Los Angeles, California (USA) – 30 March 2012 – Green Globe today announced certification of the Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva in Switzerland. The hotel is situated on the banks of the largest lake in Continental Western Europe, Lake Geneva, at the foot of the Jura Mountains and the Alps, only 15 minutes from Geneva City Center.
Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva’s success with sustainable certification lies in its core values to always conduct business in a responsible and caring way.
Guido Bauer, Green Globe Certification’s CEO, said: “What is incredible about the Mövenpick Hotel Geneva is the high motivation of the staff at all levels of the company to reduce the hotel’s ecological footprint and implement their sustainability management plan.”
“The hotel has distinguished loyalty and motivation programs in place to foster a culture that consistently improves employee engagement, development, wellbeing, safety, and security. Mövenpick’s excellence in human resource management embraces and celebrates diversity. The Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva has 39 nationalities working together in harmony,” added Mr. Bauer.
Alain Luzeau, Chief Engineer of the hotel and head of the hotel’s Sustainable Committee, commented: “Among all actions that have helped us to demonstrate our commitment towards sustainability, our partnership with Geneva Red Cross is the one we are particularly proud of; along a series of events that we have organized throughout the year, we have been able to raise CHF 13,500 for the Geneva Red Cross.”
The Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva offers airport shuttle service at guests’ disposal and encourages the use of public transportation to get to Geneva, offering a transportation card valid for the whole trip to all clients. Most products are purchased locally, and bath amenities are produced by Germany-based ADA Cosmetics, known for their ecological lines and Ecolabel certifications.
The Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva attracts travelers from around the world, for business and leisure. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful nature and historical heritage, such as the Lake Geneva, the Mont Blanc, Chillon Castle, and the vineyards of the lake coast. More than 80 buildings and sites in Geneva are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance, and the entire old city of Geneva is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inventory_of_Swiss_Heritage_Sites ).
All 21 Mövenpick hotels in Europe have achieved Green Globe certification, which makes the company the most Green Globe certified hotel and resort company in the world.
ABOUT MOVENPICK HOTEL&CASINO GENEVA
The Mövenpick Hotel&Casino Geneva is conveniently located near the airport, railway station, and the Palexpo Exhibition Centre. This hotel is an ideal venue for business ventures or meetings. It is also an ideally-located option from where to start a vacation. Geneva International Airport is only 0.5 km from the hotel.
The 350 rooms of this five-star hotel have all recently been renovated. Dining options include a Japanese and an international restaurant, as well as a bar. A large conference center, fitness center, in-building parking, and a regular free airport shuttle are also provided.
ABOUT MOVENPICK HOTELS&RESORTS
Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 70 hotels and resorts currently in operation. A further 36 properties are planned or already under construction, including this year’s openings in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, and Abu Soma (Egypt), Ankara (Turkey), Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), and Dubai (UAE).
Focusing on expansion in 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 headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service, culinary enjoyment, and sustainable environments – all with a personal touch.
The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7 percent) and the Kingdom Group (33.3 percent). For more information, please visit www.moevenpick-hotels.com .
ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION
Green Globe Certification 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 Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation.