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Green Globe certifies Movenpick Hotel and Resort in Beirut

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Green Globe certifies Movenpick Hotel and Resort in Beirut
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Nov 28, 2011

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced today that following a long-term commitment to sustainable corporate initiatives with regard to the environment, local community, and employees, Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut has been successfully certified for its triple bottom-line approach to operation and management. The completion of an independent audit found Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut achieved 80 percent of all criteria.

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut General Manager Alain Chatel said: “Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut is fully committed to promoting sustainability. This commitment is reflected in our management principles and our daily practices, which aim to advance a sustainable future for the generations to come.

“Our aim is to undertake and publicize the best sustainability practices, to reduce the environmental impact of all our activities, and to encourage all our stakeholders to do the same.”

Green Globe CEO Guido Bauer said: “Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts worldwide have adopted values, which combined with a global approach to sustainability, make it one of the world’s most trusted hotel management companies. Green Globe’s role has been to take the concepts and principles of sustainability that have been developed over the last two decades and embed them into Mövenpick hotels’ daily operational and management practices.

“We look forward to the challenge of improving the Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut’s sustainability performance year to year and into the future. In particular, we hope to assist the property as it works with the local community on the challenges of waste collection, handling and recycling.”

ABOUT MOVENPICK HOTELS & RESORTS

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 14,000 employees, is represented in 25 countries with 71 hotels and resorts currently in operation. A further 30 properties are planned or already under construction in Ankara (Turkey), Dubai (four projects – United Arab Emirates), Abu Dhabi (three projects – United Arab Emirates), Shanghai (China), and Dharamshala (India).

Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specializes 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 percent) and the Kingdom Group (33.3 percent). For more information, please visit www.moevenpick-hotels.com .

Contact: Rita Chbat, Communciations Manager, Général De Gaulle Avenue, Raoucheh 2038 6908, Beirut, Lebanon, Phone: +961 1 869 666, Fax: +961 1 809 326, Email: rita.chbat@moevenpick.com , Web: www.moevenpick-beirut.com

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 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) an agency of the United Nations, and is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). For information visit www.greenglobe.com .

Source: greenglobe.com




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