Accra, Ghana, 22 November 2021 – Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, in line with its Planet21 Environmental Campaign and the hotel’s 10th Anniversary celebration, held a Community Clean-Up Exercise on Friday 19 November 2021.

The clean-up based on the theme, “DRIVING CHANGE TOWARDS POSITIVE HOSPITALITY” commenced from the premises of the hotel throughout surrounding areas such as The Octagon, TUC, and the British Council amongst others.

The Planet21 programme under the Accor Group works with its team members, involves its guests, innovates with its partners, and works with local communities to achieve goals.

Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra’s Community Clean-Up was led in full swing by the General Manager of the hotel, Deborah Lee-Ann Sivertsen with the support of team members and Zoomlion Ghana Ltd.

During an interaction with journalists after the activity, Deborah Lee-Ann Sivertsen reiterated the need to raise awareness on sustainable practices and reassess our environmental footprint.

“As a hotel, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our team members and guests in all areas of our operations. Caring for our community and our environment is a necessity and we are proud that our team have embraced this and continue to support our internally processes to reduce energy consumption, manage our waste, among others”.

“Through this clean-up exercise, we hope to demonstrate our commitments towards positive hospitality so that ultimately, our guests can be encouraged to take action with us knowing that every step taken to preserve our environment counts”, she said.

Team members of the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra also used the opportunity to share food with one hundred street children and the homeless within the surrounding areas.

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Background

It would be recalled that the Former President of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, who was the Guest of Honour of the inaugural celebration, officially declared Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra launched on Monday 7th November 2011 in Accra.

The flagship hotel was completely rebuilt by his Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud, Chairman of the Kingdom Holding Company and Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI). The historic event was also witnessed by Jean Gabriel Perez, former President and CEO of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Roger Kacou, Former Vice-President Africa – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Samad Sok, Chairman and CEO of KHI, Stuart Chase, first General Manager of the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, a relative of Ueli Prager, founder of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Kofi Bucknor, several government delegations and hospitality industry players.

About Mövenpick

In Switzerland, in 1948, Ueli Prager created Mövenpick, a revolutionary dining concept where anyone could enjoy a taste of good wine, good times, and the good life. Today, that same brand of welcoming hospitality lives on in every Mövenpick hotel, where everyone can appreciate life’s essential pleasures, through moments of true indulgence.

With more than 100 hotels and resorts around the world and another 50 planned by 2025, Mövenpick remains true to its Swiss heritage and rich culinary legacy, honouring its founder’s promise to do things well by doing things right.

In recognition of the brand’s holistic approach to sustainability and its deep commitment to local environments and communities, Green Globe has named Mövenpick the world’s most sustainable hotel company every year since 2017. Mövenpick is part of Accor, a world-leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.

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