Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha raises community awareness
Green Globe recently recertified Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha for the fourth consecutive year.
Ms. Ghada Sadek, General Manager at the hotel said, “We all share great pride and continued commitment to maintain our sustainability management policy and be an example to our tourism community. We are proud to be Green Globe certified for the fourth year and we will continue to be environmentally conscious by working closely with Green Globe to improve our efforts and be a driver of sustainability in the region.”
The hotel has focused on green initiatives and social projects that aim to increase environmental and community awareness.
Led by the property’s Green Team, the hotel organizes numerous green activities annually including Earth Hour, Beach Clean-Ups and Tree Planting projects. Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha partners up with the Qatar Tourism Authority to promote Earth Hour in Qatar during worldwide Earth Hour celebrations. Last year, the hotel was featured as part of a video project highlighting the moment when the lights were turned off. Through its partnership with the Qatar Green Building Council, the hotel also participates in No Paper Day each year. On this day staff limit printing jobs and only use paper if it is essential, guests are encouraged to do likewise. This event is promoted heavily on social media in coordination with QGBC.
Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha underwent a comprehensive audit by Green Globe’s preferred Middle East Partner FARNEK. The hotel is very active in instigating CSR activities. One CSR initiative involves hotel staff working with the al Shafallah Centre for the Disabled. Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha trains students from the Shafallah Centre in basic skills and functions in both the housekeeping and food and beverage departments. During the two-month training program, the students learn the importance of teamwork and time management whilst self-confidence is also nurtured. The hotel aims to continue its collaboration with the center, and bring in more trainees on a regular basis. Currently, there are two full time employees from the Shafallah Centre for the Disabled working at the hotel and there are hopes to increase the number to four in the future.
As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha also offers a Green Meetings Package to those who are interested in making their meetings and events more environmentally friendly. In addition to a healthy and sustainable lunch, attendees will also be encouraged to use hard top-tables in the meeting room where no linen is used to reduce chemical use/water/energy usage, a fully electronic paper-free event and much more.
“Green Meetings are an essential step taken by the hotel not only to promote and spread awareness on green living and businesses, but also to encourage the hotel’s loyal patrons and guests to learn more about our green initiatives and take part in them as well,” concluded Ms. Sadek.
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 those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Bali (Indonesia) and Marrakech (Morocco).
Focusing on expanding 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 with headquarters 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.moevenpick-hotels.com
About Green Globe Certification
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