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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.
We hope one of you readers out there was able to head over to citizenM Rotterdam and be a test guest earlier this month. For the rest of us, the hotel is now accepting normal reservations, with opening specials (non-refundable) starting at an affordable €59 ($81) a night.
citizenM partnered once again with Dutch design firm Concrete for the look of the 151-room hotel, with furniture by Vitra. Rooms will be familiar to those that have stayed at, or seen our coverage here and here of, citizenM Bankside in London. Public spaces include canteenM and look equally inviting to set up shop for a few hours and work, read, eat, or socialize.
We've always fantasized about being a "test guest" for hotels where we would stay in a hotel before it actually opens to the public and test out everything in the room and on-property. Alas, that has never happened so we settle for being one of the first guests in there on opening night.
But with the upcoming CitizenM Hotel in Rotterdam, they have put out a call for test guests via social media. Here's what we found on their Instagram yesterday :
Fancy a FREE night in Rotterdam? We are looking for people to test our brand new Rotterdam hotel before it opens!! No tricks, it's free in exchange of your thoughts and feedback. Follow #citizenmrotterdam on Twitter for news, or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/citizenMrotterdam
Venturing to that Facebook page yielded this link where three nights are listed for test guests to check-in. Except two of those nights are already sold-out, leaving just December 8 open. So if you plan on being in Rotterdam that day and need a hotel room, or if you're just hotel nerds like us and really want to test it out, then hurry up and book.
Imagine this, only in Rotterdam
Much as we love the idea of staying on a boat on one of Amsterdam’s canals, we’ve never quite dared take the risk, because most of them sound a bit like floating hostels.
This "design hotel" looks better than any other Golden Tulip we've seen before and we can't knock the Free WiFi that is present throughout the property. And advertised prominently on the hotel's website!
Despite the hotel's futuristic look it was constructed in 1987 although it did get a recent renovation in 2007. The hotel is rather large too with 263 rooms and suites. It's location next to the Erasmus bridge on the Maas river has earned it the nickname "Manhattan on the Mass." We have to admit, there is something Gansevoorty about this place.