Book Now
>
Check In
#
Check Out
#
Room(s)
Adults Per Room
Children Per Room
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3 · BaliBali80363 · Indonesia  • Phone: (62) (361) 771906 • Fax: (62) (361) 771908
Local Time: 6:36 PM • Weather: A few clouds, 32 °C E-Mail Us Live Webcam
Dream Bed at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

Time To Renew During The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Annual Temple Ceremony

Go to Hotel News Archive

Annual Temple Ceremony Press Release - Annual Temple Ceremony
Mr Bipan Kapur, Managing Director of the Resort (sitting down on the front line, 2nd from left) celebrating this annual festive occasion together with other associates. Resort associates participated in a lively purification procession by the beach, in front of the Resort’s temple.
Annual Temple Ceremony
Traditional Balinese dance presented during the temple ceremony

Nusa Dua, Bali, July 2012… The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali hosted its annual temple ceremony on Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 to coincide with the full moon. This auspicious occasion was an opportunity to appease the Gods and express gratitude for the blessings that have been bestowed upon the resort over the past 12 months.

Like all other Balinese Hindu religious events, it involved a purification ritual to cleanse the temple compound with burning sandalwood, splashes of holy water and the spilling of sacrificial blood. Elaborate offerings of fruit and flowers filled the temple while a high caste priest led the ceremony by reciting ancient mantras.  

There was also cultural entertainment of traditional Balinese dance and music taking place simultaneously throughout the ceremony. Resort associates then participated in a lively procession whereby all sacred temple objects were carried to the sea to be purified with salt water. The final stage of the ceremony was dedicated to a session of communal prayer seeking peace and posterity for the year ahead.

“The resort’s annual temple ceremony is considered to be one of the most important days on our in-house calendar of events. It was indeed a great honour for me to celebrate this religious occasion with my associates. The fact that the Balinese still manage to balance their social and religious obligations even in the work place is truly inspiring. Even our guests were fascinated with the proceedings of this culturally enriching experience. It was a time to renew the mind for everyone involved,” comments Mr. Bipan Kapur, Managing Director of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali.


About The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

Being the only Westin branded property in Indonesia since December 2003, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali enjoys a prime beachfront location in the exclusive Nusa Dua enclave on Bali’s southern tip with 334 cozy rooms; a place where you can be at your best and experience total renewal. Adjacent to the Resort is The Bali International Convention Centre, the largest meeting resource on the island consisting of Ballroom, exhibition space, auditorium and 17 meeting rooms and sufficient space to cater for up to 10,000 participants. Both facilities make a successful mix of business and leisure possible.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts is focused on providing services and amenities that enhance our guests well-being and ensure they leave feeling better than when they arrived.  With over 170 hotels and resorts in over 36 countries and territories, Westin is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1090 properties in nearly 100 countries and territories with 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. The company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

Hotel Press Contact

Dewi Anggraini
Director of Marketing Communications
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
Phone: +62 361 771906
Fax: +62 361 772049
dewi.anggraini@westin.com
www.westin.com/bali