Welcome to the May 2013 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.
Things keep getting better! This month we introduce you to our brand new Flair Hair Salon, which opened this month. Ashoka Spa now offers a brand new skincare line by Pevonia Botanica as well as new body waxing treatments. We give you another glimpse of our stunning new wedding venue, our Tented Villa.
Also we would like to share with you the developments around the underpass at Simpang Siur and the celebration of 11 years existence of our Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub with the introduction of Kilkenny Irish Beer, now served on tap in the pub.
In the month of July it will be your last chance to take advantage of our special Peking Duck Promotion in Golden Lotus, so if you have not yet tried it then come along and enjoy this popular dish at a very special price!
We hope you enjoy the read and we hope to see you soon at Bali Dynasty Resort.
The exotic Tent Villa and its elegant rooftop garden is Bali Dynasty Resort’s newest and most exciting event venue. Located on the roof of Ashoka Spa with its own private entrance, the Tent Villa and rooftop garden offers 213 square metres of indoor and outdoor event space, comprising an air-conditioned villa, a spacious lawn and a sunset terrace. The 107-square-metre flat lawn is surrounded by a safety fence and pots of tropical shrubs, flanked by two frangipani trees. This exclusive venue is blessed with glorious views of the Indian Ocean; the property faces west and the sunsets here are legendary.
The ocean views and private garden setting make the rooftop garden perfect for weddings, parties and cocktail receptions.
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11 Years of Gracie Kelly's celebrated with Kilkenny
On Friday May 24th, Gracie Kelly's, Bali's 1st Original Irish Pub, celebrated its' 11th anniversary. Gracie Kellys 11th Birthday was definitely one to remember with the launch of Kilkenny Irish Beer, which is now served on tap in Gracie Kelly's Irish pub.
Friends and long time supporters of the famous Gracie Kelly's were invited to join this special evening to experience the unique Irish atmosphere and try a glass of Kilkenny beer for themselves.
Gracie Kelly's, located at the Bali Dynasty Resort, has been successful in the last 11 years, maintaining the Irish pub concept with its relaxed dining environment and traditional Irish entertainment. The unique concept and interior adopts the theme of a traditional Irish country cottage pub combined with the traditional Irish Shop pub theme, which recreates the ambience of an old-style general store that can be found in every small Irish town. Gracie Kelly's prides itself on serving wholesome home cooked food, specialities include beef and stout pie, bangers and mash and you cannot leave without testing Gracies Homemade Hot Sticky Toffee Pudding
Friends, regulars and media were welcomed and entertained by our two real life mischievous Leprechauns, live Irish dance performances and entertained throughout the night by the Rais Paddies, the resident Irish Band.
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Until the 31st of July 2013 guests can enjoy one of Golden Lotus’ most popular dishes on the menu, the signature dish Peking Duck. Peking Duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing that has been prepared since the imperial era, and is now considered a national dish of China.
This special dish is served as three separate courses. Firstly the whole crispy Peking Duck is presented and carved by the Chef at your table .The Duck’s crispy skin is rolled in Chinese pancakes and mixed with Black Bean Sauce, Cucumber and Spring Onions. For the next course the Duck’s meat is cooked with Black Bean sauce and mixed with vegetables and then finally the soup is served consisting of the stock made from the duck bones with vegetables added.
During the special promotion period this delicacy is available at only Rp.360,000 net for a whole Duck which feeds up to four people!
Visit the Golden Lotus and try our famous Peking Duck.
The brand new Hair Salon ‘Flair’ has recently opened its doors at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Flair Hair Salon, located at the lower lobby of the Bali Dynasty Resort, consists of a great team with extensive hair dressing and make up experience.
The salon features three stylist chairs and two wash stations and a full line of hair and beauty products. They offer cuts, colours, foils, perms, extensions and various other hair treatments, and offer make up and wedding packages.
Flair Hair Salon is open every day from 9am to 9pm.
The Bali Dynasty Resort has recently adopted an interactive English Language teaching method which combines live online instruction with interactive speech technology allowing staff to attend a class without a live teacher, or practice their English speaking skills individually on their computer, tablet or even mobile phone. We hope through this dedicated one to one interaction we will be able to improve the English skills of our staff to be able to serve our guests even better in the future.
Ashoka Spa has extended her menu with a new skincare line as well as a variety of waxing treatments.
The brand new skincare line consists of a range of new, revolutionary facial treatments using the world's leading face, body and spa care line Pevonia Botanica. The partnership with Pevonia makes Ashoka Spa one of the few spas in Indonesia to use and sell this skincare line.
The treatments and products – all of which are paraben-free – catering for both women and men. The facial range is specifically formulated to repair and nourish the various skin types: dry, combination, oily, sensitive and ageing. The new treatments cater for every skin type, and are particularly renowned for their anti-ageing defense.
Ashoka Spa is launching four new treatments based on Pevonia’s products and techniques: Ashoka's Botanica Facial, Anti Aging Facial, Men’s Face Treatment and Refresher Facial.
New at Ashoka Spa - Waxing Treatments
Ashoka Spa offers as well a range of wax treatments for both men and women. The variety of treatments include under arms, legs, back, neck and bikini line.
Waxing is a convenient and effective way to remove unwanted facial or body hair. After a waxing treatment, you can expect to leave with smooth, beautiful skin.
To view the complete menu of Ashoka Spa please Click Here
We are pleased to advise you that "Gracie Kelly" our famous greyhound has recently been having a streak of luck on the gold coast. Owner and regular guests Graham and Noela Haswell recently visited the resort and presented the Management with $500 towards the Bali Dynasty Charity Effort which was a percentage of the winnings from the past few months. We would like to thank them once again for their generous contribution and we look forward to many more wins!
We are pleased to advise that the long awaited underpass at Simpang Suir has recently opened relieving the traffic congestion at the renowned traffic black spot. The project has taken just over 13 months to complete and now enables traffic to flow freely at the busy intersection where traffic merges from Nusa Dua and Jimbaran in the South, Kuta, Seminyak and Sanur.
The new toll road is expected to be open in July which will further relieve the traffic congestion from the southern areas enabling them to bypass Simpang Siur completely followed by the airport in late September. Channel 7 came to Bali at the beginning of the month to see what the progress was. See the video below!
The Bali Dynasty Resort has recently invested in a more in depth First Aid Training with SOS where 14 first aiders were qualified in level 2 first aid, this further compliments our 23 who have already achieved level one.
In addition to this the resort has recently invested in an AED Machine which is an Automatic External Defibrillator and all management and first aid staff have been trained on its' operation
Automatic refers to the unit's ability to autonomously analyse the patient's condition, and to assist this, the unit has spoken prompts.
When turned on or opened, the AED will instruct the user to connect the electrodes (pads) to the patient. Once the pads are attached, everyone should avoid touching the patient so as to avoid false readings by the unit. The pads allow the AED to examine the electrical output from the heart and determine if the patient is in a shockable rhythm (either ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia). If the device determines that a shock is warranted, it will use the battery to charge its internal capacitor in preparation to deliver the shock.
This machine could save lives and was felt a necessary compliment to our current first aid equipment to do everything we can to ensure the safety of our guests whilst staying with us.
Tour of the Month - Elephant Ride Bali Adventure Tours
Without a doubt the Elephant Safari Park in Taro is a MUST for visitors to Bali, and is the ONLY complete elephant experience in the world - making it truly unique.
Get up close and personal with these incredible animals in a beautiful tropical park setting.
Elephants can be seen immersing themselves in the park lake, in between riding, painting or other activities. Hand feed them, touch them, take photos with them, then learn more about the elephants ancestry and diversity at the parks historical and graphic displays.
The experience of sitting high a top an elephant in a teak wood chair, through the cool jungle of Taro, is an experience you'll never forget. An Elephant Ride includes air-conditioned hotel transfer, park admission, safari ride, buffet lunch and insurance all in one complete package.
Don't miss this great value tour and book the Elephant Ride at our Tour & Information Centre near the Hotel lobby and enjoy special prices!
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 recognise those members of staff who have excelled. In April 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 NYOMAN KARDIANA is the winner of the Employee of the Month 'Front of the House'. Kardiana has been at the Bali Dynasty Resort since November 1995 in the Food and Beverage Service and is now our Captain at H2O Restaurant. Kardiana is married and has two children.
Our Guest Nomination award went to I MADE SUPADMA who is one of our popular Housekeeping Assistants. He has been nominated by the guests as being very helpfull and friendly! He works at the Bali Dynasty Resort for 22 years, from the opening of the resort in 1991. He is married and has two children.