Green Globe announced Madinah Mövenpick Hotel has been certified for its sustainable operation and management. The Madinah Mövenpick Hotel is located south of the Holy Mosque, and besides it international business clientele, welcomes visitors to the annual religious pilgrimage. This urban hotel property has reached 72 percent of Green Globe indicators in its first year.
Madinah Mövenpick Hotel General Manager, Mr. Hassan Hassanein, said: “Green Globe certification is another milestone for us. I congratulate all the team members, as this award has been an entire team effort. I am happy to be part of such a dedicated and supportive staff.
“This certified status only helps us live the vision of our President and CEO Mr. Jean Gabriel Pérès, who has pledged that, ‘we are committing today to do the right thing for tomorrow,’” added Hassan Hassanein.
The Madinah Mövenpick offers views to Rowdha Al Sharif, the Green Dome, where the Prophet Muhammad, PBUH, rests. The hotel is also in easy reach of the Al Baquie Memorial, the burial ground of the Prophet’s companions, one of the most important religious sites in Madinah.
Green Globe Certification CEO Mr. Guido Bauer said: “Green Globe is proud to have certified the Madinah Mövenpick Hotel in Saudi Arabia. There were important cultural and religious observances that we and our auditing partner, Avireal Middle East LLC, needed to understand and work with in completing this certification.
“Within this busy urban hotel, maintaining a high level of sustainable operation will always be a challenge, and we know the management and staff of Madinah Mövenpick Hotel now have the tools to be able to set the benchmark for environmental and social stewardship,” added Mr. Bauer.