It is that time of the month again and we trust this edition of our online newsletter finds everyone well. Please read on for all the very latest news, events and special promotions from Amadea Resort & Villas at our prime location in the heart of Seminyak. It is the ultimate spot on the island of Bali to eat, shop, relax or party surrounded by likeminded travellers.
Things are hotting up and we are not just talking about the weather. Bali really does have everything and for those not into the nightlife scene, the island’s spas, boutiques, restaurants and adventure activities will certainly satisfy all holiday needs.
In this edition we share details about our Romantic Escape Package special privileges for anyone who want to visit Bali for holiday. Cultural holidays coming up on the calendar, Traditional Balinese Textile and our annual program Taxi Appreciation Day where we demonstrated to local drivers just how much we care.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Traditional Balinese Textiles
Like most parts of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali has several traditional textiles that are exclusive to the island. “Endek” is the most widely produced cloth that uses a single ‘ikat’ technique whereby the pattern is made by resist-dying the threads of the warp or weft. Another more elaborate textile is “Songket”, which is embellished with gold threads as a symbol of privilege. These cloths are worn for auspicious occasions and passage of rite ceremonies such tooth filings and weddings.
The village of Sidemen located at the foothills of the sacred Mount Agung is famous for its handcrafted textiles. There are several workshops in the area and some women still weave at home using old-fashioned contraptions. Authentic endek and songket textiles are not cheap and local buyers appreciate the amount of work that has gone into creating each piece.
Anyone interested in visiting Sidemen to learn more about this artistic heritage can contact our Guest Service Assistant at the Lobby to make the necessary arrangements. A private tour is a great opportunity to explore rural Bali and perhaps bring home a special treasure or two.
Romantic Escape Package
Our Romantic Escape package is still available and entitles you and a partner to stay for 3 nights in the vibrant heart of Seminyak. This exclusive offer features an array of special privileges including a Relaxing Balinese Massage at Ambiente Spa and an intimate 3-course dinner. The package extends all room categories starting from just USD 325 (excluding tax and service fees) for a Deluxe Room. If you are looking to celebrate your love in true style, we recommend our Amadea Rooftop Suite for a more private experience. You can choose to stay longer as extra nights are possible or there is always the option to explore other settings with a combined trip to the romantic neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan or to our secluded beach front property, Menjangan Dynasty Resort in the Northwest Bali near to West Bali National Park for glamorous camping.
On an island where the public transportation sector is still relatively underdeveloped, Bali’s taxi drivers play an important role in serving the needs of visitors in a safe and convenient manner. In fact, they are true ambassadors for the tourism industry and help maintain the island’s image as a popular travel destination. To show gratitude for these unsung heroes, Amadea once again held its Taxi Appreciation Day. This inspiring initiative is a highly-anticipated event that is now conducted every year in conjunction with Indonesian Independence Day.
On 16th August 2018, a small group of staff members from various departments took to the street to hand out free lunch boxes to taxi drivers and freelance transport drivers operating on Jalan Kayu Aya. “All of the drivers in this immediate area support the resort by providing transport services for our guests. We are grateful to be surrounded by good people who care about Seminyak and this is our way of saying thank you for the work they do,” said Resty Kaningsih, Sales Manager at Amadea Resort and Villas.
Indulge yourself with relaxing massage and beauty treatment
Start your day on a relaxing note with an indulging body or beauty treatment at our in-house Ambiente Spa. There are some great savings to be had this May that will have you looking good and feeling even better for less. Balinese Bliss is a 90 minute ritual of pure pampering that includes a foot bath, traditional massage, body scrub and a leisurely soak in a flower bath. It can now be experienced for the special price of just Rp. 398 k/net per person or Rp. 750 k/net per couple.
Address the problems of living in today’s fast paced world with a Blissful Aromatheraphy Massage. Foot Reflexology to awaken all inner body functions combine with warm aromatherapy body massage to stimulate blood flow and energy within you. It is now priced at Rp. 449 k/net per person for a 90 minutes’ session. Book your appointment in advance via email@example.com or send us message through our facebook account or online chatting facility on our website www.arvs.pphotels.com.
Celebrating Our In-House Stars and Beach Cleaning Blitz
A Cleaning Blitz was carried out at Petitenget Beach on 27th July 2018 to remove unsightly waste materials and leave the area in pristine condition for others to enjoy. The remainder of the day included team building exercises to strengthen relationships within the workplace. Amadea’s Employee of the Quarter award was announced during this gathering followed by an informal beach party with a delicious BBQ and upbeat music. The theme for this year’s anniversary has been “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” and this inspiring concept will be applied by all departments over the next 12 months.
Congratulations went out to Shinta Indriany Lestari Putri (Shinta) from Guest Service Assistant as an Employee of the Quarter for his outstanding performance. I Wayan Sila (Sila) from Housekeeping Department was chosen as an Employee of the Quarter Supporting Partner for his exceptional work ethic and team spirit. Doni, Jerry (Guest Service Assistant), Indra, Simon, Adi, Yongki, and Sila (Housekeeping Department) was awarded Employee of the Quarter – Most Recommended by Guests. This particular evaluation was based on the results of guest comment card received in reference to the friendliness and service of our team.
At every gathering we reinforce Amadea’s vision to be a leading resort in Seminyak where genuine, happy people deliver a great experience for each guest. We are fortunate to have a young and energetic team of star performers who are eager to achieve. Therefore, we are committed to developing the talents of every staff member and help deserving individuals rise to success through the hotel hierarchy.
Recommended Activity: Get Close with Animals at Bali Zoo Park
Bali's first and only zoological park is a wondrous place where you can learn the behavior of over 450 rare and exotic animals in a lush, tropical environment. A park where you can participate in fascinating animal adventure activities, some of which are unique experiences of their kind in Indonesia. Whether it's up close and personal feeding encounter with a Bengal tiger; an elephant safari atop the friendly Sumatran pachyderms, dining mere meters from king of the jungle and his pride, or participating in Bali Zoo's trademark Mahout for a Day.
Special price is available for in house guest for entrance and other packages. Please contact our Guest Service Assistant at the Lobby for more information and booking.
What the Guests Said
1. Mr. A (Singapore) : Very polite and courtesy. can even greet us from very far, he can
remember our name clearly & offering to show us around if we interested.
2. Ms. B (Australia) : Excellent standard maintained, only your staff is even better,
I will always recommend this place for its fantastic service.
3. Mr. C (France) : Very good service, clean, and love towel decoration with
4. Mr. D (Indonesia) : Overall is great, keep up the excellent work, the hotel staffs are
polite & helpful, a great asset to your crew.
5. Ms. E (New Zealand) : the service and friendly staff made my visit to Bali staying in
your hotel very memorable and i will remember this a long time. This visit was to attend
our daughter wedding and you helped make us very happy.