Viceroy Bali is the First Luxury Resort in Ubud to get Their Staff Vaccinated

First Vaccinations for Bali and Viceroy Resort and New Updates.

Published on 15 April 2021

*Update May 2021 – our entire team received their second vaccination on 24 May 2021. You can reserve your villa at Viceroy Bali with peace of mind by clicking here.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dragged Indonesian into serious public health and economic crisis. Tourism has been one of the worst segments affected by the impact of the pandemic, including tourism in Bali. Since the country recorded its first confirmed cases on 2 March 2020, the Indonesian government has been determined to protect everyone from COVID-19 and has started rolling out a nationwide vaccination program to stop the spread of influenza in 2021. 

Covid-19 Vaccine

The Indonesia President, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) reviewed the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Ubud, at Puri Agung District Bali province on 16 March 2021, and said he was optimistic that giving free access to the coronavirus vaccinations for bali would help revive the tourism industry on the island. The Government on the other hand is expecting a full vaccine distribution across Bali by the end of July and is aiming to make sure that all the vaccines are sustainable and allocated fairly. 

Accompanied by Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Tourism and Creative Economic Minister Sandiaga Uno and Bali Governor Wayan Koster, Jokowi held dialogues with Balinese religious groups and communities as well as the frontline public servants to ensure that the vaccination program is implemented properly and successfully, as it is the key for the revival of tourism in Bali. He also mentioned the reopening of three COVID-19 green zones in Bali for tourism amid a marked decrease in the number of daily coronavirus cases nationwide.

“I see that in the province of Bali, we want to concentrate on three designated green zones, specifically Ubud, Sanur, and Nusa Dua. We are optimistic of these becoming green zones, green areas that we can fully open to tourists, hence later tourists will feel safe and comfortable staying in Bali. With our focus on these three zones, the revival of the tourism sector Bali province will start” he remarked.

As mentioned on Tempo News, the Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy of Indonesia, Sandiaga Uno mentioned that three tourism destinations in Bali including Ubud, Sanur, and Nusa Dua will be officially open on 17 August 2021; right on the same day of Indonesia Independence Day. 

Viceroy Bali was the First Luxury Resort in Ubud to get Their Staff Vaccinated

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Viceroy Bali employee’s getting the Vaccination.

While hotels need to ensure limited interactions between employees and guests, prioritizing employees with free access to the vaccine would ensure a high level of protection and comfort. On Friday, 26 March 2021 the award-winning hotel Viceroy Bali staff received their first COVID-19 vaccination provided by the government, at Banjar Nagi, Ubud. 

This clearly marks the grand breakthrough as Viceroy Bali is wasting no time to ensure the health and safety protocols across the resort, while at the same time, still delivering the best hospitality services in Ubud.

Though there are numerous options of vaccines out on the market, the government has provided Astra-Zeneca to all the Viceroy Bali staff registered in Ubud. The vaccinations for Bali is not only distributed to the local employees, but the expats including the General Manager of Viceroy Bali, Amanda Syrowatka, proving to everyone why Viceroy Bali is a dynamic and agile hospitality operator when it comes to adapting to new situations like the pandemic.

Located in a secluded area of Ubud, a mysterious yet blinding haven lies above the green valley of the jungle. Viceroy Bali is also home to world-famous restaurants and bars: Aperitif and Cascades.

Viceroy Bali Staff Vaccinated

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Viceroy Bali welcomes you under safety regulations.

Both of the restaurants are complemented with Ubud’s magnificent panorama jungle view alongside the beautiful Petanu river. Aside from having a great reputation, Viceroy Bali also has shown a serious response to adapt to the situation, prioritizing the safety of every staff member. Therefore, they are scheduled to receive their second vaccination in May 2021.

As stated by ABC news, travelling guests are required to be vaccinated upon arrival in Bali in 2021 and can come back to Bali safely if the respective person can return with a negative test.   

If you are still dreaming of the tropical retreat during the pandemic, worry not, Viceroy Bali is verified with Clean, Health, Security & Environment (CHSE). Upon entering the property, Viceroy Bali undergoes safe government-regulated protocols from disinfecting all transportation to requiring everyone to wear a mask. Additionally, a body temperature check station and hand-sanitisers are provided in every corner of the resort.

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A founding member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Viceroy Bali offers guests the best of Bali from the heart of Ubud. With 40 pool villas, a fine-dining restaurant and an extensive spa offering, Viceroy Bali is owned and managed by an Australian family with vast worldwide travelling experience who have bestowed the resort with their love of culture and fashion. Guests can expect to experience graceful and caring personal service from the owners and their dedicated staff.

Now that the vaccinations for Bali are in full swing, you can look forward to COVID safe vacations in Bali and we can again fully focus on the luxury service you deserve. Book your vacation at Viceroy Bali now and benefit and benefit from Covid adapted cancellation conditions.

Executive Changes at Viceroy Bali

Executive Changes at Viceroy Bali

Bali, 11 November 2020: Viceroy Bali – the luxury resort overlooking the serene Valley of the Kings in Ubud, Bali – has announced the appointment of Amanda Syrowatka as General Manager and Patrick Farrell as Director of Sales & Marketing.

Amanda and Patrick

Amanda Syrowatka as General Manager

Amanda takes the helm of the family-run luxury property from her brother Anthony, who held the position since pre-opening. She is no stranger to the resort: in addition to being co-owner, she held the position of Director of Sales & Marketing from 2014, where she reaffirmed Viceroy Bali’s notability in the luxury travel sector, including the title of #1 Resort in the World by Condé Nast Traveler (2018).

Prior to joining the family business, Amanda worked at specialist Accounting firm McGrathNicol in her hometown of Sydney, Australia. Her strong leadership skills and hands-on approach to management are tipped to help continue the resort’s success.

Commenting on Amanda’s appointment, founder Otto Syrowatka said: “When we opened Viceroy Bali in 2005, we hoped – but had no real idea – it would grow to the international success and acclaim it has today. I am proud not only as a father but as a long-term resident of Bali, to see Viceroy passed to Amanda, whom I know will stamp her passion and personality into the resort.”

Amanda is joined by Patrick Farrell in the role of Director of Sales & Marketing. Patrick joins from The Lanesborough, an Oetker Collection Hotel, in London, having also worked for global hotel brands in Dubai, Brussels, the Seychelles and Maldives.

Patrick Farrell as Director of Sales & Marketing

“Patrick’s enthusiasm for, and experience in, the luxury travel sector will make him a great addition to the team,” says Amanda.

With international borders closed since March 2020, the team at Viceroy Bali have developed fifteen new pool villas, alongside a new state-of-the-art Wellness facility and refurbishment of Cascades restaurant.

Despite the challenging times in the travel industry, the owners have managed to retain all 170 resort employees, and recently reopened the Apéritif and Cascades restaurants to domestic guests in a Covid-safe environment.

“We’ve been working hard to support the local community during this time, including food donations and charity events,” says Amanda. “Viceroy Bali and my family are committed to helping the locals stay sustained until the island is ready to welcome global citizens again. And when those borders reopen, our new Pool Villas and Wellness facility will be waiting to provide an enhanced experience to our guests.”