Novotel Amsterdam City: a new look for the largest hotel in Amsterdam

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    After two years of renovation, the Novotel Amsterdam City officially opened on May 27th. The hotel, the largest in the capital of the Netherlands, has 600 rooms and more than 1,300 m² of space in its Conference Centre.Numerous areas for relaxation are available to guests, offering a warm, colourful, modern touch in two completely refurbished restaurants, the coffee corner and the bar. Visitors can choose from snacks served at the bar, Asian dishes prepared in the open kitchen of the “Shoyu” or world cuisine at the brand new Restaurant @ Novotel concept.

    The hotel also features meeting facilities with an unusually large capacity. The Conference Centre, which extends over 1,385 m², can be adapted to suit every requirement: it can be used as a large conference hall or several smaller rooms, for a total capacity of 1,000 people. The first floor also contains ten small meeting rooms.

    Situated in the heart of Amsterdam’s business district, not far from the RAI and WTC convention centres, the hotel is equipped with all the latest Novotel facilities including the “Web Corner on a Mac”and free Internet access as well as a new “In Balance Fitness by Novotel” centre.

    PROOF Consultancy are proud to have recently completed the Novotel Amsterdam City Hotel with the Accor Netherlands team and Boparai architects. PROOF, who have worked with Accor since 2004, liaised closely with Accor HQ Paris when developing this new look for Novotel. Recent Novotel’s in Rotterdam and Eindhoven saw PROOF trial some of these ideas before implementation on a much larger scale at Amsterdam City.

    The resulting interiors now embody the continued thrust by Accor to reaffirm Novotel’s position as an innovative and modern offer and an ‘early adopter’ of new technologies.

    Preliminary master-planning took place throughout 2006, with Concept Design commencing 2007. As the plan was well resolved operationally it allowed the Concept to stay largely intact throughout.

    The scope covered 4000+ sq metres of public space including an all new conferencing wing, 2 receptions, cafe, 16 metre long bar, Asian grill, 2 restaurants, Wellness facility, crew lounge, and meeting suites.

    PROOF Consultancy are currently working on the phased upgrade of all public spaces at Accor’s UK Novotel flagship – London West.

    Images © Copyright 2010 Novotel Amsterdam City

    Daniel Fountain / 12.08.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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