Sus­tain­abil­i­ty at the Radis­son Blu Ho­tel Reussen

At the four-star superior hotel in Andermatt, the focus is on cosiness, thanks to natural wood floors and finishes that employ local materials. The fact that sustainability is a top priority here is also evident from the responsible use of resources.

Climate and environmental protection

  • Building standard

    The Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen buildings were constructed in accordance with the Swiss low-energy standard Minergie. They are extremely well insulated and feature systematic air exchange and filtering, which ensures good air quality.

  • Power

    The Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen gets all of its power from hydroelectric stations and wind turbines in the Gotthard region.

  • Heating

    The Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen is heated with district heating supplied by a wood-chip-fired power plant, meaning that the heat is 100% CO2-neutral. The wood chips are sourced from the canton of Uri, as well as from a sawmill in Airolo (radius of less than 50 kilometres).

  • Energy-efficient fresh air system

    All rooms at the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen feature a fresh air system. Temperature is regulated through radiant flooring, eliminating the need for air conditioning.

  • Waste management

    The Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen separates its waste. PET, plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, aluminium, waste metal and sheet metal are recycled. Disposal is coordinated with The Chedi Hotel Andermatt, meaning fewer trips and optimal loads. Food waste is collected separately and does not end up in the rubbish bin.

  • Biowaste

    Green waste and material from grease traps are collected and sent to a facility that generates heat or power from them. Disposal is coordinated with The Chedi Hotel Andermatt. This reduces the number of trips and optimises loads.

  • Reduced use of plastic

    Where possible, food is purchased locally and in reusable containers in order to keep packaging waste to a minimum. The use of plastic is being reduced – drinking straws, stirrers, etc. are made of recyclable materials.

  • Laundry

    Bed linens and towels from the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen are laundered by Wäscherei Heinzmann AG. Heinzmann is one of Switzerland’s largest and most environmentally friendly industrial laundry facilities. Some of the laundry is brought by rail to nearby Raron.

  • Regional food products

    The hotel’s Restaurant Spun uses ingredients from the region whenever possible. The kitchen staff forages for Alpine herbs. Honey comes from a village beekeeper, meat from the village butcher shop Muheim, and coffee from Hochstrasser in Lucerne. In addition, the restaurant offers Uri beers and wines from neighbouring cantons.

  • Climate-neutral meetings

    The Radisson Hotel Group automatically offsets the CO2 footprint of each and every meeting held at a Radisson Hotel anywhere in the world – at no charge to customers. Offsetting takes place in partnership with First Climate, and all supported projects are certified by the Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard.

  • Electromobility

    A charging station for electric bikes is located directly in front of the hotel. For electric cars, Andermatt Reuss Parking in the Radisson underground car park offers six charging stations with 22 KW/hour and six with 11 KW/hour.

  • Energy-efficient appliances

    When electrical appliances are purchased, preference is given to those with low power consumption.

Spacious hotel room with queen-size bed, comfortable armchair, table, and window facade
Hotel room in the Radisson Blu Reussen, with large queen-size bed, sideboard with colourful flower arrangements, wall-mounted TV, and floor-to-ceiling window

Society

  • Local embedding

    Where possible, maintenance work at the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen is performed by local companies in order to keep travel distances short and preserve value creation in the region.

  • Social commitment

    Together with the WWF, the Radisson Blu Hotel supports the initiative Save the Polar Bear. This is intended to draw attention to the shrinking habitat of polar bears. Along the Reuss river, employees take part in plogging, which combines jogging with picking up litter.

  • Employee benefits

    The Radisson Hotel Group has its own training programme – the Radisson Academy. The Academy features a broad, diverse range of offers, from short online modules to multiyear mentee/mentor programmes.

  • Diversity and inclusion

    The Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen promotes a non-discriminatory work environment. The hotel is also OutNow Certified for 2021, meaning that front office and service employees have been trained to receive LGBTI guests.

  • Fair working conditions

    Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen employees are hired through the L-GAV, the collectively bargained agreement for the Swiss hospitality industry. It guarantees fair pay, contemporary hiring terms in line with the market and social protection. People of all genders and age groups enjoy equal opportunity at the Radisson Blu.

  • Carsharing

    A carsharing vehicle provided by Ubeeqo is available outside the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen and may be booked without a subscription or registration fee. The short-term rentals are charged on the basis of time and distance driven, and the car is available around the clock. Bookings are made digitally on the website or using the app, which can be downloaded from the website.

  • Dining options for everyone

    Attention is paid to food intolerances at Restaurant Spun in the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen. It also offers a broad range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Economy

  • Jobs and training positions

    The Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen employs more than 100 people during high season and is a training operation for cooks and restaurant and hotel managers. It also offers internship and training positions in the areas of food and beverage, reception, front office, service, kitchen and communication.

  • Value creation in the region

    By creating and preserving jobs, and by working together with partners, service providers and suppliers in the area, the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen is making a sustainable contribution to local value creation.

25-metre-long swimming pool, with panoramic windows and a view of the mountains

Added value for Andermatt

Swimming lessons for village children are offered once a week in the hotel’s pool.

The 4-star conference hotel Radisson Blu Reussen stands vis-à-vis the Gotthard Residences, directly accessible without stepping outdoors.

Commitment to junior staff

At the Radisson Blu Hotel, three women are currently completing their training – as chef, as restaurant manager and as hotel manager.

For events such as seminars, festivities, and conferences, there are four meeting rooms with first-class furnishings and two boardrooms in the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen.

Plus for the environment

The climate impact of all meetings and events that are held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen is offset.

Sustainability in Andermatt

  • Sustainability on the Andermatt Swiss Alps Golf Course

    Andermatt Responsible

    The 18-hole golf course – developed with attention to ecological aspects and maintained in harmony with nature – features great biodiversity and is managed sustainably

    Sustainability on the Andermatt Swiss Alps Golf Course
  • Sustainability at The Chedi Andermatt

    Andermatt Responsible

    The 5-star deluxe hotel was built in accordance with the low-energy standard, is heated in a climate-neutral manner, and offers guests a luxurious, sustainable experience.

    Sustainability at The Chedi Andermatt
  • Sustainability at Andermatt Swiss Alps AG

    Andermatt Responsible

    Where possible, Andermatt Swiss Alps builds in accordance with environmentally sound practices and the Minergie standard. All buildings in Andermatt Reuss are heated in a climate-neutral manner and use green power.

    Sustainability at Andermatt Swiss Alps AG
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