Aug 06, 2012, Los Angeles, CA – Green Globe announces re-certification of the Hotel Concorde in Berlin, Germany. Since its initial certification in 2010, this luxury hotel has continued to be a leader in sustainability and responsible tourism, and is continuously committed to minimize the impact on the environment.
“It is our objective to increase awareness among our staff and guests, and we feel honored to achieve the prestigious Green Globe award and international recognition for the third year in a row,” said Frank Ketterer, General Manager at Hotel Concorde, Berlin. “We developed a concept combining luxury and tourism, placing social and environmental values in the center of all our action. This year we improved again and were able to lower our energy costs by another 5.1%, while waste management costs are cut by 31%.”
The property’s zero-impact policy encourages guests to support a carbon-neutral stay and to minimize their environmental footprint. Cleaning of bed linen and bathrooms are provided on request, or every two days, all cleaning products are non-toxic and eco-labeled. The hotel developed a line of eco-certified and organic welcome gifts, and all stationary and supplies are made of recycled plastics and paper. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and local suppliers are given preference. Guests are invited to join local environmental and community-related activities, promoting awareness, and the hotel offers a number of options for sustainable meetings under its motto “Meet and Commit”.
Concorde Hotels & Resorts support projects run by CARE France, a non-profit organization helping people affected by global climate change and developing appropriate initiatives to promote sustainable agriculture, improve food supply, access to water, and respond to natural disasters. At a local level, the hotel rewards staff-wide volunteer initiatives in the community, and business training is offered to integrate awareness and achieve the environmental goals set by the hotel.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said, “We are extremely pleased to re-certify the Hotel Concorde Berlin. This property is a trendsetter in the luxury hotel industry and complies with an impressive 94% against Green Globe Certification sustainability criteria. The hotel offers an outstanding training plan to their staff members and over the past few months employees have benefitted from five training sessions.”
About Hotel Concorde Berlin
Situated at legendary Kurfuerstendamm, this luxury 5-star design hotel offers French flair in the heart of Berlin. The magnificent 17-storey building was designed by renowned architect Jan Kleihues and is characterized by elegance and understatement. The minimalistic interior is cleverly accentuated by a sophisticated lightning concept, warm color shades and a prestigious collection of contemporary art. The 311 well-appointed luxury guest rooms and suites are also decorated in warm tones, with generous use of wood, and feature modern art print. Guests at the Hotel Concorde Berlin can enjoy traditional French cuisine with modern accents at the Le Faubourg brasserie-style restaurant, or relax over a drink at the elegant Le Faubourg Lounge.
Hotel Concorde Berlin
Augsburger Strasse 41
Phone +49 (0) 30 800 999 1540
Fax +49 (0) 30 800 999 1543
About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information visit www.greenglobe.com
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