The knowledge and management skills of the staff at Aranwa are used to the benefit of the community. Work is divided into 3 pillars: Philanthropy, Welfare and Environmental Wellbeing.
Urquillos Medical Center
In March 2008, Aranwa donated a medical center to Urquillos Rural Community located in the district of Huayllabamba, province of Urubamba, department of Cusco.
This center is located in the main plaza of the community and was presented with qualified medical personnel, equipment, all supplies and medications needed for its immediate operation. The medical specialties that are offered are: internal medicine, dermatology, pneumology, gynecology and urology.
Medical care and social assistance
Due to the heavy rains that struck the Imperial City in February 2010, San Pablo Group (made up by Aranwa and the Hospital San Pablo) sent supplies, nonperishable food, blankets, clothing and other items that were destined to Ollantaytambo province. A medical tent with a group of specialists and nurses who provided the necessary health support was also sent, attending the towns of Huayllabamba and Huicho.
Welfare and Community Work
Nearby communities were given access to the sewer system that is used in Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness, in addition to the basic infrastructure for Internet connection. It is noteworthy that in addition to the communities, Huayllabamba municipality and the local school are also benefited. Towers have been built, so mobile reception and ease of communication has increased in the area.
Thinking about the social and economic development of the inhabitants of the area, the Hotel has been promoting training courses related to the spa concept. The first course, developed in January 2010, called "Social Extension Spa Techniques and Protocols", was directed to the District Huayllabamba settlers and their communities: Urquillos, Huayoccari, Huycho, Raqchi and around wanting to develop in this innovative business.
Over 200 trees were planted to strengthen the river banks and preserve the local flora.
Electricity demand was reduced after using solar energy for outdoor Jacuzzi and swimming pools on the terrace of the Presidential Suite and the Lake suites.
Recycled paper has been used in the manufacture of shopping bags of the hotel gift shop.
Rainwater is used to fill the lakes in the hotel interiors.
An organic garden of fruits and vegetables supply much of the restaurants’ needs.
The Spa & Wellness Center uses Pevonia products (made from natural extracts and organic formulas). The packaging of these products is recyclable and biodegradable.
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