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Green Globe certified Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart: outstanding environmental efforts recognized

Green Globe certified Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart: outstanding environmental efforts recognized (Forimmediaterelease.net) LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification recognizes outstanding sustainability management, demonstrated by the Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport&Messe in Germany – Green Globe member since April 2011. This upscale hotel identifies and promotes sustainable strategies, in line with Movenpick Hotels&Resorts’ vision and values.

“The entire team of the Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport&Messe is committed to meeting the social and environmental challenges related to its business,” said Juergen Koehler, General Manager and Director of Operations Germany, “The Green Globe certification offers a great platform supporting our initiatives with the local community and charity organizations, preserving our environment while bringing an added-value to our guests and their hotel experience. We are very proud about the Green Globe recognition of our efforts, and this achievement would not be possible without our dedicated staff. I am looking forward to further successful accomplishments in 2013.”

The Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport implemented a long-term sustainability management system, energy and water consumption is recorded and benchmarked on a monthly basis. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and a reuse and recycle policy is in place. The hotel works with approved local organizations to collect and process its waste. Respect for the environment is the core value and guests are encouraged to support a carbon-neutral stay and reduce their environmental footprint. The Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport actively promotes the area’s art and cultural heritage, traditional cuisine featuring local and organic ingredients can be found on the menu.

Staff members at the Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport benefit from an eLearning seminar based on the scientific model of The Natural Step - helping businesses to better understand and integrate sustainability in its strategy and operations. The framework was initiated by the Swedish born international NGO, The Natural Step [ www.thenaturalstep.org ]. The framework contains logical guidelines to identify current challenges, future possibilities and smart-step-wise approaches to move towards sustainability and to capitalize on a more refined way of sustainability drive markets.

Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, commented: “The Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport is the leading hotel in the upper segment in Stuttgart and surrounding areas and the property’s outstanding commitment to sustainability sets new benchmarks. This hotel supports a variety of local charities, such as the association of children with cancer and their families, or workshops for people with disabilities. Movenpick Hotels and Resorts is one of the largest hotel groups to commit to Green Globe Certification for all properties worldwide.”

About Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in over 23 countries with 76 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Paris (France), Soma Bay (Egypt), Chiang Mai and KohSamui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE), Sanya (Haiman Island, China), Djerba and Tozeur (Tunisia).

Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Movenpick 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, Movenpick Hotels&Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Movenpick Hotels&Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.

The hotel company is owned by the Movenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.moevenpick.com .

Contact: Tiare de Vries, Online Reputation Manager, i/c of Sustainability, Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport&Messe, Flughafenstrasse 50, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany, Phone +49 711 553 449032, Fax +49 711 553 449000, Email href="mailto:tiare.devries@moevenpick.com">tiare.devries@moevenpick.com , www.moevenpick-hotels.com

ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION

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 www.greenglobe.com

MEDIA CONTACT: Green Globe Certification, Phone: +1-310-337-3000, Fax: +1-310-626-9982, Email: prlax@greenglobe.com , Web: www.greenglobe.com

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