SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN PARADISE:
DESIGN HOTELS™ MEMBER PROPERTIES IN BALI
SUPPORT RURAL COMMUNITI...
resorts are “Green Globe Certified”. Alila Ubud was awarded best practice
results in waste recycling...
About Alila Ubud
Alila Ubud is a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that sits high up on the
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DESIGN HOTELS™ - PRESS RELEASES 2008: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN PARADISE: DESIGN HOTELS™ MEMBER PROPERTIES IN BALI SUPPORT RURAL COMMUNITIES

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  • 1. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN PARADISE: DESIGN HOTELS™ MEMBER PROPERTIES IN BALI SUPPORT RURAL COMMUNITIES Berlin, 31 July 2008 – Two member properties of Design Hotels™, Alila Ubud and Alila Manggis, set exemplary standards in social responsibility by supporting a local community in need. Far removed from the images of paradise we usually associate with Bali, a remote mountain village is emerging from abject poverty with the support of the East Bali Poverty Project. The project was founded in 1998 by David Booth, a long time resident of Indonesia, to help a community of over two thousand families living in near isolation. The village had no water supply, roads or electricity, children who were malnourished and illiterate, and no healthcare nearer than a two-hour walk across rough mountain terrain. The villagers’ biggest wish was education for their children as a means to stop the cycle of poverty and create a self-sufficient future. In response, the East Bali Poverty Project was born with a mission, “to empower illiterate and malnourished children, reduce poverty and promote culturally and ecologically sensitive sustainable development.” Education has been the cornerstone of change. In addition to academic studies, the children learn practical skills related to health, sanitation, nutrition and sustainable organic farming. Financial aid is also provided each month to ensure villagers can enjoy basic amenities. The project depends on the ongoing involvement and contributions of the local community as a whole, of which Alila’s Bali resorts consider themselves very much a part. Donating proceeds from art exhibitions and organising a field trip for the children to celebrate their graduation are just some of the ways the resorts have supported the project over the years. Hotel guests are also invited to learn more, make a donation or offer support in other ways. A holiday at these properties can be a meaningful and enriching experience, providing real insights into the destination, its people and the challenges they face. For Alila’s Bali resorts, involvement in the East Bali Poverty Project is part of a larger commitment to the environment and sustainable tourism. Both
  • 2. resorts are “Green Globe Certified”. Alila Ubud was awarded best practice results in waste recycling, managing to recycle 80% of its water consumption. Alila Manggis excelled in reducing water and electricity consumption, as well as contributing to the community by employing 85% of its staff from within 20km of the resort site. For more information about the East Bali Poverty Project or to make a donation, please visit www.eastbalipovertyproject.org -ENDS- NOTE TO THE EDITORS Should you require additional details, please contact: press@designhotels.com or tel: +49 (0)30 884 94 0 031 Images and details on the Alila hotels are available online: www.designhotels.com/press For reservations, please visit the website: www.designhotels.com or telephone the appropriate Design Hotels™ toll-free number: EUROPE Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK: 00 800 37 46 83 57 Belgium: 000 800 37 46 83 57 Finland: 990 800 37 46 83 57 Hungary: 06 800 1 22 36 Russia: 810 800 20 74 10 49 ASIA/PACIFIC Australia: 0011 800 37 46 83 57 China, New Zealand: 00 800 37 46 83 57 Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand: 001 800 37 46 83 57 Japan: 0041 800 37 46 83 57 AFRICA South Africa: 09 800 37 46 83 57
  • 3. About Alila Ubud Alila Ubud is a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that sits high up on the edge of the rich Ayung River valley in Bali’s central foothills. It is located just minutes from Ubud, the island’s cultural heart. Blending contemporary design and traditional Balinese architecture, the secluded courtyards, spacious terraces and private gardens create an intimate feeling like none other. About Alila Manggis One of Bali’s best kept secrets, Alila Manggis is a secluded, stylish seaside resort in Manggis, East Bali. Set amidst a coconut grove, the resort is nestled between the sea and the majestic Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain. It is famed for its Cooking School specialising in East Balinese cuisine, and its wondrous dive sites off Manggis. About Alila Hotels and Resorts Alila Hotels and Resorts offers a stylish, relaxing environment with a new level of guest experience, which is continuously redefined by the latest developments in design and living. Alila Hotels and Resorts fashions uniquely different lifestyle concepts in creating luxurious destination experiences for its guests. The management company has gained much repute as a niche innovator of exclusive resorts that differentiate themselves by adding that special lifestyle component. The Alila Experiences are centred on building unique emotional "moments of truth" between the guest, the hotel and destination. More information about its hotels and resorts in Bali, Jakarta, Thailand, Laos and the Philippines can be found at www.alilahotels.com Currently, Alila is embarking on its next generation of high-end luxury resorts in the Maldives, Bali, China, Vietnam, Oman, Thailand and India. COMPANY INFORMATION About Design Hotels™ Design Hotels™ represents and markets a hand-picked collection of more than 170 hotels in over 40 countries across the globe. Established in 1993, as the first of its kind, the company offers unparalleled specialist knowledge from conceptual branding through to market trend consultancy and international representation. The member hotels are independently owned but united by a commitment to individuality, progressive design and cultural authenticity. Design Hotels™ embody the most advanced ideas in the hospitality industry and offer cosmopolitan travellers new options for both travel and inspiration. The company has its headquarters in Berlin and branches in London, Barcelona, New York, Singapore, Bali, Tokyo and Perth.

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