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.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising nearly 7,400 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 124 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 173 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 145 individually remarkable hotels hand-picked to immerse guests in one-of-a kind moments in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Each hotel in the Curio Collection evokes a bespoke story through distinctive architecture and design, world-class food & beverage and curated experiences, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/curio, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 660 hotels with more than 150,000 rooms across 54 countries and territories. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Experience a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton by booking at doubletree.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about DoubleTree by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/doubletree, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Annexum - established in 2000 - manages real estate investments for private and professional investors. Its investments offer efficient access to various real estate segments such as supermarkets, hospitality, residential and healthcare. With a research-based approach, the company focusses on areas with solid long term demand drivers. The team of professionals form a unique blend of knowledge and experience. Annexum is located at the World Trade Center in Amsterdam. Its Management Committee consists of founder Huib Boissevain and managing partners Jeppe de Boer and Ronald Jansen. Annexum currently has in excess of EUR 1.2 billion under management.