Oct 22, 2012, Los Angeles, California – Green Globe announces re-certification of Moevenpick Hotel Qassim, located in Buraydah, in the Central Region of Saudi Arabia. Over the past few years this luxury hotel has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and corporate responsibility on multiple levels. The success of Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts sustainability efforts lies in its integration into their business strategy.
“Moevenpick Hotel Qassim is fully committed to promote sustainability and we are proud to earn the prestigious Green Globe Re-Certification,” said Prashant Sharma, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Moevenpick Qassim. “We generate our own environment and get exactly what we deserve. Our Green Team declared a ‘Green Day’ on October 08, celebrating our success. HE Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz, Prince of Qassim, recognized our achievement and sent a letter of appreciation to the hotel.”
A long term sustainability management system is in effect at the Moevenpick Hotel Qassim, energy goals are strictly monitored. The property has its own water well and all water-related equipment is filtered and tested on a monthly basis. Waste volume, weight and reduction goals are specified, garbage is being segregated per the hotel’s waste management policy. A reuse and recycle policy is in place and packaging is reduced to a minimum. Suppliers adhering to environmentally friendly practices, organic and certified products are favored. Guests are encouraged to minimize their footprint and join local activities promoting awareness. In addition the hotel offers a number of options for sustainable meetings and events.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said, “We are extremely pleased to award re-certification to the Moevenpick Hotel Qassim in Saudi Arabia. Sustainability is a huge topic in Saudi Arabia and the Moevenpick Hotel Qassim follows the nation’s green trend. At the recent Global Economic Symposium in Brazil, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced plans to transition the nation to 100% renewable energy in the coming decades. In April, the country opened a 388,000 square-foot solar thermal plant in Riyadh, reported to be the world’s largest such plants. Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts is one of the largest hotel groups to commit to Green Globe Certification for all properties worldwide.”
The audit for the Moevenpick Hotel Qassim was conducted by Farnek Avireal, lead sustainable consultancy in the MENA region. For additional information please contact Sandrine Le Biavant, e-mail: Sandrine.LeBiavant@farnek.com.
About Moevenpick Hotel Qassim
The Moevenpick Hotel Qassim is the only 5-star hotel in the Qassim area. With its unique contemporary design the property is an example of hospitality at its finest in the heart of Saudi Arabia. The hotel offers 159 rooms and suites, including 3 royal suites, 39 executive suites, 4 outlets, a well-equipped health club, and meeting rooms can accommodate up to 900 people. Several dining options are available, including an Italian specialty restaurant on the twelfth floor. Guests can enjoy local and international cuisine at Al Nakheel restaurant on the ninth floor. The property is located in the center of Buraydah City at the junction of King Farhad Road and King Khaled Road. The Qassim region is considered one of the administrative regions in Saudi Arabia with Buraydah, a largely modern town, as the regional capital of Qassim Province.
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