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January 6, 2012

Dubai hotel achieves green certification

Worldwide sustainability system for travel and tourism businesses Green Globe today recently announced the certification of the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, proclaiming that it had achieved a rating of 85% in its first year.

This high score places the hotel on an elite level of properties taking a sustainable environmental and social approach in their day-to-day management and operation.

“I am delighted that we have been certified by Green Globe,” said Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach’s general manager, Horst Walther-Jones. “I can proudly say that the property 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.”

Commenting on the certification, Green Globe chief executive Guido Bauer said: “In the Middle East region, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts is doing any excellent job of sustainably managing its properties, as can be seen by the achievement of a high percentage of indicators in its 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 using only 50% of what is usually required for a hotel of comparable room number.”

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