Green Meetings

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 B’n’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.

Just add sustainability to your conference booking via MICE Desk now!

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.

Corporate Social Responsibility at Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Do you actually know what the good bear is all about? Find out why we engage in the international program "Best Western For A Better World".

Best Western Plus BierKulturHotel Schwanen in Ehingen with own cogeneration unit.

Sustainable conference ­hotels by conviction

Hotel Berlin, Berlin

A top class conference location in Berlin - the Hotel Berlin, Berlin, a WorldHotel Distinctive brand hotel, has made a name for itself as an event location in central Berlin with modern yet sustainable seminar and conference services. It is the third largest hotel in the national capital, and is one of 5 certified partner hotels of “Sustainable Meetings Berlin.” The hotel and the team integrate sustainability in everything they do. They have been honored by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Umwelterziehung (German Society for Environmental Education) with the “Green Key,” and offer the perfect event location for sustainable events.

Fair and sustainable handling of resources, for instance in environmental policies, purchasing policies and supplier handling are implemented in the hotel's processes, as are organic and sustainability options in the food & beverage area. In addition, the hotel has installed a solar system on the roof and produces its own green electricity. Sustainable events of all kinds can be organized in the conference area, which provides 48 modern conference rooms and an event space of 3,000 m².

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.”

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.

The Harmonie Vienna

Sustainable meetings? Yes, please! The Harmonie Vienna bears the Austrian Ecolabel, awarded by the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism. What does that mean for you? Guaranteed environmentally friendly policies at your boutique hotel! This includes the responsible use of water and energy as well as the excellent public transport connections, just like the sustainable breakfast offer. Thus, the sustainable enjoyment already starts in the morning at breakfast. Regional and organic products set the tone at the rich buffet.

The organic food at Harmonie Vienna is regularly controlled and awarded by the independent control body "Austria Bio Garantie". In addition, together with our guests, we are particularly pleased about one award: the European Allergy Seal. This means that the entire hotel complies with the international ECARF standards for allergy-friendly travel.

Learn more about other conference hotels within the BWH Hotel Group that have made an extra commitment to the environment and have received sustainability certifications. Contact your MICE Desk.

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