Monday, July 22, 2024

Alaia Hotel launches ‘Waves of Change’ community initiative


The Alaia Belize Hotel in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye has unveiled a community initiative called ‘Waves of Change Towards a Better Belize’ aimed at creating a positive impact on the island community. The program’s first activity included a motivational activity at the San Pedro High School (SPHS) in collaboration with two media personalities from the well-known United States National Basketball Association, Victoria Jacobi, and Ashley Nicole Moss.
The event, held on Friday, November 10th at the SPHS’s Angel Nuñez Auditorium, involved a session of motivational talks and encouraging female basketball players to excel in the sport. The management at Alaia shared that the program is a way of giving back to San Pedro, a community that supports the resort, its employees, and its guests. Alaia’s General Manager Scott McArdle spoke on the importance of this opportunity and engaging with the SPHS students. “The program represents a holistic approach to fostering positive change within the Belizean community, driven by a genuine desire to make a difference and improve the lives of those involved,” said McArdle. “It aligns with the resort’s core values, aiming to create a lasting legacy of positive transformation and community betterment.”
Jacobi and Moss reiterated the vision of the program of uplifting both the community and those involved in the initiative. Alaia was also recognized for its commitment to giving back to the island community, demonstrated through various initiatives including sponsorship of youth football leagues and other sports, supporting education, environmental conservation, and social welfare.

Alaia opened in May 2021 debuting as the first Marriott International Autograph Collection hotel in Belize. For more information on the community initiatives by Alaia, visit their website at

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