In order to be certified by Green Globe, properties must comply with over 300 indicators that cover sustainable management through social elements, economic factors, cultural heritage and environmental practices.
Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha is proud to announce that it has received Gold certification from Green Globe, the world’s premier stamp of approval related to green practices in the tourism industry. This prestigious status is awarded to members that have been certified for five consecutive years, by meeting all requisite criteria, standards and audits with success. Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha is the only five-star property in Qatar with Gold status.
The recertification is part of the hotel and the company’s global commitment to uphold the pillars of its Shine program: social, environment and employer. In its efforts to develop responsible operations and spreading awareness about green living, Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha has adopted the best environmental practices as recognized worldwide in the tourism industry.
One of the key goals of Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha is to promote and create awareness around green living, by establishing a culture of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. Energy conservation activities and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs are therefore part of the hotel’s daily operations.
“We all share great pride and a continued commitment to be an example in our tourism community,” said Ghada Sadek, General Manager, Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha. “It is an honor to receive the Gold certification from Green Globe and we will remain environmentally conscious by continuing to improve our efforts and be a driver of sustainability in the region.”
Mövenpick Hotels Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 25 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 20 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Al Khobar (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Nairobi (Kenya).
Focusing on expanding within 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 with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels Resorts has become the most Green Globe-certified hotel company in the world.
The hotel company is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit movenpick.com
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). For information, please visit greenglob.com