25. August 2021

A hands-on mentality aimed at enshrining sustainability

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Next step along Deutsche Hospitality’s CSR Road Map – Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère amongst initial participants in the Davos Climate Fund

Conserving resources for future generations requires a pro-active approach. The Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère Davos in the Swiss Alps has become one of the first active participants in the Davos Climate Fund, which was instigated today by the Destination Davos Klosters Tourism Office and the not-for-profit organisation myclimate. The goal is for the town to become carbon neutral by 2030. The financial resources made available via the fund will be used for purposes such as the establishment of renewable energies, investment in electromobility equipment including e-bikes, e-cars and charging stations or special measures to raise awareness amongst guests and the local population.

“One of the key tenets of our business is to think carefully about the impacts of our actions on the environment, the climate, people and society,” stated Marcus Bernhardt, CEO Deutsche Hospitality. We are seeking to be a pioneer and a role model for the hospitality industry in the area of sustainability. The whole group is, for example, already fully committed to resource-saving construction standards and to environmentally friendly supply chains. A further objective is to link sustainability with the very highest level of service quality.”

Tina Heide, General Manager of the Grandhotel Belvédère Davos, added: “Our guests come to us in Davos because they wish to enjoy charming surroundings and unspoilt nature. Our involvement in the Davos Climate Fund represents an important contribution in terms of preserving all of this for future generations.”

The CSR Road Map adopted by Deutsche Hospitality stipulates binding short-, medium- and long-term objectives for all essential sustainability-related topics. One Team, Green Buildings, Green Services, Fair Partnerships and New Chance all constitute key strategic pillars in this regard. Goals include fostering a culture of togetherness, deploying resources in a responsible way, undertaking targeted activities to improve sustainability in the areas of packaging and foodstuffs and offering social commitment.

About Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts

Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts is a Deutsche Hospitality brand. It represents the epitome of luxury and perfect hospitality. Visitors can choose from historic hotels rich in tradition, lively city residences and health and beauty oases at the very heart of nature. The portfolio includes 60 hotels in eleven countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Deutsche Hospitality operates four further brands. MAXX by Steigenberger is a new and charismatic concept which places the focus on the essential in accordance with its motto “MAXXimize your stay”. Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. IntercityHotel offers more than 40 modern upper mid-scale urban hotels, all of which are located within easy walking distance of railway stations or airports, whilst Zleep Hotels provide quality and design at an affordable price in Denmark and Sweden.

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