THE “EHMA SUSTAINABILITY AWARD BY DIVERSEY 2021” GOES TO EMMY STOEL, GM OF THE Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam.
The award was established ten years ago by EHMA – European Hotel Managers Association in collaboration with Diversey, a company constantly delivering revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies, as they share the same concern and philosophy towards sustainability.
This year’s winning project, “The Grand’s Social Engagement during COVID-19” developed by Emmy Stoel at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, is however particularly remarkable because besides an impressive range of initiatives being carried out with regard to sustainability, it aims at people safety, care and well-being and helping the local community, as most of these have a sustainability benefit as well. In addition, the project helps creating a stronger brand value which will lead to a greater competitive advantage and contribute to future growth. A perfect example of circular economy aimed at redefining growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits.
The winner was chosen by a jury comprised of Verena Radlgruber-Forstinger – EHMA 1st Vice President; Daniel Daggett – Vice President Corporate Sustainability at Diversey; Mr. Arjan van Rheede – Senior Research Fellow in Sustainability at Hotelschool The Hague. Project Coordinator: Antoine Rocourt– Executive Director Sustainable Development at Diversey.
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Pawel Lewtak, Board Member at Syrena Hotels (which owns three hotels in Central Warsaw) and General Manager at the Polonia Palace Hotel, is this year’s winner of the prestigious award “European Hotel Manager”, that EHMA annually confers to a member who has achieved results of excellence in hotel management during the preceding year and all over his/her career. The prize was awarded in recognition of the outstanding achievements in his 20-year hotelier career in managerial positions both in chain and independent hotels and of the positioning of the Polonia Palace Hotel in the local market.