Welcome to the May 2012 edition of the Amadea Resort and Villas Newsletter | May 2012
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Welcome to the latest edition of our online newsletter. It is our aim to keep you informed with the most recent news, events and special promotions from Amadea Resort & Villas in the vibrant tourism district of Seminyak.
Bali is gearing up for a busy summer season. In preparation for coming months of high occupancy levels, we have just completed some minor refurbishments to the property. This includes renewing the bathrooms in some of our Deluxe Pool Terrace Rooms along with making a few other aesthetic adjustments. We have also created some great FB and Spa promotions to ensure that in-house guest receive added-value during they stay.
The island’s ongoing calendar of cultural events covers the annual Bali Arts Festival, which is a month-long celebration of traditional dance, music, drama, handicrafts and cuisine. This event will take place on 11th June – 9th July and promises visitors the very best that Bali has to offer.
In this edition we also take a look at the neighbouring city of Yogyakarta, some of the finest courses to play a leisurely round of golf and announce our dedicated ‘Employees of the Quarter’.
Happy reading and we hope to see you in Bali very soon.
To enhance satisfaction during each and every stay at Amadea, we endeavour to gather as much feedback from our guests as possible. While most comments that we receive are generally favourable, we also welcome constructive criticism which we take seriously and address immediately. One recent comment focused on the poor construction of the bathtubs in our Deluxe Pool Terrace Rooms resulting in the floor flooding after taking a shower. We are delighted to report that this problem has now been solved by simply modifying the edge of each bathtub. Now guests can shower with greater peace of mind knowing that the floor will remain dry and safe. In our continued quest for excellence, we are committed to providing guests with the very best products and services. However, we realise that there is always room for improvement – so keep the feedback coming!
Great Promos at Bistro Batu Kali
Join us at Bistro Batu Kali, a relaxed setting overlooking Seminyak’s famed ‘Eat Street’, for a well-priced meal, social drink or two and live music every Friday evening. There are some great promos to be enjoyed this June to celebrate the start of the summer season and help you make the most of your time on the island of Bali.
Indulge in your favourite Gilbey’s Spirit such as Vodka, Gin and Whiskey for the special price of just Rp.35.000++ per glass every day from 6pm - 10pm to get you in the holiday mood.
Feeling hungry? Come and satisfy your appetite with our tasty set menu for just Rp.99.000++ per person. Start off with a tasty Greek Salad of crispy baby romaine lettuce with black olives, tomato, green peppers, onion and fetta cheese served with balsamic vinaigrette. Next up is Grilled Mahi Mahi served with spiced cajun potatoes, creamy spinach and pepper salsa. Then finish off with a refreshing Lemon Sorbet to cleanse your palette. This mouth-watering set menu is exclusive to Bistro Batu Kali during the month of June.
Take time out for some well-deserved personal indulgence this June at Ambiente Spa. We have two exceptional promotions that will help you unwind and feel totally refreshed during your holiday.
Real Dream for Two – 150 minutes
This replenishing ritual has been designed to be a shared spa experience for lovers or even just friends. It is the perfect treat for honeymooners or couples celebrating the spirit of romance. The journey begins with a soothing footbath followed by a Balinese massage for deep relaxation. A body scrub will gently remove impurities and a yoghurt splash is applied to naturally moisturize the skin. Then enjoy a facial or a session of reflexology finishing off with a leisurely soak in a flower bath to end the pampering on a fragrant note.
The normal price is Rp. 1.450.000 net /couple, special for June only Rp. 999.000 net / per couple.
Lymphatic Massage – 90 minutes
Experience the healthy benefits of a full body Lymphatic Massage to help you feel invigorated during your time in Bali. This medically-inspired therapy is performed to stimulate circulation and thus reduce water retention and remove toxins. For the most effective results, we advise you not to eat or drink for at least 2 hours prior to this treatment.
The regular price is Rp. 550.000 net/person, only in June the price will be Rp. 444.000 net per person for a limited time only.
Please click here for detail information
Beyond Bali - Jogjakarta
Jogjakarta on the island of Java has a rich cultural heritage that honours the artistry of a bygone era. The city is steeped in old-world charm yet has all the necessary conveniences to make today’s modern traveler feel comfortably at ease. Jogjakarta is home to a number of fine universities that have nurtured the talents of some of the nations leading academics.
There are plenty of sites of interest for new visitors to explore including the Sultan’s Palace, which is a historical compound where the ruling royal family resides. A stroll down the infamous Malioboro Street provides an opportunity to purchase batik textiles and traditionally inspired souvenirs. The ancient Buddhist temple of Borobudur dates back to the 8th century and has been restored as a world heritage site. And Prambanan is another sacred temple complex dedicated to the Hindu trinity of Gods that is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture.
If you are interested in visiting this enchanting city for a day or two, check out our sister hotel - Yogyakarta Plaza Hotel at http://www.jogja.pphotels.com/. It is the perfect base where your needs will be anticipated and from which to discover all that Jogjakarta has to offer.
Golf in Paradise
Bali is a haven for enthusiastic golfers with a diverse choice of championship courses in unique settings. The Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club is elevated high above sea level in the cool hills of Bedugul while the Nirwana Bali Golf Club is surrounded by fertile rice terraces with its 9th hole dramatically overlooking Tanah Lot’s sacred sea temple. The latest addition is New Kuta Golf located on the Bukit Peninsula offering sweeping ocean views and unforgettable sunsets.
Each course warmly welcomes visitors to play and has full facilities including a restaurant, bar, pro shop and a team of expert caddies. Pack your clubs for a leisurely round or two at your preferred club to help you truly relax and meet up with like-minded players. Contact our Guest Service Assistant for further information and the best available golf rates.
Bali Arts Festival / 11th June – 9th July 2012
The Bali Arts Festival is the island’s biggest cultural celebration. It is a month long event of daily performances and exhibitions that bring together some Bali’s finest examples of traditional dance, music, drama, handicrafts and cuisine.
On display are trances from remote mountain slopes, village dances, food and offering contests, classical performances and new creations from the dance schools of Denpasar. There will also be shows of contemporary choreography by dance troupes and delegations from other Indonesian islands and as well as from abroad.
Visitors are welcome to come and experience the diversity of Balinese artistry in one convenient setting. The entire festival is staged in the extensive grounds of the Bali Arts Centre located on Jalan Nusa Indah in Denpasar.
Saraswati Day /16th June 2012
Saraswati is an auspicious day on Bali’s religious calendar that honours education and all forms of higher learning. Schools and universities around the island will mark this occasion by placing offerings of fruit and flowers on books and computers. Students then gather for a session of communal prayer to express gratitude for past achievements and guidance for future academic endeavours.
The beautiful Balinese Hindu Goddess of Knowledge, Dewi Saraswati, is the ultimate symbol of this day. She rides upon the back of an elegant swan resting on a bed of lotus flowers to show her eternal wisdom and holiness. In each of her four hands she bears a tool that is associated with humanity, science and the arts to emphasize that obtaining knowledge is a never ending cycle.
Employee of the Quarter January - March 2012
At Amadea Resort & Villas we understand that guest satisfaction is related to the contentment of our staff. Therefore, every effort is taken to ensure that each member of our team is fully equipped for his or her role at the property. This includes ongoing training to improve skills and providing the necessary tools to support different positions. Essentially, we strive to create a positive working environment that is nurturing and appreciates the efforts of each individual.
During the month of April we hosted our regular staff gathering and took the opportunity to hand out awards acknowledging the dedication of some of our star performers. The selection process involved recommendations from our managerial team as well as comments from in-house guests. We are delighted to announce that the following winners are amongst Amadea’s best in terms of loyalty, having a positive attitude and always going above and beyond the call of duty to delight our guests.
Congratulations go out to:
* I Wayan Ari Nurjaya (Bell Team Leader) - Employee of the Quarter – Overall winner
* Try Edi Wicaksono (Bell Boy) - Employee of the Quarter - Supporting Partner
* Kadek Agus Jekson (Room Attendant) - Employee of the Quarter - Most Recommended by Guests
What the guest said
Ms. A (Hongkong) - May 2012
The staffs were very polite and helpful. Always greeting their customers. Felt that they are always ready to help us. Took good care. Allot of attention on cleanness
It is just perfect. No comments. Was happy that there were no insect in the room. Maintain this cleanness.
Mr. D (Australia) - May 2012
Excellent room and service. I will be telling all my friends to come and stay here.
Mr. B ( United Kingdom) - May 2012
The room was very comfortable with excellent bed size and efficient air conditioning. The balcony was an added bonus.
The ground staffs were amazing as the vegetation looked very well minted. The staffs everywhere were polite, friendly and courteous.
Ms. N (Malaysia) - May 2012
Nice and relaxing environment.
Ms. B (Australia) - May 2012
Hotel looks amazing and it’s very comfortable and attractive to the eyes. But your best asset is the staff members so for they are excellent.