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According to the company, Scandic’s accessibility initiatives have won many prizes and are known around the world According to the company, Scandic’s accessibility initiatives have won many prizes and are known around the world

Scandic Hamburg Hosts 300 Wheelchair Basketball Players

Scandic Hamburg Emporio was named the official team hotel for the Wheelchair Basketball World Championships thanks to its successful work to promote accessibility.

The hotel even hosted the 300 wheelchair athletes, a unique clientele, during the championships which were held in Germany between August 16 and 26.

“We are one of the only companies in Europe that can accommodate so many wheelchair guests at the same time. It is a great honour to be able to take care of so many athletes,” said Magnus Berglund, accessibility director, Scandic Hotels.

The Wheelchair Basketball World Championships is the second largest event for disabled athletes after the Paralympics. It is held every four years, and this year, 50,000 people were estimated to have attended the games in Hamburg.