Mövenpick hotel gets 'green' certification
Amman, April 4, 2011
The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay, Aqaba has become the first Mövenpick property to secure the prestigious Green Globe Certification.
The sustainability stamp is part of Mövenpick’s corporate strategy to establish a common and global approach to the environment and sustainability.
Farnek Avireal currently holds the exclusive rights to utilise the Green Globe brand throughout the Middle East. The company is responsible for assisting all Mővenpick hotels in the region to meet the 248 exacting Green Globe standards, which represent the best in sustainable practice within the hospitality, travel and tourism sector.
“Initially Mövenpick aims to certify 20 per cent of its hotels by the end of next year and the rest of its international property portfolio by the end of 2013. All Mővenpick hotels have access to our energy benchmark auditing system which uses internet based software ‘hotel-optimiser’ to calculate CO2 emissions,” stated Markus Oberlin, general manager of Farnek Avireal.
“We estimate that Tala Bay could reduce its carbon emissions by more than 6,250 tonnes annually.”
“In addition, complying with the GGC audit will not only reduce the energy consumption it will also have a direct effect on their utility bills. Reduced energy consumption could save an average 250 bedroom hotel around $5 per room-night,” he added.
The hotel had earlier gained approval from the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and the ISO 22000 certification.-TradeArabia News Service