Moevenpick Resort Taba, Egypt: Leader in Sustainability achieves Green Globe Re-Certification

Moevenpick Resort Taba, Egypt: Leader in Sustainability achieves Green Globe Re-Certification
November 13, 2012 Arton Kabashi

Nov 06, 2012, Los Angeles, CA – Green Globe announces re-certification of Moevenpick Resort Taba, in Egypt. For the past few years this luxury hotel has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and sustainable management. The success of Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts sustainability efforts lies in its integration into their business strategy.

“Once again we won another corner stone in the global sustainability path,” said Mr. Osama Abaza, General Manager at the Moevenpick Resort Taba. “This re-certification is a testament that sustainability became a lifestyle at Moevenpick Resort Taba, and I would like to thank the entire hotel team for their commitment and ongoing efforts that resulted in maintaining this prestigious award.”

A long term sustainability management system is in effect at the Moevenpick Resort Taba, energy and water consumption is strictly monitored. In addition, the property conducts various projects on alternative green energy sources and water preservation. Waste volume, weight and reduction goals are specified, garbage is being segregated per the hotel’s waste management policy. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and local suppliers are given preference. Awareness among guests is promoted through a comprehensive communications strategy, which includes information on natural surroundings, local cultures, cultural heritage and appropriate behavior while visiting heritage sites.

Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, commented, “We are extremely pleased to award re-certification to the Moevenpick Resort Taba in Egypt. This resort confirmed its leading position in Egyptian tourism for environmental awareness, and fully supports the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism’s green initiatives. The Ministry of Tourism has set an integrated ‘Tourism Sustainable Development Plan’ that will continue with improvements to the tourism sector up to 2020. 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 Resort Taba 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 Resort Taba
Magnificent landscapes, breathtaking mountains, and the alluring turquoise waters of the Gulf of Aqaba set the stage for the Moevenpick Resort Taba – a place where to enjoy seaside holidays all year round. The Moevenpick Resort Taba features 424 rooms across 12 different categories: a selection of standard, superior, deluxe, bungalows, family rooms, executive rooms, and four types of suites. The rooms are tastefully designed with modern furnishings and offer views over the Sinai Mountains, the lazy river, the Red Sea, and the swimming pools. Guests can enjoy the best in international cuisine with its daily themed buffets from all over the world. Fresh seafood from the Red Sea is served at the Mediterranean restaurant ‘Seashells’, the finest Egyptian and Lebanese dishes can be sampled at ‘Shahrazad’. The Moevenpick Resort Taba has a 400 meter private beach, three pools and a spa. The reefs around Taba are a diver’s paradise. This is an ideal place to explore the nearby Sinai desert, or for visiting Israel and Jordan.

Contact:
Mohamed A. Fattah
Training Manager
Moevenpick Resort Taba
South Sinai
46621 Taba
Egypt
Phone +20 69 3530530
Fax +20 69 3530540
Email mohamed.gawad@moevenpick.com
www.moevenpick-hotels.com

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

Contact:
Green Globe Certification
Phone +1-310-337-3000
Fax +1-310-626-9982
prlax@greenglobe.com
www.greenglobe.com