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Positive steps recognized at Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain

Positive steps recognized at Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain (Forimmediaterelease.net) LOS ANGELES, California - Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain is the only Green Globe certified property located in Bahrain. The award-winning five-star property is situated adjacent to Bahrain International Airport with a magnificent view of the Arad Bay lagoon. The business district and city center of Manama as well as Amwaj Island and the marina are just a short drive away.

Guests can explore the cosmopolitan lifestyle of the Kingdom of Bahrain that makes it one of the most attractive destinations in the Gulf Region. The hotel itself features contemporary Arabian architecture and interiors coupled with the latest technology and modern conveniences.

Green Globe congratulates Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain on its recent recertification and its outstanding compliance score of 89% against accredited criteria.

Mr. Daniel Kaan, General Manager at Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain said, “It’s a great pleasure to reap the fruits of our labor and receive the Green Globe Certification for the fourth year in a row. For 2015, the property underwent a significant change in lighting and switched to LED bulbs in all areas. We have thus far saved 8.72% on electricity this year. Much investment, selection and auditing have taken place for these projects to succeed, and we are glad that these positive steps are being recognized.”

Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain 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. An Energy Management System (EMS) is in place and energy saving measures are being implemented throughout the property. All guest rooms are controlled by digital thermostat set to 23 degrees when unoccupied and are also equipped with energy efficient TVs and appliances.

As part of the hotel’s water saving strategies dual flush toilets are installed in guest rooms and low flow aerators are fitted on showerheads and taps. In addition, motion sensors are fitted on all public access toilets. And to further minimize water usage the property features native plants in gardens and landscaping.

Waste volume is also recorded and reduction goals set by the hotel. Wastepaper, plastic and metal are sent to the UNIVERSE recycling company. And composting is handled by NASS, an external contractor that produces organic fertilizer.

To reduce its impact on the environment, the hotel building itself follows numerous sustainable practices. All guest rooms and public areas are fitted with double glazed and tinted glass to provide insulation. The property also utilizes lead free paints, natural marble and gypsum board.

The staff at Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain are actively engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives that include blood donation drives, organizing special events for disabled children and supporting charities such as DAR-UCO an organization that provides care and accommodation for the elderly. Regular beach clean ups are also conducted as part of the hotel’s environmental activities. These initiatives are part of Shine, which is the global sustainability programme of Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts that aims to give back to the communities where the company operates. Shine’s efforts concentrate on three pillars – Environment, Employer and Social Sustainability, with Education forming the common thread as a key focus.

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

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 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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