LOS ANGELES, California – The Movenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba, the Movenpick Resort Tala Bay Aqaba, the Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea all achieved top global sustainability rankings with the Movenpick Resort Petra and Movenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel recording an impressive 91%.
Sustainability has always been at the heart of Movenpick Hotels & Resorts in Jordan, and all five Jordanian properties recently earned Green Globe certification for the third consecutive year. This achievement marks the commitment to sustainable practice excellence – in line with the corporate philosophy to contribute to a positive future.
“To accomplish such high rankings this year across all our hotels is a testimony to our employees’ continuous dedication to best practice,” said Peter Hoesli, General Manager of Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea & Regional Manager, Jordan. “At Movenpick Hotels & Resorts sustainability is an on-going process and our hotels are constantly challenging themselves to find new ways to improve standards.”
Such commitment is illustrated by major investments in the latest energy and water saving technology, and state-of-the-art waste management, as well as comprehensive action to nurture unique environmental and cultural elements in each hotel location.
The Jordanian hotels are no strangers to recognition for excellence: In 2012, Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay, Movenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba and Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea all received a four out of five rating by TripAdvisor. The Dead Sea resort has been voted the best spa in the Middle East for three consecutive years by readers of Conde Nast Traveller and earlier this year it was voted Jordan’s Best Luxury Resort Spa in the World Luxury Spa Awards.
In 2011 both the Movenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba and Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay were awarded Blue Flag status in recognition of their sustainable development of beaches, marinas and water quality, environmental management, education and safety.
The audit for all five Movenpick Hotels & Resorts in Jordan was conducted by Farnek Avireal, lead sustainability consultancy in the MENA region, and a Preferred Green Globe Partner. For additional information please contact Sandrine Le Biavant, e-mail: [email protected]
ABOUT MOVENPICK HOTELS & RESORTS
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in over 24 countries with 78 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Soma Bay (Egypt), Chiang Mai and KohSamui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE), Sanya (Haiman Island, China), Djerba and Tozeur (Tunisia).
Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Movenpick 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, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.
The hotel company is owned by the Movenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.moevenpick.com .
Contact: Dima Jaradat, Communications Manager, Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, P.O. Box 2425, Aqaba 77110, Jordan, Phone +962 3 209 03 00, Fax +962 3 209 03 00, Email [email protected]k.com , www.moevenpick-hotels.com
ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION
Green Globe Certification 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 Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information, visit www.greenglobe.com