Over the past few days, several noteworthy internationally branded developments for Amsterdam have been announced.
According to Globes, David Zisser recently launched a deal with the Radisson hotel chain for the construction of a hotel, office, entertainment, and restaurant complex. The luxury hotel will be managed by Rezidor under the Inn Park brand under a contract with a guaranteed income, and will be designed by Dutch design brand Moooi. Opening of the hotel is scheduled for 2016. It is expected to be the largest conference hotel in Amsterdam, with 478 rooms, a conference center with over 4,000 square meters, a spa and a large entertainment center.
The building itself, which covers 42,000 square meters, was formerly the largest empty office building in Amsterdam, and was purchased by the investors at an attractive price. It will be demolished, and the new hotel complex will be constructed it its place. Globes also reports that the project already has valid building permits, and that work on it is expected to start in the coming weeks or months. Investment in the project will total €50 million.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, meanwhile, is set to open the first W Hotel in the Netherlands. The two-building W Amsterdam was, according to MarketWatch, originally conceived as a single-building property set in a former Telephone Exchange (‘Exchange’ building) on Dam Square. The hotel, slated for an autumn 2015 debut, will now include the adjacent former KAS Bank building on Spuistraat 172. The "Bank Building" will have an additional 66 guestrooms and suites – many overlooking the UNESCO-listed Singel canal – as well as an Away Spa, nightclub and destination bar and restaurant.
The W Amsterdam will mark the launch of the W Hotels brand in the Netherlands and will be located just behind the Royal Palace and steps from the city’s canal district.
Starwood has also signed an agreement with Bari Gruppe to open the first Element hotel in The Netherlands in November 2015. Located at Gelderlandplein in the Zuid area of Amsterdam just south of the city-center, Element Amsterdam will be an environmentally conscious property, keeping with the brand's central premise, according to 4Hoteliers.
An adaptive re-use project, the 160-room Element Amsterdam will be developed by Kroonenberg Groep B.V. from a former office building in the Gelderlandplein shopping center.