Green Globe announces re-certification of the Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe in Germany. In line with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ vision and values – this upscale hotel identifies and promotes sustainable strategies. Part of the philosophy is an exceptional commitment to socially and environmentally-friendly actions in the local community.
“The entire Mövenpick team in Stuttgart is continuously committed to finding new ways to reduce our impact on the environment,” said Mr. Jürgen Köhler, General Manager and Director of Operations Germany. “In 2012, we have invested in new technical solutions to decrease our energy consumption. We do compensate the Co2 emissions of our business trips, and we offer regional and seasonal products to our guests. As our commitment also depends on the participation of our stakeholders, in particularly our guests and employees, I would like to thank everybody for their present and future involvement.”
A long term sustainability management system is in effect at the Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe, energy and water reduction goals are strictly monitored. New investments in sustainable solutions include an exhaust duct with heat storage (saves up to 20% energy), and protective films for all windows (saves up to 30% energy). The hotel consciously recycles and works with approved local organization Alba to collect and process its waste. Respect for the environment is the core value of the business and guests are encouraged to support a carbon-neutral stay and reduce their environmental footprint. Biodegradable cleaning products are being used, and guests are provided with a green line of shampoos and soaps in their rooms. The Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe is committed to buy products in bulk and avoid individual packaging wherever hygienic measures do not prevail – the purchasing policy favors local suppliers adhering to sustainable practices.
The Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe actively supports the local community and many charitable organizations, such as the ‘Foerderverein fuer krebskranke Kinder Tuebingen’ – dedicated to the care of children with cancer and their families. The Leonard Church in Stuttgart is open for people in need from mid-January through March each year. They receive food and comfort during the cold winter times. Hotel staff volunteers on site during this period. In addition, trainees at the hotel visit local nursing homes for the elderly on a monthly basis.
The city of Stuttgart in cooperation with the ‘Christoph Sonntag’ organization has plans to build a new recreation zone. This zone will serve as a retreat, protection area, and source of nutrition for amphibians, insects and birds. Landscaping will begin this spring, and Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe will participate in the project.
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in over 24 countries with 78 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Soma Bay (Egypt), Chiang Mai and KohSamui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE), Sanya (Haiman Island, China), Djerba and Tozeur (Tunisia).
Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specializes 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 headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.
The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.moevenpick.com.
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Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe
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About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information visit www.greenglobe.com