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Archipelago International's Bali Hotels Gear Up For Nyepi, The Day Of Silence

26 February 2014

Archipelago International's Bali Hotels Gear Up For Nyepi, The Day Of Silence

Bali, 26 February 2014 � Archipelago International's Bali-based hotels are currently preparing for Bali's �Day of Silence�, by offering a number of Nyepi Packages to keep guests entertained on the island's spiritual day.

Known as the �Day of Silence�, Nyepi is the Hindu celebration in Bali where, for 24 hours, all daily activities come to a halt. For 2014, Nyepi falls on Monday March 31. The day is a public holiday in Indonesia, and from 6am until 6am the following day, the Balinese will fast, meditate and stay silent. Nobody is allowed to walk the streets and the use of electricity is restricted. Ngurah Rai International Airport will also be closed, with overhead flights being redirected around the island.

The day before Nyepi is also important for the Balinese, named Tawur Kesanga. On this day, all villages in Bali hold large 'exorcism' ceremonies at the main village crossroads where it is believed demons gather. To scare out the demons, fantastic monsters called Ogoh-Ogoh are made out of bamboo then paraded around the streets like a carnival, together with a loud musical procession.

On the day of Nyepi, tourists in Bali are asked to respect the Hindu traditions, and so, Archipelago International have put together some Nyepi packages so that their guests at the Bali-based hotels can experience the unique day, without having their vacation interrupted. Individual packages are available at the following hotels:

Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort
Set in the exclusive enclave of Nusa Dua on the spectacular sands of Tanjung Benoa, a Nyepi stay at Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort begins with a welcome drink and a cool face towel. The package also includes a daily buffet breakfast, free usage of the fitness centre & kid�s club, as well as scheduled yoga & cooking classes. As an extra-special offer, there will also be unlimited food & beverage in all of the Hotel�s restaurants. For more information, please contact: 62-361 773 577 or

Aston Kuta Hotel & Residence
Situated in a quaint area of Kuta just a short walk from the world-famous Kuta Beach, Aston Kuta Hotel & Residence is celebrating Nyepi by offering guests a complimentary buffet dinner and a daily breakfast for two. There will also be in-house activities including movie time, tour de hotel as well as cake decorating at the kid's club for the children. For more information, please contact: 62-361 754 999 or

Neo Kuta Jelantik
Neo Kuta Jelantik is a contemporary hotel in Legian � Kuta, ideal for guests on a budget while offering features and amenities usually associated with more expensive hotels. For Nyepi, the hotel is offering a welcome drink, a daily buffet breakfast, as well as a complimentary lunch & dinner on the 31 March at Noodles Now Caf�. They are also providing a 15% discount on all F&B and minibar purchases, as well as 15% off spa treatments. For more information, please contact: 62-361 759510 or

All of the above offers are valid from 30 March to 1 April 2014, and each one includes an increased bandwidth of high-speed Wi-Fi connection.

�As a special day in Bali, we hope to give our guests a wonderful Nyepi experience. Each of the packages offer a wide variety of activities to do in the hotel on the day, and one of the added advantages will be an increased internet bandwidth capacity, which we believe will make our guests feel more comfortable and connected to the outside world.� says Norbert Vas, Vice President Sales & Marketing Archipelago International.

About Archipelago International

Archipelago International is one of Indonesia�s leading hotel operators with an underlying portfolio of more than 70 hotels and 12.000 rooms and a development pipeline exceeding 90 properties in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Archipelago managed Hotels operate under the hotel brands Grand Aston, Aston, Aston City, Alana, Harper, Quest, favehotels, NEO and Kamuela ranging from ultra-luxurious private pool villas to serviced apartments and select service economy class hotels, thus offering Indonesia�s vastest and most comprehensive hotel network.

For further information and images please contact:
Regional Public Relations Manager
Archipelago International
Managing - Aston, Alana, Harper, Quest, favehotel, NEO and Kamuela

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