Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva Certified The Green Key Hotel
Released on: June 10, 2011, 3:21 pm
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius has held onto its Green
Key Hotel status, which it has held since 2004.
The Green Key was created to raise awareness in the tourism and leisure trade about
how to run a environmentally responsible business.
To obtain The Green Key a hotel has to fulfil a long list of environmental
requirements, which in themselves contain a number of criteria. Apart from purely
environmental demands, the criteria also includes requirements on policy and action
The Hotel in Vilnius became
involved in The Green Key project to ensure it was keeping an eye on costs to ensure
the best prices and maintain a competitive position in the hotel market as well as
to address concerns regarding the health, well-being and safety of its clients and
employees and a concern for the surrounding environment.
The hotel in Vilnius city center became involved in the
project in a number of ways. These included saving water by washing laundry less
often and installing water saving devices. It also aimed to save heat and
electricity by using low energy light bulbs, installing equipment with a standby
function and installing programmable thermostats. Rubbish is now pre-sorted so that
a large amount of it can be recycled and the hotel started using eco-friendly
materials and products such as non-chlorine bleaches and phosphate-free detergents.
Finally, the hotel made other changes such as sourcing local food, providing
on-going training for staff about the environmental activities of the company,
informing the public and guests about the environmental activities of the company
and improving the air quality in the hotels.
All these changes will benefits the Radisson Blu hotels in Vilnius guests as they will now
receive local food, fresher air, a cleaner environment, and they can get involved in
the process by doing things such as pre-sorting their own rubbish or using towels
for an extra day so they require less washing.
Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva is also taking part in the Rezidor Responsible Business
program. This covers three main fields; taking responsibility for the health and
safety of employees and customers, respecting social and ethical issues in the
company, as well as in the community and reducing negative impact on the
The hotel also took part in the Lithuanian Environmental cleaning Action DARMON
2011, and Earth Hour 2011, where it dimmed the lights in the lobby and sky bar for
an hour and switched off the lights in the Riverside restaurant which the guests ate
a candle lit dinner.
About The Rezidor Hotel Group:
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world.
The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under
development including accommodation in Vilnius, hotels in London and hotel
rooms in Paris with more than 86,300 rooms in over 60 countries, including conference centre in Vilnius.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts,
Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the
Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence
agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and
develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson
Companies is the main shareholder.
The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Director Corporate Communications
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Avenue Du Bourget 44
+32 2 702 9331
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