Classik Hotel Collection – Guiding Principles
CLASSIC HOTEL COLLECTION GmbH is an owner-managed company headquartered in Berlin. The small, exclusive chain of hotels currently consists of four modern hotels with their own restaurants, spa and wellness areas, and conference and meeting rooms. The architecturally distinct hotels are rooted in the culture of their respective locations and offer guests from near and far flawless comfort, comprehensive service and authentic cuisine that reflects each location, where possible made with regional (often organic) produce, for a successful, pleasant and relaxing stay.
Our hotels embody customer focus, sustainability, a willingness to innovate and proactive workplace management. As a company, we are committed to a diverse society and it goes without saying that we comprehensively implement the guidelines for respectful, equal, non-discriminatory and meritocratic cooperation established by international law in our employment contracts. Promoting the health and professional skills of our employees is a key element of our corporate strategy, because it is the only way we can maintain our high standards when tending to and supporting our guests.
We see sustainable business practices as an investment in the future. We implement environmentally friendly technologies at our hotels and work to reduce consumption of energy, water and food wherever possible. Together with our suppliers and service providers, we are committed to environmentally concious hotel management, including in the areas of service and waste management. We take a 360-degree approach to the constant optimisation of our hotels, including everything from compostable tableware to direct, short supply chains in Germany and Europe.
We believe digitalisation and the development of new mobility concepts can help us become more sustainable, promote health and improve our commercial performance. Wherever possible, we use comprehensive, seamless, paperless communication in our internal processes, booking systems and communications with guests, including digital offerings for guests at our hotels.
We are supporting the transformation of mobility by constantly examining and successively implementing all opportunities for CO2 neutral travel in cooperation with the relevant municipal authorities. That includes free monthly public transport tickets for our employees and our plans to equip our guest parking with charging stations for electric vehicles. Regular customer feedback and constant checks help us meet our high quality standards throughout our commercial activities.
The CLASSIC HOTEL COLLECTION also sees itself as a corporate citizen with responsibilities to society. The managing directors are committed to supporting Berlin’s artistic and cultural scene, and the company contributes to projects that support asylum seekers, such as “Be an Angel”, as well as the Berlin-based Jona Foundation, which has been successfully helping disadvantaged families for years.
Since July 2020, we have been a member of “Erfolgsfaktor Familie”, a network of family-friendly companies run by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. In the future, we will work to become an even more family friendly workplace. We already help employees improve their work-life balance with a range of offerings, including flexible working hours and the provision of home office equipment.