Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket unveils organic vegetable and herb garden
As part of its efforts towards environmentally driven projects, Green Globe member Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach – a pioneer in sustainable tourism in Phuket, Thailand – has announced the debut of the hotel's organic vegetable and herb garden.
Featuring a wide variety of vegetables, herbs and spices, the sustainable organic garden was developed to meet the needs of the resort's daily operations, and to provide guests with fresh ingredients and organic produce.
Harold Rainfroy, General Manager, said: “Over the past few months, our landscaping, engineering and kitchen teams have been working closely together to develop this patch of land, to create an organic garden where we can grow our own produce.
“This project is also part of Planet 21 – a program by AccorHotels which aims to provide a positive and sustainable hospitality experience to guests.”
The eco-inspired Phuket resort guarantees that environmentally friendly gardening techniques are put into use, such as production of organic compost derived from biological waste, and use of 100% eco-friendly fertilizers.
The resort's kitchen team visits the garden daily to harvest fresh vegetables and herbs, including kale, bok choy, eggplant, chili, Thai basil and lemongrass. Edible flowers and other local spices are also flourishing in the sustainable garden.
As well as being able to enjoy organic food, guests also have the opportunity to enjoy the resort's Thai cooking classes, which are on offer daily.
“Guests can experience 'garden-to-table' cuisine,” said Jerome Chautard, the resort's Executive Chef.
“On top of that, those joining us for a culinary session will be able to pick their own greens and spices needed for the day – and will be cooking close to nature in a traditional Thai-style kitchen within our sustainable vegetable garden. It is a truly unique culinary adventure.”
Located just steps away from the pristine Karon Beach, the 5-star Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach features luxurious guestrooms, suites and villas set within landscaped tropical gardens, seven restaurants and bars, four outdoor swimming pools, a luxury spa, and a fitness centre.
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