Madinah Mövenpick Hotel Continues Sustainability Strategies

Madinah Mövenpick Hotel Continues Sustainability Strategies
August 26, 2016 Bradley Cox

Located in the modern city of Madinah in Saudi Arabia, Madinah Mövenpick Hotel is perfectly situated for pilgrims visiting this holy destination. The Al Rawda Al Sharifa and Al Baqie are all within a few minutes from the hotel. Immaculately appointed rooms and suites have views of the city and the hotel’s restaurants and cafe offer guests a variety of dining choices.

Green Globe congratulates Madinah Mövenpick Hotel on its recent certification for the sixth year and its compliance score of 77%.

Khader Dakak, General Manager at the hotel said, “We are proud to achieve Green Globe certification again. I would like to thank all our team members for their commitment towards environmental conservation and social responsibility.”

gg-1Madinah Mövenpick Hotel conducts staff training in different areas of sustainability to raise awareness. The hotel participates in Earth Hour and World Environment Day celebrations each year and encourages people through social media campaigns to take positive environmental action in protecting nature and planet Earth. In addition, the hotel has its own Energy Management Committee that actively focuses on reducing power consumption by implementing an energy savings plan.

Madinah Mövenpick Hotel uses the Hotel Optimiser management system, designed by Green Globe’s preferred Middle East Partner, FARNEK, to record and monitor all activities in energy and water consumption. To conserve energy, a Building Management System (BMS) regulates temperatures in various sections of the property. Energy-efficient facility equipment and guest room appliances have also been installed. Furthermore, motion sensors and timers are utilised at the property with 70% of corridor lighting controlled by sensors. Lights in guest rooms, back of house areas, offices, meeting rooms and restaurants continue to be replaced with LED lights.

Water is routinely monitored to ensure reduction targets are met. Low-flow aerators are fitted on taps in guest rooms and public areas.

The hotel has a systemic approach to sustainability. Twice every shift, staff members patrol designated areas and check for any faulty plumbing and water leakages, as part of the hotel’s Preventive Maintenance Programme. Refrigerator and freezer temperatures are monitored and measured six times a day (twice per shift). These measurements permit the hotel to collect valuable data regarding overall energy usage and maintain accurate records of any associated costs arising from repairs or replacement of equipment or parts.

About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 20 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Bali (Indonesia) and Marrakech (Morocco). Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe-certified hotel company in the world. The hotel company is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com

Contact:

Mohammed Imtiazul Haque
Branding & Communications
Madinah Mövenpick Hotel
Behind Shariya Court
P.O.Box 1582
Madinah
SAUDI ARABIA
phone +966 14 818 8888
fax +966 14 818 5555
email mohammed.imtiaz@moevenpick.com
web www.movenpick.com