Wednesday, March 23, 2016
New Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol opens at Schiphol
Architecture and interior design
The new hotel forms an impressive landmark at Schiphol. The visionary design by Mecanoo, with its distinctive and original shapes, stands out as a result of its iconic cubed form and diamond-patterned façade. The impressive atrium, with its glass roof at a height of 42 metres, forms the dynamic heart and main meeting point of the hotel, consisting of the lobby and lounge. The glass roof and bright white balustrades bring the daylight deep into the building. From the galleries, guests can enjoy a spectacular view of the lobby and lounge.
The ‘Dutch Touch’ takes centre stage in the interior design by The Gallery HBA, which was inspired by Dutch cultural heritage, history, traditions and typical characteristics of the Netherlands. This theme continues throughout the hotel and the result is a contemporary, innovative and dazzling interior with a natural and harmonious colour scheme. A unique selection of original masterpieces from the Schiphol Group art collection can be found at various locations in the hotel. The works include pieces by contemporary Dutch artists such as Corneille, Anton Heyboer, Armando, Ger van Elk, Jan Cremer and René Daniels.
Schiphol Central Business District
Schiphol is an area through which millions of people drive, walk and fly each year and where over 65,000 people work and 500 companies are located. The new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol occupies a prominent position opposite the airport terminal at Schiphol Centre. This area, Schiphol Central Business District (CBD), is one of the most efficient and cosmopolitan business locations in the Netherlands and will see many new developments in the years ahead. New facilities such as Starbucks, the bar/restaurant VIVA!, 24/7 childcare by CompaNanny, The Base Library, The Base Health Club, the free Your SchipholBIKE loan bicycles and the SPOT community platform increase the dynamism of the working environment. Over the past years, multinationals such as Microsoft, Danone, Cargill, SBM Offshore and Smurfit Kappa have already based themselves at Schiphol CBD. In the first half of 2016, Samsung will also be establishing its headquarters at Schiphol. The new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a development and investment project of the Schiphol Hotel Property Company (a wholly owned subsidiary of Schiphol Real Estate) and will be managed by Hilton Worldwide. Dutch Daily News Photo