Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar Reaffirms Commitment to Sustainability in KSA

Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar Reaffirms Commitment to Sustainability in KSA
November 17, 2014 Arton Kabashi

For continuously driving environmental awareness and committing to its sustainable management and socio-economic plans, Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar has once again received the internationally renowned Green Globe certificate for sustainable operation and management.

Farnek Middle East LLC, Green Globe’s preferred partner and Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ appointed total facilities management company, completed the certification audit and found the hotel achieved 83% of the compliance indicators within Green Globe’s International Standard for Sustainable Tourism.

This excellent score puts Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar in the top tier of hotels certified by Green Globe, which measures a property’s operations against 337 compliance indicators across four major themes: sustainable management, socio-economics, cultural heritage and environment.

Markus Marti, Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar’s General Manager said, “We are truly delighted to have been recertified by Green Globe. Sustainability is a solid pillar of our hotel’s philosophy, thus, we strongly ensure that we remain a responsible business entity and we always conduct our operations in harmony with the community and the environment.”

Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar is located in the vibrant city of Al Khobar situated in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The 12 storey, five star hotel sits on the city’s popular Corniche, and is a favorite with leisure and business travellers. Featuring 143 spacious and delicately furnished rooms and suites, the hotel also offers panoramic views of the city skyline and the Arabian Gulf shore.

Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar has been commended for its initiative to reuse grey-water from various hotel operations, including HVAC condensate, boiler blow-down and chiller cleaning, which it diverts to irrigation purposes around the property. The hotel was also recognized for its tracking mechanism to assist with waste segregation, which greatly assists reducing discarded material being sent to landfill.

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 81 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Istanbul Golden Horn (Turkey) and Kochi (India).

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-hotels.com.