Hamburg hotel in historical water tower excels in sustainability performance
Green Globe announces certification of the Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg in Germany for its sustainability achievements. The hotel is one of 21 Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Europe that have recently been Green Globe certified. By the end of 2012, the international hospitality company of Swiss origin plans to have all its hotels certified.
Guido Bauer, CEO of Green Globe Certification, commented: “Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg has achieved a remarkable 93 percent compliance against our Standard for Sustainable Travel and Tourism. The hotel has implemented sustainable operations on all levels in an exemplary manner. The audit conducted by an accredited third-party auditor clearly showed the commitment of all staff members, who are highly informed and an integral part of the ongoing process. This is a result of the excellent E-Learning system ‘Sustainability’ that Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has developed, which is available to the public on the company’s website. In addition, a briefing on sustainable practices is part of the daily briefing to all employees.”
Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg has conducted a 40 million Euro reconstruction and restoration to save its unique cultural heritage: Located in a historical water tower built in 1910, the hotel has meticulously restored its façade while developing the hotel interior with the most modern equipment and amenities. At the same time the hotel has extended its canteen and common rooms to better accommodate its employees.
Annette Hammer, Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg’s General Manager, said, “We are delighted to have received the internationally renowned Green Globe Certificate, especially since this was a true team effort. Within our various departments we constantly work on ways to improve our performance. The tourism and travel industry and today’s travelers are becoming more and more environmentally aware. As a ‘green’ hotel we have the opportunity to accommodate the needs of our guests in the best possible way.”