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Movenpick Hotel Ramallah leads green initiatives in Palestine

Movenpick Hotel Ramallah leads green initiatives in Palestine ( LOS ANGELES, California - Since its opening in 2010, the Movenpick Hotel Ramallah in Palestine, has been engaged in numerous environmental activities, following Movenpick Hotels&Resorts’ corporate responsibility business strategy. With their innovative approach to “Go Green,” this luxury property sets an example in the West Bank region, and their efforts were awarded Green Globe certification.

“We are delighted to be the first hotel and company in Palestine certified by Green Globe,” said Michael Goetz, General Manager at the Movenpick Hotel Ramallah. “Our team has been working on this project for the past two years, and we are very happy about our achievements. The feedback I get from hotel guests is overwhelmingly positive and supportive of our sustainability programs. Recently, the very first recycling company in this country opened, which will help us to take our initiatives a step further. We will continue to improve our efforts, creating a better environment for today – and for future generations to come.”

Social responsibility is a very important topic at the Movenpick Hotel Ramallah, and the property works closely with a number of local institutions, such as orphanages, and medical associations. Since the beginning of this year, the hotel is supporting the Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Department. Guests are encouraged to add $1 to their hotel bill, which will be donated to this new state-of the-art hospital.

The hotels’ environmental policy reflects the city of Ramallah’s recent “Green Movement,” whose goal is “building a beautiful, clean, safe, and environmentally-friendly city.” At the Movenpick Hotel Ramallah, a long-term sustainability management system is in effect, and energy and water consumption is optimized and strictly monitored. Waste segregation is being practiced at the property, and reduction goals are specified. The purchasing policy favors local products and suppliers, and supports small businesses in the area. The most popular “Palestinian Breakfast Corner” at the hotel restaurant features local “all-time favorites,” and invites visitors on a journey of culinary discovery.

The audit for the Movenpick Hotel Ramallah was conducted by Farnek Avireal, lead sustainability consultancy in the MENA region, and a Preferred Green Globe Partner. For additional information, please contact Sandrine Le Biavant, e-mail: href="">


Movenpick Hotels&Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in over 24 countries with 78 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Soma Bay (Egypt), Chiang Mai and KohSamui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE), Sanya (Haiman Island, China), and 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 .

Contact: Maureen Albina, Communications Manager, Moevenpick Hotel Ramallah, Emil Habibi Street, West Bank, Ramallah, Palestine, Phone +970 22 98 5888, Fax +970 22 98 5333, Email href=""> ,


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, ,

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