Welcome to the March 2012 edition of the Amadea Resort and Villas Newsletter | March 2012
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Warm greetings from Bali – the island of the Gods!
It is always a pleasure to present our online newsletter and keep you updated with all the latest news, events and special promotions from Amadea in the heart of Seminyak.
The Balinese community is currently preparing itself for Nyepi Day on 23rd March 2012, a cultural holiday whereby all activity comes to a complete standstill for a 24 hour period. Giant monster effigies will take to the streets on the eve of this auspicious day for a noisy parade to deter evil spirits from disrupting the island.
Amadea Cares, our Corporate Social Responsibility program, is continuing to raise funds to support those in need. We are in a position where it is time to give back to the local community. And the generosity of our staff and in-house guests is certainly helping to make a difference to those who do not directly benefit from Bali’s flourishing tourism industry.
There are some interesting events coming up on the calendar including a day dedicated to animals, the Bali Spirit Festival and the Bali Marathon. Read on for more details.
Don’t forget that you can also follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AmadeaBali) to be amongst the first to receive details about new packages and items of interest direct from the team at Amadea.
Happy reading and we hope to see you in Bali very soon.
Amadea Cares - Giving Back To Those In Need!
There has been an overwhelming response to Amadea’s new Corporate Social Responsibility program that was launched recently to coincide with Valentine’s Day. Amadea Cares is an initiative that focuses on giving back to the local community by supporting orphaned children, the aged, the impoverished and the disabled.
The resort is now allocating funds to this worthy cause and staff members are also contributing directly from their respective salaries. Even in-house guests are participating by donating Rp. 5,000- per person to the program when they check out. All money raised is going towards helping make a difference to the lives of those in need.
Representatives from Amadea Cares will be making a second donation to Yayasan Senyum Bali (Bali Smile Foundation) after the Nyepi holiday. This non-profit charity brings essential healthcare to local people with severe craniofacial disabilities. For further information about the Bali Smile Foundation, please visit www.senyumbali.org.
Amadea also has a collection box in the lobby whereby small change and personal donations can be deposited directly to the Bali Smile Foundation. Guests are also free to leave any unused goods at the resort for the RED BAG program. All items will be taken to the Smile Shop in Ubud and sold to raise additional funds for this reputable charity.
Cultural Calendar & Important Events
Purnama Kedasa / 6th April 2012
Purnama Kedasa is the brightest full moon on the Balinese calendar that coincides with the anniversary celebrations taking place at Besakih Temple. It is believed that this particular full moon marks the end of the seasonal rains. Flowers will now start to bloom and rice fields are almost ready for harvest.
Bali Spirit Festival/ 28th March - 1st April 2012
Bali Spirit Festival is an annual celebration of yoga, dance and music that will take place at the Purnati Centre for the Arts in Batuan, just 10 minutes south of Ubud. It is an uplifting gathering which awakens and nourishes each individual’s potential for positive change within, leading to positive change in our homes, in our communities and around the world. For ticket details, please visit www.balispiritfestival.com Tumpek Kandang / 21st April 2012
Tumpek Kandang is an auspicious date on the Balinese calendar dedicated to cattle and livestock. Local farmers wash their animals especially for this occasion and perform a special ceremony with offerings of fruit and flowers. It is believed that this symbolic blessing will encourage productive breeding habits.
Bali Marathon/ 22nd April 2012
The BII Maybank Bali Marathon will take place on 22nd April 2012 around the Bali Safari and Marine Park. It is the first full international marathon of its kind to be held in Indonesian in 20 years. Race categories include the Full Marathon covering a distance of 42 km, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 10K and a Children’s Sprint. Participants can expect a combination of flat roads and rolling hills as well as many iconic landmarks along the way. Visit www.balimarathon.com for further information.
Special Promos at Bistro Batu Kali
See you at Bistro Batu Kali for our great Bintang Beer Promo to quench your holiday thirst. Buy 2 Bintang Beers and get 1 free from 5pm to 8pm daily. Alternatively, treat yourself to a refreshing Lychee Berry or Pineapple Mint Mojito for just Rp. 25,000++ for the ultimate in tropical indulgence. Come and enjoy live music every Friday evening in this casual street side setting for a toe-tapping dining experience.
Ambiente Spa invites you to look good and feel even better during your stay at Amadea Resort and Villas with an exclusive menu of naturally inspired body and beauty rituals. This month you can enjoy some well-deserved personal pampering with two nurturing treatments at promotional rates that won’t put a dent in your wallet.
After Sun Total Body Bliss – 90 minutes
This nurturing ritual replenishes the skin after spending time in Bali’s tropical sun. It involves a soothing foot bath and a body massage to relax tired muscles. The pampering continues with a choice of an aloe vera body mask or a detox body mask for a hydrating and deep moisturizing effect. A refreshing rinse under a rain shower completes this total body experience. Priced at just Rp. 399,000 net per person.
Lymphatic Massage – 90 minutes
Feel lighter with a detox body massage using a gentle pumping technique to stimulate lymphatic circulation and thus reduce water retention and remove toxins. This non-medical wellness treatment is suitable for adults only and priced at just Rp. 440,000 net per person.
Family Day Out at Waterbom Bali
Waterbom Bali is home to more than 17 world class waterslides and leisure facilities for all ages. Located in the heart of Kuta, Waterbom Bali is literally an oasis surrounded by tropical Balinese gardens. These exciting and adrenaline pumping water slides slice through 3.8 hectares of landscaped parkland providing hours of fun and entertainment for everyone.
Contact our Guest Service Assistant to arrange a family day out at Waterbom Bali. We cater to all leisure needs with an extensive choice of recreational pursuits to experience during your stay. From challenging rafting to village cycling tours, interactive cooking classes and cultural excursions – Bali is the ultimate pleasure playground!
Amadea Staff Gathering
Amadea hosted its first gathering of the year for all staff members recently in its Villa Ganesha. This social occasion was an opportunity to reinforce team spirit and celebrate staff birthdays that occurred during the months of January and February.
General Manager, Mr. Wayan Warta, expressed his appreciation to everyone in the team for their outstanding contribution during 2011. Occupancy levels have been consistently high since the resort opened and guests are always commentating favorably on the high standard of service throughout the property. Everyone was congratulated on a job well done and encouraged to keep up the good work.
EC3 Training Part Two
Amadea’s team of supervisors recently completed the second phase of an innovative training initiative called EC3. This abbreviation stands for Evaluate, Communicate and Evolve. It is a Prime Plaza brand program that encourages the implementation of environmental policies to enhance marketability and reduce operational costs. Participants completed a series of exercises with a focus on assuming responsibility within the workplace to analyse and prioritize tasks in the most effective manner.
There was also awareness training for all other Amadea staff members. This was carried out to reinforce the principles of EC3 that can be applied not only at work but also in the home and local community.
What the guest said
Mr. N (Australia) - March 2012
Loved the animals made from towel
Ms. S (Malaysia) - March 2012
Friendly, polite and really cares for the customer well being in the hotel. Openly receive feedback. Ready to serve the customer, consistent
Mr. S (United Kingdom) - March 2012
All very friendly and helpful
Mr. P (Australia) - March 2012
We loved our stay and amazing staff
Mr. J (Australia) - March 2012
I would love to thank the manager and staff for our wonderful holiday and especially for the anniversary cake we received. Thanks it was lovely
Mr. R (Malaysia) - March 2012
Excellent service and breakfast buffet
Very friendly and extremely helpful