Catch the Sunrise and the Sunset at the New Nhow Rotterdam
Madrid-based NH Hoteles has just delivered its third child under the Nhow brand, the Nhow Rotterdam. It is distinctly different from its two siblings, Nhow Milan and Nhow Berlin… who can forget the gigantic pink musical note reception desk? Whereas the Milan hotel favored fashion, the Berlin destination focused on musicians, the Rotterdam hotel celebrates art and architecture. Ooh yeah.
Well, not a drop of pink in this new hotel and kudos to NH Hoteles for jumping right into Rotterdam’s growing modern architectural movement. Growing taller we might add. The 278-room hotel occupies 23 floors of a much larger development --- so large it is referred to as a vertical city. This project, De Rotterdam, was designed by award-winning Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA.
The “vertical city” that Nhow calls its Rotterdam home is oriented to offer great views of both the sunrise and sunset. As we have come to expect from any hotel in a skyscraper, the upper floors feature the restaurant, the bar and the killer views. The public areas throughout will showcase a rotating selection of artwork.
Guest rooms are designed with the surrounding sunlight in mind. The style is urban modern, with natural wood floors, full height windows and mirrors, and a muted palette of grey, white and blue. The bathrooms are glass-enclosed and part of the room experience. This is a popular trend in urban hotel settings, and for that we get nicer looking sinks and faucets. No complaints there.
Now, if we could just get them to explain how the mini-bar can be offered as “free” …for only 30 Euro.
Daily rates at Nhow Rotterdam range from €139 - 249, with some deals on weekends.
[Photos: NH Rotterdam]