Ayana Bali Earns Tsunami Ready Certification

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 3 June 2011

Ayana Resort and Spa has become one of the first hotels in Bali to be certified as Tsunami Ready, following a comprehensive audit and training program.

Although Ayana's cliff-top location 35 meters above the ocean puts it, and its guests, at low-risk in case of a tsunami, decided it should be prepared to take care of guests in case of an emergency.

"We may be considered low-risk because of our cliff-top location, but that is no reason to be complacent," said Ayana's General Manager, Charles de Foucault. "This certification will enable us to safeguard our guests and also assist with people from outside the hotel who may come to Ayana to seek refuge on higher ground, in case of a tsunami."

Ayana's 78 private villas and 290-room hotel are located on the cliffs above Jimbaran Bay, on Bali's south-western peninsula. The resort occupies 77 hectares of cliff-top land along a 1.3 kilometer coastline. Most of its facilities including the Thermes Marins Bali Spa and 10 different dining venues are located on the cliff-top; beach-front facilities comprise the iconic Rock Bar, Spa on the Rocks treatment villas, Ocean Beach Pool, Kisik seafood restaurant, and secluded Kubu Beach.

"Ayana exceeded our standards in terms of safety and evacuation procedures, and as a Tsunami Ready Hotel, Ayana guests can be sure that a well prepared team will take care of them in case of emergency," said Alexander Kesper, senior CIM advisor to the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism. "Significantly, the resort's management showed great initiative as they had already registered for Tsunami Ready certification before the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March. That disaster further drives home the need for other hotels to be prepared, especially those located on beach-front land."

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