Welcome to the June 2013 Edition of Amadea Resort & Villas Newsletter | June 2013
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Warm greetings from Bali – the island of the Gods!
It is always a great privilege to present the latest edition of our newsletter. This online initiative is issued on a monthly basis to keep you informed about what is happening at Amadea Resort & Villas. Please read on as we bring you all our news, events and special promotions from the pleasure playground of Seminyak.
We’ve reached the half way point of 2013 and as the old saying goes ‘time flies when you are having fun especially when you are on the island of Bali. The school holidays are now here and we understand just how hard it is to occupy little ones these days. As a result we have created an exclusive package especially for families including a few extra incentives to keep everyone happy.
Amadea Cares is broadening its outlook beyond raising funds for craniofacial surgeries and is getting involved in the arts. We will be hosting an exhibition to in an effort to help conserve an ancient Balinese painting style known as Kamasan. A young Balinese artist will be showcasing his works at the resort for a limited time only.
This month we are also highlighting two promotional treatments at Ambiente Spa to take personal indulgence to the next level. Experience a session of head to toe pampering with your loved one or enjoy some well-deserved time out alone.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
Family Fun Package
Amadea Resort & Villas is celebrating the school holidays with a Family Fun Package complete with special entitlements for everyone to enjoy. This good-time offer is priced at just USD 190 nett for a 2 night stay in a Superior Room and is valid for 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years using existing bedding). It includes return airport transfers, daily breakfast at Bistro Batu Kali and a late check out. Parents will be treated to a relaxing 15 minute sampler at Ambiente Spa as well as a generous 20% discount on all body and beauty rituals. A complimentary gift is provided for every child when they come to stay at Amadea.
This exclusive Family Fun Package is valid until 31 August 2013. Upgrades are available for an extra USD 20++ per night for a Deluxe Room and USD 40++ per night for a Deluxe Pool Terrace Room. Offer is subject to availability and confirmation. Please visit www.amadeabali.com to book online.
This package is also available at other hotels located in Bali and Java under the Prime Plaza Hotels and Resort Group.
Kamasan Classic Style Painting Exhibition
Bali has a rich artistic heritage and there are several different styles of painting showcasing the island’s Hindu culture and traditional way of life. Kamasan is a ‘wayang’ or puppet style of painting that is unique to the regency of Klungkung. It dates back to the 16th century during the golden era of the Gelgel kingdom whereby artisans served the kings of the royal court. Painting once was Bali’s only pictorial representation and the subject-matter was influenced by the epic tales of the Ramayana and Mahabarata.
These paintings are like picture books that are to be read closely where no part of the canvas is left empty. Kamasan typically features gods, demons, birds, trees and mythical animals. Often the paintings can be several metres long and time is depicted by showing the characters at different stages of the story.
Unfortunately, Bali’s Kamasan style of painting is under threat as today’s younger generation prefer to adapt their talents to more modern and profitable styles of art. Concerned about this looming cultural loss, Amadea Resort & Villas has taken it upon itself to help preserve this detailed form of local artistry. Under the banner of Amadea Cares, our CSR initiative, we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the Kamasan Classic Style Painting Exhibition from 5th to 18th July 2013.
The exhibition will showcase the works of 17 year old artist, I Putu Eka Hendra Jaya, in the lobby from 9am to 9pm daily. The Kamasan style is so intricate that it takes Putu several weeks just to create one piece. As a result, there will only be 20 of these works on display. Putu comes from a family of artists and he began to paint at an early age. He is currently a high school student and has won numerous awards for his expertise. Amadea Cares invites all readers to visit the exhibition and help us generate a renewed interest in this classic form of Balinese painting.
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Relax & Romance at Ambiente Spa
We invite you to unwind at Ambiente Spa, a stylish wellness facility located on the roof of Amadea Resort & Villas. For the entire month of July, we present two promotional treatments from a comprehensive menu of body and beauty rituals that will leave you looking good and feeling even better.
• Real Dream for Two
Celebrate the spirit of love during your time on the island of Bali with a nurturing ritual that is all about sensory indulgence. This is the perfect opportunity to connect as a couple during your honeymoon, anniversary or some other relationship milestone. Together you will share 150 minutes of personal pampering starting with a foot bath to refresh tired toes. The treatment continues with a relaxing Balinese massage followed by a body scrub and yoghurt splash to soften your skin. Choose from a natural facial or a rejuvenating session of reflexology. A lavish soak in a warm bath infused with flower petals brings this experience to a pleasurable end. Real Dream for Two is now priced at just Rp.999.000 nett per couple, regular price is Rp. 1.450.000 nett per couple.
• Relaxing Package
This replenishing treatment enables you to chill out in calming surroundings and savour 90 minutes of pure bliss. The indulgence begins with a refreshing foot bath to put you in the right frame of mind. Then enjoy the sensation of a traditional Balinese massage that uses long stokes and palm pressure to melt away all traces of stress and muscle tension. An invigorating session of foot reflexology will then put the spring back into your step and leave you feeling incredibly relaxed. This sublime experience can be yours for the special price of just Rp.369.000 nett per person, regular price is Rp. 520.000 nett per person.
Celebrating Two Years of Success
The month of June was a time to celebrate as Amadea Resort & Villas turned two. While we are still considered an infant in today’s progressive tourism industry, we are delighted that our formative years have been filled with meaningful achievements. Several prestigious awards have come our way and we have been able to reach all of our targets, including consistently securing higher than average occupancy levels.
However, the best recognition of all has been the positive comments from guests detailing their enjoyment at having chosen to stay at Amadea. Our strategic location in the heart of Seminyak and our value for money packages have won over many travellers and we are now in the fortunate position to be welcoming back repeaters. But the most talked about aspect by far is the genuine friendliness and professionalism of our team. We are extremely blessed to have hired some of Bali’s best people. Of course there has also been plenty constructive feedback, which has been acted upon and shown us that there is always room for improvement.
In honour of our second anniversary we hosted a number of activities focused on giving back to the local community that were phased over the course of several weeks. We held a blood donation campaign in conjunction with the Red Cross. There was also a social visit to a Balinese orphanage in Klungkung that provides a nurturing home environment for children in need. We organized a fun afternoon and made a substantial donation to help ease the daily operational costs of this care facility. Finally, we all went white water rafting in Ubud and it was a great opportunity for everyone to bond and share quality time together away from the work place.
It is obvious at Amadea Resort & Villa that our team is our most valuable asset. Most staff members are young and we are able to shape their careers and help them become valuable members of the community. Amadea Cares is just one of many character building initiatives that we have established that develops humility and empathy. We are proud that we have so many caring individuals on board. In the future they will all, without doubt, go on to bigger and more responsible things.
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.