The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali receives a Gold level recognition in the prestigious Bali’s Tri Hita Karana Tourism Awards (THK). The award is participated by many resorts, hotels, schools, government institutions and tourist attractions in Bali and is organised by Bali Travel News on an annual basis. The award process is based on recognising accommodation operators, institutions and tourist attractions in Bali that embody high levels of service professionalism while at the same time embracing the indigenous spiritual and community values of Balinese culture.
The Gold recognition of Tri Hita Karana Awards recognizes the resort’s commitment to continue the effort to preserve the sustainable environment and Balinese culture to build a harmonious living in the resort and its surrounding communities. The management and ambassadors of The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali actively present the core 3 pillars of Balinese concept of including; Parhyangan, Pawongan and Palemahan. The pillar of Parhyangan is the concept that relates to the harmonious relations between human to their God, Pawongan relates to the harmonious relationship between human to human and Palemahan which highlights the relations between human to its environment. These pillars are very similar to many of the hotels very own ‘Starwood Cares’ pillars including ‘Care to Associates’ (employees), ‘Care to Guests’, ‘Care to Business’ and ‘Care to Community’ which are actively promoted and applied in the resort.
This exceptional award recognition brings The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali to the next level of luxury accommodation to position it amongst others in Bali with high attention, efforts and an ongoing effort to preserve Bali’s natural and cultural heritage to build and maintain a sustainable tourism environment in Bali.
The award ceremony took place at Art Centre Building in Denpasar, Bali on Friday, 4th December 2009 and was attended by high profiles of tourism industry professionals, academia, government officers, non-government organisation activists, media as well as environmental communities in Bali, Jakarta and others city in Indonesia.
The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali team and the General Manager – Mr. David Cuddon shared this memorable opportunity with H.E. Professor Dr Emil Salim, the former Minister of State for Population and the Environment (1983-1993) and member of Advisory Council to the President of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, as the adviser for environment and sustainable development issues of Republic of Indonesia (2007- Present). H.E. Professor Dr Emil Salim is also chaired the Foundation for Sustainable Development and the Kehati Foundation, one of the NGO’s in Indonesia which highly concern to preserve a sustainable environment.
The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali is a haven of relaxed luxury offering the highest level of personalised service to discerning travellers. Located in the exclusive Nusa Dua resort area, on Bali’s most beautiful beach, a tranquil haven of tropical gardens and sparkling lagoons, the resort features 271 guestrooms and suites reflect a contemporary Balinese style. A Lagoon Access Rooms allow the guest to step from their private balcony directly into crystal-clear lagoon waters, 24 hours Butler service, 3 restaurants and bars, meeting facilities and spa.
As one of the members of The Luxury Collection®, The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali is a part of selection of luxury hotels and resorts in the world which are offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent décor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. Today, The Luxury Collection is a glittering ensemble of more than 70 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world. The Luxury Collection includes award-winning hotels that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class in some of the most desired destinations in the world. Most recently, Mystique, a Luxury Collection Resort, was honoured with the 2008 Travel + Leisure Design Award for Best Small Resort in the world. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest.