Alila Hotels In Bali Triumph In Tri Hita Karana Awards 2013
24 February 2013
Alila’s collection of hotels in Bali were honoured recently in the Tri Hita Karana (THK) Tourism Awards 2013 in recognition of their significant achievements in incorporating sustainable spiritual, social and environmental principles and practices into business. The awards comprise four major categories, namely Emerald, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Alila Ubud and Alila Villas Soori both achieved Gold status, while Alila Manggis and Alila Villas Uluwatu were each presented the Emerald Award, the highest Award category.
The Tri Hita Karana Awards were initiated over a decade ago and endorsed by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in 2004. The name is derived from the Hindu philosophical principles of ‘Tri Hita Karana’, a fundamental concept in the Balinese community where balance in life is maintained through the harmonious relationship between man and God, man and fellow man, and man and the environment. This philosophy is reflected through the Community and Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes of each Alila hotel in Bali.
Among the hotels, Alila Villas Soori was proud to be receiving this award for the first time, an outstanding addition to its growing number of accolades. Its attainment of Gold status is testament to the hotel’s strong commitment towards the environment, especially its support of the local Kelating village community.
Guy Heywood, Chief Executive Officer of Alila Hotels and Resorts expressed, “We are thrilled to receive this commendation in recognition of our team’s efforts. It is an amazing testament to our management’s commitment in support of sustainable tourism.
We will continue to educate and work on this initiative, particularly through our ongoing support towards education, social welfare and environmental initiatives with ‘Gift to Share’ programmes.”