Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu Achieves Green Globe Certification

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu Achieves Green Globe Certification
July 15, 2011 Arton Kabashi

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu Achieves Green Globe Certification

Green Globe Certification today awarded Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu certified status for its sustainability achievements. Located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Royal Commission of Yanbu, this is the sixth Mövenpick property to be certified in the Middle East.

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu, General Manager Mr Khaled Habbab said, ‘Protecting our mother nature is a belief, commitment, and a way of living. Needless to say that although we are living in a model industrial city here in the Royal Commission of Yandbu, we have achieved a high level of sustainability, through the efforts of our team who have worked with high spirits to be part of the Green Globe community.

GreenGlobe Certification CEO, Mr Guido Bauer said, ‘Operating in such a modern setting, Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu has had to focus on environmental efficiency, particularly its use of water and electricity. In this respect and together with the hotel we will be keeping a close watch on these efficiencies to ensure that the resort is seen as a leader within their destination.

We are once again impressed with the dedication Mövenpick has shown to work through the certification program with great diligence and attention to detail. It is also important to mention the role played by the auditing company, Farnek Avireal, who independently validated the certification and use their Hotel Optimizer online tool to constantly monitor energy and water consumption’, added Mr Bauer.

Since November, 2010, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has been working in partnership with Green Globe Certification to verify the sustainability of all properties world-wide. Under this partnership Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts access Green Globe’s renowned certification program which includes commitment to the internationally accepted Green Globe Standard for Sustainable Travel and Tourism.

About Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu is perfectly located within the residential area of the Royal Commission directly on the shores of the Red Sea providing guests with magnificent views and unparalleled privacy in every room thanks to its unique design. The hotel and resort consists of 201 rooms, suites, villas, and apartments all overlooking the Red Sea. The hotel’s 141 rooms range from Junior to Royal Suites and 12 duplex luxurious villas with a total of 48 apartments.

Contact:
Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu – Royal Commission
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Phone + 966 4 393 3333
Fax     + 966 4 393 5555
Mobile + 966 531575613
E-mail: khaled.baniamer@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 is the only certification brand to be an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). For information visit www.greenglobe.com

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