Hilton and Schiphol Real Estate have signed an agreement to introduce 433 guest room Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel to Amsterdam
Airport Schiphol, reports media. The hotel would be designed by prominent Dutch architects, Mecanoo. The construction work will start by this year end, while is expected to be open by 2015.
Facilities at the hotel, which will be managed by Hilton, are set to include a ballroom and 23 meeting rooms, speciality restaurant and bar, executive lounge, spa and fitness centre, light-filled atrium lobby and underground parking offering 138 parking spaces. A new sheltered walkway will also connect hotel guests directly to the international airport terminal.
The new Hilton hotel will be situated in a prominent location alongside the access roads to the international airport terminal, near the existing Hilton hotel, which will remain in operation until the opening of the new property and then be demolished. The new cube-shaped building, which will feature rounded edges and a diamond-shaped façade with diagonal lines, has been designed with a view becoming of an airport landmark.
A large atrium with a 35-metre high glass ceiling forms the heart of the hotel and meeting area. The light horizontal lines of the balustrades and white elements will reflect daylight deep into the building, providing an air of grandeur, while frames and lining will create a natural, elegant appearance, according to its architects.
The interior design, being overseen by Merkx+Girod of The Netherlands and Hirsch Bedner Associates of the United Kingdom, evokes a touch of contemporary, innovative and fresh Dutch design with strong, original forms and a natural, harmonious colour scheme.
The new hotel development is an important initiative in line with Schiphol Group's strategy of being Europe's preferred airport and business community location. A high-profile architectural landmark is designed in a way that it will be visible to millions of passengers, business people and visitors using Amsterdam Airport Schiphol every year, says Maarten de Groof, executive vice president & chief commercial officer of Schiphol Group.