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Scandic reduces its environmental impact - Sustainability report – first half of 2013

Scandic reduces its environmental impact - Sustainability report – first half of 2013

Press Releases   •   Sep 02, 2013 08:01 BST

The report for 2013 shows a continued reduction in the areas of water, energy and waste. During the first half of 2013, Scandic’s energy consumption fell by 0.42%, water consumption was down 3.26% and unsorted waste was 10.17% less, compared with the same period last year. Emissions of carbon dioxide have, however, risen by 4.71%.

Scandic in final of European Hotel Awards

Scandic in final of European Hotel Awards

News   •   Aug 30, 2013 13:17 BST

In a process that began in 2012, Scandic and property owner Pandox are refurbishing 21 roadside hotels across Sweden. First on the list was Scandic Upplands Väsby, which was completed in December 2012. Now the hotel and Koncept, the firm behind the new design, have been chosen as one of five finalists for the prestigious European Hotel Awards.

Scandic receives prestigious award from TripAdvisor

Scandic receives prestigious award from TripAdvisor

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2013 08:00 BST

Each year TripAdvisor awards a Certificate of Excellence to hotels that have received excellent reviews from their guests. Only 10% of all the hotels represented on TripAdvisor have been given this honour. Forty of Scandic’s hotels have now received a Certificate of Excellence, accounting for almost 26% of Scandic’s portfolio.

Scandic’s half-yearly report 2013

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2013 07:00 BST

During the first half of the year, revenue increased by 1.1% to EUR 448.6 (443.6) million. Net operating profit (EBITDA) came in at EUR 27.6 (32.6) million, giving a profit margin of 6.2% (7.4%). Extensive refurbishment work has led to reduced capacity, which has had an impact on revenue and profits. Scandic opened three new hotels with a total of 659 new rooms.

Scandic restaurants to stop using palm oil

Scandic restaurants to stop using palm oil

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2013 15:33 BST

For environmental reasons, Scandic has decided to discontinue the use of palm oil and replace it with rapeseed and sunflower seed oil. The hotel chain’s 160 restaurants use around 75 cubic metres of oil in deep-frying every year. Palm oil is grown in areas which were previously covered by tropical rain forests – forests which are regarded as the most diverse eco systems in the world.

Summer staycations – six out of ten book a hotel at the last minute

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2013 10:10 BST

The majority of Swedes book a hotel at the last minute during the summer, according to Scandic’s statistics for online bookings. 60 percent of those who book during the summer season do so within a week of travelling. And two out of ten book on the same day.

Waste management will cut breakfast waste by 232 tonnes

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2013 06:55 BST

Food waste from restaurants accounts for a large proportion of a hotel’s waste in total. Leftovers from buffets, kitchen scraps, bread and what guests leave on the side of their plates all add up to hundreds of kilos every day. Much of this food waste is thrown away unnecessarily and Scandic is now taking the next step in its work on sustainability.

Now you can taste Jamie Oliver’s new exciting dishes - served at all Scandic hotels

Now you can taste Jamie Oliver’s new exciting dishes - served at all Scandic hotels

News   •   Jun 24, 2013 06:00 BST

Scandic has been working with Jamie Oliver since 2009, helping to ensure that Scandic’s guests get to taste specially-composed, high-quality dishes that make the most of seasonal ingredients. Together with Scandic, the world-famous chef has produced a wonderful summer menu and a kids menu that’s even more fun. The menus will be served at all 156 hotels in the Nordic countries starting from today.

Scandic Hotels first to offer guests check-out by mobile phone at all hotels

Scandic Hotels first to offer guests check-out by mobile phone at all hotels

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2013 07:00 BST

Scandic Hotels is the first hotel chain in the Nordic region to offer a digital solution for checking out at its hotels. In just a few quick steps guests can pay for their room and check out on their smartphone or computer – confirm the bill, receive an electronic receipt and drop the key off in reception on the way out. Scandic is currently piloting the new solution at Scandic Park in Stockholm.

Scandic opens new hotel in Kristiansand

Scandic opens new hotel in Kristiansand

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2013 14:16 BST

Scandic is continuing its expansion in the Nordic market, with today’s opening of Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda in Norway. The hotel is situated in idyllic Bystranda, in the centre of Kristiansand, with over 800 beds and 229 rooms, 23 of which are adapted for disabled guests. Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda is Nordic Ecolabelled.

A long-time Scandic favourite retires

A long-time Scandic favourite retires

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2013 08:00 BST

Assistance dog Ada retired by the 31 May 2013 after 11 years of faithful service. She has been assisting Scandic’s Director of Accessibility, Magnus Berglund, since 2002.

Scandic receives gold medal for its environmental work

Scandic receives gold medal for its environmental work

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2013 08:00 BST

Scandic is the first hotel chain in Europe to be awarded a Gold Medal* by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

Scandic Hotels turns 50 - Trendsetting hotel chain looks to the future

Scandic Hotels turns 50 - Trendsetting hotel chain looks to the future

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2013 08:00 BST

The year was 1963. On 20 May, the Esso Motor Hotell opened its doors in Laxå and welcomed its first guests. Fast-forward 50 years and the hotel chain has enjoyed strong growth, making its mark on both the Swedish and the international hotel industry along the way. In 1984, Esso Motor Hotell changed its name to Scandic Hotels, a chain that now has 155 hotels and around 30,000 rooms across Europe.

Johan Kvist new VP Strategy at Scandic Group

Johan Kvist new VP Strategy at Scandic Group

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2013 08:00 BST

Scandic Hotels is delighted to announce that Johan Kvist will be taking over responsibility for strategy at the Group on 20 May 2013. He is joining Scandic from the consultancy firm, Occam Associates, and his strategic expertise will be a major asset for Scandic in the future.

Scandic Hamburg Emporio wins the Top Hotel Opening Award 2012 in the First Class category

Scandic Hamburg Emporio wins the Top Hotel Opening Award 2012 in the First Class category

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2013 15:34 BST

Scandic Hamburg Emporio was among the winners of the Top Hotel Opening Awards 2012, honouring the best hotel openings of the year in the Luxury, First Class, Budget and Exceptional categories. Partner to the award is the Stuttgart Trade Fair, with its fair Intergastra.

Scandic stands its ground as the best hotel chain on sustainability

Scandic stands its ground as the best hotel chain on sustainability

Press Releases   •   May 07, 2013 06:55 BST

For the third year in a row, Scandic has been voted the most sustainable hotel chain by the 9,000 Swedish consumers who participated in Sustainable Brands*, the annual survey that ranks how companies work on environmental and social responsibility. In total across all sectors Scandic comes in 16th place out of 228.

Gotland’s biggest hotel becomes a Scandic

Gotland’s biggest hotel becomes a Scandic

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2013 07:00 BST

On 14 June Gotland’s biggest hotel – Visby HamnHotell – will become Scandic’s first hotel on the popular Swedish island. The comprehensive refurbishment and extension of the hotel has been completed and it is now time for a name change. The new Scandic Visby will be offering this summer’s guests 214 rooms, many with sea views and a balcony or terrace.

Fast track to Bruce Springsteen with the industry’s biggest frequent guest programme

Fast track to Bruce Springsteen with the industry’s biggest frequent guest programme

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2013 08:00 BST

Scandic Friends, the Nordic hotel industry’s biggest frequent guest programme, has seen member numbers grow to around 930,000 since its launch in 2008. This autumn the programme is on track to exceed a million members. The most popular way to spend points is on reward nights at Scandic, but also with partners such as the Finnish hotel chain Lapland Hotels.

Press meeting with Jamie Oliver – a success!

Press meeting with Jamie Oliver – a success!

News   •   Apr 15, 2013 08:31 BST

Friday 12 April Scandic had a press meeting at Scandic Upplands Väsby together with Jamie Oliver. The interest was huge and 85 journalists attended.

Scandic sharpens its Food & Beverage focus– Jamie Oliver brings a summer flavour to Scandic

Scandic sharpens its Food & Beverage focus– Jamie Oliver brings a summer flavour to Scandic

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2013 12:00 BST

Continuing its successful partnership with world-famous chef Jamie Oliver, Scandic presents a wonderful Summer menu and a Kids menu that is more fun than ever. The menus will be served at all 156 hotels across the Nordic region, starting on 24 June. The partnership forms one of the elements in Scandic’s sharper food & beverage focus.