Mövenpick Jumeirah Beach Dubai Certified Green Globe

Dubai, 6 January 2012 - Green Globe today announces certification of Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, with the achievement of 85 percent of the sustainability indicator in their first year. This top-rating score places Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach on an elite level of hotel properties utilizing a sustainable environmental and social approach in their day-to-day management and operation.

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach General Manager, Mr. Horst Walther-Jones said: “I am delighted that we have been certified by Green Globe. I can proudly say that Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach is a very good example of a hotel committed to environmentally-sustainable tourism. This has been demonstrated through a variety of initiatives.

“Our business and our employees can really make a difference by reducing the environmental impact. We all share a great pride in our property, and this is reflected in the concerns we all have in making sure we operate to the highest environmental standards possible.”

Green Globe CEO Guido Bauer said: “In the Middle East region, Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts are doing any excellent job of sustainably managing their properties as can be seen by the achievement of a high percentage of indicators in their first year of certification.

“I understand that right from the start, the property was designed to have a significantly lower environmental footprint with back of house and service areas only 50 percent of what is usually required for a hotel of comparable room number.”

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).

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