Hilton Worldwide, Schiphol Group plan for new Amsterdam airport hotel

Hilton Worldwide and Schiphol Real Estate signed an agreement to introduce a new 433-guestroom Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, to be designed by Dutch firm Mecanoo.

The new hotel will replace the current Hilton property and is expected to open in 2015, with construction scheduled to start later in 2012.

Facilities at the hotel, which will be managed by Hilton, are set to include a ballroom and 23 meeting rooms, specialty restaurant and bar, executive lounge, spa and fitness center, 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 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. An atrium with a 35-meter 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 into the building.

The interior design will be overseen by Merkx+Girod of The Netherlands and Hirsch Bedner Associates of the UK.

Hilton Worldwide recently welcomed the sixth hotel to its Dutch portfolio, with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station. It also expects to open two new hotels before 2014, with the introduction of the first Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Garden Inn properties to the Netherlands.

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