Excellent Training

On the 18th April 2013, the Platzl Hotel in Munich received an award for "Excellent Training" from the Association of Hotel Managers Germany (HDV). This makes the Platzl Hotel one of a small group of eight hotels in Germany that have received this award for the first time. This seal of approval endorses the highest quality of training in the hotel industry. The rating is initially valid for two years, after which the award must be reviewed at regular intervals. The accolade is audited and checked by the independent testing organisation DEKRA Certification GmbH, which is based in Stuttgart.

Various attributes are tested for the certification:

  • 17 "must-have criteria", which are mandatory to fulfil
  • 24 additional criteria with a total score of 240, of which at least 50% must be achieved to pass the audit
  • Submission of a letter written by the hotel itself, describing what distinguishes the hotel as an “excellent training company”