Story & photography by Alila Seminyak
Alila Seminyak held its first social event, “One Day with Alila”, providing children from two local elementary schools, SD 1 and SD 2 Kerobokan Kelod, a fun and insightful insider’s experience of the resort. The event is one of Alila Seminyak’s commitments to cherish the community around us and nurture Seminyak’s future hoteliers.
Representatives from both schools, including 20 children and 10 teachers, accompanied by a number of respected guests, including Mr. A.A. Putu Sutarja, S.H, Chief of Kerobokan Village, Mr. Made Adi, an owner representative, and Mrs. Ni Ketut Murjani on behalf of Mr. I Made Wistawan, S.E., the Urban Village Head of Kerobokan Village, participated in and lent their support to the event.
Divided into three groups – Little Mixologists, Little Spa Therapists and Little Chefs – the children had a chance to be great hospitality practitioners, each group guided by our experts from the related departments. The Little Mixologists were taught how to make their favourite smoothies, such as mango and banana smoothies. The Little Spa Therapists were pampered with a special manicure and pedicure session. Meanwhile, the Little Chefs had great fun learning how to make cookies in Alila Seminyak’s charming open kitchen.
Chief of Kerobokan Village, Mr. A.A. Putu Sutarja, S.H, said that this event should be continued in order to enable the children to learn more about the hospitality industry and improve their English language skills as they grow up on this island of tourism. He also highlighted the fact that Alila Seminyak is the first hotel to have such an initiative, which he hopes will be an example for other hotels.
Once all the “little hoteliers” had finished their projects, the attendees gathered on the rooftop of The Studios at Alila Seminyak to enjoy some delicious bites and refreshments, hosted by our passionate and talented culinary team. But that was not all. Before the children headed home, we prepared surprisingly different goodies for them, comprising certificates and guide books on the three activities they had participated in, enabling them to take the new skills they had learnt back home.
After seeing such a positive response to our inaugural “One Day with Alila”, Alila Seminyak is committed to making it a quarterly social event.