Environmental Sustainability

Caring for the planet is a natural extension of Hyatt’s purpose—to care for people so they can be their best. Below are specific examples of environmental stewardship at our hotel.

 

Overview

Green Wall Guest

Overview

  • We are BREEAM Excellent certified, with one of the highest scores of any hotel in the Netherlands.
  • We use Hyatt EcoTrack to track sustainability metrics including greenhouse gas emissions, energy, water, waste & recycling.
  • Botany, Sustainability & Wellbeing are the three pillars that guide us in all we do and also inspire our local activities for our guests.
  • Two rooftop beehives support the ecosystem, produce honey, and offer guests a unique experience.
     

Carbon Emissions and Water

Meetings and Events Ballroom

Carbon Emissions and Water

  • Our electrical energy is 100% Dutch Wind, provided by large wind mills in strategic locations around the Netherlands.
  • Our award-winning vertical gardens act as carbon dioxide scrubbers, generating more oxygen to energize our guests and colleagues.
  • With a GeoThermal system, we use groundwater to help cool the building in summer and heat it in winter.
  • Charge your electric car in our garage, or make use of our partnership with Travel Electric, the first 100% electric taxi company in the Netherlands.

Waste and Circularity

Meeting Events Botanical Water

Waste and Circularity

  • Our Meetings & Food Delivery are single-use plastic free!
  • We’re the first hotel in the Netherlands to upcycle wine bottles into glasses.
  • The Netherlands boasts one of the cleanest tap waters. We filter and bottle all water we serve, saving over 20,000 bottles per year. Hydrate stations are available for guests.
  • Kitchen waste is repurposed into biogas and biodiesel.
  • Discarded fabrics are made into face masks, pet toys, and more.

Our Food Philosophy

Meeting Events Foyer Lunch Break

Our Food Philosophy

  • We think plant-based is a must, not an alternative. 69% of our menu is vegan, vegetarian, or can be made so.
  • We only offer line-caught fish and the local North Sea is our main source. With a nose-to-tail policy, we buy fish whole and use as much as possible.
  • Zero Waste Buffets—using an app, our event guests can tell us exactly what they want to eat. The result is a personalized buffet, reducing waste to almost zero. 

Information About our Destination

City Canal Boat Tower Environment

Information About our Destination

Hyatt Regency Amsterdam is located in the Plantage neighbourhood—full of parks, the Hortus Botanicus, and many canals.

It doesn’t get much greener than exploring Amsterdam on one of our hotel bikes, or from the water on one of the electric boats from our friends at Sloepdelen—on the canal right behind our hotel!

Join the Plastic Whale Movement—guests can enjoy the typically Dutch pastime of a canal cruise, whilst cleaning up the canals with litter pickers. A great team-building exercise, too!