Family-owned hotel in the Netherlands recognized for sustainability achievements
Oldest family-owned hotel in Maastricht certified by Green Globe
LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe today announced certification of the Hotel Beaumont in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The family-owned hotel located in the Wyck district of the city center, has focused on an overall and global environmental and social sustainability policy for many years.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said: “The staff at Hotel Beaumont has worked incredibly hard – and it paid off with 67 percent compliance against the Green Globe Standard for Sustainable Travel and Tourism. We are proud to award Hotel Beaumont the Green Globe Certificate.”
The hotel is well-known as the oldest family-owned hotel in Maastricht and is located in a landmark building from 1912. For almost a century the Beaumont family has owned and managed the hotel and sustainably maintained the beautiful historic building. The hotel’s design by British architect, David Chipperfield, is modern but honors the typical building characteristics, which is represented by the original ceilings in combination with a contemporary minimalistic design.
Hotel Managers Jean-Marc and Christophe Beaumont, the fourth Beaumont generation to manage the hotel, stated: “It’s of the greatest importance that sustainability really ‘lives’ in the company. Team effort is key! We are not perfect yet, but we will continue to improve, because we are striving for a better world. It is not just about the Green Globe Certificate – although we are all incredibly proud of this achievement – but it is a firm part of our values and goals.”
Hotel Beaumont is committed to creating a safe and healthy work environment, supporting the local community, and training and developing all employees. Chef de Cuisine, Audrey Eussen, uses as many local and organic products as possible in the hotel’s restaurant, which is a member of Maastricht Culinair, a partnership of Maastricht’s finest restaurants. The hotel also prefers to work with partners who have similar sustainability goals and encourages its suppliers to use environmental-friendly products and packaging. Hotel guests have the choice if and when they would like new towels and linens.
Hotel Manager Rozien Beaujean said: “The hospitality industry is the largest in the world. Every day millions of people sleep in beds that belong to big hotel chains or family companies such as our own. Where we can really make a difference is not only by performing better ourselves but by creating awareness among our guests.”
ABOUT HOTEL BEAUMONT
The Hotel Beaumont is located in a landmark building located in the elegant Wyck district of in the center of Maastricht. The hotel has been owned and managed by the Beaumont family since 1912.
Under the guidance of three generations and the current owner, Harrie Beaumont, the company has developed into a modern hotel with 121 rooms, several conference and banquet facilities, and a restaurant that is member of Maastricht Culinar, a partnership of the finest restaurants in Maastricht.
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 .