The Hoftuin is located at blooming estate Het Hof, an idyllic location in the Bergen forest, providing people with job market challenges a special place for meaningful work. All the vegetables and herbs we use in our kitchen come from the Hoftuin, making them organic and always 100% fresh.
As the owner of the blooming business group, the blooming Foundation is responsible for developing social and societal projects. The principle is to reinvest the profits of the blooming companies into socially responsible projects or collaborations, within the organization itself and for its employees.
We have recently initiated a new partnership at blooming for the mattresses where our guests enjoy a restful night's sleep. Lavital provides a portion of the mattresses in blooming's hotel rooms. Lavital creates beds, box springs, and mattresses from 100% natural materials. Lavital brings nature directly to blooming through its natural materials.
The coffee cups offered by blooming in the hotel rooms are from 'De Koffiejongens.' These cups are 100% biodegradable. Incredibly sustainable and incredibly delicious coffee. Contributing to a better environment has never been easier.
At blooming, we work with recycled linen. In this way, we give linen and its raw materials a second life. Our recycled linen is sustainable because the ecological footprint is minimal.
In our blooming shop, you will find products from De Groene Linde, a local company from the area. De Groene Linde produces healing scent frequencies through essential oils, all-natural. Currently, you can find a delightful pillow mist in our shop that contributes to a better night's sleep.
At check-in, our guests receive a door hanger to communicate their preferences to our housekeeping team. In the interest of sustainability, we kindly ask our guests to indicate their needs:
- Everything is fine, I'll skip a day of cleaning
- Only fresh towels
- Not just yet, I'll let you know if I need anything by 2 PM
- I would like to request cleaning
At blooming, our guests sleep on a Coco-mat mattress. This means a restful night's sleep for everyone who sleeps on it. Coco-mat draws inspiration from Nature itself: the mattresses are made of exceptional sustainable materials, such as natural latex and horsehair, and composed of multiple layers designed to provide perfect body support.
Every year, 8 billion kilograms of plastic end up in the oceans, including many plastic water bottles. Blooming and Dopper find this unacceptable. That's why the hotel has turned off the tap for single-use plastic bottles. Since mid-January 2018, blooming has joined the international PET FREE movement initiated by the Dopper Foundation. All business guests staying at the hotel with a meeting package receive their own Dopper bottle, allowing them to refill tap water at eight water stations in and around the hotel.
Our toilet paper from The Good Roll is made of 100% recycled paper, without chlorine, colors, or fragrances. So, no deforestation, less water usage, and reduced emissions, including CO2. Trees are for hugging, not for ending up as toilet paper. Through our purchase of The Good Roll toilet paper, The Good Roll can invest 50% of their net profit in building toilets for those in need.
All the swirl and compost waste from our kitchen and restaurant is collected separately. Daily, this waste is picked up by Scorlewald's clients using a special cargo bike. The unprocessed waste goes to the compost heap in the Hoftuin, while the processed food waste is sent to the composting machine at Scorlewald.
New at blooming hotel: the 100% plant-based and bamboo toothbrushes from Hydrophil. Blooming has not only added these toothbrushes to the shop but also makes them available to hotel guests who don't have a toothbrush with them. The toothbrushes are water-neutral, vegan, and 100% fair.
Sustainable hotel slippers from Superseedic that are entirely plastic-free. The slippers are made from bamboo textile, linen, and wood fibers and are delivered in cardboard bags made from recycled paper. Additionally, they are produced in Europe and with as many local resources as possible.