FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 2016-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Steigenberger Hotel Group is expanding its “Green Meetings” project to cover the whole of Europe. 13 pilot hotels have been involved thus far, but now all conference services will switch to the sustainable “Green Meetings” model with immediate effect. This will enable hotel guests throughout the continent to stage meetings which are carbon neutral and therefore particularly environmentally friendly.
The ecological use of resources does not merely take place behind the scenes. Organic snacks produced by regional farmers, sustainable fair trade beverage specialities, specially prepared drinking water in multi-use bottles and conference materials made from recycled raw materials are all on offer. The carbon footprint left by each conference participant is fully offset by supporting UN-certified climate protection projects.
“We are proud of our Green Meetings”, says Puneet Chhatwal, CEO of Steigenberger Hotels AG. “We are acting in a future-looking way by giving our guests the opportunity to make their contribution towards preserving the environment.”
Green Meetings were pioneered at the Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt in Berlin, which opened in 2014. In 2015, the hotel received a “Meeting Experts Green Award” in the “Sustainable Events” category to recognise the way in which it had reconciled the organisation of professional events with a comprehensive concept to ensure an environmentally compatible approach. This prize has been initiated by the German Convention Bureau in conjunction with the European Association of Event Centres.
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Steigenberger Hotels AG is one of Europe’s leading hotel companies. From its Head Office in Germany, the Steigenberger Group operates 116 hotels on three continents including 24 which are under construction or at the planning stage.
Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts includes some of the most prestigious hotels in Europe, such as the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof and the Steigenberger Parkhotel in Düsseldorf. InterCityHotel is a medium-price brand that offers 39 hotels located in city centres and at airports. “Jaz in the City” is a new creative concept, and the first hotel to be operated under this brand opened in Amsterdam in November 2015.
SOURCE: Steigenberger Hotels AG