Getting Started with the Circular Hotels Leaders Group

The Circular Hotels Leaders Group was launched on the 9th of November. This is a group that has grown to 12 hotels that have already taken many steps along the path to sustainability, or are on the verge of doing so. They are: Stayokay Amsterdam, DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam, Amsterdam Tropen Hotel, The Albus, Mercure Amsterdam Centre Canal District, Ambassade Hotel Amsterdam, Hotel V, QO Amsterdam, Conscious hotels, The Student Hotel and Hotelschool The Hague.

Circular Business Operations

The group has met eight times to further explore the opportunities for circular business operations. CREM has guided this Leaders Group at the request of the City of Amsterdam, which is behind the initiative.  The Group has shown that cooperation in the city can lead to new circular opportunities. Not only by exchanging knowledge, but also by cooperation, such as joint purchasing and bundling of waste streams for useful applications. The results were presented at Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam on the 5th of October 2018, during the seminar ‘Circular hotels; (raw) food for thought ‘. The Leaders Group has not stopped after this seminar. The participating hotels have indicated that they would like it to continue.


The results of the Leaders Group have been processed in an infographic with an overview of circular measures and the steps that you can take as a hotel towards a circular operational management. This infographic can be downloaded here. The city of Amsterdam has also made a video of the Leaders Group that can be viewed here.

For more information: Wijnand Broer