Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi supports Heartbeat Vietnam program

Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi supports Heartbeat Vietnam program
July 12, 2013 Arton Kabashi

In line with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ philosophy to create a better future, Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi in Vietnam has been committed to sustainability and corporate responsibility for years. This upscale property impresses with a significantly low environmental footprint and an outstanding CSR program – all efforts were recently awarded Green Globe certification.

“By nature, the hospitality industry is a large consumer of energy and other resources,” said Philip Jones, General Manager at the Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi. “At Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts we aim to minimize our impact by integrating basic measures, such as energy efficient lighting, reduction of water consumption, and a better management of waste and chemicals. To ensure the proper implementation of this policy, we have developed specific objectives, and will monitor performance against these objectives. We are proud of our achievements and will challenge ourselves to improve the standards, since sustainability is an ongoing process.”

The Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi supports a number of social and fund raising activities, contributing to a positive community and environment. For three consecutive years, the hotel successfully organized a golf tournament named ‘A Great Day out for A Good Cause’, to benefit two selected charities: ‘KOTO’ – a vocational training center for street and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam, and ‘Heartbeat Vietnam’ – a lifesaving fund for children with heart defects. In addition, the hotel donates 10% of all proceeds from the ‘Children’s Power Bites’ menu item sales to their preferred charities.

Raising awareness for the VinaCapital Foundation’s (VCF) many programs is of great importance to the Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi. The VinaCapital Foundation’s mission is to empower the children and youth of Vietnam by providing opportunities for growth, health, and education projects. VCF’s Heartbeat Vietnam program funds lifesaving heart surgery for poor children in Vietnam, continuing care and family grants, mobile medical outreach clinics, and scholarships for Heartbeat Vietnam alumni. Over the years, this program has grown to not only provide this grassroots lifeline to underserved children and families, but to actively increase pediatric medical capacity by equipment donations, doctor’s and nurse’s education, critical care training, neonatal intensive care unit construction, and rural outreach clinics. In the past seven years nearly 3,000 children have been saved by Heartbeat Vietnam.

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.

David Vanhove
Executive Assistant Manager
Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi
83A Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hoan Kiem District
Phone +84 4 38 22 28 00 (Ext 6113)
Email david.vanhove@moevenpick.com

About Green Globe Certification
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