Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach employees make a sustainable difference
The hotel recently received its Green Globe certification for the fourth year running and is focused on improving its sustainability performance.
Mr. Horst Walther-Jones the General Manager of Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach said, “We are delighted that we have been re-certified by Green Globe. I am very proud to say that Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach is dedicated to environmentally sustainable tourism and this has been demonstrated through a variety of initiatives.
“Our business partners and employees can really make a difference by reducing the hotel’s environmental impact and this is reflected in the concerns we all have in making sure we operate at the highest environmental standards possible,” added GM Horst Walther-Jones.
Green Globe’s Middle East Partner FARNEK confirmed Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach’s certification with a comprehensive audit of all its hotel departments. In addition, the property uses the Hotel Optimizer management system designed by FARNEK to record and monitor all energy and water consumption as well as benchmark waste quantities. The Hotel Optimizer allows comparisons to be made from year to year, and data indicates that energy consumption has decreased by 66% compared against levels taken in 2011.
Current efficient lighting systems include the installation of motion sensors in corridors and toilets, and timers for outdoor areas and parking lots. As part of its sustainable management plan, the hotel has commenced replacing lighting with energy efficient LED’s to reduce electricity usage.
Low flow showerheads and faucets plus dual flush toilet systems and motion sensors are some of the water saving devices utilized throughout the hotel to reduce water consumption. Staff also receive training regarding the hotel’s sustainable goals and it is mandatory that any water leakages are reported and fixed to prevent water wastage.
In accordance with the hotel’s environmental responsibility, amenity dispensers are used in guest and public bathrooms and filled with eco-friendly bio-degradable products. In addition, public transportation such as Metro and Tram travel are recommended by Concierge services.
Social initiatives include supporting both businesses and charity groups in the community. For example, during restaurant refurbishments last year, locally produced tiles manufactured by RAK were preferred and walls were built of tempur wood. In addition, unused amenities such as soap, dental kits and shaving kits were donated to charity.
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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