The 26th June 2013 marked the official opening of the new Tulip Inn hotel at Eindhoven Airport. The 8-storey hotel is the first hotel in the world situated on top of an airport terminal and is directly connected to the arrivals and departures halls, affording hotel guests convenient access to the airport’s many facilities. The new Tulip Inn hotel is a part of the reopening of the completely modified and expanded terminal at Eindhoven Airport. Joined by nearly 400 guests, State Secretary Mansveld from the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment together with Joost Meijs, General Director of Eindhoven Airport, inaugurated the new hotel.
The new-build hotel harmoniously complements the airport’s sustainability ambitions. The Tulip Inn Eindhoven Airport meets the certification requirements of the international ‘Green Key’ and ‘Gold’ labels as well as the A++ energy label. This guarantees, amongst other things, that the construction materials used are sustainable and that the installed lighting is energy-efficient. In addition, solar panels and solar collectors are installed on the roof of the terminal and the hotel itself.
According to Pierre-Frédéric Roulot, President of Louvre Hotels Group and Olivier Derycke, European Chief Operating Officer of Louvre Hotels Group, this new development fits in seamlessly with the group’s strategy of increasing Golden Tulip’s presence in major cities and at airports. Golden Tulip has previously opened new hotels at international airports in Brussels, Rome and Paris.
Michael Spetter, responsible within Louvre Hotels Group Benelux for all management and franchise hotels, is very pleased with the new hotel. “This is a very important expansion for Golden Tulip. Because of its location, the new hotel represents a significant asset to national and international leisure and business guests. Moreover, this is the first Tulip Inn hotel in the Netherlands to be managed under the responsibility of the Louvre Hotels Group itself”.
Joost Meijs is very proud of the end result. “The new expansion now affords us an airport with an appropriate energy for such an ambitious region. The airport and hotel are very closely interwoven. The entrance to the hotel is located in the hall and the guests can eat in the restaurant or do some shopping in the airport hall’s various stores. The bar in the hotel is also available to travellers and non-guests”.
Tulip Inn Eindhoven Airport
Tulip Inn Eindhoven Airport has 120 hotel rooms. The hotel also has a bar, breakfast hall and fitness facilities. In collaboration with Belvedair, the catering operator at Eindhoven Airport, the hotel will make use of the airport’s 6 conference halls and its restaurants. Interior design bureau AbrahamsCrielaers is responsible for the interior design of the public areas and the rooms.