As part of its responsible business programme, Green Key awarded Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Ostrava in the Czech Republic is deeply engaged in different social activities from support to persons in wheelchairs to projects for vulnerable groups in the local community and for the staff of the hotel.
Support to persons in wheelchairs
The whole hotel (including public areas, meeting rooms and guest rooms) is very easily accessible for persons on wheelchairs.
Due to the excellent facilities for disabled persons at the hotel, many international sport events have been held in Ostrava, e.g. sledge ice-hockey world championship in 2009 and para table tennis international tournament in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
In 2013, the hotel became partner of the project „The Europe without barriers“ where a group of athletes in wheelchairs participated in a journey to Gibralltar. The hotel provided the group with facilities for their base camp and with the refreshment for the whole trip.
Projects for groups in the local community
Since 2008, the hotel has been cooperating with the nursery school in Ostrava Poruba. This nursery school is for children with the disorder of autistic spectrum or speech defect. Every year, Park Inn prepares for the children and their parents a Christmas party held in the hotel.
The hotel is as well annually organising a Christmas meeting for families of foster parents. The event is organised together with the Centre of social services Ostrava.
Every year, Park Inn has been organising a day for children with oncology diseases from the Faculty hospital in Ostrava.
Social engagement projects for the employees of the hotel
Since 2014, the hotel employees have started to run for charity (e.g. Rainbow Run, Run for Honza, etc.). The hotel pays the starting fees, provide the equipment (e.g. t-shirts) and the refreshments.
On a regular basis, the hotel is involved in cleaning the neighborhood or the closest nature. Lysa hora (the highest peak in Beskydy mountain), Ema hill and many other nice nature areas have already been cleaned up. The employeees usually meet during days off (weekends) and do the clean up as a short teambuilding exercises.