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Amsterdam Gets a Second CitizenM

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  Site Where: Prinses Irenestraat 30, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1077 WX
May 4, 2009 at 8:59 AM | by | ()

Last summer marked the debut of citizenM hotels, a funky new affordable boutique brand whose first property was birthed at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. We hit up the hotel's opening party, spent a night inside and watched the place closely all the way to the day it won its very first award. And now, just under a year later, we're happy to announce the debut of the world's second citizenM property: the citizenM Amsterdam City.

Located on Prinses Irenestraat in Amsterdam's financial district (between the World Trade Centre and city center), the property has a major focus on art: "an ultra large beachy image" by Dutch artist Elspeth Diederix adorns the building's façade, and Andy Warhol's portrait of Queen Beatrix is displayed in the lobby.

The 215 rooms have the same sorts of features we saw in the Schiphol Airport location:

High-tech, ultra-compact and identical, all of [the rooms] have wall-to-wall windows, power rain showers, extra-large king-size beds and the sleek, spot-on design that mobile citizens have happily become accustomed to.

From mood lighting to in-room music, from free movies-on-demand to the alarm clock, everything in the room is programmable with just one device that will thrill even the most cynical gadget junkie: the touch screen Mood Pad, exclusively developed and designed by technology partner Philips.

Also, those rooms have actually been prefabricated off-site in a factory, then stacked on top of the ground floor (which, by the way, features a 24/7 food and beverage outlet) to reduce environmental impact and cut costs — which, it seems, is reflected in the room rate: rates for this evening are around $131 USD, with prices going down to $110 the week of May 18th.

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