Green Globe recertifies Madinah Mövenpick Hotel for 6th year
Located in the modern city of Madinah in Saudi Arabia, Madinah Mövenpick Hotel is perfectly situated for pilgrims visiting this holy destination. The Al Rawda Al Sharifa and Al Baqie are all within a few minutes from the hotel. Immaculately appointed rooms and suites have views of the city and the hotel’s restaurants and cafe offer guests a variety of dining choices.
Khader Dakak, General Manager at the hotel said, “We are proud to achieve Green Globe certification again. I would like to thank all our team members for their commitment towards environmental conservation and social responsibility.”
Madinah Mövenpick Hotel conducts staff training in different areas of sustainability to raise awareness. The hotel participates in Earth Hour and World Environment Day celebrations each year and encourages people through social media campaigns to take positive environmental action in protecting nature and planet Earth. In addition, the hotel has its own Energy Management Committee that actively focuses on reducing power consumption by implementing an energy savings plan.
Madinah Mövenpick Hotel uses the Hotel Optimiser management system, designed by Green Globe’s preferred Middle East Partner, FARNEK, to record and monitor all activities in energy and water consumption. To conserve energy, a Building Management System (BMS) regulates temperatures in various sections of the property. Energy-efficient facility equipment and guest room appliances have also been installed. Furthermore, motion sensors and timers are utilized at the property with 70% of corridor lighting controlled by sensors. Lights in guest rooms, back of house areas, offices, meeting rooms and restaurants continue to be replaced with LED lights.
Water is routinely monitored to ensure reduction targets are met. Low-flow aerators are fitted on taps in guest rooms and public areas.
The hotel has a systemic approach to sustainability. Twice every shift, staff members patrol designated areas and check for any faulty plumbing and water leakages, as part of the hotel’s Preventive Maintenance Program. Refrigerator and freezer temperatures are monitored and measured six times a day (twice per shift). These measurements permit the hotel to collect valuable data regarding overall energy usage and maintain accurate records of any associated costs arising from repairs or replacement of equipment or parts.
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.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
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