Scandic opens first Munich hotel

GERMANY: Scandic has opened its fifth hotel in Germany, Scandic München Macherei, and aims for top sustainability goals.

GERMANY: Scandic has opened its fifth hotel in Germany, Scandic München Macherei, and aims for top sustainability goals.

Scandic München Macherei is Scandic’s fifth hotel in Germany and the ninth hotel the company will open in 2022. 

The 234-room hotel, is in Munich’s lively Die Macherei quarter in the Berg am Laim district, a creative place for “movers and shakers”.

With the new hotel, Scandic is strengthening its presence in the German hotel market, and now operates a total of 1,645 rooms in the country.

Michel Schutzbach, head of Europe at Scandic Hotels said: “Munich is also an important strategic location for us, so it’s exciting to be opening Scandic’s first hotel in the city. We’re continuing our growth strategy of expanding in Germany’s largest cities. Scandic München Macherei complements our German portfolio at a time when leisure and business travellers have returned in large numbers to our hotels.”

The hotel building will be LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and must achieve a gold standard. 

As in all Scandic hotels, sustainability is an important part of Scandic Munich Matchere. The hotel is also aiming for certification in line with the strict new Nordic Ecolabel standards when launching the eco-label in Germany in the future.

The system assesses sustainability criteria including biodiversity, water consumption, energy efficiency, resource use, indoor environment and more.

Eco-labeled products and chemicals, 100 percent renewable energy, absence of single-use items, low water consumption, eco-friendly food options and a focus on reducing food waste are some of the things that need to be done to meet Nordic Ecolabel’s requirements.

To get around, guests can take public transport nearby, or use the charging stations for electric cars in the hotel’s underground garage.

Scandic is the largest Nordic hotel operator with a network of about 280 hotels with 58,000 rooms in six countries. The company has been vocal about its sustainability efforts and has lots of information and data on its emissions available to see on its website.

Scandic recently announced it would open a 100 per cent sustainable hotel in Norway.

Scandic to open 100 per cent renewable energy hotel

NORWAY: Scandic Hotels, Norway’s largest hotel operator, has signed an agreement for a new 220-room hotel in Ski, just outside Oslo.

NORWAY: Scandic Hotels, Norway’s largest hotel operator, has signed an agreement for a new 220-room hotel in Ski, just outside Oslo.

The hotel will be part of Norway’s new environmental requirements and guidelines from Nordic Ecolabel

This means the hotel will have to use ecolabeled products and chemicals as well as 100 per cent renewable energy.

The hotel will reject any products using single-use disposables, and will be reducing its water consumption. 

There will be a “climate-friendly” menu and reduced food waste.

The rooms at the new hotel will be designed with the circular economy in mind and parts of the room interiors will be environmentally certified or made from recycled materials, most of which can be reused or recycled during renovations. 

The property will also be constructed according to a high environmental and technical standard with the goal to be certified according to BREEM Excellent, one of the highest levels in environmental certification for buildings.

Asle Prestegard, head of Scandic Hotels Norway said: “We are very happy to have had this opportunity to open a new Scandic hotel in Ski.  This agreement will strengthen our position in the region surrounding Oslo, which is undergoing rapid development, and at the same time create an exciting new meeting place for people who live and work in the city.”

The hotel is expected to be completed in 2026.

The hotel company recently opened Scandic Helsinki Hub in Finland which also adhered to the principles of sustainable development with many of the hotels original elements being preserved. The hotel achieved the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

Scandic is the largest Nordic hotel operator with more than 280 hotels in operation and under development in more than 130 destinations. The company currently operates 19 hotels with a total of 4,211 rooms in and around Oslo.