Spain-based Room Mate Hotels is on track to double its hotel portfolio from 1,522 guestrooms to more than 3,052 by 2019.
The hotel chain has already signed 11 hotel projects in new destinations, including Rome, Paris, Naples, the Canary Islands, Mallorca and Lisbon. This expansion follows Room Mate's 180.5-percent growth in 2017.
Room Mate recently added the Room Mate Bruno in Rotterdam, the Netherlands to its portfolio. The hotel is Room Mate's first property in Rotterdam and its second in Holland. The Room Mate Aitana is in the center of Amsterdam in a building on the new artificial island in the IJ River. The property is near the new Courthouse, Central Station and Damn's Square, main tourist attractions and business centers.
The group converted a 19th-century spice warehouse in the city's port into the 217-room hotel. The hotel shares the building with the market Foodhallen. Italian architect Teresa Sapey designed the property in the Kop van Zuid district.
"In Room Mate Bruno we have kept the building’s naval identity, but we also wanted to take Spain’s sun, flavor and colors to the Northern Europe,” Sapey said in a statement.
The group also recently added the new Room Mate Gorka in Spain to its portfolio. The hotel in Plaza Guipúzcoa in the center of San Sebastian is near the beach of La Concha and the three sculptures the Comb of the Wind. Room Mate has another 22 hotels worldwide in Spain, Italy, Turkey, Mexico, Miami Beach, Fla. and New York.
These recent expansion plans follow Room Mate's creation of the Room Mate Group brand in June 2018. The company combined the hotel division, the tourist apartments Be Mate and the consultancy X-Perience under one brand.