Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida'a Kuwait: 4 years of Green Globe certification
This year marks the fourth year that the resort has received Green Globe certification, another outstanding feat that places it in a class of its own. Since the introduction of Green Globe certification for Middle East Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts properties, energy and water have been saved, community assistance initiatives have been devised, new technology implemented and alternative energy sources pursued.
Green Globe’s Middle East Partner FARNEK confirmed Mövenpick Hotel&Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait’s certification with an audit of all resort departments. The audit found that the resort achieved 86% of all applicable criteria, which places the property in Green Globe’s high achiever category.
Maged Gubr, General Manager at Mövenpick Hotel&Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait said, “We are so proud and honored to have been awarded the Green Globe re-certification for the fourth year in a row. We are always keen to improve our environmental performances and green practices. “
Mövenpick Hotel&Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait has positioned itself as one of the most responsible and sustainable resorts in Kuwait. The resort has made major improvements in terms of water and electricity consumption resulting in substantial savings.
“We have implemented a long-term environmental management system to reduce the usage of water and energy by integrating some basic measures such as energy efficient lighting and water saving devices,” Maged Gubr added.
The resort’s green policies have been developed in line with the Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts Corporate Social Responsibility program. Energy-saving strategies include environmentally friendly LED bulbs, motion sensors and light timers which have been fitted throughout the resort as well as the installation of water saving faucets in all guest rooms and public areas to reduce water consumption. Also, innovative waste reduction programs are in place such as donating oil waste to an oil recycling company that then reuses it to produce soap.
The resort’s sustainability management plan includes regular in-house staff training on sustainable initiatives with each Head of Department undergoing specialized training regarding energy saving. Also, to involve guests in reducing the resort’s footprint its sustainability policy can be viewed online and environmental brochures highlighting saving water and electricity are available in guest bedrooms. Furthermore, Concierge also provides Green information to assist visitors.
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), 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.
About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe 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 is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Green Globe is also a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com
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