Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai awarded with Gold status by Green Globe
Green Globe has awarded Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai a Gold status for its five consecutive years of certification.
Over the years, Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and responsible practices on multiple levels towards core sustainability programmes. As a result, the hotel was certified by Green Globe for five consecutive years with a commendable compliance score of 83% and given a Gold status.
Around the clock, the engineering department led by Awan Nazir, Chief Engineer at Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, has continuously developed the “Green Wrap” technology, which is an adiabatic cooling system, in order to fit the hotel’s existing chillers. The engineering team built and installed this system to shield and protect the chillers against sandstorms and high temperature. Moreover, the Green Wrap cooling system helps in regulating the temperature of the chillers by allowing small drops of water to drip in order to create a cool, surrounding atmosphere. Since the installation of this system, our engineers managed to reduce 738,267 KWH, 465,846 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) by the end of 2015 and saved more than AED 332,220 on electricity bill.
Last year, the hotel managed to save around 106,987KWH, which equals to 67.5 tons of CO2 by implementing the Green Wrap technology on the chillers and adding more LED lights with motion sensors along the hotel’s corridors. Also, as part of Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai’s sustainability programme and social activities, the hotel increased the green landscaped area to 353 sqm, by adding more plants and grass around the hotel to help reduce CO2 emissions.
“We are honoured to receive the Gold status from Green Globe. Being re-certified with a Green Globe award shows that our team is dedicated towards converting our hotel into an eco-friendlier hotel,” said Fabien Chesnais, General Manager of Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai. “We are committed to environmental, social and employee sustainability. Our hotel strives to follow sustainable environmental initiatives that will have a long-lasting impact to the community...”
About Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai:
Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai is located in the heart of Dubai City. Located Just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport, luxurious Wafi Mall, the World Trade Centre and Dubai International Conference Centre, the hotel enjoys an enviable location and convenient connect ability. The hotel provides 255 stylish rooms and 57 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The hotel can cater to any type of guest, from city break explorers and busy vacationing families to time-pressed business travelers or long-stay residents. All rooms are furnished in relaxing soft earth tones and feature LCD televisions, free high-speed Wi-Fi, complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities and a mini bar. For guests staying in suites and rooms on the Executive floors there is the added benefit of access to an exclusive lounge where complimentary breakfast, daily refreshments and evening cocktails are served. For guests staying for an extended period, the hotel’s apartments are an efficient comfortable option. Each apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, separate dining area, ensuite bathroom, free Wi-Fi and sophisticated entertainment systems. There is a dedicated apartment check-in and entrance, and guests have the benefit of an exclusive rooftop pool and gym, in-room dining. All the hotel’s other facilities are also at the disposal of apartment guests. The hotel offers six eclectic restaurants: the Fountain restaurant offering international all-day dining; Café lounge, an ideal venue for afternoon tea; Chutney’s, a contemporary yet traditional North-Indian restaurant; the Lebanese restaurant Fakhreldine; Somerset’s, a British-style pub; and Poolhouse rooftop bar, serving light snacks and beverages. Moreover, the Hotel offers the Oud Metha ballroom, which can accommodate up to 350 guests in one dramatic room or 100 guests in each of the three separate sections, and a hydraulic stage. For smaller groups, the hotel offers four stylish, Al Nakheel meeting rooms on the first floor of the hotel.
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 specialises 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.