ROTTERDAM, Netherlands and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has signed a franchise agreement with Annexum to develop two hotels totalling 480 rooms in Rotterdam. Mainport Hotel Rotterdam, Curio Collection by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton Rotterdam Centre are due to open in 2024 following renovations, during which both hotels will remain operational and will be trading as Hilton affiliate hotels. Investment manager Annexum recently acquired the two hotels, which will become the first properties under the Curio Collection by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton brands in Rotterdam, and join Hilton Rotterdam and Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak in the Dutch city.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton, said, “Hilton has a proud legacy in Netherlands dating back more than 60 years, and we’re actively growing our portfolio to cater to customer demand, with 18 hotels now trading or under development. Rotterdam is a dynamic city with a vibrant cultural scene, and the arrival of Curio Collection by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton will add to its appeal as a destination. With this partnership with Annexum, we will enhance Hilton’s presence in Rotterdam, serving an even greater variety of traveller needs.”
Ronald Jansen, partner, Annexum, said, “Rotterdam’s popularity with business and leisure travellers is only getting stronger and, in partnership with Hilton, we’re confident these hotels, that we have just acquired, will be hugely popular with guests. Their superior location in central Rotterdam make the properties ideal for conversion and we couldn’t be more pleased to elevate their offering with the DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio Collection by Hilton brands. We’re looking forward to welcoming guests to these fantastic hotels following their renovations.”
Mainport Hotel Rotterdam, Curio Collection by Hilton
The first Curio Collection by Hilton property in the city, Mainport Hotel Rotterdam will feature spectacular views of both the waterfront and city centre of Rotterdam from wraparound windows, as well as 215 characterful and spacious guest rooms. The hotel will also include an on-site bar and restaurant, overlooking the River Maas and serving a delicious menu of dishes and cocktails. Guests will also be able to experience the hotel’s top floor spa and fitness facilities. For business travellers, the hotel will include 600 square metres of conference and events space, set across 10 meeting rooms.
Curio Collection by Hilton is an upper upscale, global portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels handpicked for their unique character; each one is an integral part of the destination it calls home. Recent openings include Hotel Montera Madrid, Curio Collection by Hilton, Domes Aulus Elounda, Curio Collection by Hilton in Crete and Reykjavik’s Iceland Parliament Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton.
DoubleTree by Hilton Rotterdam Centre
Occupying the adjacent building at the base of the Erasmus Bridge, DoubleTree by Hilton Rotterdam Centre’s 265 guest rooms will include rooms with waterfront views and panoramas of the city, and a bar and restaurant available to guests at both Mainport Hotel Rotterdam and DoubleTree by Hilton Rotterdam Centre. The hotel will have its own spa facilities and swimming pool, with many of these facilities available to guests at both hotels. DoubleTree by Hilton Rotterdam Centre’s meeting spaces, located on the 15th and 16th floors, will provide a jaw-dropping backdrop for meetings and events with views of the harbour city’s skyline, the River Maas and the port. Across the two properties, there will be an impressive, combined meetings and events capacity of 800.
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of upscale hotels with a philosophy of making guests feel comfortable while traveling, including through DoubleTree’s signature warm cookie welcome at check-in. DoubleTree by Hilton Rotterdam Centre joins other hotels operating under the brand in the Netherlands, with two properties in Amsterdam, one in Sittard and one in Soestduinen.
Both hotels will feature private parking, including electric vehicle charging stations and easy access to Leuvehaven metro station and Rotterdam’s extensive tram network. Located on the Leuvehaven waterfront, incredible city must-sees, including the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Old Harbour, Maritime Museum Rotterdam and Cube Houses, are just a short walk away.
Guests of all Hilton properties will be able to benefit from the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty programme, allowing more than 165 million members who book directly with Hilton to earn Points for hotel stays and experiences. Hilton Honors members can also unlock access to instant rewards and benefits, such as contactless check-in with room selection and exclusive member discounts.
Mainport Hotel Rotterdam, Curio Collection by Hilton, and DoubleTree by Hilton Rotterdam Centre will join the portfolio of 15 trading properties in the Netherlands under Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Motto by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton. Recent openings include Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak and DoubleTree by Hilton Sittard.
Mainport Hotel Rotterdam, Curio Collection by Hilton, and DoubleTree by Hilton Rotterdam Centre, located at Leuvehaven 80, 3011 EA Rotterdam, Netherlands, will join two operating Hilton hotels in the city of Rotterdam.