The Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait showed its commitment and support for a green, sustainable future by switching off its lights for an hour at 8:30pm on the 29th of March to support WWF (World Wild fund for Nature) Earth Hour 2014. The internationally awarded hotel celebrated its commitment towards the environment with a special line up of events for Earth Hour.
Kuwait, March 29th, 1014. During the event, the hotel turned off most of the lighting in the operation areas and dimmed the lights in the public areas, restaurants and outside the hotel building. Guests were also invited to participate by minimizing electric usage to as low as possible and using the bed sheet re-use cards to reduce laundry.
In addition, the hotel’s main restaurant hosted an atmospheric candle-lit dinner with a sustainable menu created using locally sourced products to celebrate the occasion.
‘We are excited to join millions of people around the world in turning off lights to pledge our support for the planet and help reduce our impact on the environment “said Maged Gubr, the hotel’s General Manager.
‘We were one of the first business organizations in Kuwait that supported the Earth Hour movement. Since 2009, the last Saturday of March is when the hotel hosts a series of events that aims to draw the attention of guests and employees to the climate challenges facing the planet.’ Added Maged.
Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait has also implemented a long-term environmental system to reduce the water and energy consumption. Basic measures, such as the installation of water-saving devices, and energy efficient lighting, are part of the hotel’s best practices.
Mövenpick‘s commitment goes beyond environmental and employer sustainability, it encompasses a positive contribution to the community that is mutually beneficial and sustainable. The Mövenpick Al Bida’a initiated nationwide recycling competitions in cooperation with the Public Administration for Private Education, Environment Public Authority, and schools throughout Kuwait. These competitions aim at sensitizing the younger generation to sustainability issues, and inspire children to care for the environment in their daily life at home and at school.
“It is our goal to create a better environment for today – and for future generations to come,” concluded Maged.