Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha fosters Responsible Practices

Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha fosters Responsible Practices
March 4, 2014 Arton Kabashi

“Sustainability has always been a top priority for us,” said Ghada Sadek, General Manager at Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha, in Qatar. “We are very proud to earn the prestigious certification for the third consecutive year, and we will continue to work closely with Green Globe, improving our efforts, and creating a better environment for today and for future generations to come.”

For years, Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha has been engaged in numerous environmental activities, embracing the corporate responsibility business strategy. With their innovative approach to ‘Go Green’, this contemporary property sets an example in the Middle East.

Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha fosters responsible practices, such as curbing energy and water consumption to a minimum, to preserve the environment. The property pursues various projects on alternative green energy sources and water conservation. Waste segregation is being practiced, and reduction goals are specified. The purchasing policy favors local products and suppliers, and supports small businesses in the area. Guests are encouraged to minimize their environmental footprint and join community activities promoting awareness. The hotel offers a number of options for sustainable meetings and events.

As part of their ongoing efforts, Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha works closely with local projects and initiatives, such as the Qatar Sustainability Network, and active platform to inform, inspire, empower, educate, and build capacity and public involvement to improve the quality of life in Qatar. Most recently, the hotel hosted an event for the Qatar Green Buildings Council, announcing the launch of the Healthy Building Interest Group (HBiG) – another step towards enhanced awareness of what constitutes a healthy indoor environment. HBiG forms valuable partnerships and alliances in order to promote a widespread understanding of the relationship between indoor air quality and the well-being and safety of residents.

“Qatar is currently undergoing enormous growth, which gives us the chance to create healthy indoor environments by using the experiences and best practices utilized worldwide. Indoor air quality is an essential part of a green building process. With warm weather year-round, people in Qatar tend to spend over 90 per cent of their time inside. Through the commitment of developers and the implementation of indoor environmental quality standards, Qatar can become one of the healthiest countries in the world,” added Ghada Sadek.

The audit for Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha was conducted by Farnek Middle East, lead sustainability consultancy in the MENA region, and a Preferred Green Globe Partner.

About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 25 countries with 80 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Istanbul (Turkey), Shanghai (China), and Marrakech (Morocco).
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.

Sara Assad
Marketing & Communications Manager
Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha
West Bay, Doha
Phone +974 4496 6115
Email sara.assad@moevenpick.com

About Farnek Middle East
Farnek is one of the region’s foremost facilities management outsource companies. With a skilled workforce approaching 2,000 people, Farnek Middle East has offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and maintains over 1,000 properties alone on behalf of many international and regional companies. Farnek has also signed a commitment to support myclimate, an international organization that helps companies around the world manage their carbon emissions through a range of offset programs.

Sandrine Le Biavant

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

Green Globe Certification
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