LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe announced certification of the Parkhotel Den Haag in The Hague, Netherlands. This 4-star property has demonstrated social responsibility and dedication to minimize the impact on the environment for years.
“Next to their 100th anniversary this year, earning the prestigious Green Globe Certification award is an important milestone for Parkhotel Den Haag,” said Chrissy van Meersbergen, Consultant with Duurzame Hotels, Nederland B.V., assisting the property in moving towards sustainable management, “It was great to work with such motivated people. They have shown a remarkable commitment to implement sustainability practices on all levels with an exceptional support for charities and a great ambition to improve.”
A long-term sustainability management system is in effect at the Parkhotel Den Haag, where energy and water consumption are strictly monitored. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and a reuse and recycle policy is in place. The hotel works with approved local organizations to collect and process its waste. Respect for the environment is the core value and guests are encouraged to support a carbon-neutral stay and reduce their environmental footprint. Cleaning of bed linen and bathrooms is provided on request or every four days, and all cleaning products are biodegradable and eco-labeled. The hotel developed a line of amenities free of petrolatum, mineral oils, synthetic colors, animal ingredients, and solvents. Furthermore, the property offers bicycle rentals and two hybrid cars to their customers. Fair trade and local goods, products, and services are given preference, and awareness is actively promoted among suppliers.
The Parkhotel Den Haag is a member of “Natuurmonumenten,” a non-profit society dedicated to improve the quality of life in the Netherlands, by preserving nature, landscape, and cultural history. Acquiring natural areas, the society can protect native animals and plants and enable people to enjoy the countryside by providing footpaths, cycle paths, observation points, and excursions.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said, “We are delighted to certify the Parkhotel Den Haag in the Netherlands. This hotel shows outstanding efforts in their dedication to protect the environment and creating awareness among staff, clients, and suppliers. Employees are being trained following the four sustainability principles as guidelines, and daily eco-gestures, such as how to use a product correctly in order to avoid any waste, are being followed.”
ABOUT PARKHOTEL DEN HAAG
Situated in the historical heart of the court city, the Parkhotel Den Haag is surrounded by the oldest streets in The Hague – the Oude Molstraat, the Molenstraat, and the Juffrow Idastraat. This luxury hotel can be reached easily and is close to the lively city center, museums, and local attractions. Built in Art-Deco style, the property offers 120 tastefully decorated rooms, a royal apartment and bridal suite. In summer 2010, the hotel completed renovation of all rooms.
Contact: Mr. Meep Ohr, Parkhotel Den Haag, Molenstraat 53, 2513 BJ Den Haag, Netherlands, Phone +31 (0)70 362 43 71, Fax +31 (0)70 361 45 25, Email [email protected] or [email protected] , www.parkhoteldenhaag.nl
ABOUT DUURZAME HOTEL NEDERLAND BV
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.
Contact: Ms. Chrissy van Meersbergen, Project Manager, Email [email protected] , www.duurzamehotels.nl
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 .