Book conference hotels with a responsible mindset
Sustainability is a key issue - for each and every one of us. We can see how relevant the topic of environmental protection is in many different industries - including the hotel and events sector. Guests today are more concerned than ever with finding environmentally-friendly lodgings and facilities, and they want hotels committed to sustainability that use resources carefully. Sustainability is not only a wide-ranging topic, it also helps secure the future of companies that implement it.
Book your meetings sustainable
Plant a tree for every conference participant! Organizing a completely sustainable event is not easy. All processes involved, from arrival to lodgings to suppliers, consumable materials and energy efficiency, need to be looked at through a “green” lens. We offer you an easy option to book your future conferences more sustainably: You can plant a tree for each conference participant through our cooperating partner Click A Tree for just 3 EUR per person. By doing so, you not only fight climate change, you also create jobs within communities in developing countries.
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Refuel here - traveling sustainably
In an era of mobile sustainability, many conference hotels within the BWH Hotel Group offer charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles directly at the hotel. In addition, many hotels provide e-charging stations in the direct vicinity. That means conference participants have an extensive network of charging options for electric vehicles. The number of available e-charging stations directly at each hotel location, and the distance of available e-charging stations from the hotel are stated in each hotel portrait in this publication.
You can also find all conference hotels with e-charging stations at a glance in the following overview.
Sustainable conference hotels by conviction
Best Western Hotel Polisina in Ochsenfurt
The Best Western Hotel Polisina in Ochsenfurt pursues a consistent sustainable concept and is constantly expanding its measures and initiatives. For this, it was awarded the GreenSign certificate and is a member of the Environmental and Climate Pact of Bavaria. The three-star superior hotel, which is located in the midst of greenery, relies among other things on energy-saving measures, local suppliers, nature conservation projects and sets the tone for sustainability with green campaigns. A big bonus is the production of electricity and heat via the hotel's own combined heat and power plant, which covers a large part of its own energy needs.
Regionality of food and beverages is a top priority in the Polisina kitchen: the hotel prefers to source its products from regional suppliers in Franconia or produces them itself, has its own fruit and bee meadows and its own herb garden. The water for all plants comes from the hotel's own well. To give something back to the local environment, the hotel has also reforested 8,000 square meters of forest in the region.
Best Western Plus Palatin Kongresshotel Wiesloch
The Palatin has previously been named the best sustainable and best conference hotel in Baden-Württemberg. During the most recent round of certifications by CERTIFIED, which are conducted on site every three years, the hotel was named a Certified Green Hotel with a grade of “very good,” and a Certified Conference Hotel with a grade of “excellent”. The goal is to consistently improve the environmental-friendliness of all hotel operations and in the event center, and to promote social engagement.
The issue of sustainability is a focus of everything the hotel does, and the hotel describes all of its sustainability activities as part of a “green pathway” in a picture gallery. A photovoltaic system on the roof and three in-house cogeneration plants supply the hotel with 100% climate-friendly electricity; excess energy is fed into the public grid. The hotel's HR policies are also focused on sustainability, which is reflected in their certification as an “Excellent Training Company” and “Fair Job Hotel.”
Best Western Plus Kurhotel an der Obermaintherme Bad Staffelstein
The Best Western Plus Kurhotel an der Obermaintherme in Bad Staffelstein has firmly established sustainable measures in its operations and was awarded the Dehoga Environmental Check in Gold for this. Among other things, the conference hotel is a member of the association "United Against Waste e.V." and stands for the respectful handling of the resource food. Highly structured by the association membership so the sustainability with the reduction of food waste and the waste of valuable resources is further expanded.
A completely new sustainable kitchen concept has been introduced at the spa hotel: From the field to the table, resource-conserving and Franconian-regional, that's how Alexander Hartung, the chef, cooks. The nutrition expert has developed his own sustainable concept "B(o)orn for Nature" and implements it in the creation of his dishes every day. According to this, all ingredients and products used meet at least three of the following five criteria: organic, ecological, economic, regional and sustainable - in short "boorn" - a plus for humans, animals and the environment.
ATLANTIC Congress Hotel Essen
In the sustainably managed ATLANTIC Congress Hotel Essen, your event will be an experience in the 10 conference rooms with an event area of 1,200 m². Directly at the 65 ha large Grugapark - whose view you can best enjoy from the roof terrace - the subway station in front of the hotel offers an environmentally friendly journey by public transport. Environmentally friendly measures and facilities such as sensors and water-saving taps, motion detectors and light timers in the public areas, environmentally friendly paper bags instead of plastic laundry bags, the use of glass instead of plastic straws, an own e-car charging station and much more are a matter of course for the team of the ATLANTIC.
The hotel also cooperates with the children & youth initiative "Plant-for-the-Planet": a tree is currently planted for every event booked. In all minibars, guests will also find "Die gute Schokolade" (The Good Chocolate), the sale of which enables the planting of further trees. Also in the area of CSR, the ATLANTIC supports social projects and social actions such as the homeless aid "Essen packt an", the "Patientenhilfe Darmkrebs" or "Refill Deutschland". So it is not surprising that the hotel is one of the signatories of "fairpflichtet", the sustainability code of the German-speaking event industry.