Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts are synonymous with culinary excellence. But it’s not only in the culinary realm that this lavish new Indian Ocean property, is making waves. While the resort promises indulgence and luxury, a peek behind the veil reveals eco-friendly operations and mindful practices at the heart of the resort.
A lot is already in place to conserve the beautiful Noonu Atoll environment that this resort calls home. And the property is marching towards Green Globe certifications, monitoring and reducing its carbon footprint and its impact on the environment and communities.
Over 900 solar panels are installed on the roofs at the back-of-the-house buildings. These solar panels produce 450kW electricity used in the daily operations providing 30 to 40 per cent of the property’s daytime power needs. Since installation in January 2019, the system has contributed nearly 600MWh (mega-watt hours) to the property saving 158,000L of diesel.
The resort has designed a system used alongside generators to reduce heat absorption and energy consumption. And this system provides heating for their heartist (staff) rooms. You can see the generators and heat recovery systems here.
Guestrooms have air-conditioning heat recovery system which draws in the warmth of AC units heating up the water in the villa. As a staying guest, you wouldn’t even know what’s happening behind the walls as the system is conveniently hidden from view.
Some of the resort’s products comes from its very own organic garden. Growing six kinds of vegetables and four different fruits, the resort harvests almost 70 kilos of freshest and flavourful backyard produce every month. Here are the hydroponic systems in place for growing lettuce – straight from the garden to the kitchen.
Organic gardening and composting are the secrets of the lushest vegetation you’ll see around this idyllic island. Nutrients for the plants and trees in the resort’s landscape and garden come from composted kitchen waste and dry leaves. Plus, all waste water is treated through STP (sewage treatment plant) and recycled for watering the island’s flora.
Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives champions recycling and reuses resort’s resources in the best possible way. Whether energy, water, heat or organic and kitchen waste, this luxury resort strives to be self-sustaining and give back to Mother Earth through eco-friendly practices. Follow Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives’ footsteps and be on a path to build a brighter, more sustainable future for the next generation.