Mövenpick Resort Aswan Actions Benefit Nile River

Mövenpick Resort Aswan Actions Benefit Nile River
July 26, 2017 Bradley Cox

With a spectacular view over the river Nile from its 230 elegant rooms, suites and villas, the Mövenpick Resort Aswan offers guests a unique location on Elephantine Island in Egypt.

Green Globe recently recertified Mövenpick Resort Aswan for the sixth year.

Sustainability remains at the forefront of the hotel’s operations and management. Located in close proximity to the River Nile, the property ensures that energy and water consumption does not impact on this iconic landmark or neighbouring areas. In addition, participants in Green Meetings are encouraged to enjoy the magnificent scenery as well as protect it. For one group event resort staff organised Felucca, traditional wooden sailing boats, in place of motorboats. Significant environmental benefits are gained by such actions including minimizing the use of fossil fuels and reducing carbon emissions.

Mövenpick Resort Aswan’s contribution to the regional economy and prosperity is demonstrated by its commitment to ensure that all employees are from Aswan and other parts of Egypt. Training programs are regularly offered to provide employees with support to achieve the highest levels of professionalism. In 2016, one hundred and twenty-four employees received twenty-one hours of training in sustainability.

According to its sustainability management plan and purchasing policy, the property prefers suppliers who follow best environmental practices such as Mövenpick, Nestle and Diversy. Furthermore, items needed in Green Meetings are sourced from local suppliers to assist community businesses.

About Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 20 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Bali (Indonesia) and Nairobi (Kenya).

Focusing on expanding within 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 with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting 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.movenpick.com

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