Mövenpick Hotel München-Airport Focus on Simple Eco-Friendly Actions

Mövenpick Hotel München-Airport Focus on Simple Eco-Friendly Actions
September 11, 2014 Arton Kabashi

Green Globe congratulates Mövenpick Hotel München-Airport on its recent re-certification and commitment to minimize impacts on the environment. The hotel chain encourages every individual to contribute to positive changes for the future. To boost guest participation in making environmentally friendly choices Mövenpick Hotel München-Airport has introduced rental bicycles for fun and fitness.

Mövenpick Hotel München-Airport’s Human Resource Manager Sabine Frank said, “We are proud and delighted with the excellent result of the Green Globe Re-Certification. As one of our newest reforms we are offering bikes for hire to our guests. If guests decide to discover the surrounding area we are now able to offer another alternative to cars and the public transport system.”

The popularity of cycling in Germany can be attributed to good infrastructure, a bicycle-friendly environment and the attraction of improving one’s health and wellbeing. The hotel also presents a number of other simple measures that prompt guests to make environmentally responsible decisions during their stay.  Guests can choose dishes prepared from organic local and seasonal produce that in turn supports the local economy and reduces transportation emissions. And through its Towel Reuse Program unnecessary laundering is avoided reducing overall energy and water consumption.

The temperature in hotel rooms is also adapted in accordance with external temperatures so that electricity usage is minimized. And the use of energy saving light bulbs contributes toward saving electricity in the hotel. Mövenpick Hotel München-Airport provides ECO branded products in guest bathrooms eliminating wastage by discouraging the use of individually packaged toiletries. A stringent recycling program is in place where all waste is sorted into differentiated categories and guests are urged to participate in this.

“I would like to thank all my colleagues for their great support. The engagement from everybody has allowed us to achieve this excellent result,” added Sabine Frank.

About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16 000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 80 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Dubai (UAE), Sanya (Hainan Island, China) and Djerba (Tunisia).

Focusing on expansion in 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 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-hotels.com.