Hyatt Regency Bali: associate dining venue is as important as guest restaurants

Hyatt Regency Bali: associate dining venue is as important as guest restaurants

PR Newswire

BALI, Indonesia, Oct. 16, 2018


BALI, Indonesia, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- At Hyatt Regency Bali, 'care' plays a central role in everything it does. Showing care to their associates is as important as showing care to their guests. In line with Hyatt's purpose "We care for people so they can be their best", they built a sanctuary where our associates can take a break, socialize, and re-energize. The associates dining outlet, D'apur Jukung, is purposefully designed to be as cool and comfortable as guest restaurants, with its own Outlet Manager in charge and high quality cutleries, chinaware, and glassware.  

Every day is a beach day at D’apur Jukung

The name originates from the word dapur which means "kitchen" while jukung refers to the traditional fishermen boat in Sanur, where the hotel is located. In line with the hotel's intention to marry Sanur's old charm with modern convenience, at D'apur Jukung, old and new seem to blend seamlessly. Vintage photos from Bali Hyatt adorn the wall opposite swings and graffiti. Shelves from reclaimed wood are stacked nicely next to a new ping pong table.  

D'apur Jukung's designer Magali Darga Hamel took Sanur and ocean as her main inspirations. "I want to bring the soul and charm of Sanur into this venue. From the choice of colors, decoration, to the murals, every element links back to Sanur and its ocean. The colors are inspired by jukung boats - yellow, red, blue, and white," said Magali. 

As the ocean is becoming more polluted, D'apur Jukung illustrates the importance of saving the environment. The all-blue mural depicts a journey of fishermen in a polluted ocean, while the art installation on the wall shows a mix of discarded items and new, cheaply made items. "You can't tell which is trash and which is new when you look at it, it makes us rethink the 'junk' we buy. I always feel that a waste is not a waste until it is wasted," mentioned Magali, a Sanur resident herself.

In line with the environmental theme, D'apur Jukung uses a lot of recycled materials. Teaming with local carpenter company Good Guys, Magali uses reclaimed wood for the ceiling decoration and multifunctional stacked shelves. "Mixing recycled materials with new gives D'apur Jukung a fresh, unique take of what a 'canteen' looks like," said Bulan Bharata, Public Relations Manager of Hyatt Regency Bali. "We want D'apur Jukung to be a place to recharge and reconnect, so we create a lounge section where our associates can play ping pong, relax on a bean bag, or simply sit on a swing," said Bulan.  

D'apur Jukung is officially open from 17 September for associates. Collaborators who worked on this project include Brian Garcia (@tazroc) for Elevate mural, Ical (@calbons) for the Work Hard Stay Humble mural, Good Guys for wood decoration, and Magali Darga Hamel (@alamowgs) for design, concept and the fishermen mural with help of Rio Simatupang (@lampurio). For more photos of the canteen, please click the link.

Hyatt Regency Bali is a beachfront resort in the heart of Sanur. The hotel will open from 1 January 2019 and features 363 newly refurbished rooms. Previously known as Bali Hyatt, the hotel is undergoing a million dollar renovation and will reopen as Hyatt Regency. The hotel features 3 swimming pools, 2 restaurants and 1 bar, kids club, spa with 10 villas, 4 meeting rooms, and Regency Club Lounge. Guests can now book stays starting from 1 January 2019 at

About Hyatt Regency 

The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 180 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including the space to work, engage or relax; notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; and expert meeting and event planners who can take care of every detail. For more information, please visit Follow @HyattRegency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #AtHyattRegency.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 14 premier brands. As of June 30, 2018, the Company's portfolio included more than 750 properties in more than 55 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose is to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Residence Club® and exhale® brand names. For more information, please visit

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