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Nikko Bali News - December 2008
 

NIKKO BALI RESORT & SPA CELEBRATED 12TH ANNIVERSARY

Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, known for its breathtaking views, convenient location and excellent service, celebrated its 12th anniversary. The staff party celebration, attended by more than 1,000 employees of the resort and their family members, was held at Graha Sawangan ballroom on Saturday, December 14th.

Welcome speeches were made by representatives from the committee chairman, employee representatives and the General Manager to open the event. Afterwards, the event was officially opened by shooting the ‘moon’ that revealed the well-designed backdrop that revealed that night’s theme.

The theme – Shoot for the Moon – brought a new vibe to the resort with it’s catchy message “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will be among the stars” reminding the family members of Nikko Bali Resort & Spa to always make each day a better day. This is also a mission for the resort to Step Up to a better product quality and consistency of services.

During the event, 232 awards were distributed to the staff representing the most honest, most popular department based on guest’s comments, rescuer of the year, highest number of training hours, trainer with the highest training hours, best performer employee by department to the healthiest department. Local artists and staff performances became the night’s main attraction along with Nikko Bali’s interpretation of Nikko Hotels International, Origin8 performed in a cultural show by the hotel’s artists. As the night grew, the moment waited by all employees was the door prize drawing consisting of many prizes ranging from cellular phones to a motorbike.

The night ended with smiling happy faces of the employees as they cannot wait to see the next anniversary celebration and another year of Stepping Up with Nikko Bali Resort & Spa.



STEP UP – A NIGHT OF FUN, EXCITEMENT AND APPRECIATION AT NIKKO BALI RESORT & SPA

Nikko Bali Resort & Spa recently invited its business partners representatives from travel agents, airlines and medias to the appreciation night, Step Up, on December 12, 2008. Over 200 guests attended the event that was held at the Graha Sawangan ballroom.

The event started with a pre-party cocktail at the ballroom’s foyer with a Japanese ambiance representing the company culture of Nikko Hotels International. General Manager – Jean-Charles Le Coz invited the guests to enter the ballroom with a gate opening ceremony, a slashing of the gate with a samurai. It symbolized the revealing of ‘new’ Nikko Bali Resort & Spa with its facilities and products upgrades. The guests were mesmerized as they entered the ballroom that has been brilliantly transformed into a magnificent display of the resort’s latest facility upgrades – Wiwaha wedding venue, Nikko Club, The Shore restaurant & bar and Mandara Spa.

During the opening of the event, dancers with UV lights effect wowed the guests with their beautifully choreographed moves on the unique round stage in the middle of the ballroom. Then the General Manager gave a warm welcoming speech, thanking the guests for their great support throughout the year and dedicating the entire night to them.

The Master of Ceremony – Melaney Ricardo, a well known TV host, led the entire night by showcasing the latest updates of the resort at the replica of each upgrades. As the guests enjoyed the delicious food exclusively prepared for the night, Demian the Illusionist entertained them with spectacular magic show at the main stage. Then the crowd was spoiled by the beautiful harmonious voices of Naomi, Maria & Pita of the Moluccas as they sang their hit numbers as well as several other all time favorites.

Step Up party reached its climax as Nikko Bali Resort & Spa announced the winner of the memorable door prizes of the night, two different types of the latest smart phone, and a 0.175 carat diamond, priceless prizes for the priceless business relationship. The Moluccas then closed the event with an outstanding performance. Another great year, another great performance and another Step Up by Nikko Bali Resort & Spa.



NIKKO BALI RESORT & SPA WELCOMES MOLUCCAS & DEMIAN THE ILLUSIONIST

demian and mollucas in bali

Three beautiful ladies with harmonious voice of the group Moluccas visit Nikko Bali Resort & Spa on Thursday, December 11. Lea, Maria and Milly were welcomed at the resort by the General Manager, Jean-Charles Le Coz and his team at Benkay Restaurant. Alongside them was Demian the Illusionist who has his own show in one of the national TV.

Both artists are invited to perform at the appreciation night for the resort’s business associates that have support Nikko Bali Resort & Spa throughout the year. The event, Step Up that will be held on Friday, December 12, 2008 will also feature Melaney Ricardo as the MC. It will be a night of fun entertainment, exciting door prizes and another step up for Nikko Bali Resort & Spa.



ASWIN PRANOTO APPOINTED AS PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER OF NIKKO BALI RESORT AND SPA

To further enhance its Public Relations activities, Nikko Bali Resort & Spa appointed Aswin Pranoto as the property’s Public Relations Manager. Aswin, as his relatives call him, graduated from Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bandung majoring Hotel Administration. He began his career in the hospitality industry in 2002 as Assistant Manager at De Palma Hotel Ampang, Malaysia. Returning to Indonesia, he joined the pre-opening team of Harris Resort Kuta back in 2004 where his creativity and organizational skills were of great help as Duty Manager.

His diligence, people’s handling skills, innovative approaches and hard work got him to take up the Front Office manager position, only a year after joining the team. Public Relations was just another logical step for Aswin. His love for art and desire to express some of his other talents – he also loves jazz, reading and baking – were then put into great use when he was given the chance to become Public Relations Manager.

After 5 years in the hospitality industry, his creative talents were recognized when he was hired by a communication company in Jakarta, followed by a position of Creative Director in an event organizing company.

His experience in front office, sales & marketing and event organizing will bring Nikko Bali Resort & Spa another step up.



EID-UL-ADHA (MOSLEM DAY OF SACRIFICE) 1429 HIJRIAH, 8TH DECEMBER 2008

The celebration of Eid-Ul-Adha this year is 8th December 2008. This very important Muslim holiday is celebrated at the end of Hajj, which is an annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ is followed by a ‘Feast of Sacrifice’, which pays homage to the prophet Abraham’s unselfish act of sacrificing his son, Ishmael, to God. In turn, God spared the boy’s life and instead substituted a sheep. Now in remembrance, people sacrifice a lamb, goat, or other animal, and give the meat to family, friends, relatives, and most importantly, the poor.



BALI TENNIS ACADEMY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL TOURNAMENT, 10TH -14TH DECEMBER 2008

It is a final tennis tournament for the year 2008. Held in Tennis Court Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, open for amateur men’s & ladies singles/doubles/mixed doubles. Come and participate in this fun event and see why BTA is the best in organizing and running tennis events in Bali.



TUMPEK WAYANG CEREMONY, 13TH DECEMBER 2008

On Saturday, 13 th December 2008, in Bali, people will celebrate Tumpek Wayang ceremony, the day devoted to Sanghyang Iswara, Lord of Puppeteers when blessing ceremony is given to puppet-play sets.



CHRISTMAS DAY, 25TH DECEMBER 2008

Christmas Day is annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. It is traditionally observed on 25th December, though some Eastern Orthodox Churches celebrate it on 7th January, which corresponds to 25th December of the Julian calendar. Christmas has many aspects, both religious and secular, including the exchange of gifts, Santa Claus, decoration and display of the Christmas tree, and religious ceremonies.



ISLAMIC NEW YEAR 1430 HIJRIAH, 29TH DECEMBER 2008

The celebration of Islamic New Year 1430 Hijriah is 29 th December 2008. The Islamic New Year is a event which Muslims observe on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims celebrated this day to remember the significance of this month, and the Hijra, or migration, Islamic prophet Muhammad made to the city now known as Medina.




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