Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Radisson Blu Astrid and the Park Inn Antwerp receive the Green Key

The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel and the Park Inn Antwerp are proud to announce that they received the Green Key from local environmental organisation Bond Beter Leefmilieu and the Tourist office in Flanders. The Radisson Blu Astrid hotel has received this label once before and now the Park Inn hotel, belonging to the same hotel group, also sees its efforts on ecologically responsible tourism rewarded with the Green Key. On top of that the Park Inn made an extra effort and made all its guest rooms non-smoking.

The Green Key is the international label for environmentally friendly lodging and attractions. The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel and the Park Inn hotel in Antwerp prove with achieving the green key that they want to go the extra mile to work in a sustainable and ecologically responsible way.

Achieving the Green Key is a great recognition of all the hard work done by the environmentally conscious employees of the hotel. "The lower energy bill is a nice consequence but the most important is that due to the Green key the guests of the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel and the Park Inn Antwerp know that they are staying at an environmentally friendly accommodation," said Didier Boehlen, General Manager of the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel and the Park Inn Antwerp.

For the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel this is the second time it has received the Green Key. "The sustainable approach gave so many advantages on all levels that it was an easy choice for the Park Inn Antwerp, the sister hotel of the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, to also make all the necessary adaptations to achieve the eco-label for the tourism industry," said Boehlen.

"On top of the efforts required for the eco-label, the Park Inn hotel Antwerp also decided to make all their offer strictly non-smoking rooms, an ecological extra that many guests appreciate. By having a sustainable business approach we save money, which we can then invest in providing the best service for our guests," Boehlen concluded.

A few examples of the green approach by the hotel are the energy manager that measures and analyses and advises on the general energy consumption of the hotel, replacing traditional light bulbs with LED-lighting and energy saving bulbs, limiting water usage with water-efficient shower heads and taps with pressure regulators, waste separation and prevention, non-smoking rooms and parking places with charging stations for electrical cars.

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