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Pearls of Wisdom: Conrad Bali Announces Partnership with Bali Wise to Train Disadvantaged Women in Hospitality and Life Skills

April 10, 2013  |  This information originated in English.

BALI, Indonesia - Conrad Bali General Manager Jean-Sébastien Kling has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bali Wise foundation to forge a partnership that will provide valuable hospitality training to a select few students.

As part of the three-month Vocational Skills Education Course, nine female students will receive hands-on training from the skilled team at Conrad Bali across many areas of hotel operations including culinary, food and beverage service, housekeeping and spa.

Bali Wise is an initiative of the Role Foundation which aims to break the cycle of poverty by equipping women in need with skills through education. Despite the high levels of regional and international investment in Bali's tourism sector, many people are not beneficiaries of rapid development and risk being left behind even as the island's arable land becomes degraded.

"This is a vital and urgently needed initiative and Conrad Bali is proud to get behind it 100 percent," said Mr Kling. ". With our support of this partnership, Conrad Bali hopes to strongly contribute to positive change to women who are disadvantaged.

Upon completion of a three-month Basic Work and Life Skills Course on the April 14, the girls and women will immediately start the Vocational Skills Course at Conrad Bali. Each day consists of half a day at Conrad learning the learning vocational skills and the other half at the Silly Snail Campus, learning basic skills in English and computers.

Conrad Bali, one of Hilton Worldwide global luxury brands, is located on the coast of Nusa Dua at Tanjung Benoa. By focusing on the individual, Conrad Bali offers guests a genuine, personalized experience delivered in an unparalleled setting. Along with spacious guest rooms including more than 50 Conrad Suites, the resort offers a Wellness Studio as part of the award-winning Jiwa Spa. A choice of three contemporary restaurants and two bars are available.

About the Conrad Bali
Conrad Bali is a luxury beachfront resort located on the southern coast of Bali, an island in the Indonesian archipelago with an alluring blend of natural beauty and timeless traditions. Contemporary in design, the resort boasts panoramic views to the ocean, pools and gardens and features 353 guest rooms and suites, inspired dining options, extensive meeting, event, and leisure facilities including the Jiwa Spa. The resort is also home to a beachfront wedding venue, Infinity. The exclusive Conrad Suites is located on a private wing and offers enhanced privacy with personalized service.

Contact:
Mirah Marhaendra
Conrad Bali
+62 361 778 788
mirahmarhaendra@conradbali.com

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