LOS ANGELES, California – Mövenpick Hotel Ankara is centrally located in the Söğütözü district in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara. The stylish business hotel offers convenient access to ministries, government buildings and the headquarters of major financial and business corporations.
Green Globe recently re-certified Mövenpick Hotel Ankara where management and staff have continued to improve their sustainability performance.
Atakan Turhan, General Manager at Mövenpick Hotel Ankara said, “The Mövenpick Hotel Ankara Family is proud to have received Green Globe certification for the second time in 2015. We have a passion to build sustainable business throughout our hotel, for guests & employees. And we will continue with our activities in order to contribute to environmental sustainability.”
One of the hotel’s advantages is its design, which allows ample natural lighting in all guest rooms and the Bern Ballroom’s conference and function facilities. To further reduce energy consumption, the hotel routinely monitors electricity usage and has implemented a number of energy saving measures including the installation of motion sensors and LED lighting. Paper towel machines have also been connected to the main electricity supply instead of batteries.
As part of its sustainable management plan Mövenpick Hotel Ankara supports the use of recycled pens, wooden room cards, ecological bath products as well as using guest room amenities and collaterals that are made of recycled products. To reduce its carbon footprint Green Cards are placed in guest rooms promoting the reuse of sheets and blankets.
The hotel prefers bulk purchasing in place of individually packaged items and waste management initiatives at the hotel include the introduction of specially designated boxes for the collection of used batteries. In addition, oil waste is sent to an intermediary firm to produce bio diesel fuel.
Mövenpick Hotel Ankara ensures its green strategy is communicated to all staff by conducting regular training for effective resource management. Hotel staff also support various local organizations in the region, participate in community projects and conduct regular fundraising activities with proceeds donated to charitable groups. Furthermore, to support regional economic development the hotel kitchens purchase seasonal organic and local produce as well as Mövenpick Fair Trade coffee.
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16’000 staff members, is represented in 25 countries with 82 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai (Thailand), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and Tunis (Tunisia).
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 central Switzerland, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.
The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information please visit their website.
About Green Globe Certification
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). Green Globe is also a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).
Green Globe is a member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .