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Green bedrooms in Copenhagen

5th July 2012

Despite increased and stringent requirements for achieving a Danish Green Key certification, a record breaking 64% of all hotel rooms in Copenhagen are now eco-certified. And the green hotel boom continues. Copenhagen is a recognised pioneer when it

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Green focus in Copenhagen

5th July 2012

The most prominent eco-certification in Copenhagen is the Green Key, which accounts for 48% of eco-certifications in Copenhagen. During the last quarter of 2011, the requirements for a Green Key were increased further as Mikal Holt Jensen, head of the

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Copenhagen hotels win green certification

5th July 2012

Among the hotels which have recently received a Green Key are the FIRST Hotel Vesterbo, Bella Sky Comwell and Hotel Tiffany. First Hotel Vesterbro, with 400 rooms, has worked with sustainable hotel management for several years and is the first hotel

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Copenhagen wins European award

5th July 2012

Last Friday the Danish capital beat 17 other cities to be named European Green Capital for 2014

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Copenhagen achieves industry accreditation

5th July 2012

During its presidency of the EU, which has just been ended, the Danish government ensured that all official hotels and venues used for the 110 meetings were eco-certified. As a result, the Danish EU Presidency was the first to receive the international

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Vienna achieves industry success

5th July 2012

MCI Vienna's successful planning and realisation of conferences, incentives, customer and employee events, and product launches and galas was rewarded. MCI Vienna is certificated for the ÖkoBusinessPlan Wien for 2012 Claudia Lojer, MCI Vienna's

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Barcelona venue refurbished

5th July 2012

Moritz brewery was built in Barcelona in 1864 at 41 Ronda de Sant Antoni. Still owned by the brewer, the original factory site has been refurbished into a new centre for leisure, entertainment and gastronomy. The venue has two spaces - The Vats Room for

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London hotel rebrands

5th July 2012

The Ramada Hyde Park has been rebranded as the London Hyde Park Hotel. A Canadian group has bought ownership of the hotel, and following a full refurbishment the property is projected to become the DoubleTree by Hilton Hyde Park, to complement the

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Paris hotels change ownership

4th July 2012

US hotel group Starwood Capital is to sell four key French properties, including the Martinez in Cannes, the Concorde Lafayette and Hotel du Louvre in Paris and the Palais de la Mediterranee in Nice, to a Qatari investor. A source close to the sale

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Vienna celebrates diversity

4th July 2012

Austria has just celebrtaed its100-year-old Law on Islam, seen as a symbol of toleranc for Muslims across Europe. The law gives Muslims the same rights as other officially recognised religions in Austria, such as Catholicism, Lutheranism, Judaism and

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