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Alaya Resort Ubud Stages a Planned Power Blackout

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Bali is known as the “conscious” island. When it comes to going back to nature and being eco-friendly in all aspects of life, it is not just an individual task, but now, corporates are doing it too. For Alaya Resort Ubud, while creating opportunities for guests to interact with the people, culture and natural beauty of Bali, properties under the Alaya Hotels & Resorts banner are committed to being responsible members of their host communities and treading lightly on the environment. Alaya Resort Ubud’s respect for the environment and the local community is firmly entrenched in the brand’s vision that conservation, community and commerce can and should be integrated. Alaya’s green efforts extend beyond the operational aspects of the resort to create a positive impact on the community – economically, socially and culturally.

This is a contribution from Alaya Resort Ubud to help reduce global warming and save energy, a planned two-hour electricity blackout was successfully conducted on 26th August 2019 from 2 pm – 4 pm. By temporarily operating the entire property without power, Alaya Resort Ubud hopes to set an example and encourage others in the hospitality industry to start making more of an effort to reduce their own energy consumption.

Of course, there are many challenges to be faced during this scheduled blackout, especially when the employees were encouraged to support the program by continuing to carry out their normal work duties manually. Solving the challenges involved in creating an action plan to perform daily tasks without electricity, particularly in handling guest check-ins and check-outs without using the computer system. The engineering and housekeeping departments were also challenged on how to conduct maintenance and clean guest rooms without access to power. In-house guests were invited to participate in this eco-friendly initiative by relaxing at the pool or joining complementary activities such as making Balinese offerings, cooking and yoga.

The Alaya’s green effort reinforced the resort’s commitment to Tri Hita Karana, a Balinese Hindu
lifestyle philosophy that is all about maintaining a harmonious balance between mankind (Pawongan), the environment (Palemahan) and God Almighty (Parahyangan).

Alaya Hotels & Resorts itself is a premier accommodation brand that selects distinct destinations for its properties. The company’s mission is to merge a new generation of hospitality and refined service standards with classic contemporary interiors and innovative space. Alaya properties are well appreciated by millennial couples and families who thirst for interesting travel opportunities and personalized experiences.

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