Balinese Samaya Seminyak Resort is on a Sustainable Mission

Balinese Samaya Seminyak Resort is on a Sustainable Mission
July 24, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice 2013 winner, the Samaya Seminyak Resort in Bali, is dedicated to the preservation of a safe and healthy environment for the island of Bali, its people and visiting guests. This luxury resort implemented a variety of green practices into their daily operations, and all efforts recently achieved Green Globe certification.

“The Samaya Bali and our Green Team, we are enthusiastic about making our hospitality business more environmentally-friendly,” said Mr. Eka Dilaga, Resort Manager. “Sustainable development is essential to all that we do and what we pay for, and our guests fully support the initiatives we have in place. The core values at Samaya Bali include our commitment to conserve resources, preserve natural habitats, prevent pollution, and to act with integrity. Sustainability to us means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Working with Green Globe has helped our team to better understand the benefits of green strategy projects, and we are very proud about reaching this milestone.”

As an innovative community partner, Samaya is leading by example – showing local communities what corporate responsibility should look like. Some of the quality initiatives include working with vendors and partners to reduce the carbon footprint for procurement activities, the installation of an energy-efficient system in all the villas, water reduction notices, offering a “farm to table” approach as a culinary option, in-house composting, being a “Styrofoam-free” environment, and engaging team members through training, tools, and active involvement. The Samaya Bali currently enjoys a high percentage of local village people within its workforce, and brings in local trainees for work experience. With the Green Team and support of management – all initiatives must relate to the mission of Samaya Bali: Sustainable Development!

The Samaya Seminyak works closely with a number of local institutions and community 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 complimentary temple tours offered by the property. In addition, the resort regularly contributes to ongoing local charities, foundations yayasan.

About Samaya Seminyak Bali
The Samaya Seminyak offers a 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:
The Samaya Seminyak Bali
Jalan Laksmana Seminyak Beach
Bali 80361
Indonesia
Phone +62 361 731149
Fax +62 361 731203
Email info@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