Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach, Phuket: Impressive Sustainability Efforts Awarded Green Globe Re-Certification

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach, Phuket: Impressive Sustainability Efforts Awarded Green Globe Re-Certification
January 10, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Jan 08, 2013, Los Angeles, CA – Green Globe announces re-certification of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket in Phuket, Thailand. This resort identifies and promotes sustainable strategies, and has demonstrated corporate social responsibility for the past few years. The success of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts sustainability efforts lies in its integration into their business strategy.

“We are very proud about our achievement with Green Globe,” said Hansruedi Frutiger, General Manager at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket. “The resort is committed to promoting sustainability and our commitment is reflected in our management principles and our daily practices. It is our goal to reduce the environmental impact on all levels, and to encourage our partners and stakeholders to do the same. We invite you to join us in the year ahead as we embark on a journey to explore the past, present and future of sustainable development.”

A long term sustainability management system is in effect at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, energy consumption is monitored on a daily basis. Water reduction goals are set and the property makes use of water from their own treatment plant, located in the city. Waste volume, weight and reduction goals are specified, a comprehensive reuse and recycle policy is in place. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and the purchasing policy favors suppliers adhering to sustainable practices. Recently, the hotel introduced a new line of eco-friendly water bottles and bathroom amenities. The property incorporates Thai traditions and supports community-related activities promoting the area’s nature, history and culture.

Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, commented, “We are extremely pleased to award certification to the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket. The property is a member of The Green Leaf Foundation, dedicated to develop both, the quality of the environment and the tourism industry at the same time. Educational training seminars on energy efficiency and environmental standards are being held on a regular basis. 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 & Spa Karon 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 Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket
The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is a truly wonderful spa resort, set amid lush tropical gardens and just steps away from the pristine sands of Karon Beach, one of the longest and most impressive beaches in Phuket. The property features 247 rooms and suites with spectacular ocean view, spacious balconies and interior artfully crafted in traditional Thai décor. 117 villas cater for the most discerning traveller with a perfectly-blended ambience of privacy and sumptuous comfort. The resort’s four restaurants offer a world-class dining experience, ranging from international cuisine and theme dinners to authentic Brazilian churrasco, and the best of Asian cuisine. This 5-star Mövenpick Resort offers easy access to Phuket’s most popular attractions, Phuket’s International Airport is 45 minutes by car.

Nampetch Tipaxsorn
Director of Marketing & Communications
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket
509 Patak Road
83100 Phuket
Phone +66 76 396 139
Fax +66 76 396 122
Email nampetch.tipaxsorn@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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