Swiss Business Hotel cares for the Environment

Swiss Business Hotel cares for the Environment
February 14, 2014 Arton Kabashi

“The Mövenpick Hotel Zürich-Regensdorf is proud to earn the prestigious Green Globe certification for the third year in a row, and we will continue to increase our environmental efforts,” said General Manager Norbert Fontana. “It is our responsibility to save the future of our planet and to preserve nature for the next generations.”

This 4-star business hotel counts among the top performing Green Globe members worldwide, and has demonstrated exceptional efforts and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and corporate responsibility over the past few years – in line with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts vision and values.

Sustainability is a very important part of all daily operations at Mövenpick Hotel Zürich-Regensdorf, staff members and partners benefit from regular training sessions on responsible practices. “We have to realize that even the small things, easy to do for everyone, bring us closer to a sustainable society. We all have to learn to carefully use our resources and not to waste them,” adds Norbert Fontana.

As part of its social responsibility program, the Mövenpick Hotel Zürich-Regensdorf works closely with a number of community partners and charitable organizations, such as ‘Pfuusbus’, dedicated to the care of the homeless. Launched by a local pastor, the Pfuusbus project provides beds, food, and clothing to those in need, especially during the cold winter months. All trainees at the hotel set up a booth at the Christmas Market, selling homemade chocolates, nuts, and bathroom amenities, in support of the good cause.

The Mövenpick Hotel Zürich-Regensdorf is actively involved with the Climate Cent Foundation, a voluntary measure of the Swiss industry aimed at efficient climate protection. The foundation invests in projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both in Switzerland and abroad. Emissions reductions are determined following nationally and internationally recognized guidelines, and can be claimed by Switzerland towards the fulfillment of its reduction target.

A long term sustainability management system is in effect at the Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Regensdorf, and over the past five years energy consumption was cut down considerably. External air-conditioning and a heat recovery system reduced the use of heating by 55%. LED lighting and motion sensors are installed throughout the building, and the hotel features its own charge station for electric vehicles. The purchasing policy favors eco-certified products and local suppliers adhering to environmental practices.

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

Sarah Kaelin
Public Relations
Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Regensdorf
Im Zentrum 2
8105 Zurich-Regensdorf
Phone +41 44 871 5881
Fax +41 44 871 5889

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

Green Globe Certification
Phone +1-310-337-3000
Fax +1-310-626-9982