Balinese Luxury Resort offers outstanding Sustainability Program

Balinese Luxury Resort offers outstanding Sustainability Program
April 30, 2014 Arton Kabashi

“We are enthusiastic about making our hospitality business more environmentally-friendly,” said Mr. Eka Dilaga, Resort Manager at the Samaya Seminyak Resort in Bali. “The core values at the Samaya Bali include our commitment to conserve resources, preserve natural habitats and prevent pollution, to act with integrity and improve our customer’s lives, while supporting the community in which we operate.”

The Samaya Seminyak Bali offers award-winning quintessential chic, paired with an outstanding sustainability program. This leading luxury boutique hotel is a top performing Green Globe member, and recently earned re-certification.

“We are adopting best practices and building a culture that continuously strives to improve and sustain our positive environmental results over time,” added Eka Dilaga.

Environmental considerations are an important aspect for preserving the natural and cultural heritage of Bali, allowing guests at the Samaya Seminyak Resort an authentic local experience. The resort integrated local partnerships within the community to raise awareness for positive environmental change. Samaya works closely with a number of local institutions and programs, such as an orphanage called Chloe House in Tabanan, by providing living materials, resources, and food. The property supports their local Desa’s Lingkungan, Basangkasa, kehlurahan Seminyak, Kecamatan Kuta with their local programs for the needy and donation of non-used materials. Guests are invited to learn about the rich cultural heritage and participate in temple tours, simple Balinese Hindu educational lectures and traditional food tasting.

The Samaya Bali is doing its part to sustain a healthy balance of natural resources on the island of Bali. As an innovative community partner, Samaya is leading by example – showing local communities what corporate social responsibility should look like. The Samaya Bali is an active member of ‘Clean Seminyak’ and fully supports the ‘Eco Bali’ program. Beach clean-ups are organized by the hotel’s Green Team on a regular basis.

In addition, the resort contributes to ongoing local charities, such as ‘Yayasan Lengis Hijau’, a unique foundation that recycles used cooking oil in a sustainable manner and transforms it into biodiesel.

About Samaya Seminyak Bali
The Samaya Seminyak offers a prime beachfront location in Seminyak, Bali. With spectacular, unobstructed ocean views, and arguably the finest view of the town’s famous sunset, the resort is the natural choice for romantic couples and honeymooners, wishing to escape the hustle and bustle, while remaining in walking distance to the area’s famous boutiques, restaurants and bars. The Samaya features 23 newly built one-bedroom Pool Villas – each of the private, individual villas come with their own lap pool, gazebo/bale. The seven premier spacious ocean-facing Royal Pavilions also have an external Jacuzzi. Just across the street, in a separate location, are 22 ultra-spacious Samaya Royal Courtyard Villas – all with private lap pools, in a tranquil Balinese village setting.

Contact:
Eka Dilaga
Resort Manager
The Samaya Seminyak – Bali
Jalan Laksmana Seminyak Beach
Bali 80361
Indonesia
Phone +62 361 731149
Fax +62 361 731203
Email eka@thesamayabali.com
www.thesamayabali.com

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information visit www.greenglobe.com

Contact:
Green Globe Certification
Phone +1-310-337-3000
Fax +1-310-626-9982
prlax@greenglobe.com
www.greenglobe.com