German hotel group Steigenberger is to debut in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, with the conversion of the Dorint Hotel close to Schiphol airport.
The four-star hotel will be rebranded as the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam from September 1, offering 440 rooms, three restaurants, a coffee and wine lounge, a Sports and Media Bar, 800sqm of leisure facilities including a swimming pool, gym and spa, and nearly 1,000sqm of meeting space.
The property is located around ten minutes’ drive from Amsterdam Schiphol, and according to the Dorint Hotel’s website a free shuttle bus is available from in front of the property, operating every 30 minutes between the hours of 0600 and 2345.
It’s the second airport hotel by the brand, joining the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Frankfurt. The group is also set to add a new-build property at the forthcoming Berlin airport.
This hotel had been due to open this summer, shortly after the inauguration of the airport, but with the new hub having been delayed until next year due to problems with the airport’s automated fire safety measures (see online news May 17), Steigenberger’s website now advises an “estimated opening” of March 17, 2013.
Steigenberger already has a presence in the Netherlands with the Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel Scheveningen close to The Hague. The group operates around 30 properties across Germany, as well as hotels in Switzerland, Austria and Egypt.
For more information visit steigenberger.com.
Report by Mark Caswell