In our hotels, we regard the diversity of our staff as a valuable asset. We support our employees in gaining new experiences at work with each other, because increasing the competencies of our personnel is of great benefit for the entire hotel group.
Since June 2017, we have been part of the “Charta der Vielfalt” (German Diversity Charter) and are thus strengthening the association itself, together with the appreciation and understanding for diversity through internal and external dialogue. “We really live diversity management with a great degree of commitment – every day,” says Markus Griesenbeck, Managing Director of ATLANTIC Hotels. Diversity is not only reflected in the personal identities of our colleagues, but also in daily conduct with our guests, suppliers and investors.
ATLANTIC Hotels – Diversity Tafel
German Diversity Day has become an major attention-getting event, thanks to the large number of companies and institutions who are participating with own campaigns and events.
On 5 June 2018, the Bremen Diversity Panel took place in the ATLANTIC Hotel Airport under the motto of “Living Diversity Every Day”. Together with Bremen University of Applied Sciences (HSB) and the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen, the ATLANTIC Hotel invited attendees to discuss, question and examine the topic of diversity management. Within the scope of the Diversity Panel, the next round of the “The Brightly Coloured Key - Create Diversity!” contest was also rung in; this competition honors innovative and exemplary concepts promoting an environment of diversity that encourages people to treat each other without exclusion or discrimination.
Already in 2017, the Diversity Panel took place at the ATLANTIC Grand Hotel Bremen. “We are very pleased that our hotel at the airport was the venue for this important event in 2018”, says Markus Griesenbeck, CEO of ATLANTIC Hotels Management GmbH.
In all the ATLANTIC Hotels, intercultural dialogue is a living reality, because the fundamental understanding of the cultural variety within our team secures the success of our enterprise. The ATLANTIC Hotels employ more than 90 different nationalities, all with a variety of characteristics and cultures, offer people with experiences of displacement a new outlook in qualified trades, and pay close attention to the sustainable use of resources throughout the entire ATLANTIC Hotel Group.
In our everyday working life, we meet and move people from a large number of countries with a wide range of expectations, standards and customs.
At present, the ATLANTIC Hotels together employ 1117 people speaking over 47 languages. Guests from all over the globe are welcomed with open arms and usually even greeted in their own home language.
In the ATLANTIC Hotel Airport, our hotel right at Bremen Airport, the menu is enriched by the various countries from which the staff members originate. This produces a varied cuisine with fascinating dishes from all four corners of the globe.
Through our open-mindedness, we aim to get many different people interested in and enthusiastic about the ATLANTIC Hotels. Our guarantee of a job interview by telephone offers all applicants the opportunity of presenting themselves in a brief discussion and possibly becoming part of the ATLANTIC team.
In addition to our colleagues, the ATLANTIC Hotels themselves are also characterized by diversity. Each hotel has its very own individual nature, offering the right setting for every occasion with exceptional comfort and individual, full service. This diversity starts with the various locations, which for example are to be found in Bremerhaven, on Sylt island or in Lech, Austria, and ends with the diverse trades for which we offer training and employment.
The ATLANTIC Hotels is truly a “we” enterprise, in which the work is always done as part of a team.
Quality, respect, optimism, credibility and loyalty have top priority at the ATLANTIC Hotels, and each employee embodies these values. As a community, we strive to uphold, and even enhance, our high standards and our level of success.
In 2013, ATLANTIC Hotel Sail City started the initiative “mitKids” as active sponsorships in cooperation with Bremerhaven Youth Welfare.
In this scheme, voluntary mentors regularly spend time with children, aged two to six, that need special support and attention owing to a stressful life situation or lack of a care-giver. In this way, the kids are given the opportunity of gaining new, positive experiences, such as meeting the Federal League basketball players from the Bremerhaven “Eisbären” (Polar Bears).
Our sustainability concept consists of furthering both economic savings and the added values that are to be found in ecological and social aspects.
For example, our ATLANTIC Hotel Sail City in Bremerhaven offers, amongst many other things, the “Green Service”, which guarantees sustainable room cleaning and thus helps protect the environment and conserve resources by saving water, energy and detergents.
Since 2014, the ATLANTIC Hotels have belonged to the United Against Waste association, which fosters the reduction of food wastage, the analysis of food consumption, and a greater awareness for foodstuff usage.