LOS ANGELES, California – Respect for the environment and responsibility have been the core value at the Beaumont Hotel in Maastricht in the Netherlands for three generations. This family-run business impresses with a deep commitment to sustainable actions, which recently earned Green Globe re-certification.
“We feel that hotels serve as a central pillar in a community – a place where people come to meet each other, relax, and be inspired,” said Christophe Beaumont, Co-owner of the hotel. “Millions of people around the globe sleep in hotel beds every day, and an even larger number simply passes through. How can we make the biggest impact towards a more sustainable future? We have to be conscious about our input and output – that’s for sure. However, I feel that in the hospitality industry, we can make the biggest impact by creating a sense of awareness among our staff, guests, partners, suppliers, and all stakeholders. We are very proud about our achievement and the international recognition, and will continue to improve our sustainability performance systematically.”
To ensure a sustainable operation, the Beaumont Hotel only works with certified contractors, suppliers, and products. Energy use and reduction goals are strictly monitored and specified on a monthly basis. Solar panels are installed on the hotel roof to provide electricity for all LED lighting fixtures and warm water supply. Other good practices include a heat retrieval system in the shower drains and air circulators, low-flow toilets and tabs, use of locally-produced furniture and refurbished furniture from their own supply in the basement, use of non-toxic and eco-labeled cleaning products, and their own line of eco-friendly amenities. Guests are encouraged to use public transportation, bicycles, or e-scooters.
Community heritage and the preservation of the natural environment is part of the hotel’s sustainability policy. The Beaumont Hotel is actively involved with the community, contributing to their sustainable development. Maintaining the monumental building supports the conservation of their cultural heritage. Guests are invited to learn about the history, culture, and environment of the surroundings – local products and services are promoted.
The Beaumont Hotel 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.
ABOUT BEAUMONT HOTEL
The Beaumont Hotel is located in a landmark building in the elegant Wyck district, in the center of Maastricht. The hotels have been owned and managed by the Beaumont family since 1912 on this location. The design by the British architect David Chipperfield is modern, honoring the typical characteristics of the building and with respects to its history. This is represented by the many original ceilings in combination with the minimalistic design. The hotel has two buildings – a main building (Beaumont), and a Residence. Under the guidance of three generations and the current owner, Harrie Beaumont, the company has developed into a modern hotel with 133 rooms, several banquet and meeting facilities, and a restaurant that is a member of the Maastricht Culinar – a partnership of the finest restaurants Maastricht has to offer. This family-run hotel has been committed to hospitality and personal service for over 100 years.
Contact: Christophe Beaumont, Beaumont Hotel, Wycker Brugstraat 2, NL – 6221 EC Maastricht, Netherlands, Phone +31 (0) 43 325 4433, Fax +31 (0) 43 325 3655, Email [email protected] , www.beaumont.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