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Nikko Bali News - August 2010

The closing of Nikko Bali Resort and Spa's Cultural Appreciation Nights 2010

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastikabali governor with nikko bali general manager

Nusa Dua - August 2010 Bali is My Life - a simple phrase that literally means the world to anyone who has lived, experienced and loved Bali like the associates of Nikko Bali Resort and Spa. A way for the resort to appreciate the island's many gifts was to hold the Cultural Appreciation Nights throughout the month of August.

This was the 5th year Nikko Bali Resort and Spa organized an event that's truly dedicated to Bali through its arts, especially the dances. Started as the celebratory program for the resort’s 10th anniversary in 2006, the event has now grown into something bigger; showcasing the best performance artists in Bali, from maestro dancers to future generations.

On Friday, August 27th, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa had the honor of welcoming the Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika and his wife along with some media for the closing ceremony of the event at Serenity Beach. The Governor hoped that this kind of event will continue and he encouraged the people closely related to tourism to further promote the beauty of the island, as well as Indonesia. The closing performance was the Mystical Mask Dance featuring the story of different characters based on the mask worn by the dancer. With each movement, the dancer brought 'life' into the mask, making the dance a magical sight to behold for the guests.

A token of gratitude for the government's support was then presented to the Governor by the General Manager of the resort, Jean-Charles Le Coz as the highlight of the closing ceremony.

This activity is but one in a series of cultural events done by the resort in 2010: the weekly Kampoeng Bali - a dedication to the Balinese life, regular dance performances and the recent support done by the resort to the Bali is My Life program that was re-launched back in June by Bali Hotels Association.

Bali Governor Mangku Pastika with nikko bali managementBalinese Topeng Dance

Nikko Bali Resort and Spa continues its campaign for the environment, another batch of sea turtles set free

Turtle release in baliTrutle release in bali

August 2010 - Nusa Dua. After the first release of 56 baby sea turtles in July, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, with the supervision of Badan Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam, released the second batch of baby sea turtles.

Involving the resort's guests, especially their junior guests, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa organized another turtle release on August 5.The 87 baby Olive Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys Olivacea) hatched from the second nest discovered on the beach of the resort in June. As the sun set, the guests watched these turtles make their way slowly into the Indian Ocean, sending them back to nature with prayers and hopes.

This was the seventh turtle release program done by the resort in its campaign to support the environment. Nikko Bali Resort and Spa with its own environment team (P2K3LH) will always be ready to take necessary actions to help this endangered species, another STEP UP for the resort, another STEP UP for the environment.

Nikko Bali Resort and Spa welcomes Independence Day with a cleaning campaign with the local community

Cleaning Bali Beach

August 2010 - Nusa Dua, There is a saying in Indonesia that goes "Bersih Pangkal Sehat" which literally translates to clean is healthy. It is undeniably true that cleanliness determines the health level of a person, community, place, even the whole town.

Together with the students of SDN 2 Benoa, Sawangan, R.O.L.E foundation and the local community, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa held a cleaning blitz around the streets going to the resort and the surrounding area, on August 13, 2010. This activity was also to anticipate the 65th celebration of Indonesia's Independence. More than a 100 people were ready with their brooms, tongs and trash bags, picking up all the rubbish they could find along the streets and surrounding areas. Bags and bags of plastics, cans, papers and dead leaves were gathered before the participants were treated to a morning coffee break by the gardens of the resort.

This campaign is a continuous program done by Nikko Bali Resort and Spa to ensure a cleaner and healthier environment, from the streets down to the beach of the resort, a simple act for a greener environment, a STEP UP for Nikko Bali Resort and Spa and for the Island of the Gods.

Nikko Bali Resort and Spa pampered a team of Jakarta journalists for a day

Media Gathering Jakarta

Continuing the pampering for our media partners, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa went to Jakarta to hold another similar event for their partners based in the capital city of Indonesia. More than 30 media representatives, chief editors and journalists were invited for a mini lunch gathering at one of the trendiest places in Jakarta, Social House at the Harvey Nichols, Grand Indonesia.

These journalists were warmly welcomed by the Public Relations and the Jakarta Sales Office for Nikko Bali Resort and Spa and escorted to a private section specially reserved for them. A gift bag containing exclusive merchandise awaited them at the table along delicious specially prepared hors d'oeuvres. A small presentation introduced the New Harmony at Nikko Bali Resort and Spa.

The three-course lunch then continued with warm conversations over new upgrades, updates and promotions at Nikko Bali Resort and Spa as well as trendy issues happening in Jakarta and Bali. The cherry on the cake of the event was a lucky draw for stay vouchers as well as spa vouchers to give that extra touch for an afternoon to be remembered.

The unusual marriage of two opposite worlds, business and pleasure, a successful story by Nikko Bali Resort and Spa

nikko bali ballroom

August 2010 - Nusa Dua. The terms "mixing business with pleasure" may often cause a professional to frown and be considered somewhat taboo in the "workplace". But what if these two very opposite words could go hand in hand in the professional world? Not in the terms of entertainment industry but as in serious, focused events such as a meeting, a conference, as in the world of MICE. That is what the island of Bali has to offer for your association or company.

A harmonious blend
Bali is on most people's list of places to visit. The Island of the Gods is adorned with nature's beauty, surrounded by long sandy beaches and magnificent views. The island is a harmonious blend of tradition, culture, art and religion. This year, Bali was voted fourth-best top ten favorite islands in Asia by reader's choice in Travel+Leisure South East Asia and also featured in the latest Julia Robert's movie "Eat, Pray, Love" based on the bestselling book with the same title. Being on the list of top holiday destinations, Bali now also has taken its place in the world as a MICE destination. Many international events, exhibitions and conferences have been held here in the last couple of years; for example the United Nations Climate Change Conference held last year in Nusa Dua.

A southern charm
On the southern tip of the island, lies Nusa Dua, the enclave for 5-star international resorts. Sitting atop a 40-metre cliff, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, invites you to a world of personal hospitality, with traditional Balinese warmth, combined with attentive and refined service. For this 389 room resort, marrying both worlds of business and pleasure is no longer an unusual thing to do as it has been the mission of its MICE department all these years.

Under the supervision of Ketut Gita, Director of Banquet Sales and Operations, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa can customize any MICE needs and take it another STEP UP to make it feel less business like and more as a "bliss-ness" - while still maintaining the level of seriousness of the whole event. "Options" said Ketut Gita when asked about what the resort has to offer, "We wish to give our clients more options, a fully customized event that can fit their needs. This allows us to personalize everything to the very last details". From giving options to their clients to offering alternative venues, activities, set ups, decorations even a personalized private dinner, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa can fully customize your needs.

Rave reviews
Recently, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa hosted two major events at their ballroom, Graha Sawangan, and received rave comments from both clients. They managed to extend the hospitality, that is uniquely Bali, the beautiful scenery, laid back atmosphere and traditional culture of the island to each client and 'introduce' them to a new level of MICE, the successful marriage of both worlds.

"Nikko Bali Resort and Spa really took care of us and gave us their full attention" said John O'Brien, Vice President Asia Pacific of FrontRange Solutions Asia Pacific Pty Ltd. "We have had unequivocal feedback about the way the hotel and the staff conducted themselves and how helpful everyone was".

Meanwhile, Joanne Heng of IBM Asia Pacific commented "It has been a pleasant experience for everyone and the credit is due to the efficiency demonstrated by your team. We look forward to organizing future corporate events with your hotel".

"These rave reviews have set the bar for us", said Ketut Gita, "any events held at the resort will be at least at the same level of service and products".

So, MICE can be fun and holiday-ish after all and here's to the person that said "you cannot mix business with pleasure", Nikko Bali Resort and Spa has proven you wrong and challenge you to experience this beautiful harmony at the Island of the Gods.

About Nikko Bali Resort and Spa
The Nikko Bali Resort & Spa is a 5-star resort hotel located atop a 40-meter cliff in Nusa Dua and offers a 180-degree view of the Indian Ocean. The 389-room resort, wholly owned by Indonesia's PT Caterison Sukses, includes a Presidential Suite and three Royal Suites. It caters to business and leisure Travelers, as well as families visiting the tropical Indonesian island of Bali. It is a 25-minute drive from Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Celebration of art through the 5th annual cultural appreciation nights
at Nikko Bali Resort and Spa

Cultural Night

Bali has always been known to be a very harmonious island. The people celebrate life through their religion, culture and art. With influences from around the world such as India and the neighboring island, Java, Balinese culture has evolved in its own unique way creating a truly magical sight to behold.

Marrying its belief, culture and life's passion, Bali created many forms of dances which are performed in many celebrations, ceremonies, rituals or simply for entertainment. Each dance has its own story, from the tale of two bumblebees in love to the epic story of Ramayana – a Hindu influenced love story and the fight between good and evil. Some are fast paced, some are slow, some are very spiritual and some even comedic.

Repeating the success story of previous years, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa will soon celebrate this culture heritage with the 5th annual cultural appreciation nights throughout the month of August. Taking place at the resort's amphitheater, Kupu Kupu, the program will feature performances by the best dancers in Bali including the talented students of Indonesia Institute of Art (Institut Seni Indonesia) and the children's Gong Kebyar troop that has performed in the Bali Art Festival earlier this year. In addition to the cultural program will feature several regular performances like the classic Barong dance and Kecak dance. Each performance will be accompanied by authentic Balinese cuisine specially prepared by the culinary team of Nikko Bali Resort and Spa. With each performance, guests will receive a complimentary Balinese attire of sarong, udeng or sash.

This activity is but one in a series of cultural events done by the resort in 2010: the weekly Kampoeng Bali - a dedication to the Balinese life, regular dance performances and the recent support done by the resort to the Bali is My Life program in June.

Nikko Bali Resort and Spa; new array of services and facilities, taking your holiday another STEP UP

After completing its final phase in facility upgrades, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa recently added additional services and amenities to give that extra touch of care to its customers. These services, available throughout the resort, extend from a simple dining option to a state of the art entertainment system.

Ipod DockIt's All About the Tunes
One said that the universal language of the world is music. People can tap into it emotionally regardless of the language used in the song. It has powers of its own - some even say it can heal one's illness - and enjoyed by all.

Nikko Bali Resort and Spa recently installed iPod docks in all of its 73 Nikko Club rooms. The docking entertainment system will feature an iPod docking that can play all your favorite tunes while charging your iPod, it also features a USB direct playback and DC digital radios for great selection of music and a progressive volume alarm for a gentle wake-up call with your favorite song or radio station. The device is also pre-loaded with relaxation music to help you relax or fall asleep. Simply choose from rain showers, ocean waves, spa music and more to enjoy in relaxed comfort.

Breakfast of All Breakfasts
Ever wonder how the rich and famous start their day? The Shore Restaurant and Bar now offers a luxury option for the guests with a champagne breakfast; offering a hearty selection of freshly baked breads with premium assortment of jam, marmalade and honey; choose from the specially crafted egg dishes with premium ingredients like white truffle oil, Tasmanian salmon gravlax, Indian rock lobster and sturgeon caviar. It is accompanied as well by freshly squeezed Sunkist orange juice and the specialty Illy coffee or fine Damman tea variety. The highlight is in the bubbly Laurent Perrier champagne that will make your breakfast experience to be like that of the well pampered Hollywood celebrities.

pevoniaThe Beauty Essence
Pampering services? One would relate to a day of rejuvenation at a spa. From a simple foot massage and body scrubs to a refreshing facial, Mandara Spa ( has taken its place as one of the best in the world. Recently, this rejuvenation expert introduced Pevonia Botanica ( in some of their treatments. Mandara Spa, as one of the exclusive spas around the world that offers Pevonia Botanica, employs highly-trained therapists who assure your complete satisfaction. During your visit, they will specifically select face and body treatments that will properly address your concerns. With all natural products, Pevonia Botanica will help you maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin. Pevonia Botanica is passionately committed to providing effective skincare solutions to teens, women, and men of every age and ethnicity.

We understand that in coming to the Island of the Gods, there's nothing better than a full pampered holiday. These are just some of the extra pampering services Nikko Bali Resort and Spa has to offer. Look forward to more offers and experience the beautiful harmony only at Nikko Bali Resort and Spa.

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