Noordwijk aan Zee, November 6 2012

Hotels van Oranje has won prestigious ‘Green Hotel of the Year Europe’
award at the European Hospitality Awards!

After successfully gaining the Green Globe certificate in May 2012, the Hotels van
Oranje are now also named the Greenest Hotel of Europe. Last Friday they won the
prestigious award ‘Green Hotel of the Year Europe’ at the European Hospitality
Awards in the Landmark Hotel in London. The European Hospitality Awards are one
of the most famous and prestigious Awards in the hotel sector.

In a timeframe of one year, the Hotels van Oranje managed to gain the Green Globe
certificate as well as an Award for the greenest hotel of Europe. ‘A unique performance,
of which we are very proud of. This award fits perfectly with our policy, where
Corporate social responsibility is leading’. explains Jaap Liethof, General Manager of the
Hotels van Oranje.

Judges Comments: "We were impressed by the manner in which the operators have
clearly recognised that a fully integrated sustainability programme must do more than
just improve hotel performance. While achieving considerable reductions in energy
consumption, considerable efforts have also been made to educate staff and reach out
into the wider community, creating a property clearly committed to both personal
responsibility and informing, empowering and improving its surrounding

Hotels van Oranje has won the prestigious green hotel of the year in europe award  Hotels van Oranje has won the prestigious green hotel of the year in europe award

Jaap Liethof and Menno Schifferstein (General Manager and Sales Manager Hotels van Oranje)

Other nominees in this category were the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel in Stockholm,
Hotel TOPAZZ in Vienna and the Savoy Hotel in London. This last hotel recently
opened their doors after a major renovation of 2 years. “It is an enormous honour to be
nominated together with these beautiful hotels, that is why we are very proud that we
have won this Award!” according to Jaap Liethof.

The Hotels van Oranje are constantly improving and upgrading in and around the
hotel. This is all in light of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
All the public areas for instance, are provided with LED lighting, Beachclub O. has
been built with sustainable products and materials and all sales employees are
driving in company cars with very low emissions.

Address and contact information
Hotels van Oranje
Koningin Wilhelmina Boulevard 20
2202 GV Noordwijk

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