Radisson Blu Hotel ReussenFour stars for sustainability
The four-star superior hotel in Andermatt radiates cosiness, thanks to the local materials and natural wood floors. We treat our resources responsibly, which shows that we put a high value on sustainability.
Fresh air. For a good atmosphere
The Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen was built in line with the low-energy standard. We use a fresh-air system for all rooms. Temperature is controlled by radiant flooring – without air conditioning. The Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen is heated entirely with carbon-neutral district heating . The wood chips are sourced from the canton of Uri and from a sawmill in Airolo, meaning a transport distance of less than 50 kilometres. We obtain all power from hydroelectric stations and wind turbines in the Gotthard region.
Electric. For bikes and cars
A charging station for electric bikes is located directly in front of the hotel. For electric cars, our underground car park Andermatt Reuss Parking offers six charging stations with 22 KW/hour and six with 11 KW/hour.
- 100 %Carbon-neutral district heating
- < 50 kmTransport distance for wood chips
- 100 %Power from the Gotthard region
- ~ 100Employees
Every meeting. Environmentally neutral
The Radisson Hotel Group offsets the carbon footprint of every meeting or event held at one of our hotels worldwide – 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.
Clean linens.Clean environment
Our laundry is washed by Wäscherei Heinzmann AG . We send some of the laundry by rail to nearby Raron.
We do a lot.With waste
We separate all waste and recycle it whenever possible. Food waste is collected separately and does not end up in the rubbish bin. Where possible, we purchase our food locally and in reusable containers in order to avoid packaging and plastic.
Electricity is generated from green waste and grease traps material. We coordinate disposal with the nearby The Chedi Andermatt in order to reduce driving distances and optimise loads.
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 Spahni, and coffee from Hochstrasser in Lucerne. We offer Uri beers and wines from neighbouring cantons and a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
The employees of the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen have fair wages, contemporary employment terms in line with the market, and social insurance. People of all age groups and genders enjoy equal rights.
Training.For the future
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.
Radisson Academy.Promotes employees
The Radisson Hotel Group has its own training programme – the Radisson Academy. The Academy has a wide range of offerings, from short online modules to multiyear mentee/mentor programmes.
Together with the WWF, we support the initiative Save the Polar Bear, which draws attention to the shrinking habitat of polar bears. Along the Reuss river, employees take part in plogging, which combines jogging with picking up litter.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen promotes a non-discriminatory work environment. We were also OutNow Certified in 2021, meaning that front office and service employees have been trained to receive LGBTI guests.
The focus of all activities at the hotel Radisson Blu Reussen is on guests and their needs. The building is barrier-free and located centrally. We offer services for families, such as babysitting and a large selection of foods for children. Pets are welcome.
The Restaurant offers a broad range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Where possible, local companies perform maintenance work at the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen in order to keep travel distances short and preserve value creation in the region. We give preference to local suppliers.
Swimming lessons for village children takes place in the hotel’s pool once a week.
Swisstainable.Engaged in the long term
Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen is participating in the Swisstainable programme by Switzerland Tourism. Thereby we are committing ourselves to sustainable corporate governance and continual enhancement in terms of sustainability. All of our Group’s companies achieved Level II (engaged), and the Andermatt Golf Course even Level III (leading).
Andermatt Swiss Alps is involved in the OK:GO Initiative . We make information available online about the accessibility of our facilities and services. In that way, we make travel planning easier for people with disabilities, seniors, and families with small children.