Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate makes positive contributions to the environment
Green Globe congratulates Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate on its recent recertification for the fourth year and its notable compliance score of 80% against accredited criteria.
Robert Barker, General Manager at Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate said: “We believe that reducing the property’s carbon footprint is considered as an incumbent priority and is at the forefront of our core values and beliefs. Through the adaption of ecological practices including; the conservation of water and energy resources and the utilization of new technology powered by renewable energy sources, we have committed ourselves to being a sustainable and socially responsible property.”
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate 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. The hotel is striving to implement energy and water saving measures in all relevant areas and aims to reduce water and energy consumption by up to 8% per year. Energy saving strategies include the use of a centralized Room Management System (RMS) that controls air conditioning and lighting in guest rooms with adjustments made during periods of occupancy. In addition, there has been an increased usage of LED lighting and motion sensors throughout the property.
In an effort to conserve water resources, water saving aerators and dual system low flush toilets are fitted in guest rooms and public and staff bathrooms. The hotel has recently made improvements to its staff bathrooms by installing urinals featuring unique waterless technology, which is expected to make a positive contribution towards the reduction of water consumption. Furthermore, the hotel has a water storage tank in the basement of which can store seven days’ supply of water.
To reduce the property’s impact on the environment, all guest rooms, meeting rooms and restaurants are fitted with glass windows to take advantage of the availability of natural light. In their conscious efforts towards conserving energy, all of the hotel’s hot and cold water, chilled water pipes and air conditioning ducts are properly insulated to reduce temperature loss as much as possible. Additionally, the hotel building itself is constructed of sustainable materials wherever possible utilizing materials such as medium density fiber board instead of wood, natural granite and clay roof tiles. Throughout the hotel’s recent renovation work, eco-friendly wood was utilized for floor replacements and lead-free paints were used for repainting purposes.
As part of its environmental responsibilities, the hotel also supports a local group, the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG). As an EEG member, the hotel implemented a fundraising campaign for planting Gaff trees. Gaff trees are the national tree of the UAE, native to the region and prove to be very effective in retaining dune structure and stabilizing sandy soil.
About Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 20 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai (Thailand), Bali (Indonesia) and Marrakech (Morocco).
Focusing on expansion within 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 central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world. The hotel company is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com
About Green Globe Certification
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