In celebration of World Earth Day on Friday, 22 April 2022, Alila SCBD Jakarta participates with a green initiative of turning unused hotel spaces into organic herb gardens in an effort to continue to attract guests to join the global community in 3R campaign (reuse, reduce and recycle). As a global activity fronted by and following the hashtag #InvestInOurPlanet, Alila SCBD Jakarta utilizes this campaign to encourage a movement for inspiring our guests to take advantage of areas they may have at home. Not to mention, the main ingredients of Vong Kitchen’s locally inspired signature beverages such as Turmeric Tonic and Lemongrass Iced Tea will also be cultivated at the in-house herb garden. A variety plants grown in the garden will include ginger, lemongrass, turmeric, galangal, curcuma, sand ginger (kencur), Java tea (kumis kucing) and pandan. The concept of cultivating the herb garden is developed by the hotel’s associates as they start to grow their own ‘mini farm’ amidst the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the city.

“The Alila brand is synonymous with developing and adhering to eco best practices around the world. It should not matter that a property is based in an urban setting. There is always an opportunity to further reduce our carbon footprint whilst creating points of interest for our guests to experience, and ultimately, take away to adopt in their own home”, said Alasdair Davidson, General Manager of Alila SCBD Jakarta.

Additionally, the associates of Alila SCBD Jakarta will organize an area cleaning session as community service within and around the hotel premises on Friday, 22 April 2022, using environment-friendly equipment and materials such as palm leaf made brooms, bamboo-made dustpans and gunny sacks as plastic garbage bag alternatives. By doing this initiative, Alila SCBD Jakarta actively raises awareness in our local community on how to be environmentally sustainable, aligning with the hotel brand’s core values.

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