The environmental practices of Alila Jakarta, one of Indonesia's most innovative hotels for business travellers, have been recognised by EarthCheck, with the hotel achieving bronze status.EarthCheck operates the worlds most scientifically rigorous environmental benchmarking program and measures key indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production, and community commitment, to provide a holistic picture of operational performance.
Benchmarking involves submitting a years worth of operational data to EarthCheck, and this is in turn compared with industry data collected from more than 1200 organizations in over 65 countries.By taking such a scientific approach to measuring the effectiveness of their sustainability practices, Alila Jakarta has been able to identify where they were out-performing others and where room for improvement remained.
Alila Jakarta was rated above Best Practice levels for theimplementation of their waterrecycling system, which has the capacity to save around 16,000 litres of water a month.The hotel's other sustainability practices include saving 81000 KWH a month in electricity by sticking to a regular schedule to turn off the AC chillers, as well as the installation of LED lights in the public areas.
I am delighted that Alila Jakarta have benchmarked their operations, stated Stewart Moore, EarthCheck CEO. They have recognized the need to be responsible for the impacts of their operations and transparent in their environmental statements. By undertaking benchmarking with EarthCheck, Alila Jakarta has joined other industry leaders who have demonstrated a willingness to take meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet."
Eric Faivre, General Manager, Alila Jakarta added, "As a group, Alila is committed to a vision of environmental sustainability and like every hotel within the portfolio, the Jakarta hotel (http://www.alilahotels.com/jakarta) Alila Jakarta too is striving to constantly improve its green efforts. EarthCheck provides the perfect system and guidelines in our quest."
Designed by Denton Corker Marshall, Alila Jakarta is the first true design hotel in Indonesias vibrant capital gaining a reputation as a cool, modern retreat thanks to its clean architecture
and contemporary style. With its rooftop pool, zen garden, renowned Spa Alila and newly launched range of exclusive Club Suites, this unique hotel Jakarta (http://www.alilahotels.com/jakarta/rooms-suites) has to offer is still setting the standard for style in the city.
Alila Hotels and Resorts offer stylish, relaxing environments with surprisingly different lifestyle concepts and guest experiences that are continuously redefined by the latest developments in design and living. The Alila Experience is centred on building unique emotional moments" between the guest, the hotel and destination. The name Alila is derived from Sanskrit meaning surprise.
Alila Villas represent Alilas new generation of ultra-luxurious yet sustainable developments in some of the most spectacular locations offering an unprecedented level of private space, design and architecture, personalised hospitality and destination experiences that set it apart. Designed by award-winning teams of architects, interior designers and artisans, an Alila Villas project is the only brand that is designed, built and operated to Earth Check standards - integrating the natural, physical cultural elements of its environment.
Currently, Alila is continuing to develop exciting new hotels and resorts in China, India, Indonesia, Indochina, Oman, Vietnam and Portugal.
Alila Hotels and Resorts are members of Design Hotels, properties selected for creative style and outstanding design. Please visit www.alilahotels.com for more information about our current hotels and resorts.
EarthCheck is one of the world's largest certifiers of sustainable travel and tourism operators; with more than 1,200 clients in over 65 countries. EarthCheck certification complies with the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) 14064 range of standards for greenhouse gas accounting.