Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket launches the Orchid Garden Project
Green Globe member Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is pleased to announce the launch of the Orchid Garden project.
Green Globe member Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is pleased to announce the launch of the Orchid Garden project which aims to intensify the resort’s lush green surroundings and to promote the property as Phuket’s premiere tropical garden resort.
“Our resort features one of the largest green spaces in Phuket, with verdant gardens and an impressive array of exotic trees and flowering plants, and we would like to further highlight that. We wanted to create something that is truly unique to us,” said Mr. Harold Rainfroy, General Manager of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket.
The Orchid Garden project started in January showcasing a variety of tropical orchid species including dendrobium and vanda. In addition, there are different species of fruit trees, tropical plants and organic herbs growing within the resort grounds.
The project is expected to be completed in 15 months and will be coordinated by the resort’s Green Team who will work closely together to oversee the installation and maintenance of the orchid gardens.
“We source our orchids from different parts of Thailand including Samut Prakan and Chiang Mai. We chose the dendrobium orchids because they are sturdy and can grow in all manner of climates. Thus far, we have planted about 230 orchids around our resort and will continue to add more,” said Mr. Prajak Chareon, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket’s Landscape Manager.
The green project not only aims to beautify the resort grounds but also helps preserve and showcase a variety of Thai orchid species.
Mr. Rainfroy added, “We have created a sanctuary for our guests which provides them with an immersive nature experience. But most importantly, we are helping to protect and propagate several native species of orchids.”
Considered as a pioneering hotel in sustainability in Phuket, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket has been active in many sustainable development and environmental conservation practices. The Phuket resort is recognized by Green Globe, a premier worldwide certification and performance improvement program, developed specifically for the travel and tourism industry.
The Orchid Garden is one of many eco-inspired projects organized by Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket to support its wider strategic environmental sustainability goals.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 20 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Bali (Indonesia) and Marrakech (Morocco).
Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises 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 with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe-certified hotel company in the world. For more information, please visit movenpick.com.
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.