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Our investment in the future.

SUSTAINABILITY - The Empire Riverside Hotel has been committed to sustainability for many years. We develop projects, implement ideas and are not afraid to invest in the future. For example, in 2018 we were one of the first hotels in Germany to replace our plastic straws with glass straws.

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At the beginning of 2022, we enthusiastically defined the topic of sustainability for our hotels together in a working group, created a project plan, had to face challenges and set our goals for the near and distant future.
Contributing to sustainability does not only mean saving resources by not changing guests' towels every day without asking. Sustainability means more than climate protection.

Economic as well as social sustainability must be considered to the same extent in order to really contribute to the future.
As a company with, together with the Hotel Hafen Hamburg, over 300 employees, we have a social responsibility that we take seriously and are constantly improving.
In this blog you will find current topics, everything about ongoing projects as well as further contributions on the topic of sustainability at the Empire Riverside Hotel.

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Green Hamburg

Hamburg is one of the greenest metropolises in the world.
In our surroundings tips, we have summarised parks, lakes and places for walks in the Hamburg area under the filter "Nature".

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Our goal is to make everyone feel welcome - with or without a disability. Comfort and safety play a very important role here. Therefore, we have taken a tour of our rooms and all corners of our house for you and are happy to present all relevant information on the topic of accessibility.

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Sustainability Blog


Our commitment to a cleaner future & a closer community!

Immerse yourself in the world of sustainability and waste management with our Technical Manager, who explains the relevance of the topic in our blog post. At the same time, discover an initiative that champions the voice of every child and become part of an inspiring journey to shape the future together.

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Unser zweiter Nachhaltigkeitstag

Discover the highlights of our 2nd Sustainability Day at the Empire Riverside Hotel and Hotel Hafen Hamburg. Immerse yourself in informative workshops on topics such as biodiversity, inclusion and social responsibility. Find out how we have achieved impressive savings and present our progress in concrete figures. Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond words - it's a promise for a more sustainable future. Experience change with us!

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In a time where the consequences of our reckless environmental behavior are becoming clearer, the importance of sustainability is growing – fortunately. Explore how we are actively addressing the impacts and how small steps lead to significant success.

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Step by step - becoming sustainable together

Together and step by step: Welcome to the second sustainability blog! Since our Sustainability Day, we have integrated the ideas of our colleagues and are continuously working on new initiatives to reduce our environmental impact and create a sustainable future.

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First Day of Sustainability

We held our first Sustainability Day on 9 January 2023 for a total of 400 employees, customers and partners. After a presentation about our sustainability initiative, all participants had the opportunity to experience an exciting workshop of their choice with our partners.

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Saving resources - in every sense

Environmental protection and saving resources are more important today than ever before. For decades, our society has been anything but economical with all the resources at our disposal. Whether water, electricity, nature, animals or people.

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GreenSign Certificate

Our great commitment to ecological, economic and social sustainability has proven successful.

As of now, the Empire Riverside Hotel at Hamburg's harbour is one of the certified GreenSign Hotels and has thus been awarded Level 4 out of 5 for its sustainability.

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We give bees a place to call home

Since 10 May, our new neighbours the bees have moved in on our roof. The bees are now part of our team and enrich our urban environment not only with their presence but also with their delicious honey.

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Digital check-in

Do you know how we will save 500 kilograms of paper per year in the future? Modern, secure and environmentally conscious will be your future visit at our hotel, hopefully soon, because our electronic check-in system is ready for use. Digital does not mean impersonal - don't worry! In the future, our colleagues will have even more time for an individual exchange and a few Hamburg tips. It's best to read for yourself.

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Digital Guest Folder

Good news: Our new guest folder is available to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

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Glass straws

Sustainable and cool - We are happy to present you our new glass straws. The brand Halm offers a great alternative to the regular plastic straws, under the slogan "more tase, less waste".

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Empire Riverside Hotel

Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 97
20359 Hamburg

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