Aug 08, 2012, Los Angeles, CA – Green Globe announces certification of De Hotels van Oranje in Noordwijk, Netherlands. This luxury property pioneered green hotel initiatives in the Netherlands and has demonstrated corporate social responsibility and sustainable practices for years.
“We are very proud to be one of the first 5-star hotels in the Netherlands to earn the prestigious Green Globe Certification,” said Jaap Liethof, General Manager at De Hotels van Oranje. “The green philosophy has grown to become a core value of our business and this achievement would not be possible without our dedicated staff. We created a special Green Team, consisting of employees from different departments, to continuously improve our sustainability policy. In addition, we offer intensive training sessions to all our staff members. We strive to include our partners, customers, staff and local communities where relevant to contribute to a better environment.”
The Hotels van Oranje implemented a long-term sustainability management system, energy goals are strictly monitored. Beach Club O makes use of a unique heat/cold storage system, and the entire property is equipped with LED lighting. A water reduction plan and comprehensive waste separation are in place to minimize the environmental impact, and the property follows a strict recycling and reuse policy. Fair trade and local goods, products and services are given preference, wherever possible. Furthermore, the Hotels van Oranje actively promote small local businesses, developing sustainable products that are based on the area’s culture and history and showcases art, handcrafts, cultural performances, and traditional cuisine, available to hotel guests.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said, “We are delighted to certify De Hotels van Oranje in the Netherlands and I am impressed with the solid sustainability standards they have established. Within a very short period of time this property accomplished a milestone with their innovative environmental practices, and leads by example in the Dutch hotel industry.”
About De Hotels van Oranje
Situated in the seaside resort of Noordwijk, 25 miles from Amsterdam, De Hotels van Oranje includes the 5-star Hotel Oranje and 4-star Beach Hotel, Beach Club O. The property features 288 superbly appointed rooms and suites, with views of the North Sea or the village. Noordwijk is the most sustainable beach in the Netherlands and De Hotels van Oranje is well placed right at the beach front. The property offers a state-of-the art spa, including a sub-tropical wave pool, saunas, whirlpool and mist garden. Outdoor activities, such as tennis, horseback riding, mountain-biking, golfing and cycling can be arranged. Hotels De Oranje features four restaurants, the Grand Café ‘t Elfde Gebod, DUTCH!, Restaurant de Orangerie and Steakhouse de Harmonie.
De Hotels van Oranje
Koenigin Wilhelmina Boulevard 20 – 31
2202 GV Noordwijk
Phone +31 (71) 3676869
Fax +31 (71) 3676800
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 Foundation. For information visit www.greenglobe.com
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