The Scandic Hamburg Emporio is the second establishment in Germany opened by the Scandinavian hotel operator with the worldwide reputation as a pioneer in environmental protection and sustainable actions. Franz Kaldewei GmbH & Co. KG, Ahlen, delivered convincing arguments for the design of the rooms in Hamburg based on comfortable baths made of eco-friendly Kaldewei steel enamel 3.5 mm.
Since opening its doors in September 2012, the Hamburg Emporio has offered its guests exclusive accommodation for a relaxed stay in a central location; it has also emerged as a pioneer in aspects of sustainability in the hotel scene. The hotel??s core policy of environmental protection combines ecological quality criteria with economic efficiency for all 325 rooms of the establishment. From green energy supplied by Greenpeace to meet the hotel??s needs through to room interiors that can be all but fully recycled, the hotel??s eco measures are implemented down to the last detail of its interior. Even the kitchen concept is firmly based on this principle. Meals here are prepared using regional and seasonal produce or are sourced where possible from certified suppliers. Worldwide, the Scandic serves only Fairtrade coffee and tea. Alongside environmental considerations, the Scandic Hamburg Emporio is equally focused on social aspects. All seven floors of the property are designed with barrier-free access in mind to ensure that physically disadvantaged guests can also enjoy their stay without encountering problems thanks to extra wide hallways and lowered fixtures and fittings. For its commitment to green building, the hotel has already received the silver medal by the German Sustainable Building Council, DGNB, the international Green Globe Award, and the EU Flower, and has been named a Certified Green Hotel of German business travel association Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement e.V.
?Water?? themed interior design
Focus at each Scandic Hotel is given to nature. In line with this, the Scandic Hamburg Emporio dedicates itself to all aspects of ?water??. Lighting elements in deep blue, carpets with fish motifs and brilliant lamps: Thanks to artist Jesper Waldersten, who was responsible for designing part of the interior, guests at the hotel feel ??immersed?? in a calming aquatic world. All other aspects of the interior decoration also adhere to this concept: natural materials such as light natural wood and fabrics give the rooms a friendly and welcoming feel, and floor-to-ceiling windows in every room ensure sufficient daylight to further reduce the energy consumption.
Kaldewei as a reliable partner in sustainability aspects
At once stylish and functional, the style of the Scandic Hamburg Emporio is also mirrored in the quality of the bathroom design. With the rooms featuring baths made of steel enamel 3.5 mm by premium manufacturer Kaldewei, the apartments of the Emporio Quartier also carry the company??s floor-level enamelled shower surfaces. Kaldewei has stood for excellent material properties and resource efficient manufacturing for more than 90 years now. It is also the first European manufacturer of baths to be given the German Quality Seal for Sustainable Building and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Kaldewei steel enamel 3.5 mm stands out from a visual aspect, but makes an equally convincing argument in terms of durability and hygiene properties that make it easy to clean without ecologically harmful detergents. With superior material properties and high standards of sustainability and design, Kaldewei products are made for use in buildings committed to ecologically responsible practices.
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