Mövenpick Hotel Kuwait
First date harvest at Mövenpick Hotel Kuwait
As part of a sustainable product supply programme to become partially self-sufficient, the 100-room Mövenpick Hotel Kuwait reaped the fruit of its first date harvest in September 2015. It partnered with a specialist agricultural company to design strategic solutions for successfully harvesting and using the dates in its own hotel restaurants and operations.
The dates have been used in the hotel’s breakfast buffet, Go Healthy liquids shots, Mövenpick Chocolate Hour, as gifts to long-stay guests and was also distributed to staff members. Long-stay guests were invited to attend the first date harvest.
The 40 date palms that delivered the first harvest were planted around 12 years ago and provided roughly 10-15 kg of dates each. To efficiently manage its energy and water use, the elegant low-rise hotel already features LED lighting, dual flushing toilets and low-flow, high-pressure rain showerheads.