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Henriette City Hotel

MUCH More than just a “Green hotel” In vienna & Austria

The First Vienna Hotel to Focus on the Common Good Economy

“We want the good life!” At the Hotel Henriette, it just feels right. With a foundation based in sustainability, everything has a personal touch and you can immediately tell: “We are Henriette!” When we work together, it’s easy to make life good.

Your hosts, Georg and Verena Pastuszyn, turned some ways of thinking upside down many years ago. Everyday actions are to be questioned, improved and developed. Their family-run hotel in the city of Vienna has drawn positive attention to itself by choosing to follow the Economy of the Common Good at the beginning of 2019: Henriette City Hotel is the first Vienna hotel with a Common Good Balance Sheet!

What makes us proud
The first “Economy for the Common Good” certified hotel in Vienna.
What we’re working on
Rebalancing: we are currently putting together Henriette’s 2019–2020 Economy for the Common Good balance sheet.
What we’ve done
Hotel Henriette – formerly known as Das Capri – received the City of Vienna’s 2019 Environmental Award.
What an honour for Georg & Verena!
Named one of Businessart magazine’s 2019 “Sustainability Leaders in Austria”.

What is Economy for the Common Good?

  • The economic and social success of a company is defined by values that serve the common good.
  • Human dignity, solidarity, ecological sustainability, social justice and democratic participation are the keywords here.
  • The goal is a good life for all living creatures and the planet, supported by an economic system focused on the common good.
  • It is an initiative to raise awareness; for a change based on the mutual, respectful actions of as many people as possible.

"No, we’re not trying to change the whole world.
But our little piece of it? Definitely."

Georg Pastuszyn & Verena Brandtner-Pastuszyn

Economy for the common good

Live well. Feel good.

What is the Economy for the Common Good (ECG)? Well, start by opening your window! You have to take a look outside the Hotel Henriette to truly understand this future-looking economic model ... 

What matters on our planet is more than just economic performance. It goes beyond just a “green hotel” in Vienna, Austria: it’s about an ethical economic model with total solidarity. And a good life — for our guests and for everyone we work with.

“In the first Economy for the Common Good evaluation, we achieved a balance sheet total of 398 points — and exceeded the legal requirements by 39.8%. We couldn’t be happier!” Georg Pastuszyn

Would you prefer to hold a copy of our Common Good report in your own hands? Send us an e-mail with your postal address to: hello@hotelhenriette.at and we’ll be happy to post you a physical copy of our brochure to flip through!

SPIRIT & COMMUNITY: Georg and Verena Pastuszyn love turning the wheel of time forward. Everyone appreciates this innovation, and guests feel that creativity and community have high priority here.

HUMAN DIGNITY & RESPECT: Jacek and Annelie Pastuszyn, founders of the former Hotel Capri, are enjoying their well-earned retirement. But they’re always ready to lend a helping hand – that’s what keeps them young and full of life. And there is always something to do!

TRANSPARENCY & HAVING A SAY: From our outstanding “Muntermacher” breakfast team to our hosting enthusiasts and feel-good experts – the Hotel Henriette is a much-loved workplace for all of our teams. Here we truly appreciate one another. Our suppliers, partners and team appreciate the Hotel Henriette just as much as our owners and guests. 

“Our team makes the Hotel Henriette what it is: a place where everyone is welcome and can feel good!” Verena Brandtner-Pastuszyn

Live well and let others do the same

VALUES OF THE ECONOMY FOR THE COMMON GOOD

The good life at Hotel Henriette

  • Clear guidelines for purchasing: local suppliers and products have priority
  • 95 % of our suppliers and service providers are local
  • 85 % of our food is local
  • Commitment to long-term cooperation with suppliers based on the best bidder principle
  • Exterior design with the goal of making Praterstrasse more attractive and adding value
  • Focus on local materials and products for renovations and redesigns
  • Exclusive collaboration with local suppliers and service providers
  • We carry the Austrian Ecolabel (since 2005) and EU Ecolabel (since 2015)
  • We have converted our heating system from a fossil fuel to an innovative air-to-air heat pump system
  • We have changed all lighting to LED; even our mini bar fridges are energy efficient
  • Our love of sustainability is also reflected in eco-certified body care products and reusable dispensers
  • We are working on further improvements and measures in cooperation with OekoBusiness Wien

We are currently working a unique 7-point team programme:

  • 1 – Know what’s going on: clear ground rules
  • 2 – We think and join in: employee surveys, idea management, praise & recognition
  • 3 – Further training & development: external seminars & internal training, training catalogue, employee exchange
  • 4 – We take responsibility: each and every individual contributes, annual motto
  • 5 – We look after outselves: we eat lunch together, celebrations & recreational activities, healthcare
  • 6 – Doing business: bonus system, strategy meetings, improvement of internal communication
  • 7 – Spreading the word: development of our own employer website

sustainability in practice

Live well. Feel good. At Hotel Henriette

Live well. Feel good.
... while eating
The high quality of the food we serve is extremely important to us at Henriette City Hotel in Vienna. Our partners and suppliers also think sustainably — and regionally.
Live well. Feel good.
... while sleeping
What a good feeling to open your eyes in the morning and feel right at home in Vienna. Your room? It’s got everything you need! And the bed? Heavenly!
Live well. Feel good.
... at breakfast
As you admire your organic egg, take a moment to think of our dedicated breakfast team. They masterfully transform what Austria’s seasons have to offer into delicious treats.
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