Aug 24, 2012 – Los Angeles, California – Green Globe announced certification of the Qbic Hotel Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Over the past few years, this 4-star hotel has demonstrated an innovative approach to minimizing its impact on the environment, and ranks among the greenest hotels in the Netherlands.
“We are proud to earn the prestigious Green Globe Certification and international recognition,” said Rino Soeters, Director at Qbic Hotels, “We wish to contribute to society and the environment, and working with Green Globe Certifications has given us practical guidelines for actual and continued sustainable entrepreneurship. Our certification process was supported by Duurzame Hotels Nederland, and without their expertise and the overwhelming dedication of our staff, this achievement would not have been possible within such a short period of time.”
A long-term sustainability management system is in effect at the Qbic Hotel Amsterdam, and energy goals are strictly monitored. Packaging is reduced to a minimum, and the property supports regionally-available recycling programs. Waste volume and weight is measured daily. Awareness is promoted among guests at multiple levels, cleaning of bed linen and bathrooms is provided every four days, and all cleaning products are eco-labeled. The hotel is a member and sponsor of “Natuurmonumenten,” a non-profit society dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Netherlands, by preserving nature, the landscape, and cultural history.
The key element of the Qbic Hotel consists of a cube-shaped living space, called Cubi. Each Cubi has a practical configuration, individually designed and built with sustainable materials, offering sleeping comfort and a unique experience. A Cubi is a state-of-the-art living environment and features an extra-long, hand-made Haestens bed, Philip Stark design bathroom elements, LCD TV, safe, and high-speed Internet. Practical panels enable guests to create different atmospheres and moods: Mellow Yellow, Red Romance, or Deep Purple Love.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said: “We are very pleased to certify the Qbic Hotel Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I am impressed with Qbic’s innovative concept and their dedication to responsible tourism. We are working with other properties in the Bergere Group to achieve the same recognition very soon.”
ABOUT Qbic Hotel Amsterdam
The Qbic Hotel Amsterdam is located in the World Trade Center, right in the middle of the financial district and economic heart of Amsterdam (the South Axis), a prime business location. Qbic Hotels are Low-Cost Design Hotels, a pod hotel, and use the same practices as low cost airlines – whoever books first will get a cheaper rate. Just like Townhouse Design Hotel Mastricht, Hip Hotel St. Martenslane, and Grand Café Maastricht Soiron, the Qbic Amsterdam is part of the Bergere Group.
Contact: Mr. Jos Kruiter, Hotel Manager, Qbic Hotel Amsterdam, WTC Building, Mathijs Vermeulenpad 1, 1077 Amsterdam, Netherlands, Phone +31 (0) 43 321 1111, Fax +31 (0) 43 310 0712, Email firstname.lastname@example.org , www.QbicHotels.com
ABOUT DUURZAME HOTELS NEDERLAND B.V.
Duurzame Hotels Nederland is a team of highly-specialized people and organizations to provide clients with solutions that fit best their requirements to reduce their environmental impact and constrain the operational costs of their hotel business. Services include consulting and project management of sustainable upgrades, consulting and assistance purchasing green products, and promotion of sustainable hotels.
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 .