Sustainable Luxury at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea

Sustainable Luxury at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea
November 1, 2017 Bradley Cox

The luxurious 5-star Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is nestled amongst 8 hectares of expansive lush tropical gardens. The resort’s design is based on an authentic Arabic village setting, and is located on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, at the lowest point on earth 400 metres below sea level.

Green Globe recently recertified Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea for the seventh consecutive year.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea seeks to achieve ecological and aesthetic harmony between the resort itself and the surrounding natural environment. Rooms and suites were built using traditional methods including the use of local materials such as stones from the Dead Sea area and natural plastering methods. Indigenous plants and trees grow in gardens and landscapes along with olive trees dating over 2000 years old that were saved from the original construction site.

To reduce energy consumption, a solar system is used for heating hot water and the property is currently investigating the replacement of chillers with energy efficient ones. To minimize carbon emissions, solar charged electric cars are available for hire.

Water saving measures include the fitting of valves and aerators that keep water pressure at a standard level in showers and sinks thereby saving 30% of water. The resort also has its own STP (Sewage Treatment Plant) and grey water is used to water gardens and landscaped areas via a drip irrigation system that operates year round. Treated wastewater is also used for cleaning outdoor public areas.

To support regional development, locally produced products and services are preferred whenever possible. Locally baked bread along with local low fat milk, herbs and spices, vegetables and fruits, gluten free flour and virgin olive oil are used in kitchens. Locally made Dead Sea souvenirs and handicrafts are also on display or available for purchase.

Last month, in line with the resort’s social responsibilities, guests were invited to help families in need through the ‘Kilo of Kindness’ campaign, organised worldwide by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts as part of its ‘Shine’ project, a global international CSR program. Guests were asked to donate one kilogram of clothing, school supplies or canned food. These items were collected by resort staff and then delivered to the Charity Clothing Bank whose aim is to provide much needed clothes and goods for less fortunate Jordanian families.

About Mövenpick Hotels and 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 those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Bali (Indonesia) and Nairobi (Kenya).

Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises 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 with headquarters 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 www.movenpick.com

 

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