Africa: Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra wins another Green globe certification
Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra is a contemporary 5-star hotel set in an urban oasis within Ghana’s central business district. The Accra Financial Centre, World Trade Centre, International Conference Centre and Government Ministries are all situated close by.
Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra is proud to announce its sixth consecutive Green Globe Certification.
Both management and staff have worked together on improving the hotel’s sustainable goals. As a result, the overall audit score has increased from 73% to 81% compared to the previous year.
Axel Hauser, General Manager of the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra said: “I am extremely proud of the team’s achievements and know that it has taken a great deal of work and dedication to achieve this fantastic result. The Green Globe Certification Award shows the hotel’s long-term commitment to sustainability, involving and educating the whole team on how they can make a difference.”
In its quest to sustainably utilize resources, the hotel has invested over half a million dollars into six special projects which aim to reduce energy consumption over the long term. This includes the diversion of steam from the boiler to the hotel dehumidifier to cut down on energy used in heating dehumidifiers, the installation of an adiabatic cooling system and chiller plant management system, heat recovery from chillers, chiller power factor correction and the installation of a duty cycle programmer fitted on pool pumps.
In line with the Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts global sustainability initiative Shine, the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel gave back to the community through organizing various events. Guests were encouraged to support a fundraising event last December. Proceeds from this were then used to hold a Christmas party and sports event for children from Kinder Paradise on Boxing Day, the 26th of December.
The hotel also invited Chance for Children, an NGO for street children in Accra to participate in its Christmas lighting ceremony. To assist those in need, food donations were given to the Princess Marie Louis hospital and retired bedspreads and bed sheets were donated to support a local leprosarium.
Several training sessions were held for staff from all departments by the Innovations Manager of the property’s waste contractor, Jekora Ghana Limited to encourage better waste segregation procedures amongst employees. In 2016, the hotel successfully increased the amount of paper and cardboard it recycled by 71% (5,026 kg) according to the Hotel Optimizer Report that is compiled by Green Globe’s preferred partner FARNEK Middle-East.
The property’s new owner, Quantum Global, remains committed to supporting the hotel’s sustainability initiatives to ensure that the property remains a leader in sustainability in the Sub-Saharan African region.
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 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), Bali (Indonesia) and Nairobi (Kenya).
Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises 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), Movenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Movenpick 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).