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Movenpick Karon Beach committed to do the right thing for tomorrow

Movenpick Karon Beach committed to do the right thing for tomorrow (Forimmediaterelease.net) LOS ANGELES, California - “Our Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket has implemented a long-term sustainability management system that is suitable to its reality and scale, and that considers environmental, social cultural, quality, health and safety issues,” said General Manager Hansruedi Frutiger.

Located in one of the world`s most popular holiday destinations, this luxury spa resort impresses with maintaining a high level of service and Green Globe credentials. Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket identifies and promotes sustainable strategies, and recently earned Green Globe re-certification.

The resort`s best practices reflect Movenpick`s corporate green philosophy, which focuses on the unity of economic, social, and environmental well-being. This commitment to the land and quality of life is expressed in the property`s integrated, eco-friendly building operations. Numerous standards, procedures and campaigns for reducing energy use and pollution have been established. This includes power efficient lighting, measures to reduce fresh water consumption and modern waste management systems.

“We are committed today to do the right thing for tomorrow,” explains Hansruedi Frutiger. “We care for the local community, a better future and the global environment, and we do believe that people want to be part of a solution and want to contribute to positive changes and a promising future. To assist us with our endeavors and activities in supporting our community, we encourage our guests to participate in donating US$ 1 per stay to our Community Support Fund. Our contributions will go to support the people in need, such as the underprivileged children from the `Life Home Project` or the `Phuket Has Been Good to Us` foundation, the `Phuket House of Aged` and various disaster funds.”

The Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach is deeply immersed with the local community, hosting a variety of charitable projects, geared towards the environment, health, and education. As part of the resort`s CSR activities, staff members visit the elderly at Baan Pah klok Elderly Home Care & Social Welfare Development Center, invite disadvantaged children to educational seminars held at the property, and donate food, clothes, and daily necessities to the homeless.

In collaboration with the Karon Municipality, the Movenpick team organizes beach cleaning days, promoting environmental preservation, on a regular basis. Last year, the activities included the release of 199 baby sea turtles and 199 baby lobsters to the Andaman Sea.

ABOUT MOVENPICK HOTELS & RESORTS

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 25 countries with 80 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Istanbul (Turkey), Shanghai (China), and Marrakech (Morocco).

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: Nampetch Tipaxsorn, Director of Marketing & Communications, Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, 509 Patak Road, 83100 Phuket, Thailand, Phone +66 76 396 139, Fax +66 76 396 122, Email href="mailto:nampetch.tipaxsorn@moevenpick.com">nampetch.tipaxsorn@moevenpick.com , www.moevenpick-hotels.com/phuket-karon-beach

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: Brad Cox, Director Communications, Green Globe Certification, 5959 W. Century Blvd., Suite 610, Los Angeles, California 90045 U.S.A., Tel +1-310-337-3000 , Fax +1-310-626-9982, skype bradleygcox, email bcox@greenglobe.com , www.greenglobe.com

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