesian Ministry of Tourism, which states that all hotels operating in the country must be audited by an independent business certification board.

Given its popularity as family-friendly destination with a high percentage of repeat guests, Bali Dynasty Resort is committed to updating and improving its products, services, and facilities. 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, the launch of our street-front Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub in March 2019 and the recent opening of a Premier Lounge that caters to late departing guests. In addition, a 109m lagoon pool and 16 re-designed family rooms with direct pool access will be ready to accommodate guests by mid July 2019. To date, almost every part of the resort has been refreshed and renewed making it the perfect home away from home for international travellers.

Golden Lotus Quarterly Promotion: Shanghai Sesame Chicken

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant, an elegant dining venue at the Bali Dynasty Resort, proudly presents Shanghai Sesame Chicken as its quarterly promotion from the 1st July until 30th September 2019.

A whole cooked chicken covered in sesame seeds will be served at your table by our chef. The crispy skin is carved and used as the starter, wrapped in a Chinese pancake with spring onion, cucumber and the restaurant’s savoury black bean sauce. The remaining succulent meat is then shredded and seasoned with black bean sauce and other spices as the main course.

Shanghai Sesame Chicken is available at just IDR 140,000 nett per half chicken (serving up to two people) and IDR 260,000 nett per whole chicken (serving up to four people). It comes complete with steamed rice making this particular promotion great value for money. Golden Lotus is well known for serving generous portions of delicious dishes that are perfect for meal sharing with families and friends.

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant is a sophisticated venue serving the finest Cantonese and Szechuan cuisines, and Dim Sum lunches. Its interior has been thoughtfully designed to celebrate classic Chinese style. Traditional paper lanterns, a rich combination of red and gold embellishments, carved wood panelling and smart furnishings enhance the mood for a tasteful dining experience.

Located adjacent to the Main Lobby of Bali Dynasty Resort, Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant is open daily for lunch from 12pm - 2.30pm, and dinner from 6pm - 10pm with a comprehensive menu as well as a la carte Dim Sum options. Each Sunday, a legendary ‘All You Can Eat Sunday Dim Sum Brunch’ is available between 10.30am - 2.30pm. As the recipient of many prestigious awards, Golden Lotus proudly cooks authentic Chinese cuisine that is totally free from MSG. For reservation, please call (+62 361) 752403 Ext. 8502 or email to fbsales@bdr.pphotels.com.

Wine Pairing Special at Golden Lotus

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant, an award-winning dining venue at the Bali Dynasty Resort, invites all lovers of good food to experience a special Beef & Dragonfly Wine Pairing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The Beef & Dragonfly Wine Pairing offers a special set menu with a choice of Beef Saigon or Beef Black Pepper including steamed rice for two people. Both options come paired with two glasses of red wine by Dragonfly Shiraz.

Beef Saigon is a Vietnamese-styled beef dish with garlic, black pepper and lime, which is a popular family favourite. Alternatively, Beef Black Pepper is a stir-fried dish of Chinese-American origin featuring sliced beef with green and/or red bell peppers and other seasonings such as soy sauce and ginger, which is usually thickened with corn-starch.

Our Beef & Dragonfly Wine Pairing can be enjoyed for just IDR 350.000 nett/ package for two people. It is available for a limited time only every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the month of July.

Nothing goes better with beef than red wine and this promotion makes the perfect dining experience, especially if you are a fan of meat. For bookings, please drop us a message to fbsales@bdr.pphotels.com.

Afternoon Tea

Unwind over afternoon tea served in the laid-back ambience of Café Piazza overlooking the garden. Savour a delicious assortment of cakes and tapas selections made by our talented Pastry Chef paired with a complimentary pot of classic tea or Balinese tea.

You can enjoy this afternoon treat at the Piazza, or in one of the garden gazebos by the pond.

Our afternoon tea time package is priced at just IDR 75.000 nett/ person (for minimum 2 persons). To upgrade to any of our gourmet coffee selections, an additional IDR 20.000nett/ person charge will apply.

Booking is required, so don’t hesitate to contact our FB team at Café Piazza one day in advance.

Experience The Upper Deck

When you are staying at our resort, don’t forget to try The Upper Deck @H2O. Open daily from 5pm to 10pm, this carefree venue is the perfect lounge area to chill out and enjoy the sunset while having a tropical cocktail, or after-dinner drinks with friends. Have a try on our Sheesha with various flavours to choose from for only IDR 100.000/ flavour. And if that is not really your thing, come along for daily happy hour at 8-9pm with 50% off on selected house cocktails. Tapas light bites are also available on request, just ask one of our FB team to see the menu.

As an idyllic spot with a bird’s eye view over the resort plus glimpses of the ocean, The Upper Deck @H2O offers exclusive packages for special events, private functions or other celebrations.

Candlelight Dinner at The Upper Deck @H2O

Savour a romantic dinner with your loved one at the Upper Deck @H2O. This gourmet dining experience is available every evening for only IDR 780.000 nett/ couple. Pre booking is required.

Cook Your Own BBQ

For a casual party, birthday celebration, wedding anniversary or any private gathering, our ‘Cook Your Own BBQ’ is a great option. This offer is available for only IDR 225.000 nett per person (for a minimum of 8 people). Pre booking is required.

So, if you have something different in mind, put The Upper Deck @H20 on your itinerary. For any type of event or private function, please drop us a message to events@bdr.pphotels.com.

Bali News

Air India Announces Flights to Bali, Nairobi from Delhi, Mumbai.

Soon travellers will be able to fly from Delhi to Bali in Indonesia via Chennai, Mumbai to Nairobi and Mumbai-Patna-Amritsar. Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has announced these flights. Air India has been planning to celebrate World Tourism Day in a grand manner by providing passengers with more options to travel to their favourite destinations within India and abroad.

Air India will commence its Delhi-Chennai-Bali flight operations on 27th October 2019 and flights will be available four days a week. The direct flight service between Mumbai and Nairobi will start on 27th September 2019, available four days in a week. Air India will also begin its Mumbai-Patna-Amritsar route from 27th September 2019 and fly on a daily basis. (Source: www.financialexpress.com).

Charity Update

Solemen is a registered not for profit Bali Charity that is committed to helping disabled and disadvantaged people on the island. Bali Dynasty Resort has worked closely with SoleMen for many years. 

When the charity first started back in 2016, they were taking care of around 500 people. Today that number is almost 2000, with Bali Dynasty Resort, and supportive guests greatly contributing funds for life-saving operations, equipment for the disabled, and medical care access.

Solemen’s new Bali Dynasy Recovery Centre, generously sponsored by Bali Dynasty Resort, is set to open in July 2019. It is strategically located on the ground floor of the new Solemen Centre in Kuta.

Therefore, we are urgently seeking funds to furnish bedrooms, the kitchen, lounge, and bathrooms. Multiple beds, lounge chairs, kids’ equipment, crockery, cutlery, baby bottles, kitchen cooking items, rice storage, linen, TV, dining furniture and medical suppliers are all needed.

This will be a care facility with a home environment providing support and resources to keep families together before, during, and after medical treatment. It will be a large space with extra bedrooms to accommodate everyone Solemen are caring for.

Solemen’s Outreach Programs benefit the poor, the disadvantaged, the ‘diffabled’, the homeless and the marginalised in Bali. The charity’s goal is to alleviate the misery of extreme poverty by bringing hope and sustainable solutions to those who remain hidden from public view and hence are separated from easy access to medical treatment. Solemen actively reaches people who fall through the cracks and are not helped by the existing network of charitable organisations and government programs.

Every $1 helps in getting this sanctuary ready for those desperately in need.

You can be a part of this exciting project by participating in our Quiz Nights at Gracie Kelly’s, contributing to our Dollar/night program, or giving a straight donation to our charity boxes during your stay or via GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/f/solemen-recovery-centre). We thank you in advance for your kind consideration.

Bali Events

Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2019

Ubud Village Jazz Festival is a music festival situated in the artistic surroundings of Ubud Bali, Indonesia.

Since 2010 Yuri Mahatma, a musician, a composer and a music teacher, and a founder of Underground Jazz Movement together with Anom Darsana, the director and owner of ANTIDA Music Productions, had worked together for some routine projects of jazz concerts, each time with different theme.

In the early of 2012 they conceived the idea of a community concert. With the involvement and support of majority of artist communities, the concept of hosting a community concert in this unique village was born.

After six successful years, the Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) returns again this year carrying the theme “Freedom of Expression”, welcoming many legendary figures from the Indonesian archipelago and abroad, who will come to perform and share their most recent arrangements with the public at Arma Museum Garden. The 7th Ubud Village Jazz Festival will be held on 16-17 August 2019. For tickets and more information, please visit https://ubudvillagejazzfestival.com/about-uvjf.

Cultural Events

Galungan

Galungan is an important religious holiday for followers of the Hindu faith that enlivens the whole island of Bali. It marks the beginning of a 10-day festival that essentially celebrates the universal victory of good against evil. The Balinese also believe that Galungan is when the gods and the spirits of deceased ancestors come down to earth to pay a visit.

This year, Galungan falls on 24th July 2019 in accordance to an ancient calendar system that consists of 210 days. Advance preparations involve making elaborate offerings and the ritual slaughter of pigs for a customary feast. Tall bamboo shrines decorated with coconut palm fronds are also erected in the streets and add colour to the occasion.

Galungan Day itself will see Balinese Hindus head home to their ancestral villages to pray in family and community temples. It is a time of togetherness when extended families reunite, enjoy traditional food and connect over shared religious values. A series of ceremonial rituals will be carried out over the follow days and the festivities draw to a close on Kuningan Day. Special offerings will be prepared to honour defied ancestors and symbolically bid farewell as their spirits ascend back to heaven. 

Employees of The Month

I Made Sudarma - Employee of The Month/Heart of The House

I Made Sudarma, or Darma as his friends call him, has been nominated as our Employee of the Month ‘Heart of the House’. Darma, a father of two, has been working for the Bali Dynasty Resort since 1991 in the Accounting & Finance Department. He is known amongst his colleagues as a very friendly and pro-active person. Congratulations!


I Wayan Umi Setyawan – Employee of The Month/Front of The House

I Wayan Umi Setyawan, or Setyawan as he is known to his friends, has been nominated as our Employee of the Month ‘Front of the House’. Setyawan, has been working for the Bali Dynasty Resort since 1993 as a Housekeeping Assistant in the Housekeeping Department. Congratulations!

Dynasty Rewards

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

Actually I choose this hotel because it has the kids club & close to the beach. I was so surprised with the kids club, kids pool & kids activities there. My children were so happy & satisfied. The room is big and it has a sofa bed, it's really for the family with 2 kids. The beach is clean & just for the hotel guest. We'll definitely will go back to the hotel if we visit Bali again. Sylvia Sari INDONESIA

Our first trip to Bali as a family was one that was thoroughly enjoyed. What a wonderful 9 nights/days we had at Bali Dynasty Resort, it was totally exceeded our expectation. Our children had the best time and we made some great friends. We can’t wait to return to Bali Dynasty Resort- we will be back for sure. Kimberlee AUSTRALIA

I felt very comfortable and secure at resort, security measures taken were very thorough. Staff were very friendly and helpful at all times.Grandkids loved the kids club activities and staff. Our rooms were very comfortable roomy and cleaned to a high standard each day. We will definitely return if traveling with grandchildren. vickibQ411II AUSTRALIA

It’s a nice resort with a water park . Stayed there for 3 nights . Big property & there is an Indian restaurant besides the resort name “Queens” which is great for Indians. You will find market , spa salon , tattoo studio etc. near the resort. Heersaga INDIA

We will always return to the Bali Dynasty Resort - we love it so much! The location is perfect - close to everything, and the atmosphere is fantastic! There are always activities to get involved with and the staff are fantastic! We have made so many friends, that they are like our second family! 144gavinb UK

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