Awards & Certificates
Business Diamond Award
Business Diamond Award 2012 for the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg
General Manager Oliver Staas accepted the award saying, “This award is a huge appreciation and success for our hotel and gives us confirmation that our team is on the right track!” The Congress Centre Hamburg and the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg have enjoyed a close relationship and successful cooperation for several years, and the honorable speech was given by the Centre’s executive, Mr. Edgar Hirt. The Business Diamond is granted annually and is an award that specialises in each business market and its requirements. The award is a reference point for quality and convincing services.
Certified Business Hotel
The German Business Travel Association (VDR) developed a catalog including 60 criteria that a hotel must fulfil in order to receive the Certified Business Hotel® seal. With this certification, travel managers can easily detect which hotels meet specific business needs.
Some of the main criteria include:
- 24-hour parking
- Bright lighting at the work desk in the room
- Demonstrated compliance with mattress standards
- High-speed, wireless Internet access
- Invoicing according to company travel policy.
- Mobile phone coverage throughout the hotel
The carefully selected criteria and requirements were chosen by the German Travel Management Association (VDR), the German Cooperation for Associations Management (DGVM), the German Convention Bureau e.V. (GCB) and the Union of German Event Managers (veranstaltungsplaner.de).
Certified Conference Hotel
The German Business Travel Association (VDR), the German Cooperation for Associations Management (DGVM), the German Convention Bureau e.V. (GCB) and the Union of German Event Managers (veranstaltungsplaner.de) carefully selected the criteria catalogue for the “Conference Hotel” designation. In order to receive the seal, every hotel must fulfil all 65 points.
Some of the main criteria include:
- Customer-defined billing process
- Meeting-specific banqueting service
- Private meeting and conference area
- Professional Meetings & Events team
- Standardized information packages
- Standardized quotation procedure
As a Certified Conference Hotel, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg guarantees professionalism in planning, equipping and servicing a conference or event.
Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ 2012
The Insiders’ Select® list largely reflects the feedback from more than 500,000 verified Expedia customer reviews received during 2011, combined with a value rating and the local market expertise of more than 650 Expedia employees in local markets worldwide.
Insiders’ Select is an easy-to-browse list that helps travelers to find the perfect hotel using the trusted insight of fellow travelers. The exclusive 2012 list designates only 650 hotels as Insiders’ Select, from among more than 150,000 properties available on Expedia-branded sites worldwide. Insiders’ Select helps travelers make confident decisions by identifying the hotels nearby that have been recognized by other travelers as delivering an excellent overall experience.
Green Key Certificate
The Radisson Blu Hotel in Hamburg has been awarded with the international eco-label Green Key.
Green Key is an international eco-label for hotels; currently covering 29 countries. It is based on ecological, social and technical criteria which surpass the official environmental laws within the respective countries.
Green Key aims to raise the awareness of hotels, staff and clients to increase the use of sustainable methods of operation and technology, run ecologically sound and responsible businesses and thereby reduce resource, energy usage.
The certificate is awarded to qualifying accommodations, attractions and restaurants listed on TripAdvisor® that maintain a high overall user rating between 4 and 5 points and a high volume of recent and quality reviews.