Platform for Exchange
Sharing information through platforms of change
It Must Be NOW
A network of travel industry thought-leaders, founded in 2017 and today with over 30 committed hotels who share best practices for a healthier planet by providing transparency and accuracy on actions taken along with a full scope of their CO2-e Footprint.
The Alpina Gstaad is part of this network as a member of the NOW Force for Good Alliance since 2017.
Swiss Innovation Day 2020 - "Back to the future"
300 decision-makers from the hotel and tourism industry meet annually and have an exchange on travel and hotel innovation. Our General Manager, Tim Weiland was invited for an expert podium discussion on how the current pandemic situation impacts the luxury industry, possibly creating a new understanding of luxury focussing on space, freedom and intact nature. (August 2020)
Young Hoteliers Summit
As part of Young Hoteliers Summit 2021, Tim Weiland (General Manager, The Alpina Gstaad) is part of the plenum, with Neil Jacobs (CEO, Six Senses Hotel Resorts & Spa), Anita Mendiratta (Special Advisor to the Secretary General UNWTO), Portia Hart (Founder Blue Apple Beach, Manzana Azul) and Amanda Ho (Co-Founder, Regenerative Travel). Experiences were shared on passion, investment, local commitment and transparency in terms of sustainability in the hotel industry. (March 2021)
"How Hotels Can Make the World Better"
The Alpina Gstaad was presented as a case study by Chairman of the Board & Creative Director Nachson Mimran on this webinar discussion moderated by John O'Ceallaigh of LUTE and co-hosted by Juliet Kinsman, founder Bouteco. The discussion was joined Bill Bensley, designer and architect in Bangkok and Judy Kepher Gona, director and founder of Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda , STTA Kenya. (April 2021)
Swiss School of Higher Education Montreux
A group of 13 Hospitality Management students visited the hotel for a day, during which they were exposed to various aspects of operating a 5-star luxury hotel - site inspections, management presentations from different heads of department as well as theoretical sessions. One theory session dealt with leisure hospitality including some sustainable aspects. The second session was led by the EarthCheck Coordinator, focusing on practicing sustainability in a hotel that aspires to be a platform for change. (December 2021)
photocredit: Ben Wyssen