Mövenpick Resort Taba confirms Leading Environmental Position

Mövenpick Resort Taba confirms Leading Environmental Position
October 23, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Green Globe member, the Mövenpick Resort Taba in Egypt, once again confirmed its leading position in Egyptian tourism for environmental awareness. For the past few years this luxury hotel has demonstrated a firm commitment to sustainable management and operational efficiency. The success of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts sustainability efforts lies in its integration into their business strategy.

“Hearing the good news that we are Green Globe certified for the third consecutive year, proves that we are successfully moving in line with our corporate strategy regarding global sustainability,” said Mr. Goneid Moheb, General Manager at the Mövenpick Resort Taba. “Sustainable development is essential in all our practices, and we are working towards engaging all our employees in this initiative. Sustainability to us means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Working with Green Globe has helped our team to better understand the benefits of green strategy projects, and we are very proud about our achievement.”

Mövenpick Resort Taba fosters responsible practices, such as curbing energy and water consumption to a minimum, to preserve the environment. The property conducts various projects on alternative green energy sources and water conservation. Waste volume, weight and reduction goals are specified, garbage is being segregated per the hotel’s waste management policy. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and local suppliers are given preference. Awareness among guests is promoted through a comprehensive communications strategy, which includes information on natural surroundings, local cultures, cultural heritage and appropriate behavior while visiting heritage sites.

One of the main strategic objectives of the business is to invest in their own people, sharing decision making and planning processes. “Learning and development is our magic tool,” added Mr. Goneid Moheb. “Our staff is the most valuable power driving the hotel, and our team benefits from regular training seminars and promotions.”

Taba is the gateway to Sinai – magnificent landscapes, breathtaking mountains, and the alluring turquoise waters of the Gulf of Aqaba set the stage for the Mövenpick Resort Taba. This is the meeting point of four countries, with views of Jordan, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.

The audit for the Mövenpick Resort Taba was conducted by Farnek Middle East, lead sustainable 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 24 countries with 79 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai and KohSamui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE), Sanya (Hainan Island, China), and Djerba (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:
Mohamed Gawad
Mövenpick Resort Taba
South Sinai
46621 Taba
Egypt
Phone +20 69 3530530
Fax +20 69 3530540
Email mohamed.gawad@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