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The PLANET 21 program

With PLANET 21, AccorHotels has made 21 commitments in favour of sustainable development. Intrinsically linked to sustainable development, the name PLANET 21 refers to Agenda 21, the action plan adopted by 173 Heads of State at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

  • It also echoes the urgent need to focus efforts in the 21st century to change our production and consumption patterns with the goal of protecting our planet, its people and their environment. Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam meets the Planet 21 Gold performance level

  • In today’s uncertain world, where food-related, hygiene and environmental threats abound, AccorHotels provide guests and employees with a healthy environment and a haven of tranquility.

    • • Balanced dishes served in the restaurants
    • • Eco-friendly cleaning products for cleaning rooms


  • To protect the environment, AccorHotels is reducing its water use and recycling its waste. In addition, the Group has already planted three million trees as part of a global reforestation project supported by the United Nations.

    • • Reuse of towels suggested to guests
    • • Faucets fitted with water flow regulators
    • • Recycling of batteries*
    • • Recycling of paper and cardboard *
    • • Recycling of glass*
    • • Recycling of food waste for compost or energy
    • • Equipped with rainwater recovery systems.
    • • Certified sustainable paper for hotel printing purposes
    • • Use eco-friendly gardening products
      *sorting carried out at the hotel


  • Caused mainly by the burning of fossil energies, CO2 is one of the greenhouse gases most responsible for climate change. AccorHotels is committed to reducing its energy consumption with the goal of limiting its carbon footprint.

    • • Energy-saving light bulbs in the reception areas
    • • Energy-saving light bulbs in the rooms
    • • Central switch in rooms for greater comfort and energy savings
    • • Double glazed monumental windows to reduce energy emission
    • • Equipped with a timer for common area air conditioning


  • By fully integrating sustainable development into its operating procedures and offers, AccorHotels is responding proactively to emerging customer expectations and supporting the development of new business models, making PLANET 21 the crucible for the hospitality industry of the future.

    • • HVAC control system
    • • Automated power supply in rooms activated by the key card
    • • We offer our guests bikes or electric scooters


  • Firmly rooted in its host communities, AccorHotels contributes directly to their economic development, which it shares, and protects what is most precious, yet so vulnerable: their children and the natural ecosystems in which the hotels are located.

    • • Protecting children through training on sex tourism
    • • Local food products promoted in the restaurant
    • • No endangered seafood to appear on our restaurant menus
    • • Training on responsible actions toward the environment
    • • Sustainable trade products offered in the hotel
    • • Supports different local projects organized by the Amsterdam department of the Dutch Red Cross with the emphasize on social welfare.



  • AccorHotels’ robust expansion is underpinned by the extraordinary social, cultural and professional diversity of its 170,000 employees. The Group is committed to helping them to expand their skills and responsibilities with the goal of offering them motivating, rewarding careers and enhancing their employability.

    • • Organize an employee opinion survey every two years
    • • Training session for employees


  • Through its commitments to franchisees and suppliers, AccorHotels is engaging partners in its sustainable development strategy and integrating them into the responsibility chain.



  • Positive effects of responsible tourism are a major benefit for the environment. Find out more on www.green-key.org/








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Awards

We are continuously working on our service level and the quality of our hotel and restaurant. We see these awards and nominations as signs that we are on the right path

(Remco Groenhuijzen, General Manager).

 

For the fifth year in a row, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is a proud recipient of the 2018 Certificate of Excellence. TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence honours accommodations, restaurants, attractions and holiday homes that consistently offer great service and is based on reviews. It is therefore a nice expression of confidence in our business success and our commitment to always deliver top performances. To be eligible, a company must have a general TripAdvisor Global rating of at least 4 out of 5, have a minimum number of ratings and be listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. We therefore would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your trust and your loyalty!

  • AWARDS 2018

    Best Venue in The Netherlands Prestigious Star Awards 2017/2018
    Top 100 Hotel Worldwide (no. 12 ranking) Prestigious Venues 2017/2018
    Best Luxury Hotel Netherlands  Hotel of the Year Awards 2017/2018
    Best Luxury City Wedding Hotel Worldwide Hotel of the Year Awards 2017/2018
     Top 20 Worldwide Hotels Hotel of the Year Awards 2017/2018
    Historic Hotel of the Year Travel and Hospitality Awards 2018
    Luxury Eco-Friendly Hotel of the Year North Holland  Luxury Travel Guide Awards
    Best Luxury Hotel Netherlands International Hotel Awards 2017/2018
    The International Five Star Standard International Hotel Awards 2017/2018
    Most Storied Hotels in Amsterdam  FODOR's Best Award 2018
    The Best Hotels Near Historic Sights in Amsterdam FODOR's Best Award 2018
    The Guide Michelin 2018 One Michelin star
    Lekker Restaurant Top 500 2018 Ranked nr. 30 in the top 100 - best restaurants NL
    GaultMillau 2018 15 points
    Gold Award Verkiezing Leukste Restaurant 2018
    Most Prestigious Meeting Venue (Highly Commended) Prestigious Star Awards 2017/2018
    Best Venue in The Netherlands (Winner) Prestigious Star Awards 2017/2018
    Netherlands' Leading Hotel 2018 World Travel Awards 2018
    Best Luxury Hotel 2018 - Netherlands 2018 LUX Hotel & Spa Awards
    2018Global Winner Best Wine World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2018
    2018Continent Winner Europe Best Head Chef World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2018
    2018Continent Winner Best Wine World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2018
    Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2018 - The Netherlands Luxury Lifestyle Awards
    Best Luxury Hotel in NL - Excellence Award 2018 Haute Grandeur Awards 

  • AWARDS 2017

    Hotel of the Year Awards 2016/2017 Top 100 Hotel Worldwide 
    Hotel of the Year Awards 2016/2017 Best Luxury City Wedding Hotel Worldwide  
    Hotel of the Year Awards 2016/2017 Best Luxury Hotel The Netherlands 
    Prestigious Venues 2017 & 2018 Ranked 12th in the world’s Top 100 
    Travel and hospitality awards 2018 Historic Hotel of the Year 
    Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2017 Best Eco Friendly Hotel in Europe
    Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2017 Best Culinary Experience in Netherlands
    Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards 2017 Best Health & Wellness Spa in Netherlands
    Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards 2017 Best Signature Spa Treatment in Europe
    Wold Travel Awards 2017 Netherlands' Leading Business Hotel 2017
    Prix Villégiature 2017 Best Service in a Hotel in Europe
    International Hotel Awards 2017/2018 Best Luxury Hotel Netherlands 
    International Hotel Awards 2017/2018 The International Five Star Standard
    World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 Luxury Eco / Green Hotel - Western Europe
    World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 Luxury City Hotel - Western Europe
    World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017 Bridges: Best Head Chef of Europe 
    World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017 Bridges: Best Wine Selection of Europe
    World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017 Bridges: Luxury Seafood Restaurant of Western Europe
    Luxury Travel Guid Awards 2018 Luxury Eco-Friendly Hotel of the Year - NL
    HR & Training Awards 2017 Best Business Meeting & Training Venue - A'dam 
    Verkiezing van het Leukste Restaurant 2017  Bridges is leukste restaurant van Amsterdam
    Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice-winnaar 2017 Bridges
    Booking.com Guest Review Award 2016  9.2 rating
    2017 Experts’ Choice Award Restaurant Bridges 
    Lianorg.com Top Choice 2017 Bridges & Le Petit Bistro
    Virtuoso Travel Group Awards  Best of the Best Virtuoso Ambassador 

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