MĀUA BRAND STORY
MĀUA comes from Te Reo Maori, the indigenous language of the Maori people of New Zealand. Maori are involved in developing harmony, relationship, and environmental understanding and appreciation that sits as the core of the MĀUA brand.
MĀUA as a brand features the special environmental relationship of a resort or hotel complex. It relates to sustainability, environmental preservation, and cultural understanding where guests will experience the unity of the natural elements, bringing together the strength and hospitality of the people serving and enhancing the guest experience.
MĀUA is the created state of togetherness and the willingness to strengthen our commitment to the natural environment. MĀUA is focusing on being environmentally friendly, aiming at reducing the carbon footprint, classified as a natural habitat, and surrounded by natural elements.
At the MĀUA by Swiss-Belhotel, we believe in caring for the people and the planet. As part of our commitment to protect and preserve nature, MĀUA is focusing on sustainability / environment sustainability, which is discrete but present throughout the resort complex, the building to the interior aspects that include recycled ironwood furniture, and incorporation of passive cooling and thermal insulation at each villa.
All villas and the hotel building also utilize rooftop gardens. It's known as green roofs (eco-roofs) that provide habitat for birds and insects, sequesters carbon dioxide and other pollutants, purify the air, produce oxygen, returns the air moisture and coolness through evapotranspiration. Green roofs can reduce noise pollution because they absorb sound, with both substrate and plants contributing. The hard surfaces tend to reflect sound rather than absorb it. It is a natural way to reduce energy consumption by lowering the thermal absorption and improving the internal comfort of buildings.
MĀUA Nusa Penida controls as much as possible to reduce recycled paper for all printed guest collateral and utilizes greywater recycling. We use no plastic elements and emphasize internal/external e-communication.