A Design Hotel With a Green Conscience

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A Design Hotel With a Green Conscience

Amsterdam's newest hotel chain 'Conscious Hotels' gets a big Strawberry Earth thumbs up! Aside from being eco friendly, from the beds they use to the organic food and champagne they serve, the guys and girls behind the hotel have a wonderful eye for good design. Conscious Hotels have partnered with Swiss furniture group 'Vitra' and the Italian 'Gervasoni' on their interior design and the result is a delightful combination of minimalist, hip, comfortable and green! Garbage cans are made out of corn not plastic and wooden furniture is FSC certified. There is clearly a trend on greenifying hotel interiors and making them "fair" too. Initiatives like Max Havelaar's FAIR hotel room are being picked up by the industry who realise that consumers are demanding changes. What's more, this change is happening all over the world with companies like the American Keetsa and the Dutch Yumeko and Coco-Mat doing better and better. Who knows, maybe soon we won't need to hold more events like Strawberry Earth Hotel Crash at Hotel V because the hotel industry will be 100% green and FAIR. Conscience Hotels have two hotels in Amsterdam at the moment, on Museum Square and by the Vondelpark. We have a feeling they're going to do rather well ;)