Prevention is the Prescription at Madinah Mövenpick Hotel

Prevention is the Prescription at Madinah Mövenpick Hotel
October 30, 2015 Bradley Cox

Located in the modern city of Madinah in Saudi Arabia, the five-star Madinah Mövenpick Hotel is ideally situated for visitors to this holy destination. The Holy Mosque, Al Rawda Al Sharifa and Al Baqie are all within a few minutes from the hotel. Most of the immaculately appointed rooms and suites offer views of the city and guests can enjoy a variety of dining choices at the hotel’s restaurants.

Green Globe congratulates Madinah Mövenpick Hotel on its recent recertification for the fourth year running and its notable compliance score of 88% against accredited criteria.

Rushdi Ashkar, General Manager at Madinah Mövenpick Hotel said, “We are proud to achieve Green Globe certification again. I would like to thank all team members for their commitment towards environmental conservation and social responsibility.”

Madinah Mövenpick Hotel uses the Hotel Optimizer management system designed by Green Globe’s preferred Middle East Partner FARNEK to record and monitor all energy and water consumption. To conserve energy a Building Management System (BMS) regulates temperatures in various sections of the hotel. In addition, energy efficient facility equipment and guest room appliances have been installed. Furthermore, motion sensors and timers are utilized at the property and 70% of corridor lighting now uses sensors. While 60% of all lighting in guest rooms, back of house areas, offices, meeting rooms and restaurants have been replaced with LEDs.

Water is also routinely monitored to ensure reduction targets are met. Low flow aerators are fitted on taps in guest rooms and public areas. And restaurant sinks are fitted with sensors and foot controlled pedals.

The hotel has a systemic approach to sustainability. Twice every shift staff patrol designated areas and check for any faulty plumbing and water leakages as part of the hotel’s Preventative Maintenance Program. Also, refrigerator and freezer temperatures are monitored and measured six times a day (twice per shift). These measures permit the hotel to collect valuable data regarding overall energy usage and maintain accurate records of any associated costs arising from repairs or replacement of equipment or parts.

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 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 20 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai (Thailand), Bali (Indonesia) and Marrakech (Morocco).

Focusing on expansion within 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 central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world. The hotel company is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit


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Madinah Mövenpick Hotel
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P.O.Box 1582
phone  +966 14 818 8888
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