LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe announced re-certification of Andel’s Hotel Berlin in Berlin, Germany. Over the past few years, this deluxe hotel has continuously demonstrated social responsibility and commitment to minimize the impact on the environment.
“We are honored to earn the prestigious Green Globe re-certification and international recognition,” said Ralph Alsdorf, General Manager at Andel’s Hotel Berlin, “Since our initial certification in 2011, we have been striving to improve our environmental efforts. With our long-term sustainability management system in effect, we could reduce our energy and water consumption dramatically. The respectful and economical use of resources has been a passion throughout all departments at our hotel, and I am proud to say that we do meet all requirements to be a designated green building.”
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, all cleaning products are biodegradable and eco-labeled. The commitment extends to the hotel restaurants and all menus offer local, seasonal dishes. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and local suppliers adhering to sustainable practices are given preference. Andel’s Hotel Berlin implemented a comprehensive communications strategy to promote its sustainability policy, employees benefit from regular training sessions to increase awareness and achieve the environmental goals set by the hotel. Being one of Berlin’s largest congress and event hotels, the property offers a number of options for eco-friendly meetings and events.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said: “We are extremely pleased to re-certify Andel’s Hotel in Berlin. This property identified the need for sustainable performance at an early stage and complies with an impressive 84% against Green Globe Certification criteria. I am impressed with their dedication to innovative projects. For 2013, the hotel is developing ways to obtain green energy from a hydro-electric power station in Scandinavia.”
ABOUT ANDEL’S HOTEL BERLIN
This 4-star superior design hotel is located in the heart of the German capital, near historic Alexanderplatz square. The property offers 557 well-appointed rooms and suites, an executive floor with a separate lounge, and Habanos Smokers lounge. Guests can enjoy panoramic views over Berlin’s skyline from the ballroom and the Sky Bar on the 14th floor of the 60-meter hotel tower. Culinary arts can be experienced at “Restaurant a. Choice,” and walk-in wine library stores can be reserved for exclusive candlelight dinners. The Affino Centro Spa offers Finnish sauna, Turkish steam bath, whirlpool, and quiet terraces to revitalize. Andels’ Hotel Berlin is a member of Vienna International Hotels & Resorts and counts among the most attractive conference hotels in Berlin.
ABOUT VIENNA INTERNATIONAL HOTEL MANAGEMENT AG
Vienna International Hotel Management AG was found in 1989. Based on individual management contracts, Vienna International operates and develops a total of 34 hotels and resorts in 10 European countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Romania, Poland, Croatia, Slovakia, Russia, and the Republic of Belarus.
Contact: Sabine Hackl, Head of Corporate Communications, Dresdner Strasse 87, 1200 Vienna, Austria, Phone +43 1 333 73 73 65, Fax +49 (0) 30 800 999 1543, Email [email protected] , www.vi-hotels.com
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 .