Our sustainability journey

Let's protect what we love



Driving sustainable change at MEININGER Hotels

 From awareness to action



Welcome to our sustainable journey toward a better future!

We love having you over, regardless of what type of guest you are, to discover new places and people. To make sure that this is also possible in the future, responsible travel and hospitality are essential. As an affordable hotel chain, we believe that sustainability is more than just a choice-it's a responsibility we owe to our planet and future generations.

By following eco-friendly practices and minimizing our environmental impact, we know that every small step counts, and we're proud of the changes we've made so far. From reducing plastic waste and saving energy to sourcing locally and supporting community initiatives, we're committed to being more mindful and making a positive impact in the world.

Our journey toward sustainability is an exciting one, filled with learning, growth, and commitment to doing better. We dare to be bold by also taking big steps toward transforming our entire business model. Join us in our mission to protect our planet and build a more sustainable future, one stay at a time. ​ ​

Meet our sustainability program


We've taken numerous initiatives over the past few years, such as:

  • reducing waste
  • eliminating single-use plastic
  • planting wildflowers in our backyards & keeping beehives to support biodiversity
  • "room cleaning only upon request" service to save water & avoid cleaning detergents
  • completing hundreds of volunteering hours with local organizations & partners

...just to name a few of our many other actions.


In order to ensure that these activities are meaningful enough, we also carried out a materiality analysis to identify the most important topics for MEININGER Hotels, measure our impact and do even better. By currently integrating environmental and social aspects into our business operations, we also want to inspire all of you, employees, guests or business partners to support us in our journey.

  • energy, water, waste and recycling
  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • mobility
  • diversity, inclusion and equality
  • health and safety
  • work-life balance & employee well-being
  • fair remuneration
  • responsible supplier management and local sourcing
  • cyber security
  • transparency, dialogue and credibility
  • innovation



What do MEININGER Hotels do for sustainability?








about our sustainability activities



Why not all MEININGER Hotels have a green-building certificate?

That's because we only rent properties on a long-term basis from property owners. Working closely together with our landlords to achieve more efficiency and transparency regarding consumption.

Why do not all MEININGER Hotels have a sustainability label?

Some of our hotels have already received a local sustainability seal from local government institutions. We're planning to align our sustainability program with the Sustainability Development Goals and international reporting standards, such as the GRI.

Does MEININGER Hotels offer vegetarian and vegan options?

Absolutely. We offer vegetarian and vegan products like oats, soy milk, vegan spreads, and some vegan alternatives for cheese and cold cuts in all our hotels.

Why is my room not cleaned every day?

It's for a good cause! We implemented our "room cleaning only upon request" service in all MEININGER hotels which you can ask about at reception. This initiative helps significantly reduce water and cleaning detergents while minimizing the environmental impact of your stay at MEININGER Hotels.


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