Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach, Phuket: Dedication to Environmental Conservation awarded Green Globe Certification

Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach, Phuket: Dedication to Environmental Conservation awarded Green Globe Certification
January 16, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Jan 15, 2013, Los Angeles, CA –

Green Globe announces certification of Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach in Phuket, Thailand. Following the Mövenpick Hotels & Resort’s philosophy to contribute to a positive future, this luxury property is committed to continuously improve sustainability efforts, social and environmental values have been placed at the center of all actions.

“Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket is proud to earn the prestigious Green Globe certification,” said Michael Wenk, Executive Assistant Manager at the Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach. “We are continuously reinforcing our dedication towards environmental conservation and to the Green Globe standards. For us it is essential to always research new methods and technologies helping to reduce our eco-footprint. I would like to thank the entire team for their commitment and ongoing efforts to accomplish this magnificent award and international recognition.”

The Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket implemented a long term sustainability management system, energy consumption is monitored on a monthly basis. A high-efficiency air condition inverter compressor model is installed for energy-efficient heating and cooling. Water reduction goals are set and the property makes use of water from their own treatment plant, located in the city. The resort’s purchasing policy favors suppliers adhering to the best environmental and social practices. Guests can enjoy local art and architecture in the lobby and spa, and the Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket supports community-related activities promoting the area’s nature, history and culture.

Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, commented, “We are delighted to award certification to the Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts commitment goes beyond environmental sustainability and the company sets new benchmarks in the luxury hotel industry worldwide. The Bangtao Beach Resort impresses with their immense support of community development initiatives and donations to natural disaster funds. Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts is one of the largest hotel groups to commit to Green Globe Certification for all properties worldwide.”

The audit for the Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket was conducted by Farnek Avireal, a leading sustainability consultancy. For additional information please contact Sandrine Le Biavant, e-mail: Sandrine.LeBiavant@farnek.com.

About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in over 23 countries with 76 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Paris (France), 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.

Contact:
Michael Wenk
Executive Assistant Manager
Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket
35 Moo 4
Cherngtalay
83100 Phuket
Thailand
Phone +66 76 310 400
Fax +66 76 310 405
Email michael.wenk@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 Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information visit www.greenglobe.com

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