Sanur is a coastal stretch of beach east of Denpasar in southeast Bali (about a 30-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport), which has grown into a little town in its own right. If you're looking for a relatively more quiet beach experience in Bali, then Sanur is the place to be, and if you're considering Sanur as the place to do your SweetEscape session, then look no further than ARTOTEL Beach Club.
As ARTOTEL Group's first independent Food & Beverage outlet, the 7000 square-meter beachfront oasis offers an unparalleled new beach club experience. With direct access to the beach, the ARTOTEL Beach Club Sanur-Bali (or ABC for short) features a designer swimming pool, a boutique store and tantalizing food and drink options – from its two-story restaurant to four stunning bars, surrounded by lush gardens, manicured lawns and a white sandy beach.
Created by PBM Architecture (Nihiwatu-Sumba, The Finn’s Beach Club Canggu), the design-led beach club will enhance its natural environment with modern edges, effortless style and a youthful playfulness. Redefining the traditional beach club offering, ARTOTEL Beach Club will feature its signature giant bamboo tree house; built around hundred years old Banyan Tree, a manicured multi-function lawn and absolute beachfront views.
The spacious manicured open lawn is also available for various functions such as weddings, a corporate function, a product launching or a get-together, with a large outdoor space to cater all type of event needs. The beachfront area of the ARTOTEL Beach Club can be booked in conjunction with the restaurant and it can turn to a multi-purpose usage for large functions with proper dining and both indoor and outdoor separate events. Theme based events will be held regularly to provide guests with more excitement and entertainment. To set it apart from the competition, ARTOTEL Beach Club will also feature art-infused programs and activities on its premises in line with the ARTOTEL Group’s DNA in putting art as an integral part of its core values.
Belgian born Chef Manuel Effendi alongside his talented culinary team are excited to bring the ultimate dining experience through ABC’s Tropical Comfort Cuisines. Featuring extensive usage of fresh produce, exotic fruits, vegetables and herbs available abundantly in Bali and its neighboring islands ready to tantalize your taste-buds.
“ARTOTEL Beach Club has always embodied a unique Sanur charm, which we wanted to preserve while adding contemporary refinements and upgrades to enhance its appeal to our guests," said ARTOTEL Group CEO, Erastus Radjimin. "This amazing, refreshed property would be appealing to the millennials and young families, while retaining its Balinese signature laidback warmth and hospitality." said Erastus with great pride.
ARTOTEL Group is an Indonesian Hospitality Company comprised of 4 integrated business units of Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Event Management and Curated Merchandise with a vision to introduce local creative community to the world. With its lifestyle brand concept, the company offers selections of hotel brands ranging from budget, boutique to luxury collections to accommodate all layers of target market in primary and secondary cities across Indonesia, namely ARTOTEL, CURATED COLLECTIONS,BOBOTEL, ROOMS INC, ARTOTEL CASA, dan NAVAS. While in Food & Beverage, ARTOTEL Group provides management service for restaurants, bar, and beach club, named DOUBLE CHIN, BANG BANG, ROCA, BART & ARTOTEL BEACH CLUB (ABC).
Through Event Management, ARTOTEL PROJECT SERIES (APS) and Curated Merchandise dengan brand AOL (ART of Life), ARTOTEL Group would like to deliver its service in organizing various art and creative social events as well as searching young emerging Indonesian artists for potential collaboration. In its continuous effort to promote the works of local artists, ARTOTEL Group brings AOL as curated merchandise, a series of uniquely artistic merchandise for daily use or wear in a very affordable price.
Come to ARTOTEL Sanur Bali and get SweetEscape free photo session! For more info, please contact Shanty Arnaya (Marketing Communications Manager Bali Cluster) ARTOTEL SANUR-BALI at +62 811 392 0302 or email email@example.com and Yulia Maria (Asst. Director of Marcomm) ARTOTEL GROUP at +62 21 3900399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back in early 2001, Maritoni Fernandez, a Philippine cinematic gem, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. At the time, Maritoni was very busy with her acting career and during a brief visit to the US to get a second opinion for her mom’s medical condition, Maritoni was surprised to find out that a lump she had noticed years prior, which she thought was benign, turn out to be positive for cancer. It’s 20 years later and she still tears up when she recalls the moment that turned her life upside down. But as surprising as the diagnosis was, her year-long struggle with a disease that could have taken her life, soon came to an end with her on top. Feeling very strongly about paying-it-forward, she’s been an iCanServe member for 19 years and has made sharing her story a personal advocacy; “The day I stop sharing my story is the day I’m no longer brave and I hope that never happens.”, she says.
Maritoni grants us an afternoon to share her inspiring story with the hopes that it gives others, going through the same experience, strength to overcome it.
Looking back, she feels blessed that she followed her instincts to have herself checked again despite getting initial medical advice that she had nothing to worry about. Admittedly, she was hesitant to bring it up again as having the thought of a possible sickness is something she didn’t want to verbalize. Being the strong and determined person that she is, soon after confirming her diagnosis, Maritoni set her mind to overcome the biggest hurdle in her life. “In hindsight, it felt like a wild roller coaster ride. It’s also a test of patience and grit.,” said Maritoni. She decided to create a relationship with her cancer to help prepare her for the long journey she had ahead of her.
During treatment, she went through 4 Chemotherapy sessions followed by 26 sessions of radiation therapy. She was then put on oral medication and was instructed to stay on it for 5 years but with the help of her medication complemented by natural supplements, her body recovered in just 3 years and was blessed with a miracle of being pregnant with her second child.
Despite the terrifying experience, her faith got her through the ordeal. She says “I knew the fight was not mine. I physically had to fight it, but the fight was really HIS. I was allowed to get sick because a lot of people are gonna learn from it. “ Her lovely daughter, Lexi shares the same sentiment saying that “The world can get to me but having faith keeps me grounded. And this is something I’ve learned from my mom’s journey.”
Ever since she was declared cancer-free, Maritoni has taken it upon herself to share her experience and inspire people to keep the faith and to not look at cancer as the end of one’s journey. Her advice to those who’ve been diagnosed? “Have faith, don’t lose hope, and pray as God is a mighty healer. Breast Cancer is not a death sentence. Follow what your doctors tell you to do but don’t be scared to get a second opinion before getting aggressive treatment. At the same time, don’t just leave your prognosis to your doctors. Do something about it and research. Keep your chin up, keep going, and find something to live for everyday - for me it was my daughter Lexi. If you do get healed by the grace of God, pay it forward.”
For this shoot, Maritoni prepares for a charity ball which she supports. She believes this is worth remembering because she attended with her daughter and SweetEscape is the perfect partner to capture this moment in this warrior’s life.
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