Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket: Advanced water technology helps reduce eco-footprint
Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket is an exclusive luxury residence of 40 penthouses and suites located just steps away from Bangtao Beach, one of the island’s longest beaches lined with white sand.
Green Globe recertified Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket in January this year.
Michael Wenk, General Manager at the resort said: “For the past 7 years we have been continuously reinforcing our dedication towards environmental conservation as we believe we have to take 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.”
The resort has been leading the way with progressive practices that save precious water resources and reduces plastic pollution. In addition, various green initiatives are designed to educate guests and locals about the importance of protecting the environment.
In October 2017, Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket installed Generation Water technology in all Food and Beverage outlets. Generation Water is a machine that produces water from the air, then purifies and enhances the water through a process inspired by the natural water cycle. This is done by condensing water vapour (humidity) naturally found in the air and circulating it through an advanced filtration process to keep the water as fresh as possible. Minerals are then added to the water, similar to the process that occurs in nature when water flows through rocks, picking up minerals along the way.
“In 2018, we managed to save 3,453 plastic bottles in all Food and Beverage outlets. For 2019, we intend to save over 5,000 plastic bottles, as we plan to implement Generation Water in all guest rooms as well,” explained Mr. Wenk.
Upcycling the Oceans Campaign in Phuket
Situated close to the sea, the resort strives to minimize its environmental impact as much as possible. Over the past year, Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket’s Green Team Committee participated in several Beach Cleaning activities in Phuket and also joined the “Upcycling the Oceans Campaign in Phuket”. The beaches are a top priority at the property and the Team is committed to supporting the cleanliness of beach areas to ensure that they remain in a pristine condition just like the natural surroundings. On average all Team members combined, collected over 200kg of waste per beach.
No More Plastic Straws
Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket adheres to sustainable business practices, which have ecological and societal impacts as well as economic impacts. The property’s commitment to sustainable practices includes the changeover to paper straws at the restaurant and bar. Other hotels and restaurants have adopted this eco-friendly practice following the resort’s stance on the elimination of plastic straws.
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.