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International Disability Conference held at Scandic Sydhavnen, "Denmark's most accessible hotel"

14/03/2012 | 0 comments

Scandic Sydhavnen hotelScandic Sydhavnen in Copenhagen is currently the most accessible hotel in Denmark, according to Stig Langvad, Chairman of the Danish Disability Organizations. Scandic was in focus when the EU conference on Disability rights was held in March at the hotel. This event was held as part of the Danish EU Presidency 2012.

”We tend to notice more bookings from private guests, companies and organizations, thanks to our accessibility work. This gives us a clear competitive advantage and, as well as showing our commitment to social responsibility, we see major commercial benefits in being accessible to all. Therefore we are very pleased that the EU Conference was held at our hotel”, says Anders Ehrling, President and CEO of Scandic.

"I think it´s a fantastic opportunity to hold the European Presidency Conference on accessibility and participation for disabled people at the Scandic Sydhavnen, that is currently the single most accessible hotel in Denmark. I also think that it's been an amazing process to be able to influence making the hotel the most accessible in Denmark. And I do think the hotel will strive to keep its first place, "says Stig Langvad, Chairman of the Danish Disability Organizations.

Magnus Berglund, Scandic´s Disability Ambassador, and recently awarded as one of the most important Swedish actuators in Corporate Social Responsibility, explains:

"For many years we have been working hard to make our hotels more accessible for guests with special needs.  In cooperation with our hotel guests, disability organizations and team members we have produced the Scandic accessibility standard, a checklist with more than 110 requirements. All employees of the hotel chain are trained in accessibility and how everyone can make the stay at Scandic pleasant and relaxing for all guests, with or without disabilities”.

As a prelude to the EU conference the overall European disability movement also held their annual general meeting with 75 participants at the Scandic Sydhavnen.

More information

For more information, please contact:
Magnus Berglund, Disability Ambassador, Scandic, +46 709-73 50 77
Christine Kullgren, Head of Corporate Communications, Scandic, +46 709-73 56 34

ENAT Member logo Scandic is an Associate Member of ENAT





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