It is always a pleasure to present the latest edition of our newsletter. This online initiative is created on a monthly basis to keep our friends, guests and travel colleagues informed about what is happening at Amadea Resort & Villas in the vibrant heart of Seminyak.
Read on for details about our exciting Free & Easy Package that promises great savings on bookings made to stay before the end of June. We take a look at the smart new uniforms that have been designed for our frontline staff members. There is also news about Bistro Batu Kali, which has recently been refurbished to ensure that our guests are comfortable as they eat and drink any time of the day or night.
On a cultural note, followers of the Hindu faith are currently flocking to Besakih to pray in conjunction with Bali’s biggest annual temple festival. There is another auspicious day taking place this April known as Tumpek Kandang. It is dedicated to the animals and livestock that help generate an income for local Balinese farmers.
Happy reading and see you soon in Bali.
The Amadea Resort & Villas Team
Free & Easy Package
Since Indonesia extends its free visa on arrival policy to 169 different countries, travelling to Bali for a holiday is now more affordable than ever before. Our Free & Easy Package has been created especially for budget-conscious families with children under the age of six years. Little ones get to stay for free when sharing the same bed as their parents. Other added value benefits include return airport transfers, daily breakfast, free Wi-Fi and a relaxing 15 minute massage at Ambiente Spa per person.
This exclusive package also entitles guests to an additional 10% discount off our Best Available Rate. It is valid for stays of three or more nights until 30th June 2016 and covers the school holiday season. Bookings can be made direct through www.amadeabali.com using the promo code FREEPACK. Extra money saved on our Free & Easy Package can be used to treat the kids to a fun day out that everyone will enjoy.
New Staff Uniforms
After five years of delivering heartfelt hospitality, all frontline staff at Amadea Resort & Villas have a brand new uniform that incorporates the brand’s corporate shade of dark purple. This elegant new look has been designed to respect Bali’s rich cultural heritage. Female staff members now get to wear a traditionally inspired fitted blouse with a long purple sarong enhanced by a batik print scarf. For male staff members, the uniform includes a crisp white shirt with a sarong styled covering for the lower part of the body and a traditional cloth headdress.
“Through this uniform we wanted to inject local touches to enhance the overall Balinese experience for our guests. When travelling, visitors typically want to see things that are unique to each destination. The adaption of traditional ceremonial attire for our staff uniforms is in line with our commitment to preserving Bali as an island of art, cultural and religion”, says Wayan Warta, General Manager
Bistro Batu Kali Gets A Facelift
The aesthetic refurbishment of Bistro Batu Kali that commenced in October 2015 is now complete. This project was carefully carried out in stages to prevent any major disturbances to service standards during daily operations.
Bistro Batu Kali now has an updated look that is light and airy with the incorporation of a relaxing area featuring comfortable cushioned sofas. There is more deck space with the expansion of a counter with a collection of high stools overlooking the street to enjoy afternoon drinks. The original bar has been relocated to create more room in the centre of the restaurant for families and groups to dine together at a long table setting.
Since opening back in 2011, Bistro Batu Kali has been a popular choice for its great food and laid-back ambience on Seminyak’s famed Eat Street. It serves an affordable menu of international cuisine along with creative cocktails and icy cold beers. Live music is available every Thursday and Saturday evening.
Bali's Cultural Calendar
Bali’s ongoing cycle of auspicious days and ceremonial events revolves around two unique calendar systems. Every month sees an array of symbolic rituals and religious rites being performed around the island. Besakih Temple, also known as the Mother Temple for followers of the Hindu faith, is currently celebrating its annual temple festival. 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 30th April 2016. 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.
Annual Staff Party& Awards
Amadea Resort & Villas hosted its fifth annual staff party on 22nd March 2016 at its sister hotel, Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel. This event was held in appreciation for the hard work and dedication of all team members over the past year.
This elegant party saw all employees dress in batik outfits and gather for a cocktail reception followed by a delicious buffet dinner. There were lots of lucky door prizes drawn throughout the evening along with entertaining stage performances by each department.
The highlight of this annual event was the announcement of the Employee and Supervisor of the Year 2015. After the careful judging process, the winner of Employee of the Year 2015 was Komang Sukadana from Guest Service Department. The award for Supervisor of the Year 2015 went to Guest Service Supervisor, Ms. Herlina Suteja.
These two winners are familiar to many of our guests. They will go on to represent Amadea in the same event on national level competing with others hotels within the Prime Plaza Hotels and Resorts group. At Amadea, we believe that nurturing our staff members and giving them the best possible environment to grow in, is a key part of our ongoing success.
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.