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Alila Seminyak Achieves Earthcheck Bronze Status

30 June 2017

In recognition of its environmentally sustainable operations that help preserve its natural surrounds and cultural heritage, Alila Seminyak has been accredited with the EarthCheck Bronze status. EarthCheck operates the world’s most scientifically rigorous environmental benchmarking program for the travel and tourism industry, measuring key indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production and community commitment, to provide a holistic picture of operational performance.

From the outset, Alila Seminyak has put sustainability at the forefront, obtaining the highest level of accreditation from EarthCheck for its Building Planning and Design Standard prior to opening. Sensitive site planning, use of local building materials, and the incorporation of environmental, energy and resource-efficient systems are integral to its design.

The resort’s extensive labyrinth of green corridors and natural landscaping with rooftop pools and gardens creates a green environment that contributes to the reduction of energy consumption. Low energy light fixtures, rainwater harvesting, environmental and building management systems have been implemented. In addition, at the resort’s F&B outlets, menus are created using fresh locally sourced products, while no plastic packaging is used at all.

Along with Alila’s other properties in Bali, Alila Seminyak has also adopted the ‘Alila Zero Waste to Landfill’ project. The initiative was implemented in response to the rising environmental threat to Bali’s farmlands and watercourses caused by greenhouse gases leaching from landfill sites. Alila Seminyak’s PIONEER (Positive Impact on Nature, Environment and Earth’s Resources) team is responsible for upholding the zero waste-to-landfill status and to ensure that Alila, fulfills its mission.

As part of this initiative, Alila will be investing in an Integrated Sustainable Resource Recovery Facility (iSuRRF) and laboratory where all waste will be sorted and diverted through a series of simple yet proven technical, biological and engineering systems. For instance, discarded plastics like wraps and films could be converted into a light green crude oil to be distilled down to diesel, kerosene and gasoline for reuse in the hotels. A full organic waste composting system will be implemented in each hotel, as well as a permaculture organic garden to help develop sustainable and self-sufficient agricultural ecosystems.

Due to the site constrain at Alila Seminyak, the resort has designed its own mechanical composter, in place of an organic waste composting system, to process all food and land waste on the property. Having completed comprehensive training in permaculture design, Alila Seminyak’s Permaculture Team has converted the rooftop walkway between blocks into a permaculture garden, which has succeeded in growing fresh produce. The resort is also testing out a pilot aquaponics project, which integrates aquaculture and hydroponics, to support its commitment in achieving Zero Waste status by 1 September 2017.

Beyond managing waste generated within its own operations, Alila Seminyak’s PIONEER team is also looking at initiatives that encourage greater awareness and better waste management among local village communities, such as incentivising waste collection at the village schools.

For more information, please email seminyak{at}alilahotels.com

About ALILA

Surprisingly Different
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, personalized hospitality, and bespoke learning 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 flavors 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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Created in September 2016, Two Roads Hospitality is an international lifestyle company encompassing an unrivaled 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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