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Movenpick Resort Al Nawras: Green Globe number one

Movenpick Resort Al Nawras: Green Globe number one ( LOS ANGELES, California - The Movenpick 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 Movenpick 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 Movenpick 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 Movenpick 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.

Movenpick 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.

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

About Movenpick Hotels&Resorts

Movenpick 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, Movenpick 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, Movenpick Hotels&Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Movenpick Hotels&Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world. For further information please visit

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). For information, please visit

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:

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