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Madinah Mövenpick Hotel, Saudi Arabia, awarded Certification by Green Globe

Madinah Mövenpick Hotel, Saudi Arabia, awarded Certification by Green Globe ( LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced Madinah Mövenpick Hotel has been certified for its sustainable operation and management. The Madinah Mövenpick Hotel is located south of the Holy Mosque, and besides it international business clientele, welcomes visitors to the annual religious pilgrimage. This urban hotel property has reached 72 percent of Green Globe indicators in its first year.

Madinah Mövenpick Hotel General Manager, Mr. Hassan Hassanein, said: “Green Globe certification is another milestone for us. I congratulate all the team members, as this award has been an entire team effort. I am happy to be part of such a dedicated and supportive staff.

“This certified status only helps us live the vision of our President and CEO Mr. Jean Gabriel Pérès, who has pledged that, ‘we are committing today to do the right thing for tomorrow,’” added Hassan Hassanein.

The Madinah Mövenpick offers views to Rowdha Al Sharif, the Green Dome, where the Prophet Muhammad, PBUH, rests. The hotel is also in easy reach of the Al Baquie Memorial, the burial ground of the Prophet’s companions, one of the most important religious sites in Madinah.

Green Globe Certification CEO Mr. Guido Bauer said: “Green Globe is proud to have certified the Madinah Mövenpick Hotel in Saudi Arabia. There were important cultural and religious observances that we and our auditing partner, Avireal Middle East LLC, needed to understand and work with in completing this certification.

“Within this busy urban hotel, maintaining a high level of sustainable operation will always be a challenge, and we know the management and staff of Madinah Mövenpick Hotel now have the tools to be able to set the benchmark for environmental and social stewardship,” added Mr. Bauer.


Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 14,000 employees, is represented in 25 countries with 71 hotels and resorts currently in operation. A further 30 properties are planned or already under construction in Ankara (Turkey), Dubai (four projects – United Arab Emirates), Abu Dhabi (three projects – United Arab Emirates), Shanghai (China), and Dharamshala (India).

Focusing on expansion in 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 Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service, culinary enjoyment, and sustainable environments – all with a personal touch.

The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7 percent) and the Kingdom Group (33.3 percent). For more information, please visit .

Contact: Wael Mahmoud, Chief Engineer, Madinah Mövenpick Hotel, Behind Shariya Court, P.O.Box 1582, Madinah, KSA, Phone: +966 4 818 8888, Fax: +966 4 818 5555, Toll Free: 800 244 44 23, Email: href=""> , Web: .


Green Globe Certification 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 Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information, visit ,

MEDIA CONTACT: Green Globe Certification, Phone: +1-310-337-3000, Fax: +1-310-626-9982, Email: , Web:

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