Save water in your hotel

(Hot) water is one of the main contributors to energy consumption and high costs for hotels.
What if you could encourage your guests to take slightly shorter showers and reduce their water use?

Huge expense

Being able to use and enjoy water in a hotel room seems obvious to anyone – but that doesn’t make it free. On average, guests like to spend no less than 7,5 minutes enjoying their shower. In addition, water is needed at the sink and to flush the toilet.

Due to the high cost of water and electricity, expenses can rise over a euro per guest per night. This can result in a bill of 50,000 euros a year for a hotel with 200 rooms.


We let you save an average of 100 litres of water per hotel night by involving the guest in an encouraging way. Your guest gets the opportunity to donate these litres to a water project of their choice. For example: every overnight stay provides a whole day of clean drinking water for a family in Uganda or Bangladesh.

A guest would need to reduce their shower time by just 15 seconds to recoup a donation of 5 cents per night. (That is just 3% shorter based on an average shower duration of 7,5 minutes.) As you can see, every extra second of less water consumption and every water-saving technique immediately yields great (financial) results. Calculate below how much it can provide for you.

Calculate your potential savings

Interaction with your guest

Our free communication materials – stickers, door hangers or towel cards – ask your guest to donate the saved 100 litres on your behalf to a water project of their choice. Would you rather design your own materials? We are of course happy to help you with text, visuals, design and examples.

This way you gently encourage your guests to be conscious about their water usage, just like you are. We also offer the guests advice on what they can do to help out further.

Sustainability in your hotel

With just a few water saving techniques you can save even more water usage in the hotel room – without sacrificing comfort. You will receive a return on investment in record time. Many of our ambassadors are available to help you out.

Would you like to make your hotel more sustainable? This program allows you to save water and energy. It adds substance to sustainable quality seals such as Green Globe, Green Key, the EKO Quality Mark – and gives you the chance to win a Gaia Green Award.

Complete your story by serving locally bottled water or by offering reusable bottles in the hotel room. May we help you?

Made Blue and Novotel Den Haag

They preceded you

Water in the hotel room

Water in hotel rooms is part of many guests’ expectations. But single-use PET bottles are wasteful, and recycling regulations have increased the cost.
We offer the perfect alternative. A reusable, sustainable water bottle to be filled by the guests themselves in the lobby.

The Bottle Made Blue

A reusable water bottle made of indestructible Tritan: rock-hard, crystal clear and unbreakable. The bottle is BPA-free, made in the Netherlands, recyclable and dishwasher safe.

Never before has a reusable water bottle of this quality been so affordable and completely customizable: available from €1,50 each.

And most importantly: every bottle sold contributes 500 litres of clean drinking water to our projects. The bottles also prevent 3,5kg of CO₂ emissions and save 8 pounds of plastic waste from the landfill. Read more here

Water point for guests

Let your guests fill their bottles with filtered (and chilled) tap water. That’s about as sustainable as it gets. This saves time when setting up the hotel rooms for each guest and offers a useful place to communicate with them. See for example this water tap from Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

We offer water taps at cost price or as a lease, including maintenance and service. Combined with the Bottle Made Blue, certain conditions even enable us to offer the tap to you for free.

Bottled water

Perhaps you prefer to offer pre-packaged water in the hotel room? We also have various affordable solutions for this, always with a strong message: 100 litres of water donted per package.

We can deliver from stock or via wholesalers and even offer our own design in certain quantities. We are open to brainstorm with you for any solutions you may seek.

Made Blue offers us a total package for smart use of water in the hotel, both in the room and in the restaurant. The business case was quickly made.

Why join?

Over 500 businesses are ambassador of Made Blue and donate to clean drinking water, of which more than 350 restaurants.
They have chosen to support Made Blue because we make a distinct contribution to a better world.
We consistently do this in an entrepreneurial and benificial way.


This video by Horeca Nederland TV shows Mövenpick Hotels’ improving sustainability efforts over the past few years, in collaboration Blycolin and Made Blue.

The Student Hotel

The Student Hotel serves locally bottled Made Blue water in all its locations. In this video, Impact Manager Amber Westerborg explains why.


This many people still do not have access to clean drinking water. Fetching water is a full time job for them. This water is often polluted, resulting in disease and child mortality. We want to change this, in a sustainable way for everyone involved. Would you like to contribute?

Serve water

Perhaps you still serve bottled spring water in your restaurant or during events. You can do this in a more environmentally friendly way!
Tap locally chilled and sparkling water from a water cooler in your customised and stylish water bottles.
This allows you to offer your own water, save money and donate clean drinking water to those in need.

Water coolers and glassware

Via Made Blue you can buy or rent a water dispenser at cost. We connect it to the water supply and from that moment on you tap local, chilled and sparkling water.

Choose your own design and create your own table water. If desired, add our bottle hangers for more communication.

Guests are unanimously enthusiastic about the quality of the water and the story on the bottle.

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They can help you save water

Many companies have preceded you as ambassador of clean drinking water and are happy to help you save water in your hotel.
Below are a few examples. We’d be happy to connect you to them.


This family business runs multiple cleaning companies. By using innovative water-saving techniques, they are able to donate many litres of clean drinking water.


The water-saving techniques of Sparcio allow you to reduce water use without sacrificing on comfort.

Clear Circle

Thanks to their packaging, which can be reused again and again, Clear Circlereduces their waste and energy use in the manufacturing process of their cleaning products.


Blycolin supplies and cleans textiles for the catering industry as sustainably as possible. The water they save is donated to Made Blue.


CWS, well known for its towel vending machines, offers a water-saving and disinfecting solution with the Smartwash from Smixin.


The innovative cleaning machines of i-team save a lot of water, which they donate to our projects.


The water-saving shower heads produced by Niebla result in at least 5 litres of water saved per minute, and 5,000 litres of clean drinking water each.

Conservation Labs

Conservation Labs developed the H2know. A device which easily measures water usage and shows you opportunities to reduce your consumption.