Creating sustainable networks in the community: Sir Albert Hotel

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LOS ANGELES, California – Originally built in 1825, Sir Albert Hotel combines classical heritage qualities with contemporary architectural design, exquisite interior furnishings and green luxury.

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LOS ANGELES, California – Originally built in 1825, Sir Albert Hotel combines classical heritage qualities with contemporary architectural design, exquisite interior furnishings and green luxury. The former 19th century diamond factory is now a modern exclusive boutique hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, situated next to the Museum Square facing the Rijks Museum. The Leidse Square and the capital’s famous canals are within walking distance.

Green Globe congratulates Sir Albert Hotel on its recent recertification in acknowledgement of its commitment to sustainable best practices.

Lady Noortje De Vries, Hotel Manager of Sir Albert Hotel said, “Sir Albert maintains a sustainable business where corporate social responsibility is an important part of the hotel’s strategy. Sir Albert’s goal is to create awareness in sustainability for himself and his guests in the hotel and beyond.”

The hotel prides itself on being part of the De Pijp district and places great emphasis on developing social and cultural networks. Sir Albert produces its own guidebooks that promote the unique aspects of the Quartier Latin culture of Amsterdam. Guests are encouraged to visit and support local shops, galleries, restaurants and businesses. And each day chefs creatively change menus using seasonal organic and eco-certified food sourced from regional suppliers.

Sir Albert’s Sustainability Management Plan is fully integrated in the entire company and its various departments. The engineering team is responsible for the maintenance of facilities and overseeing the preventative maintenance program in relation to energy consumption. The housekeeping team handles energy usage in guest rooms and maintenance issues concerning water leaks and plumbing. Due to its relatively small size, the hotel has ensured that all employees receive professional training in sustainability objectives and recently an in-house Green Team Trainer was appointed.

Electricity and gas used at the property are 100% sustainable and generated from renewable sources. And all equipment and facilities are low carbon emission and consume minimum energy and water. As part of the property’s resource management strategy, energy and water usage is monitored monthly and a 5% reduction target has been set for both areas. Waste levels have also been set at a 5% annual reduction rate.

Sir Albert Hotel has implemented a comprehensive recycling and reuse system. The property has specially designated glass, cardboard and paper recycle bins for segregated sorting that also encourages guests to assist with environmental initiatives. In addition, most suppliers deliver products and food in crates and cases that are reused. Furthermore, profits raised through the recycling of mobile phones, cartridges and toners are donated to Stichting AAP, an organization that rescues and protects primates and exotic mammals.

To minimize its impact on the environment, Sir Albert Hotel prefers to communicate with guests and visitors through its website. And to reduce carbon emissions guests can hire electric taxis for airport pick-ups, ride one of the hotel’s eco-friendly bicycles or catch public transportation.

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About Green Globe Certification

Green Globe 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 is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Green Globe is a member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .

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