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Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu: Connected to the community and caring

Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu: Connected to the community and caring
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The Philippines’ Mactan Island, located in Cebu, is renowned for its world-class diving and historical significance. Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is located in the heart of Mactan Island and a perfect locale from which to launch dive adventures, visit nearby islands as well as explore historical sites such as Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minore del Santo Niño and Mactan Shrine.

First certified by Green Globe in 2013, Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu has once again demonstrated its sustainability credentials with an impressive compliance score of 83%.

The hotel’s Green Team coordinates all sustainability initiatives and leads the properties’ effective communication strategies, ensuring all departments are achieving optimal performance.

An Energy Audit Team, composed of representatives from all major departments, carries out weekly energy audits in all areas. The team quickly corrects and highlights incorrect practices and procedures as well as unnecessary wastage of power and other resources. LED lights are installed in guest rooms, guest floor corridors and ballrooms. Also, motion sensors are installed in restrooms to help reduce power consumption.

The latest highbred water heater technology is being used. This technology has proven to be more energy-efficient than well-known heat pump systems, consuming less than half the power usage. In addition, the system is 90% maintenance-free and has no refrigeration component, meaning a more ozone-friendly result.

As part of its “Green Options”, Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu has a catering services program that purchases locally sourced ingredients and organic food products. Not only does this enhance the guests’ experience of Filipino cuisine, but also provides an opportunity to help local farmers and suppliers.

Within its community, the hotel has adopted the local learning center, CARE – Cordova Alternative Resource of Education. A lunch program is regularly conducted to feed the school’s children who come from families living in poverty. To bring joy to the CARE students, a Christmas Party with gift-giving was held at the end of last year in partnership with the Department of Tourism who were represented by current and former Miss Cebu Tourism winners and contestants. And to further support CARE, the hotel’s Departmental Team Building Day will be utilized as a one-day repair and re-painting campaign for the school’s facilities.

Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is conscious to reduce and reuse resources wherever possible. To reduce the use of potable water, rainwater is collected and along with treated wastewater, is used for flushing in restrooms.

A Material Recovery Facility has been established to reduce waste by segregation and collection of all recyclables, including: PET mineral water bottles, discarded cartons, old newspapers and magazines and high value plastics. These recycled materials earn revenue, which will be used for community outreach programs in the future.

Visit Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, one of the most scenic destinations in the Philippines. Ideally located 6 kilometers from Mactan Cebu International Airport, this 5-star Mediterranean-inspired beachfront hotel, with 245 rooms and suites, offers contemporary style with a fun and fresh appeal for both leisure and business travelers. Offering an array of choices from deluxe rooms to suite, event spaces, wellness and leisure activities, entertainment and culinary delights, this hip and happening property is the most ideal choice to jumpstart your Cebu sojourn.

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). For information, please visit greenglobe.com

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