The Mövenpick Resort El Quseir has received the TUI Environment Champion Award 2004 for the fifth time.
Out of over 12,000 TUI leisure hotels wordwide only 10 properties meet the exacting standards required to be commended for the prestigious “TUI Environmental Champion” award. The Mövenpick Resort El Quseir was the sole representative from the Continent of Africa or the Middle East on the list of achievers. But that’s not all. The Mövenpick El Quseir Resort has also won the TUI Holly Award for the fourth consecutive year.
“This Award is a special acknowledgement for our holiday resort and it shows that our many efforts on behalf of the environment have born fruit,” said Bruno Huber, General Manager of the Mövenpick Resort El Quseir.
The Mövenpick Resort El Quseir was opened in 1994 in an idyllic location on the Red Sea, 140 kilometres south of Hurghada. In a desire for the resort to harmonise with spectacular scenery of the area, the architect designed a Nubian style village in tones of terracotta and peach. The 250 spacious rooms are housed in clusters of stone-clad bungalows with high domed ceilings, set in gardens that quickly created their own eco-system. As the palms, flowering shrubs and herbaceous plants began to mature they attracted many species of birds, insects and small reptiles in an area that had once only consisted of barren rock and sand.
'Through extensive training courses we have made our staff understand the issues of sustainable tourism and they are willingly embracing the standards we are continuously striving to achieve,' added Bruno Huber.
The piece de la residence of the resort is 'Eco Bay', the pristine reef, which is virtually on its doorstep and boasts an abundance of marine life and many species of corals. It is one of the best preserved coral reefs in the Red Sea, and arguably the world, a fact that was confirmed earlier this year by the Cousteau Society.
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