Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht promotes Healthy Natural Environment

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht promotes Healthy Natural Environment
October 25, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Green Globe member, the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht hotel in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to environmental sustainability since its opening in October 2012. In line with Hyatt’s brand promise, this upscale property is dedicated to promote a healthy and vibrant natural environment through responsible actions that respect our planet. All efforts were recently awarded Green Globe certification.

“The authentic hospitality we aim to provide at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht entails much more than just a warm welcome to our guests or the creation of meaningful experiences,” said Toni Hinterstoisser, General Manager at the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht. “It reaches further than our doorstep and reflects the flavor of our direct surroundings and local culture in everything we do. But we don’t stop at just bringing our local community into Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – we actively pursue new ways to weave the hotel into the fabric of our neighborhood. Part of this is the recognition of our environmental impact as a hotel, and making a strong, focused commitment to implementing more sustainable business practices across our operations – from the design construction, and daily operation of the hotel, to procurement practices to setting a positive example as a business leader in the community.”

The Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht has set aggressive, measurable goals to reduce energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste sent to landfills. All progress is monitored via Hyatt Eco-Track, to benchmark performance and drive improvement. Sustainable materials can be found throughout the property, and a responsible purchasing policy is part of the business strategy. Guests can enjoy seasonal ‘farm-to-table’ food at the ‘Bluespoon’ restaurant, as the hotel actively involves farmers, producers, and artisan purveyors. Global in design, while local in perspective, Andaz delivers an innovative hospitality experience, designed to accommodate guest’s individual preferences.

Andaz hotels around the world are furthering their commitment to thriving communities by partnering with Women for Women International. Through this special collaboration, laundry bags for Andaz hotels globally are custom-made by a small community of women in war-torn Iraq. This teaches them valuable skills that provide income-generating opportunities that benefit their families and the welfare of their community. Each Andaz hotel will also sponsor women in this organization, which will provide additional support to other war-torn communities, including Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.

About Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
Located in the cultural heart of Amsterdam, the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is surrounded by the creative scene and dynamic character of the lively Jordaan district and adjacent Nine Streets. This new 122-room (including five suites) hotel is within close walking distance of the city’s major attractions, as well as prime retail and business districts. Reflecting its energetic and distinctive surroundings, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is devoted to providing highly personalized, uncomplicated service in an atmosphere that authentically embraces the best of Amsterdam. Notable features are the in-house restaurant and bar ‘Bluespoon’, 400 square meters (4,305 square feet) of meeting space, a signature spa with sauna, steam and treatment rooms, and a fully equipped 24-hour gym. Every space is uniquely designed by Dutch architect and renowned designer Marcel Wanders, reflecting a modern and adventurous view of Dutch history and local culture. Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is offering a series of local cultural events through the Andaz Salon. The hotel is dedicated to creating a stage and motivating creative minds to come together, share their passions, work and play.

Contact
Eveline van Gaalen
Marketing Communications Manager
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
Prinsengracht 587
1016 HT – Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel +31 20 523 1206
Fax +31 20 523 1235
Email: eveline.vangaalen@andaz.com
www.amsterdam.prinsengracht.anadaz.com

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. For information visit www.greenglobe.com

Contact:
Green Globe Certification
Phone +1-310-337-3000
Fax +1-310-626-9982
prlax@greenglobe.com
www.greenglobe.com