ACT LOCAL, IMPACT GLOBAL: ALILA BALI RESORTS RESPOND TO THE GLOBAL TRAVEL INDUSTRY CALL TO ACTION

Bali, Indonesia – 12th September 2018 – Alila Hotels & Resorts is delighted to be the host venue for the “Act Local, Impact Global” event along with One Island One Voice and Java Mountain Coffee held on Friday 31st August 2018 at Alila Seminyak. Jointly supported by all four Alila resorts in Bali, this event hails a KOMITMEN to build a sustainable future through a series of realistic and impactful actions as pledged by a party of conscious and responsible business leaders, supported by Bali Hotel Association and NOW! Bali magazine.


In this collaboration with One Island One Voice, the collective KOMITMEN has implemented realistic first steps for plastic elimination, reduction, separation and disposal at Alila resorts so as to end the crisis of plastic pollution in our oceans, rivers, fields and landfills eventually.

Through this powerful initiative, One Island One Voice with Alila Bali are encouraging other green-focused hotels in Bali to sign up for the KOMITMEN to eliminate plastic pollution together. By signing the pledge, each hotel will commit to implement green-friendly actions to support and protect the environment in Bali. These actions include the ban of single use plastic straws, single use water bottles, and the separation of organic and inorganic waste on property.

In addition, Alila Bali has also undertaken to replace in-room coffee machines with Java Mountain Coffee that uses certified biodegradable capsules which will take an estimated three months to breakdown into composite after usage. The certified biodegradable capsules are filled with farm fresh sustainable coffee that empowers female farmers and seasonal workers from Bali Mountain Women’s Coffee Cooperative and Java Mountain Women’s Coffee Cooperative. Part of the revenue from this project is invested directly to the Women’s Empowerment Innovation Fund.

Environmental sustainability and community welfare are well ingrained in the Alila operating values since the brand’s inception 15 years ago. Some of Alila’s green initiatives happening across all four Alila resorts include Alila Manggis’ ‘Dive Against Debris’ where every month, guests are invited to join trained divers to remove underwater debris, such as plastic bottles and bags along the Alila Manggis homegrown reef. At Alila Ubud, the use of Bamboo Straws was implemented to stop the overconsumption of disposable, single-use plastic straws at the resort. Alila Villas Uluwatu produces its own glass-bottled water using a water purification system in reusable glass bottles which significantly reduces plastic bottle consumption, pollution from plastic disposal, carbon emissions generated by transporting bottled mineral water to the resort, all these resulted in good cost savings.

Alila Seminyak implemented a ‘Straw on Request Only’ at Seasalt and Beach Bar where only paper and cornstarch straws are used. To drive the message across, the straws carry the slogan ‘I’M NOT PLASTIC’. The resort uses glass bottles instead of plastic bottles in rooms and for events. Glass bottle dispensers are set up in the lobby for guests while morning joggers have access to refreshing water through acrylic glass dispensers set up by the beach.

For the latest updates regarding the event please visit: www.oneislandonevoice.org

About ALILA

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The hallmark of Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalised hospitality, and bespoke journeys. Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of our properties and impressions of our guests when they stay with us. In support of sustainable tourism, Alila hotels adopt EarthCheck operating standards, integrating the natural, physical and cultural elements of their environments. To stay at any of Alila's hotels & resorts is to embark on a destination experience – be it in recreating the flavours of the local cuisine, enhancing your well-being through ancient healing arts or the thrill of adventure sports, you will re-discover the luxury of living at Alila. For more information visit www.alilahotels.com, follow us on Instagram @AlilaHotels or like us on Facebook.

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Two Roads Hospitality is an international lifestyle company encompassing an unrivalled collection of distinctive properties, passionate people, and remarkable experiences around the globe. The company is named for the newly-merged Commune and Destination Hotels, bringing together over 40 years of combined expertise exclusively dedicated to the boutique and lifestyle space. Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, the company is the leading operator of independent and lifestyle hotels with almost 100 properties in eight countries and growing, also boasting an extensive roster of award-winning restaurants and bars, stunning vacation residences, world-class golf courses, and indigenous spa and wellness offerings. For more information on Two Roads Hospitality, visit www.tworoadshotels.com, follow us on Twitter @TwoRoadsHotels, or like us on Facebook.



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