Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has appointed Markus Fritz as the new general manager. He succeeds Jolijn Zeeuwen, who moved to Hilton Rotterdam. Fritz is a hotelier with more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry.
With Eurostar launching services to the Dutch capital earlier this year and Kimpton de Witt revitalising the hospitality product on offer in the city, what better time to visit this famous destination. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole boards the train.
One of Holland’s most celebrated hoteliers, Eric Toren, is opening a new luxury boutique hotel in Amsterdam that offers luxury design and services which are unprecedented in The Netherlands. Hotel TwentySeven, in the heart of Amsterdam at Dam Square, opposite the Royal Palace, will open end of October this year.
InterContinental Hotels Group has welcomed Mike Robinson to the role of general manager of the upcoming Kimpton De Witt, set to open in spring 2017. The property will be the first Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant outside of the Americas.
The Heineken Experience has welcomed its one millionth visitor, and has now become the most visited attraction in Amsterdam. Housed inside the Heineken brewery, which was built in 1867 in Amsterdam, it is one of the most impressive industrial heritage sites in the Netherlands.
The final touches of Pulitzer Amsterdam’s extensive restoration have been put into place, and the iconic 45-year old hotel celebrates its grand opening today with the completion of a quintessentially Dutch redesign across its labyrinth of 25 Golden Age canal houses. The re-opening of Pulitzer Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht canal side of the hotel sees the unveiling of areas including the main entrance and lobby, the inner gardens, a two-storey gym, as well as a further 145 guestrooms and suites.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts today opens the new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the latest vision for modern air travel accommodation. The state-of-the-art 433-room hotel replaces the previous Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which opened in 1972. The landmark property was developed and is owned by Schiphol Real Estate.
The newly restored Pulitzer Amsterdam has announced its launch for February 2016, bringing a new interior design to the hotel that showcases the building’s heritage and architectural splendour. This follows a phased restoration of the former 45 year-old Hotel Pulitzer to reposition its 25 interlinked Golden Age canal houses as one of Amsterdam’s leading luxury hotels.
Amsterdam’s famed Hotel Pulitzer, a historic hotel of 25 canal houses with over 400 years of heritage, is to join the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection from April 2015. In addition, the 230 room property is to undergo a phased renovation from late April, bringing back a quintessential Dutch elegance and style to the hotel.
Amsterdam and Airbnb have announced an agreement that will promote responsible home sharing and simplify the payment of tourist tax for hosts in the city. Under the agreement the city and Airbnb will work together to provide hosts with clearer and more accessible information on the rules for home sharing. Airbnb will also simplify the payment of tourist tax by collecting and remitting on behalf of hosts.
ADE is gearing up for it’s seventeenth edition, with the first names for the festival and conference program revealed.