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.
Brand city debuts
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.
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, city attractions including the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Old Harbour, Maritime Museum Rotterdam and Cube Houses are a short walk away.
The first upper upscale Curio Collection by Hilton property in the city, Mainport Hotel Rotterdam will feature views of both the waterfront and city centre of Rotterdam from wraparound windows, as well as 215 spacious guestrooms.
The hotel will also include an on-site bar and restaurant, overlooking the River Maas, plus there will be a top floor spa and fitness facilities. For business travellers, the hotel will include 600 sq m of conference and events space, set across 10 meeting rooms.
On the DoubleTree
Occupying the adjacent building at the base of the Erasmus Bridge, DoubleTree by Hilton Rotterdam Centre’s 265 keys 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 lofty 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 a combined meetings and events capacity of 800.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton, said: “Hilton has a proud legacy in the 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, added: “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.”
The two new hotels 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.
Also in the pipeline is Kasteel Gemert Eindhoven, Curio Collection by Hilton, a conversion of a historic castle which will result in 64 contemporary upscale rooms when it opens in Q2 2025.