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.

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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”

If you would like to receive further details about the properties that a hotel must have in order to be awarded the “Excellent Training” seal, please look here for a detailed overview.

The award was announced during the HDV Spring Conference at the beginning of April in Cologne. At this time, however, all ten trainees of the Platzl Hotel were with the hotel director, Folker Müller, on a training trip in Prague, so the director was unable to accept the certificate himself. Instead, the award was presented later by an HDV representative on the 18th April in Munich. The whole Platzl Hotel team is proud to be one of the few hotels in Germany to be honoured for their “Excellent Training”.

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