Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha, Green Globe-Certified for the Fifth Year

Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha, Green Globe-Certified for the Fifth Year
February 1, 2016 Bradley Cox

Green Globe, the premiere worldwide sustainability stamp for the tourism industry, has re-certified Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha for the fifth year running. The five-star hotel has achieved a score of 75% against the new Green Globe Version 1.7 criteria and indicator requirements, making the property one of only two Green Globe-certified hotels in the country.

Green Globe Version 1.7 is the new standard guidelines that incorporate 60 new compliance indicators, in addition to over 300, supporting the mandatory core certification criteria. Criteria points cover sustainable management, social/economic factors, cultural heritage and environmental elements. The new Green Globe standard assists the property to progress and monitor its sustainability plans, whilst being rewarded and recognised for it.

The recertification is part of the hotel and the company’s global commitment to uphold the pillars of sustainability – social, environmental and economic, through the use of effective management plans, These reflect the property’s commitment to deliver sustainable operations and spreading awareness about green living.

One of the key goals of Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha is to promote and create awareness around sustainability and green-friendly living, by establishing a culture of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, practicing energy conservation activities and upholding corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes throughout the hotels daily operations.

Working hand in hand in recycling with Averda, an environmental solutions provider in the Middle East, the hotel saved approximately 107,316 kilowatts of energy and 6,965 gallons of water, due to its constant targeted sustainable practices.

Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha’s commitment on responsible operations and giving back to the community was testified from the recent award bestowed for the Best CSR Initiative for the Tourism Sector in Qatar.

“We all share great pride and continued commitment to maintain our sustainability management policy and be an example in our tourism community,” said Ghada Sadek, General Manager, Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha. “We are proud to be Green Globe-certified for the fifth year, and we will continue to be environmentally conscious by working closely with Green Globe, to improve our efforts and be a driver of sustainability in the region.”

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 those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Bali (Indonesia) and Marrakech (Morocco).

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.moevenpick-hotels.com

For further information:
Sara Assad
Marketing & Communications Manager
Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha
West Bay, Doha, Qatar
Phone +974 4496 61 15
sara.assad@movenpick.com
www.movenpick.com/doha-west-bay