New conference centre and residence to open in 2020
Amsterdam is committing to broadening its horizons – or rather, its skyline – as a conference destination and international travel hub with the addition of two soaring towers right on the IJ waterfront in the Overhoeks neighbourhood of Amsterdam Noord.
The Maritim Hotel Amsterdam, which includes a hotel, convention centre and residential tower, broke ground in 2017 with a grand opening planned for 2020. Located right behind the now-famous A’DAM Tower and the spaceship-like EYE Filmmuseum, the conference hotel will become the largest in Amsterdam and an impressive fixture on the skyline.
A state-of-the-art hotel and conference centre in Amsterdam
The new conference hotel – boasting a maximum capacity of 5,000 guests – will comprise 579 four-star rooms, ranging from 30-square-metre standard rooms to 340-square-metre presidential suites; each room will boast a view of the city centre. Wellness and fitness centres will be located on the second floor of the hotel, with quieter space located on the landscaped roof terrace.
In addition to several meeting rooms, the centre will include conference halls of various sizes on the first three floors that can be tailored for any event: one congress hall has a capacity of 2,300 people, while another more intimate space can accommodate 1,300. Six different restaurants throughout the hotel – including a sky bar at the very top of the tower – will offer international and national cuisine.
The conference centre’s central location – just a few minutes via a free ferry at Amsterdam Central Station – will become even more connected, with a new Noord/Zuidlijn metro connection due to be completed in 2017, allowing quicker, easier transportation throughout the city and to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Living in an up-and-coming neighbourhood
The second tower to be constructed as part of the complex is a residential tower, which will comprise approximately 235 units including penthouses, serviced apartments, and standard apartments of various sizes for families and young professionals. Like its hotel counterpart, the residential tower will offer spectacular views of the city thanks to its 34-storey height. An underground parking garage will accommodate over 600 vehicles.
The Maritim Hotel Amsterdam project was developed by IES and designed by Team V Architecture, a Dutch firm located in Amsterdam; the hotel will be managed by German hotel chain Maritim Group.