JAKARTA, Indonesia – PT. Sumampau Hotels and Resorts, owners of the Aviary hotel brand, are banking on sustainability as they prepare to open their first and highly innovative green hotel and serviced apartments on the outskirts of Jakarta.
Aviary Bintaro, which opens its doors in May 2017, aims to put responsible travel and green guest experiences centre stage as the hotel further seeks to unveil the natural beauty of the Bintaro region, set 15km from central Jakarta.
The newly built project has allowed the owners, with the brand philosophy in place before the project started, to implement critical infrastructure to ensure the sustainability ethos of the hotel – particularly in the areas of waste management and energy and water saving measures is actionable, and does not simply pay lip-service to a frequently discussed subject.
Moreover, trees surround the hotel, adding to the green setting and providing a bucolic development offset, whilst valuable resources are saved with the use of LED lights and in-room signage to promote laundry and air-con use reduction. An open-air corridor outside the rooms also cuts down on energy needs, as does a specially developed biosafety waste system and in-house treatment plant.
Aviary Bintaro Director Aswin Sumampau said green thinking was always part of the hotel’s building plan and the commitment to it has been unwavering.“Guests want to stay at hotels where ethical environmentalism is understood and acted upon; where there is a sense of accountability and responsible business,” he said. “Indonesia’s travel, tourism and hospitality industries are expanding rapidly so the hospitality industry and tourists have an opportunity to push forward sustainability that promotes conservation and protects the planet. The eco-philosophy of Aviary Bintaro is part of our development DNA and is integrated into the hardware of how we operate.”
In a bid to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint ongoing reports will measure and monitor progress with the first analysis due three months after the hotel’s opening and this will be constantly checked and transparently revealed to guests.
The design of the hotel also takes into account tradition with an iconic 18-metre bird aviary located in the lobby for guests to marvel at, while rooms are named after indigenous birds. Located close to the international airport, major sources of business will be meetings and weddings will have access to the green features and garden spaces, as well as long stay corporate guests and families.