Sustainable Hotel Operations
Green Globe announces certification of Movenpick Hotel Doha
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May 03, 2011
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LOS ANGELES, California - Mövenpick Hotel Doha has been certified for its sustainable operation and management by internationally-recognized Green Globe Certification.
Markus Marti, General Manager of Mövenpick Hotel Doha, said: "Green Globe certification is a feather in our cap after being recently certified for HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point).
"This status only helps us live the vision of our President and CEO Mr. Jean Gabriel Pérès. We are committing today to do the right thing for tomorrow. These awards have been an entire team effort, and I am happy to have been a part of such a dedicated and supportive team."
Guido Bauer, CEO of Green Globe Certification said: "The Mövenpick Hotel Doha operates in one of the busiest corners of the Persian Gulf. The capital of Qatar has invested significantly in travel and tourism as a driver for their economy and as a leading hotel; Mövenpick Hotel Doha plays a dynamic part.
"The hotel is located in the growing tourist precinct of Al Corniche, which runs along Doha Bay. The hotel and its team balance the delivery of international service with respect for local practices. At the same time, they are working to gain greater efficiencies while providing a comfortable environment and facilities for guests."
By the end of 2011, Green Globe will have certified 20 percent of Mövenpick’s hotels, resorts, and cruises. By 2013, all Mövenpick properties will have met the Green Globe Certification standard and carry the Green Globe Certification stamp. This strategy is part of a company-wide program to establish a common and global approach to environmental, employe,r and social sustainability.
ABOUT MOVENPICK HOTELS & RESORTS
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. Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, the international hotel group specializes 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%).
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 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. For information visit www.greenglobe.com .