Maya Ubud Resort and Spa: Attaining sustainable growth through responsible actions
This year Maya Ubud Resort&Spa has again attained certification from Green Globe. The certification is awarded following an annual audit that ensures the criteria’s related indicators have been achieved. Green Globe certification criteria are organized into key themes of Sustainable Management, Social/Economic, Cultural Heritage and Environment.
Green Globe congratulates Maya Ubud on its Gold Membership and its very high compliance score of 95%. This exceptional result exemplifies the personal commitment by management and the entire team to continually improve the resort’s sustainable operations.
Romy Anggara, Executive Assistant Manager at the resort said, “We have embarked on a long journey with our sustainability program since we opened, but every action counts towards improving our sustainability performance.”
“We have put sustainability at the heart of all operations at Maya Ubud Resort&Spa and continue to do so,” added Mr. Anggara.
The resort has focused on a number of environmental issues and made adjustments in various areas including the reduction of fuel consumption by changing the conventional boilers into a heat pump system that produces hot water for the resort. The property has drastically decreased fuel consumption significantly reducing its carbon footprint.
As part of a sustainable product supply program to become more self-sufficient, the 108 room resort grows and harvests herbs and organic vegetables at its own onsite garden. Guests are introduced to the organic garden through unique outdoor cooking classes that take place in the midst of this delightful open space. Freshly picked produce is also used in the restaurants and hotel kitchens.
The resort is actively involved in various community development activities, ranging from purchasing from suppliers adhering to ecological sustainability practices to the contributions made through its Corporate Social Responsibility Program. Maya Ubud Resort&Spa invests generously in educational programs and the development of environmental programs within local schools and colleges.
“Building relations with the local community is practiced on a daily basis as the resort strongly believes in “do good by doing better”. As a successful business this assists us to contribute to the common good in number of ways,” concluded Mr. Anggara.
About Maya Ubud Resort&Spa
Maya Ubud Resort&Spa is bordered by the Petanu River valley to the east and the verdant rice fields of Peliatan on the west. The ten-hectare tract of land is a tranquil haven of tropical gardens and 108 architect-designed thatched private pool villas and luxury guestrooms. Nestled along the riverbank is The Spa at Maya, with private double and single treatment pavilions.
Dining alternatives include Maya Sari for all-day dining; Asiatique offers regional cuisine of Thailand, Japan, China, India and Indonesia, and a teppanyaki counter.
The River Café has a menu that includes healthy spa cuisine and snacks, delicious pasta and pizzas. Bar Bedulu is a breezy bar off the main lobby. The open-air Purnama Theatre presents professional cultural dance performances and dinner. For further information, please visit www.mayaresorts.com
About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com
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