Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts in Jordan Receive Green Globe Certification

By Moevenpick Hotels Resorts, PRNE
Monday, May 2, 2011

A Hospitality First Within the Kingdom

AMMAN, Jordan, May 3, 2011 - The five Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts strategically located in Jordan's
key historical and leisure locations are the first hotels in the Kingdom to
receive Green Globe Certificates, the premier global certification for

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The Jordanian properties include the Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea, the
Moevenpick Resort & Residence Aqaba, the Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay
Aqaba and two hotels in Petra, the Movenpick Resort Petra and the Moevenpick
Nabatean Castle Hotel. All hotels were recently audited and measured in over
350 norms and standards.

From key indicators on energy usage, water consumption and waste output
management to employee training and implementation of customer satisfaction
measures, the five properties achieved outstanding results and placed
themselves on the global top ranking list of Green Globe

The Regional General Manager of The Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts
in Jordan Bruno Huber said:

"It is the forward thinking and the visionary approach of our
owning company, Zara (Holding) Ltd., and the enthusiasm of our employees,
that made this goal come true. Considerable investments in alternative energy
production, and water and waste management were key in achieving these
outstanding results. The Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts in Jordan are upscale
hospitality providers, who take sustainability serious and pro-actively help
to protect the environment and cultural elements of our host country."

Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts is aiming for 20 per cent of its
hotels, resorts and cruises to be Green Globe Certified by the end of this
year and all properties stamped with Green Globe credentials within two
years. The strategy is part of a company-wide programme to establish a common
and global approach to environmental, employer and social sustainability.

Moevenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is set on the northern shores
of the Dead Sea at the lowest point on Earth. The hotel is a deluxe resort
built in traditional village style and offer luxurious rooms, a range of
dining and entertainment options, first-class meeting and leisure facilities
featuring the renowned ZARA Spa.

Located in the centre of Aqaba, overlooking the Red Sea, the
Moevenpick Resort & Residence Aqaba features a mix of European and
Arabesque architectural designs, with a feeling of grandeur and luxury.

The Moevenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba is a striking modern
property on the idyllic southern shores of the Red Sea, and enjoy year round

Located directly at the entrance to the historic city of
Petra, the Moevenpick Resort Petra is certainly one of the most notable
hotels in the Middle east while the Moevenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel is a 10
minute drive from the entrance to the historic site of Petra, situated in a
breathtaking secluded position on a hillside at an altitude of 1,400 metres.

About Green Globe

The origins of the Green Globe organisation can be traced back
to the United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992, where 182 heads of
state from around the world endorsed the Agenda 21 principles of sustainable
development. Two years later, the Green Globe membership was established. The
Green Globe brand represents the best in sustainable practice within the
travel and tourism sector and provides certification, training and marketing
services in 83 countries. For information visit

About Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts

Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale hotel management
company with over 12,000 employees, is represented in 30 countries with over
90 hotels existing or under construction. Focussing on expansion in its core
markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, the international hotel
group specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday
resorts. Of Swiss origin, Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts positions itself in the
upscale segment and stands for quality, reliability and care with a personal
touch. The hotel group is owned by Moevenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom
Group (33.3%).

    For further information:

    Nour Al Saber
    Communications Manager
    Sweimeh, Deadsea Road
    P.O Box 815538, Amman
    11180 Jordan
    Phone +962-5-3561111
    Fax +962-5-3561122





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