New and future-oriented!
The Scandic Hamburg
The new Scandic Hamburg EMPORIO hotel is only five minutes away from the Gänsemarkt and close to the Laeiszhalle concert hall. In addition to 325 rooms, the hotel will feature a 700-square metre conference zone with eight conference rooms on the 7th storey, a restaurant and bar, as well as a large health spa with gym, sauna and relaxation area.
The Scandic sustainability policy
The Scandic brand has gained a worldwide reputation as a pioneer in environmental protection and is thus a perfect fit with EMPORIO’s sustainability concept. The Scandic Hamburg EMPORIO was one of the first hotels to be pre-certified Silver by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). “The new Scandic hotel in Hamburg stands out for a range of ecological quality criteria and its economic efficiency,” says Christine Lemaitre, CEO of the DGNB, which has been awarding certificates for hotels since the beginning of the year. “We have established a standard for environmentally-friendly implementation of new builds, refurbishments and facilities,” says Michel Schutzbach, Vice President of Scandic Hotels Europe.
Leading Scandinavian hotel operator Scandic developed a holistic environmental and sustainability policy as early as 1994, which is strictly applied across all its properties. There is a particular emphasis on reducing water and energy consumption in the company’s hotels and cutting carbon emissions.
The Scandic Environmental Refurbishment Equipment and Construction Standard (SERECS) served as a guide when constructing the hotel in the EMPORIO ensemble. This standard defines the use and specification of various materials, which in some cases already correspond to the DGNB criteria. The new build was positively assessed by the DGNB for sociocultural and functional quality thanks to its high level of comfort, in particular with regard to temperature, acoustics, light distribution, user-friendliness and suitability for disabled guests.
Looking at technical quality, the new build’s good energy balance was recognised. Since 1996, all Scandic hotels have reported monthly statistics on their energy and water consumption, quantity of waste and use of detergents (consumption monitoring). This data has been published on the Scandic website since 2008.
Also highly rated by the DGNB were the town planning competition to find an infill blueprint for the EMPORIO site prior to the revitalisation project, together with the creation of a waste management concept, the design of a measurement system for operational and consumption figures, a cleaning concept and the independent monitoring of planning and construction quality. The EMPORIO quarter comprises a 23-storey, refurbished office tower and a new build containing the Scandic hotel and apartments. SCANDIC – a superb hotel for a broad clientele