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Movenpick Hotels in Switzerland raise awareness for pediatric cancer


Over the past few years, Movenpick Hotel Zurich-Airport and sister property, Movenpick Hotel Zurich-Regensdorf, have increasingly integrated sustainable practices into the front and back of house operations, and into the community. Both hotels count among the top performing Green Globe members worldwide, and impress with a pledge to live the Green Globe principles on a daily basis.

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, staff members at both hotels will put on their running shoes to participate in a “charity fun run,” in support of the Swiss Association to fight Pediatric Cancer. Every runner will collect a contribution from sponsors for each completed round (400 m), committed to raising the maximum amount for the good cause. The charitable event is organized by hotel trainees, and will take place at the Zurich Affoltern Sports Arena.

“Every year about 200 children are diagnosed with cancer in Switzerland,” explained Sandy Decker, Environmental Officer at Movenpick Hotel Zurich-Airport. “With the upcoming charity run, we would like to promote awareness of pediatric cancer, and raise money to expedite the search for a cure.”

Considerable efforts have been made at Movenpick Hotels&Resorts to educate staff members and reach out into the wider community, creating properties clearly dedicated to both personal responsibility and informing, empowering and improving the surrounding environment.

Movenpick Hotels&Resorts uses the framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, a proven science based model helping businesses to better understand and integrate sustainability in its strategy and operations. The framework was initiated by the Swedish born international NGO, The Natural Step (www.thenaturalstep.org). The framework contains logical guidelines to identify current challenges, future possibilities and smart-step-wise approaches to move towards sustainability and to capitalize on a more distinguished way of sustainability driven markets.


Movenpick Hotels&Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 25 countries with 80 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Istanbul (Turkey), Shanghai (China), and Marrakech (Morocco).

Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Movenpick 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, Movenpick Hotels&Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Movenpick Hotels&Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.

The hotel company is owned by the Movenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.moevenpick.com.

Contact: Sandy Decker, Environmental Officer, Movenpick Hotel Zurich-Airport, Walter Mittelholzerstrasse 8, 8152 Glattbrugg Zurich, Switzerland, Phone +41 44 808 8180, Fax +41 44 808 8179, Email sandy.decker@moevenpick.com , www.moevenpick-hotels.com


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