Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras Green Globe Number One

Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras Green Globe Number One
July 1, 2015 Bradley Cox

The Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras is the only resort in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia located on its own private island overlooking the Red Sea. Each of the 91 one and two-bedroom villas are uniquely designed to meet all guest requirements and offer complete privacy in upscale sea view surroundings.

Green Globe congratulates Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras on its recent re-certification and on its achievement of attaining a magnificent compliance score of 92% against accredited criteria.

Paul Papanicolaou, General Manager at Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras Jeddah said, “In the hospitality business, taking care of guest welfare is the most important aspect of being a hotelier. We are very proud to have received Green Globe certification for five consecutive years, culminating in gaining number one ranked Green Globe certified Mövenpick hotel and resort in the Middle East for 2014.

“This certificate is part of a total hotel approach, supporting our commitment to apply “best” practice in all areas of our sustainable hotel operations, such as water and energy conservation, land use and solid waste management.”

The property 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 as well as benchmark waste quantities. Energy reduction strategies include the installation of motion sensors in back of house areas, implementation of photocells for outdoor lighting and in parking lots, and the utilization of energy efficient appliances and equipment in guest rooms and laundries.

Growing native vegetation species and using treated grey water for irrigation are part of the water saving initiatives deployed at the resort. In addition, environmentally friendly service providers and sustainable suppliers are preferred at the property to reduce its impact on the seaside surroundings.

Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras Jeddah is totally committed to supporting sustainable projects and putting ideas into practices. The resort educates employees to develop a greater understanding and awareness of key environmental issues. A Sustainability brochure is produced annually, which highlights actions undertaken for energy and water savings, waste reduction and staff engagement in community activities. As part of its social initiatives the resort sponsors activities and accommodation for the Disabled Children Association (D.C.A) of Jeddah, donates food during Ramadan to people in need in the Saudi community and staff participate in the Clean Up As You Go beach cleanup.

“Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras is very proud to receive Green Globe recognition which supports the vision, direction and aims of all Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts,” concluded Mr Papanicolaou.

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 82 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai (Thailand), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and Tunis (Tunisia).

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 central Switzerland, 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. For further information please visit www.moevenpick-hotels.com

Richelle Viray

GM Secretary
Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras Jeddah
Western Province
21424 Jeddah
phone 966 12 6555550
fax 966 12 6076833

email richelle.viray@moevenpick.com
web www.moevenpick-hotels.com