Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait raises Awareness in Kuwait

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait raises Awareness in Kuwait
November 6, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Green Globe member, Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait has demonstrated a firm commitment to sustainability for years. This upscale hotel has been engaged in numerous environmental activities, in line with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ corporate philosophy. All efforts were recently awarded re-certification.

“We are very proud to earn the renewal of our Green Globe certification,” said Mr. Maged Gubr, General Manager at the Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a. “This achievement will encourage us to continuously improve our environmental performance, and raise awareness on sustainability issues in Kuwait. We have implemented a long-term environmental system to reduce the water and energy consumption. Basic measures, such as the installation of water-saving devices, and energy efficient lighting, are part of our best practices. We also encourage our guests to minimize their footprint, join our responsibility programs and local activities promoting awareness.”

Mövenpick Hotel Al Bida’a Kuwait’s commitment goes beyond environmental and employer sustainability, it encompasses a positive contribution to the community that is mutually beneficial and sustainable. The Mövenpick Al Bida’a initiated nationwide recycling competitions in cooperation with the Public Administration for Private Education, Environment Public Authority, and schools throughout Kuwait. These competitions aim at sensitizing the younger generation to sustainability issues, and inspire children to care for the environment in their daily life at home and at school.

Social responsibility is a very important topic at the Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a, and the property works closely with a number of local institutions, such as the Down Syndrome Association Kuwait (DSA), improving the life for people with Down syndrome. The hotel sponsored the recent annual event of the DSA.

“It is our goal to create a better environment for today – and for future generations to come,” concludes General Manager, Mr. Maged Gubr.

The audit for the Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a was conducted by Farnek Middle East, lead sustainable consultancy in the MENA region.

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), Palawan (Philippines), 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 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 Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information please visit www.moevenpick-hotels.com.

Khadija Meftah
Marketing & Communications Manager
Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait
P.O. Box 7306
22084 Salmiya
Phone +965 222 53 100 Ext 5609
Fax +965 222 53 198
Email khadija.meftah@moevenpick.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

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