The awards and accolades just keep coming for Alaya Hotels & Resorts, reinforcing that a local brand has the ability to excel alongside international hospitality corporations. In the first half of 2018 alone, Alaya Resort Ubud and Alaya Dedaun Kuta have both been acknowledged with Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
In the recent Bali Tourism Awards, Alaya Hotels & Resorts also claimed two distinctions that once again have elevated the brand’s reputation on the island. Alaya Hotels and Resorts was named “Bali Leading 5 Stars Local Brand”. Meanwhile, Mrs. Dewi Mas, CHA, CHT, in her capacity as General Manager for Alaya Hotels & Resorts, was recognised as a “Bali Leading Top Hospitality Leader”.
For the fourth consecutive year, the annual Bali Tourism Awards (BTA) were held in collaboration with the Indonesian Travel & Tourism Awards Foundation (ITTA). A gala ceremony hosted on 27th August 2018 at Inaya Putri Bali, Nusa Dua saw representatives from more than 120 tourism companies in Bali gather for an elegant evening of wining and dining. It was truly a celebration of Bali’s best where hotels, resorts and outstanding hospitality executives were rewarded.
During the formalities of the event, Mr. Jimmy Gunawan, CEO of Alaya Hotels & Resorts had the honour of accepting one of the awards on behalf of Alaya Hotels and Resorts. He later expressed, “I am thrilled that we have been recognised as a top Bali hotel in the ITTA Awards 2018. I am also extremely proud that Dewi Mas has been commended for her outstanding work as a hospitality leader. However, this accolade is not the end of an evaluation process, instead it is only just the beginning of a higher responsibility to inspire others.”
Jimmy went on to continue, “Alaya Hotels & Resorts will remain focused on its growth strategy and is committed to exploring new opportunities to further expand the Alaya brand within the region. We are certainly keen to develop more Indonesian 5 Star Hotels and Diamond Villas. Lastly. To my entire team, I want to say congratulations for a job well done. Stay classy and keep inspiring.”
Similarly, Dewi Mas, General Manager for Alaya Hotels & Resorts, added to the conversation. “I personally found this whole process to be professional and motivating in comparison to other initiatives. The ITTA Foundation conducted an extremely thorough interview and assessment of my managerial career over the past 10 years. I am very fortunate to be the recipient of this prestigious award as Bali Leading Top Hospitality Leader. It also most encouraging that Alaya Hotels and Resorts was identified as an outstanding local property. I am confident that Alaya Hotels & Resorts will stand behind it commitment to provide the highest standards of service and continue to deliver exceptional guest experiences at both properties under its corporate banner.”