Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Phuket Beach: Turning fresh air into drinking water
Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Phuket Beach has one of the highest compliance scores for sustainability in their region and is part of the elite Green Globe Gold membership.
General Manager Michael Wenk said: “For the past 6 years we have been continuously reinforcing our dedication towards environmental conservation, as we believe we have the accountability to support and protect our community and our environment. We are actively introducing innovative technological measures to help reduce our eco-footprint and preserve our fragile ecosystem.”
In October 2017, Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Phuket Beach implemented Generation Water which is a machine that produces water from the air, then purifies and enhances this water through a process inspired by the natural water cycle. This is done by condensing the water vapor (humidity) naturally found in the air, circulating it through an advanced filtration process to keep the water as fresh as possible. Minerals are then added to the water in a similar way to the process that occurs in nature when water flows through rocks, picking up minerals along the way. Within 3 months, the resort has managed to save 804 plastic bottles, and for 2018 intends to save over 3,000 plastic bottles. Installation of Generation Water is now planned for all guest rooms.
During the last year, Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Phuket Beach’s Green Team Committee participated in several beach cleaning activities in Phuket and joined the Upcycling the Oceans campaign in Phuket. The resort’s Green Team is continuously committed to supporting the cleanliness of the environment, and the beaches are a top priority ensuring that they remain natural. On average all team members combined, collect over 200 kg of waste per beach.
Movenpick Resort Bangtao Phuket Beach uses sustainable business practices, which have not only an ecological and societal impact, but also provide economic benefits. In Phuket, it is the norm that food items received in hotels are delivered in plastic bags by the suppliers. The resort is committed to sustainable practice included purchasing crates which given to all vendors to ensure the food being delivered is no longer brought in plastic bags. Having introduced this best practice, other hotels and restaurants within the area have now adopted the system of multi-use crates.
Located on the west coast of Phuket, the resort is just a few steps away from the white, Thai sands of Bangtao Beach. Mövenpick Resort’s exclusive, luxury residences include penthouses and suites that blend classic Thai and contemporary designs and offer bright and breezy living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchens and oversized balconies.
Green Globe 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 is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit greenglobe.com .