Movenpick Deira gets eco label for third year

Hotel receives Green Globe certification for sustainability practices

Operators, Deira, Movenpick

Mövenpick Hotel Deira has been re-certified by Green Globe for a third year.

As part of the hotel’s sustainability programme, the green management strategy includes the promotion of water efficiency, GM roundtable meetings for colleagues to share ideas, and supporting environmental programmes in the area.

According to monitoring data compiled by Farnek Middle East, from January to October 2014, the hotel saved 11% on water per guest night, compared to the same period in 2013. Water usage also dropped from 268 litres per guest night in 2013 to 240 litres in 2014, and energy consumption per square metre also dropped by 9% from 343 kWh per m2 in 2013 to 312 KWh per square metre this year.

Back of house offices and departments recycle or reuse paper products, old linen is re-stitched to be used as dusters and rags, and used oil is collected and recycled by a contractor.

Furthermore, washable and reusable items are preferred in the staff dining room instead of disposable items. And to minimise water usage, indoor and outdoor plants are watered during specific times. The promotion of the public transport system is also encouraged to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint with guests encouraged to use the Dubai Travel Pass offered by concierge services.

Anke Glaessing, general manager at Mövenpick Hotel Deira, said: “We are proud to announce our recent re-certification by Green Globe for yet another year.

"Mövenpick Hotel Deira cares about the community and continues to strive towards more innovative and successful practices for a better tomorrow. Our motto is to continue promoting sustainability through green practices within the hotel.”

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