Stockholm to expand C&I offer during reign as European Green Capital 2010

C&IT GREEN WEEK: Stockholm is gearing up for its year as the European Green Capital for 2010 with the opening of a number of C&I developments.

C&IT GREEN WEEK: Stockholm - European Green Capital 2010
C&IT GREEN WEEK: Stockholm - European Green Capital 2010

Sweden's capital was this year named the first European Green Capital by the European Commission and its status comes into affect at the start 2010.

The destination claims that most of its hotels are "eco-labelled", have environmentally friendly air-conditioning systems, and that recycled materials are commonly used in the construction of new venues.

A number of hotel and venue developments are planned for Stockholm during its reign as European Green Capital:

  • Stockholmsmassan, the Stockholm Exhibition & Congress Centre is being expanded by 10,000sqm to a total of 70,000sqm in 2010
  • Marriott is opening a 270-room Courtyard Hotel at Kungsholmen with events space for up to 300 people in February 2010
  • Hammarby Sjostad Park Inn opens with 177 rooms in Stockholm's most sustainable area, Hammarby Sjostad, in early 2010

The Stockholm Visitors Board's meetings and convention department is being rebranded in 2010 as the Stockholm Convention Bureau with a remit to take charge of corporate and association meetings.

City of Stockholm vice mayor Ulla Hamilton said: "The Stockholm model builds upon the principle that environmental aspects have to be integrated everywhere and at all times. Improving our environment, minimising our environmental impact and reducing our carbon emission levels are issues that all our companies have to work with on a daily basis."

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