In line with Movenpick Hotels&Resorts’ philosophy to contribute to a positive future, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach in Dubai, U.A.E., identifies and promotes sustainable strategies. This luxury property impresses with a significantly low environmental footprint and an outstanding CSR program – all efforts were recently awarded Green Globe re-certification.
“We are delighted that we have been re-certified by Green Globe,” said Horst Walther-Jones, General Manager. “I can proudly say that Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach is a very good example of a hotel dedicated 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 at the highest environmental standards possible.”
The Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach supports a number of charitable programs, contributing to a positive community and environment. Earlier this year, on March 7, Dubai-based Greenfield Community School celebrated their International Day, where the property was presented showcasing a popular variety of Movenpick chocolates and Swiss treats. Executive Chef Stefan Borchart and his team conduct workshops at local schools on a regular basis, sharing tips and explaining the benefits of healthy food to the young students.
Earth Hour, Earth Day, and World Environment Day are observed regularly, with special activities promoting awareness. United in the effort to creating a sustainable future for the planet, all lights were switched off at the Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach on March 23 for one hour.
Under the guidance of Mr. Walther-Jones, and true to their motto, “Serving our Community is as important as serving our Guests,” the entire hotel team participates in the “Safe&Sound Pink Walkathon” every year. This event is part of the BurJuman’s Safe&Sound campaign, which is one of the most extensive breast cancer awareness programs in the Middle East. The hotel typically arranges to pay the registration fee for all participants, which will go towards further education and providing free mammograms and patient care for women in the U.A.E.
The audit for the Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach was conducted by Farnek Avireal, lead sustainability consultancy in the MENA region and a preferred Green Globe Partner.