Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is set to become a certified Green Globe Gold member in 2017, having been Green Globe certified five years running and achieving some of the best rankings in Southeast Asia.
“We are very proud of our achievements in sustainable operations at the resort, and our partnership with Green Globe,” said Nick Porter, General Manager of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket. “The resort is committed to promoting sustainability, as reflected in our management principles and daily practices. It is our goal to reduce negative environmental impact at all levels, and encourage our partners, guests and staff to do the same.”
Several activities have been put in place to reduce the resort’s carbon footprint and encourage both hotel staff and guests to be more mindful of the environment.
The resort recently introduced its organic vegetable garden to guests who have booked a Thai Cooking Class at the resort. Thirty minutes prior to the cooking class, guests will enjoy a private visit to the garden with the chef and choose the vegetables and spices they will use in their food preparation later on.
In partnership with the National Park Office in Phuket, the resort will plant and preserve in its garden a rare breed of white palm trees, found only in Phuket and known to be on the verge of extinction. These trees are now part of the resort’s Eco-Trail project, which highlights different varieties of flowers and plants available throughout the garden for guests to see.
The resort is also committed to working closely with local charitable community organisations. It has partnered with SOS Children Village Phuket, which is home to more than 130 children of all ages. Established after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, this orphanage receives and provides donations of school supplies, food and toys for the children. In addition, the resort regularly invites the children to the property to give them a glimpse into the hospitality industry. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is creating internship opportunities and potential employment to these children after they complete secondary education.
“Having achieved Gold certification after five years of continuous Green Globe certification is a great honour, and a testament to the dedication of our staff in all areas”, said Nick Porter. “We look forward to implementing even more sustainable practices in our operational processes in the coming years.”
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 23 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 Nairobi (Kenya).
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.
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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket
509 Patak Road
83100 Karon Beach
phone +66 76 396 139