Some goals are nice to have. Others are a must.
Sustainability has always been a very important issue for the guests, employees and partners of Boutiquehotel Stadthalle. That’s why it was a no-brainer for us to be a first adopter of eco-friendly business strategies in the hotel industry. Where others only provide lip service, we implement concrete steps in accordance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sustainability has always played an important role for Boutiquehotel Stadthalle. Whenever you see the term "sustainability," terms such as global, climate, equality and action usually quickly follow. And speaking of action, that is the key term in our book. Making any changes at all, ensuring that the future is worth living, sustainable and green, requires concrete actions. To this end, the UN co-drafted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 17 goals laid out in the SDGs and their numerous targets by the UN have provided inspiration to the philosophy at our hotel and have shown us a concrete path for integrating sustainable practices in our everyday endeavours. Every day the Boutiquehotel Stadthalle team seeks to fully understand the essence of the SDGs and to incorporate them into our daily work—and we’re getting better at it by the day. Over the course of the past few years, we have modified our work processes and can proudly say that we have come very close to completely fulfilling the individual targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The most ambitious and perhaps most time-intensive of our own SDGs is the renovation of 16 rooms and the breakfast hall, each of which will be dedicated to one of the SDGs after renovations are complete. Together with Gabarage, a social company from our neighbourhood, we have realized this exciting project. Each room will be outfit with self-made upcycling furniture and thus create awareness for the respective SDG, communicating the most important goals on the planet in a charming and elegant manner—thus embodying the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals.
In the summer of 2020, we completed redesigning the various rooms and quickly invited our trusted photographer Tina Herzl for a photoshoot of our new hotel and courtyard. We are now working around the clock to update this page with brand new information as quickly as possible, including details and specifications in the SDG rooms and everything being done in our hotel to advance Agenda 2030 in the hotel industry.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – We can only change the world by working together!
On September 25, 2015, Agenda 2030 was set up by the United Nations General Assembly and all 193 member countries for sustainable development. It connects the 17 goals for sustainable development that comprise social, ecological and economic aspects and is designed to be nothing less than a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” The SDGs incorporate a new awareness and understanding of the interdependence between poverty, environmental destruction, inequality, production and consumption habits and corruption, just to name a few examples.
The Sustainable Development Goals have led to the joint realization that a variety of issues must, on the one hand, be addressed simultaneously around the world and, on the other, not be limited to specific regions or individual issues. The universal nature of the SDG agenda states that every goal applies to every country. The responsibility for implementing each goal lies both in each respective country as well as with the international community.
As you can see, starting in the summer of 2020, there are 17 new and excellent reasons to pay a visit to Boutiquehotel Stadthalle. So why not book your room now for your next stay in Vienna? If you are interested in learning more about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we recommend reading our current statement of purpose.