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Movenpick Hotel Makkah sets ambitious 10 percent reduction goal

Movenpick Hotel Makkah sets ambitious 10 percent reduction goal ( LOS ANGELES, California - The Saudi Arabia Movenpick Hotel & Residences Hajar Tower Makkah is a five-star hotel offering excellently appointed hotel rooms and suites overlooking the Holy Kaaba and faces King Abdul Aziz Gate. The hotel enjoys a prime location with magnificent views of the sacred Muslim site and forms part of the prestigious Abraj Al Bait complex.

For the third consecutive year, Movenpick Hotel Makkah celebrates its attainment of the international Green Globe certification after its successful annual audit for 2015. The certification honors tourism companies with excellent eco-sustainability standards and social responsibility initiatives in the hospitality industry. It is awarded based on the extent of a company’s interaction within its social sphere through training and development programs, as well as a company’s social responsibility and enhancement of the positive image associated with sustainable companies.

Adil Irfan, Movenpick Hotel Makkah’s General Manager said, “Movenpick hotels around the world follow a far-reaching policy, aspiring to take leadership in the hospitality industry when it comes to sustainability programs aimed towards a better tomorrow. We seek to secure a healthy and motivating environment in all respects, in addition to our pursuit to develop today’s children for a brighter future, being aware of our responsibility towards the environment and providing community service in the field of training and development.”

Movenpick Hotel Makkah always seeks to make all its facilities eco-friendly, by implementing principles of environmental sustainability and raising awareness amongst its staff. The hotel’s Sustainability Management Plan incorporates many strategies to reduce the consumption of water, electricity and use of chemicals by 10% per day. Such practices include replacing all light bulbs with 5-watt LED lights to reduce energy, deploying informational panels in the hotel to help raise public awareness about the environment and annually making contracts with companies specializing in recycling. Finally, environmental awareness is instilled amongst hotel staff to encourage them to act as volunteers in various programs including reforestation initiatives.

As part of its social responsibilities, Movenpick Hotel Makkah maintains partnerships with universities and colleges to fully support the training of students specializing in management and hospitality. The hotel also offers career opportunities to people with special needs wishing to enter the labour market. And, to stimulate local economic development, internal training programs are conducted to raise employees’ efficiency and increase the number of career opportunities available for local Saudi residents.

For more information please contact: Aljawhara Minwer, Marketing Communication Assistant Manager, Phone: 00966 5 605 840 79 - 00966 2 571 71 71, Email: href="">

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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