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Green Globe certifies Mövenpick Hotel and Resort Yanbu for sustainability achievements

Jul 14, 2011

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification today awarded Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu certified status for its sustainability achievements. Located in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Royal Commission of Yanbu, this is the sixth Mövenpick property to be certified in the Middle East.

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu General Manager Mr. Khaled Habbab said: "Protecting our mother nature is a belief, commitment, and a way of living. Needless to say that although we are living in a model industrial city here in the Royal Commission of Yandbu, we have achieved a high level of sustainability, through the efforts of our team who have worked with high spirits to be part of the Green Globe community."

GreenGlobe Certification CEO Mr. Guido Bauer said: "Operating in such a modern setting, Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu has had to focus on environmental efficiency, particularly its use of water and electricity. In this respect, and together with the hotel, we will be keeping a close watch on these efficiencies to ensure that the resort is seen as a leader within their destination."

"We are once again impressed with the dedication Mövenpick has shown to work through the certification program with great diligence and attention to detail. It is also important to mention the role played by the auditing company, Farnek Avireal, who independently validated the certification and used their Hotel Optimizer online tool to constantly monitor energy and water consumption," added Mr. Bauer.

Since November, 2010, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has been working in partnership with Green Globe Certification to verify the sustainability of all properties world-wide. Under this partnership, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts access Green Globe’s renowned certification program, which includes commitment to the internationally-accepted Green Globe Standard for sustainable travel and tourism.

About Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu is perfectly located within the residential area of the Royal Commission directly on the shores of the Red Sea providing guests with magnificent views and unparalleled privacy in every room thanks to its unique design. The hotel and resort consists of 201 rooms, suites, villas, and apartments all overlooking the Red Sea. The hotel’s 141 rooms range from Junior to Royal Suites and 12 duplex luxurious villas with a total of 48 apartments. Contact: Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Yanbu - Royal Commission, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Phone: + 966 4 393 3333, Fax: + 966 4 393 5555, Mobile: + 966 531575613, Email: , Web:

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 UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). For information visit .

Green Globe certifies Mövenpick Hotel and Resort Yanbu for sustainability achievements
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