What a pleasure it is to present the latest edition of our online newsletter. Read on to find out what is happening at Amadea Resort & Villas in the upbeat lifestyle district of Seminyak - Bali.
The month of March will be highlighted by Nyepi Day, when the entire island is shrouded in silence for what is considered to be one of the most important events on Bali’s cultural calendar. For the Balinese, it is time for personal reflection and thinking about the year ahead. Visitors are obliged to stay inside the confines of their hotel but they are still able to swim, relax and soak up the sun whilst keeping noise to a minimum.
In this edition, we are delighted to share information that Amadea Cares Anniversary, our Corporate Social Responsibility program. This would not have been possible without the generosity of guests and our team who donate a percentage of their monthly salary to this worthy cause. Enjoy our special offer from Book Direct and experience productive meeting on eat street. Tumpek Kandang is the Bali’s cultural calendar this months. Elephant safari are something you won't want to miss when you stay in Bali.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Balinese New Year Celebration
All forms of activity will come to a complete stand still on 7th March 2019 as the island of Bali celebrates Nyepi Day with 24 hours of solitude. This auspicious day on the cultural calendar is actually Balinese New Year, which falls annually following the dark moon of the spring equinox. Nyepi is also known as the Day of Silence and it is a time for quiet contemplation. Typically, Balinese Hindu’s refrain from going out, cooking and turning on lights until the day passes. Out of respect for this spiritually-charged occasion, all visitors to the island must stay in the confines of their hotel and keep all noise to a minimum.
Service on Nyepi Day at Amadea Resort & Villas will more or less remain the same. Guests will still be able to relax and enjoy quality time around the pool. However, there will be some minor adjustments in the way that our food and beverages are served. Nyepi presents the perfect opportunity to think about what truly matters in life. Without lights, the night sky will be illuminated by twinkling stars and we recommend taking a few minutes to appreciate the beauty of our universe.
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Amadea Cares 7 Years Journey Serving the Community
This Valentine's Day, Amadea Resort & Villas is set to celebrate the 7th anniversary of Amadea Cares, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative created to give back to those less fortunate. Since launching back in 2012, Amadea Cares has become a charity platform to finance worthy causes on the island of Bali and neighbouring islands beyond.
All funds are raised through a creative campaign that encourages in-house guests to get on board with a voluntary donation of just IDR 5,000 upon checking out, which is effectively the cost of a soft drink. Using the slogan “Missing Out on One Drink Today Could Make Someone Smile Forever,” Amadea Cares has managed to raise a staggering amount of money to do great things. A monthly contribution from staff salaries and a donation box for small change located in the lobby also boosts the program.
One of the most significant components of Amadea Cares is its collaboration with Yayasan Senyum Bali, also known as the Bali Smile Foundation. This non-profit organization works tirelessly to bring essential healthcare to people in need, such as arranging corrective cranio-facial surgeries. To date, Amadea Cares has helped fund 24 life-enhancing operations on children and young adults who will grow up to become productive members of society.
Other initiatives carried out under the Amadea Cares banner include making regular social visits to some of the various orphanages around Bali. Although these facilities provide nurturing home environments for abandoned, neglected and impoverished children, many of them are forced to rely on outside support to cover daily operational costs. Each quarter, Amadea Cares commits to presenting sizable donations of cash, household items and school supplies to make life just that little bit easier.
“It is heartening to see that Amadea Cares has generated such a positive response. Over the past five years, this initiative has managed to transform lives and plant seeds of hope. None of these surgeries or worthy actions would have been possible without the relentless support of our management, staff members, and most importantly, our valued guests. I appreciate everyone who has donated to make Amadea Cares happen,” says Mr. Wayan Warta, General Manager of Amadea Resort & Villas.
He adds, “It is indeed an honour to be part of a team that is focused not only on business but is also invested in issues affecting real people who exist beyond the tourism bubble. I understand that our efforts are only a drop in the ocean, but it is gratifying to know that we are in the fortunate position to help make a difference and give families the chance of a better future.”
Amadea Cares looks forward to funding more surgeries over the coming year. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, it is indeed a timely reminder for us all to share some love and do the right thing with small acts of kindness.
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Why Book Hotel Direct Gives You More?
Guest who books directly via our user friendly website, www.arvs.pphotels.com, will now have more value for their money with more additional benefits included in the offers. The longer they stay the more benefits to enjoy such as complimentary lavish buffet breakfast, airport transfers, spa treatment, free mini bar, free dinner or complimentary car hire to explore the Island of Gods.
Guests are entitled to additional savings when choosing "Book Pay Now and Save" option. Furthermore, an exclusive eConcierge service is available for guests to make convenient pre-arrival arrangements such as airport transfers and advance reservations for tours and indulging spa treatments. Visit www.arvs.pphotels.com for more details.
Productive Meeting in Seminyak's Eat Street
As the lifestyle district of Seminyak continues to evolve, it is definitely the place where toda'’s modern travellers want to stay and even meet. Amadea Resort & Villas is located on Seminyak's celebrated “Eat Street”, a veritable playground for shoppers and food lovers alike. As a result, meetings hosted at the property are invariably successful and delegates return home well fed.
An exclusive Meeting Package at Amadea is priced at just Rp 375.000 per person for a minimum of 10 participates. This includes full day use (8 hours) of our stylish function room complete with an audio system and other supporting facilities. Two coffee breaks are also provided along with a delicious lunch or dinner (3 courses) at Bistro Batu Kali. This package is extremely flexible and can be tailored to meet specific needs such as special cocktail/dining incentives at any of the bars or restaurants located along “Eat Street”. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Bali's Cultural Calendar in March 2019
Besakih Temple, also known as the Mother Temple for followers of the Hindu faith, will be celebrating its Panca Wali Krama ceremony next month. For an entire month, worshipers will flock to the temple bearing offerings to pray for peace and prosperity.
Another important day coming up on Bali’s religious calendar is Tumpek Kandang on 19th March 2019. The occasion is dedicated to animals, particularly pigs, cows and livestock that are an essential source of income. Balinese farmers will carefully wash their most prized animals and conduct a small ceremony that entails a ritual blessing and specially prepared foods. This is performed with belief that prayers and offerings will result in good health and productive breeding habits.
Spa Special Offer: Balinese Bliss
Ambiente Spa will have guests looking good and feeling even better with promotional treatments.
Don't miss “Balinese Bliss” and "Balinese Aromatherapy Massage" special promotion from Ambiente Spa only for this March.
A combination of traditional Balinese massage and body scrub. It starts with foot bath and complete with flower bath which refreshes you fully.
for one Rp. 495.000/net Now only Rp. 395.000/net.
for two Rp. 990.000/net Now only Rp. 750.000/net
Enjoy 90 minutes massage of Balinese Aromatherapy Massage. Foot Reflexology to awaken all inner body functions combine with warm aromatherapy body massage to stimulate blood flow and energy within you.
Unforgettable adventure in the tropical jungle of Taro, Walk on the wild side with an informative and scenic stroll atop an elephant through our park and the cool Taro jungle. An experience you’ll never forget, interacting and exercising with our resident giants. Visit our Guest Service Assistant for ticket information.
Amadea's guests staying in March will be able to enjoy an in-house Garden Cinema with movies screened in a relaxing setting under the stars around the swimming pool area. Held twice in a week this garden cinema will screen Fantastic Beast and The Crimes of Grindewald , Exodus: Gods and King, The Foreigner series every Tuesday and Friday starts 8pm. A great opportunity to enjoy Bali outdoor living with your loved one or great evening to make new friends.
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.