Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Jordan celebrate Green Globe re-certification
Landmark audit underlines hotels’ on-going commitment to sustainability
Jordan, 22 July 2012- Green Globe – the world’s leading independent auditor of sustainable good practice in tourism – has successfully re-certified all five Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Jordan for another year.
The move builds on the success of the hotels which all achieved Green Globe certification in 2011 following a detailed audit based on more than 350 standards covering environmental protection, energy and water conservation, social responsibility, employee sustainability and detailed education programmes.
The five hotels are the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea, the Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba, the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, the Mövenpick Resort Petra and the Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel.
“Recertification by Green Globe endorses our on-going commitment to sustainability” said Regional General Manager of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Jordan Peter Hoesli. “We are constantly re-examining our processes and procedures to improve our environmental impact and have implemented extensive trainings across all our hotels, to ensure every employee can play a positive role in sustainable good practice.”
Sustainability has always been at the heart of Mövenpick Hotel & Resorts in Jordan thanks to the vision of owning company Zara Investment (Holding) Ltd. There has been major investments in the latest energy and water saving technology and state-of-the-art waste management as well as comprehensive action to nurture unique environmental and cultural elements in each hotel location.
The Green Globe re-certification is another milestone in the history of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. By the end of 2012 the upscale Swiss hospitality company aims to become the first hotel company in the world to be fully Green Globe certified.
Already all the company’s hotels in the Middle East and Europe have achieved the internationally, independently recognised Green Globe certification and the programme is being implemented across its properties in Asia and Africa.
In addition to their impeccable sustainability credentials, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Jordan enjoy remarkable locations. The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is an internationally acclaimed resort based on the northern shore of the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea. With an authentic Jordanian village ambience, extensive meeting and leisure facilities and a reputation for stunning accommodation, the resort also features ZARA Spa, which has been voted the best spa in the Middle East by Condé Nast Traveller readers for three consecutive years.
Overlooking the calming waters of the legendary Red Sea is the architectural celebration of European and Arabesque design, the Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba, and the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, a striking contemporary hotel nestling in a dramatic seashore setting.
Enjoying one of the most impressive locations in Jordan, at the entrance of the historic city of Petra, is the Mövenpick Resort Petra, while just 10 minutes away from the Kingdom’s famous attraction is the stunning Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel based 1,400 metres up a dramatic desert hillside.
About Green Globe
The origins of the Green Globe organisation can be traced back to the United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992, where 182 heads of state from around the world endorsed the Agenda 21 principles of sustainable development. Two years later, the Green Globe membership was established. The Green Globe brand represents the best in sustainable practice within the travel and tourism sector and provides certification, training and marketing services in 83 countries. For information visit www.greenglobe.com
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 72 hotels and resorts currently in operation. A further 36 properties are planned or already under construction, including this year’s openings in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh and Abu Soma (Egypt), Ankara (Turkey), Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE) and Paris (France).
Focusing on expansion in 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 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%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information please visit www.moevenpick-hotels.com.