Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town: A Leading Light in Energy Conservation

30 May 2013


The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town in South Africa is Rezidor’s most energy efficient property across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The property is the winner of Rezidor’s energy saving initiative Think Planet. In recognition of the hotel’s stellar performance, all 230 employees have received a bicycle on the occasion of a celebration event in Cape Town.

Inge Huijbrechts, Vice President Responsible Business at Rezidor, personally attended the prize giving and commented: “A crucial factor in our Think Planet energy saving initiative is staff engagement. The dedicated team at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront achieved fantastic results, and demonstrated that we are able to considerably reduce our environmental footprint. Think Planet further strengthens Rezidor status as one of the industry leaders in terms of sustainability”.

Rezidor, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, launched Think Planet in 2012 – setting an ambitious goal of reducing the total energy consumption by 25% across the entire portfolio by 2016.

Michael Rathgeb, General Manager of the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, said: “Our staff qualified for this prize by completely obliterating the 5% target set for year one and by achieving the highest overall reduction in energy – a remarkable 28% - or 1 million kwh, equivalent to 20,000 LED bulbs lit for one year. I am very proud of how the whole hotel championed this noble cause, and for the valuable part each staff member played in reducing overall energy consumption”.


For further information, contact:
Christiane Reiter, Senior Director Corporate Communication, Christiane.Reiter@CarlsonRezidor.com
Renu Snehi, Senior Director Corporate Communication, Renu.Snehi@CarlsonRezior.com
Inge Huijbrechts, Vice President Responsible Business, Inge.Huijbrechts@CarlsonRezidor.com


Notes to Editors:
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and under development with almost 97,000 rooms in more than 70 countries.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni Rezidor operates and develops the lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni. Following a strategic alliance agreement with Regent Hotels & Resorts Rezidor also develops and operates new Regent properties in EMEA. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Programme and was awarded one the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the US think tank Ethisphere.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

The corporate support office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

For more information, visit www.rezidor.com