SDG 3 – Good health and well-being
This goal seeks to ensure equitable access of healthcare services and social safety nets that support physical, mental and social well-being. It also focuses on securing access to affordable essential medicines for all.
What we’re doing
Together, we’re reaching one goal after another. And promoting a healthier lifestyle is indeed very important to us—as is supporting our team on their daily work duties. Physical demands vary greatly depending on the department. Managerial and reception duties can typically be completed seated, while our service and housekeeping teams are always on their feet. That’s why years ago we started soliciting the services of a physical therapist on site at the hotel to focus on the individual needs of the entire team. We also promote the team spirit and team building with our frequent corporate happiness workshops. Athletic goals, too, are a part of the plan. Whether it’s the Austrian Ladies Run or the Wien Energie Business Run in Vienna, these kinds of joint activities have served to motivate us to pay more attention to our health and fitness.
SDG 3 comes to life in room 403. Here, it’s our intention to boost awareness on just how important health is for a healthy life—and that most of us have a decisive role to play in our own health. The headboard is made from a table tennis top to remind us that physical activity always can have a playful element to it. The nightstand lamps were put together using a dumbbell and a football, the base fashioned from a sports bench. They all work together to help remind you to stay active. There is a beanbag chair to help you relax, because knowing when to take a break is an important part of a healthy lifestyle as well. Just like at home, the exercise machine here acts as your catch-all, while the wardrobe was made using dumbbell weights.
Both the machine and the drawers to store your cloths in seek to call your attention to physical activity. As does the ballet bar in front of the mirror. Smoking prohibited and other signs are on display to tell you with a wink how much fun we had designing the SDG rooms. Old pharmacy bottles point out that in earlier days, natural remedies held a high significance and are fortunately enjoying a comeback. An old tennis racket tensioner in the bathroom serves as your vanity mirror; the towel holders and the suitcase stand made out of a gym mat refocus your attention on health and well-being—as does the standing lamp fashioned out of an old hair dryer.