Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba awarded Green Globe accolade
Jordan resort becomes first property in Swiss chain’s portfolio to receive the environmental certification as part of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts global roll-out programme
The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba has secured a prestigious company first by becoming the first one to receive Green Globe Certification.
It recorded 91per cent in the final auditing phase – 40 per cent more than Green Globe minimum criteria dictates – which means it operates to the world’s highest environmental standards.
The resort excelled in many key areas which included energy and water management, waste management and community commitment.
Hubert Klemenz, General Manager of The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, said the Green Globe ranking was the icing on the cake, after recently receiving Green Key resort status, and following on from Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and ISO22,000 certification.
“It demonstrates the resort’s strong commitment to the principles of environmental protection and most importantly, reflects the company’s determination to implement sustainable practices today to ensure a better tomorrow,” he said.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is aiming for 20 per cent of its hotels, resorts and cruises to be Green Globe Certified by the end of this year and all properties stamped with Green Globe credentials within two years.
The strategy is part of a company-wide programme to establish a common and global approach to environmental, employer and social sustainability.
About Green Globe
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 is the only certification brand to be an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and a member of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) governing council.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale hotel management company with over 12,000 employees,
is represented in 26 countries with over 90 hotels existing or under construction. Focussing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, the international hotel group specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts. Of Swiss origin, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts positions itself in the upscale segment and stands for quality, reliability and care with a personal touch. The hotel group is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%).