Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius: Tropical Paradise Awarded Green Globe Certification

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius: Tropical Paradise Awarded Green Globe Certification
December 21, 2012 Arton Kabashi

Dec 20, 2012, Los Angeles, CA –
Green Globe announces certification of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius, located in the heart of the nature preserve of Bel Ombre, on the south west coast of Mauritius. 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 proud to earn the prestigious Green Globe certification,” said Francois Marot, General Manager at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius. “True to our motto ‘Think and act right today for a better tomorrow’ we strive to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. I would like to thank the entire hotel team for their commitment and ongoing efforts that resulted in achieving this wonderful award and the international recognition.”

A long term sustainability management system is in effect at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius, several energy and water saving initiatives in progress. Waste volume, weight and reduction goals are specified, a comprehensive reuse and recycle policy is in place. The hotel donates used bed sheets, uniforms and towels to local charities. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and the purchasing policy favors suppliers adhering to environmental practices. The property supports community-related activities and local entrepreneurs to sell sustainable products that are based on 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 Mauritius. This resort fully supports the ‘Mauritius Sustainable Island Project’ launched by Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam in 2008. The MSI Project aims to create sustainable and resilient economic wealth that benefits all, while preserving the environment, natural resources, social justice, and the quality of life for the population. The MSI Fund also develops its own programs, which focus on rationalizing the use of water, rainwater recovery, the construction of sustainable buildings, and raising environmental awareness in schools. 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 Taba was conducted by Farnek Avireal, lead sustainable consultancy in the MENA region. For additional information please contact Sandrine Le Biavant, e-mail: Sandrine.LeBiavant@farnek.com.

About Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius
The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius is located in the heart of Bel Ombre’s nature reserve in southern Mauritius. Integrated into large sugar cane fields and lush vegetation, this resort is a perfect paradise to experience a relaxing and luxurious stay at any time of the year. The resort combines first-class service with 160 spacious rooms, 20 suites and one villa – all facing the Indian Ocean. All rooms are luxuriously designed and offer the ultimate in comfort, and are spread through casuarinas, coconut trees, frangipanes, hibiscus and bougainvilleas in 10 acres of tropical gardens. The resort’s three restaurants each have their own personality: ‘The Moulin’ offers themed dinners with its varied buffets, ‘Le Camaron’, the beach restaurant, serves fresh fish and sea food, while ‘La Grand Caze’ invites to experience innovative and exceptional recipes with Mauritius flavors in a romantic setting. The hotel offers Zen inspired spa facilities and a large number of land and water sports, such as tennis, volleyball and windsurfing.

Contact:
Geraldine Bajee
Assistant Director Sales & Marketing
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius
Allee des Cocotiers
Bel Ombre
Mauritius
Phone +230 623 5000
Fax +230 623 5001
Email geraldine.bajee@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