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Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt/Oberursel focuses on sustainability

Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt/Oberursel focuses on sustainability (Forimmediaterelease.net) LOS ANGELES, California - The comfortable 4-star Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt/Oberursel in Germany is located north of Frankfurt in the town of Oberursel on the slopes of the Taunus Mountains. Highlights include convenient access to nature, cultural experiences, sightseeing attractions, sports opportunities and simply the chance to relax and enjoy the pleasant surroundings.

Green Globe congratulates Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt/Oberursel on its recent re-certification and on its impressive compliance score of 92%.

Jennifer Lässer, Marketing&Sales Coordinator at Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt/Oberursel said, “All employees of the Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt/Oberursel are proud to have received the Green Globe certificate again as sustainable behavior is a very important topic. In all our activities and actions we focus on environmental, economic and social sustainability. Our actions serve the goal to minimize our consumption figures in the most effective manner.”

As a Green Globe certified property efficient resource management is a main priority.

“The whole team is motivated to reduce our consumption of electricity, water and heating every day,” added Jennifer Lässer.

Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt/Oberursel utilizes energy saving lamps in all areas of the hotel. In guest rooms circuit and air conditioning are only activated when released by room cards. And any new electrical appliances are purchased in accordance with energy saving criteria.

Water usage is regularly monitored and dual toilet flushing systems are installed. Also, to ensure the quality of black and grey water is non-polluting to the surrounding environment eco-friendly cleaning products are used.

To minimize waste, the hotel organizes the separation of garbage in all areas of the hotel that is collected by designated waste collection companies for recycling or disposal. In addition, the property consults with suppliers to reduce the amount of packaging materials currently used.

Green Meetings conducted by Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt/Oberursel use resources sustainably and with care. The hotel has 12 modern and well-appointed meeting and conference rooms. All meeting rooms feature panoramic windows that provide natural daylight and participants receive environmental friendly stationery such as biodegradable pens. Catering for these functions include Bio juices and Fair Trade coffee plus seasonal and regional dishes. And in accordance with the hotel’s social and environmental responsibilities local and regional products are preferred in order to minimize transport emissions as well as to support the local economy.

To reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint, travel via German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) is encouraged and guests can choose to offset their trip with Atmosfair. Through Atmosfair travelers contribute a voluntary payment based on the amount of emissions generated by their travel and these contributions are then utilized to develop renewable energy systems primarily in developing countries.

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 (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

MEDIA CONTACT: Bradley Cox, Director Communications, Green Globe Certification, 5959 W. Century Blvd., Suite 610, Los Angeles, California 90045 U.S.A., Tel +1-310-337-3000, Fax +1-310-626-9982, skype bradleygcox, email: bcox@greenglobe.com ,

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