Mövenpick Resort Hurghada, Egypt: Innovative Approach awarded Green Globe Certification

Mövenpick Resort Hurghada, Egypt: Innovative Approach awarded Green Globe Certification
January 10, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Jan 09, 2013, Los Angeles, CA – Green Globe announces certification of Mövenpick Resort Hurghada, Egypt. Following Mövenpick Hotels & Resort’s commitment to Green Globe certification for all properties worldwide, Mövenpick Resort Hurghada saw its very first certification audit in November 2012. The property has demonstrated corporate responsibility and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency on multiple levels. The success of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts sustainability efforts lies in its integration into their business strategy.

“Mövenpick Resort Hurghada joined the Mövenpick Hotels & Resort family not so long ago – in March 2012,” said Alain Chatel, General Manager at the Mövenpick Resort Hurghada. “Achieving Green Globe certification is a great milestone for this property, strengthening our efforts to be fully in line with the Mövenpick standard. As the new general manager of the hotel I am very happy to see that the dedication of our entire team to achieve the prestigious certification has paid off. We will continuously thrive to do our best to preserve and contribute to the future for generations to come.”

A long term sustainability management system is in place at the Mövenpick Resort Hurghada, energy and water consumption is strictly monitored. In addition, various projects on alternative green energy sources and water preservation are in progress. A special Green Team was established to identify, analyze and implement environmental goals set by the hotel. Awareness is promoted among suppliers and partners, asking to commit to sustainable business practices. The property actively supports the community and charities, such as El Khabar El Tayeb, a local organization caring for children and young adults with special needs.

Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, commented, “We are extremely pleased to award certification to the Mövenpick Resort Hurghada in Egypt. Within a very short period of time, this resort took a leading role promoting sustainable tourism in Egypt. The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism has set an integrated ‘Tourism Sustainable Development Plan’ that will continue with improvements to the tourism sector up to 2020. 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 Hurghada was conducted by Farnek Avireal, lead sustainability consultancy in the MENA region. 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.

Stefanie Glasser
Executive Assistant
Mövenpick Resort Hurghada
Phone +20 65 3465100
Fax +20 65 3465101
Email stefanie.glasser@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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