Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam: Dutch Luxury Hotel

Hilton Hotel Amsterdam, Bennetts Associates Holland, Dutch Accommodation Design

Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam – Dutch Luxury Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton Netherlands – design by Bennetts Associates

Formerly titled The Mint Hotel, and before that City Inn

Renamed Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam

1 Jul 2011

Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam Hotel

Bennetts Associates completes Mint Hotel in Central Amsterdam

Bennetts Associates Architects’ first project outside the UK is the setting for a dramatic fusion of angles and radial incisions, creating the largest hotel in central Amsterdam.

The newly completed 550-bedroom hotel for Mint Hotel Group is the latest and most prominent element of Amsterdam’s Eastern Dock Island regeneration project, sitting within Erik van Egeraat’s masterplan, adjacent to Amsterdam Centraal Train Station.

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photos : Peter Cook

The hotel occupies the sharp point of the development, with the historic canal basin directly to the south. The remainder of the Eastern Dock Island is densely developed and carefully sculpted with housing, offices, the Amsterdam City library and a music conservatoire.

Bennetts Associates’ hotel rises from eight to eleven floors and comprises of three linked blocks of bedrooms above two public floors that contain conference and dining facilities.

The composition of the building ensures that the bedrooms, terraces and the SkyLounge rooftop bar make the most of the views across the waterside and Amsterdam Old Town. The large suites, which sit in the angular corners of the building, have panoramic views across the dock whilst the central courtyard increases daylight to the internal bedrooms.

To the south and west of the hotel, the public areas spill out onto a pedestrian quayside, facing the city and acting as a “shop window” for the hotel. Road access is beside the railway embankment, contained by a continuous, elevated range of buildings on all the masterplan sites.

The hotel’s facades are a complex series of layers, consisting of moveable perforated shutters, glazing and brickwork, echoing the spirit of traditional Dutch architecture. The palette of materials in each part of the building responds to the different architectural styles around the site: the south-facing elevation incorporates the most brickwork in response to the architecture of the old town which it faces, whilst the east and west facades and bridges between the three blocks are predominantly glazed, reflecting the architectural language of the more contemporary parts of the city. All internal courtyard-facing facades are clad in red zinc, responding to the changing quality of light to this central area.

Rab Bennetts, Director of Bennetts Associates said: “It is hard to imagine a more dramatic and challenging site for a large hotel anywhere in Europe and it has been extremely satisfying to watch the project take shape within such a dynamic and forward-looking regeneration project.

We are delighted to see our third major project with Mint Hotels reach completion and it represents the latest stage in a hugely rewarding client/architect relationship. Mint Hotel’s belief in good design was fundamental to seeing this project come to fruition.”

The hotel is the third major project that Bennetts Associates has undertaken for Mint Hotel Group and follows the practice’s recent completion of a 583-bedroom hotel near the Tower of London. The firm’s first hotel, the 460-bedroom Mint Hotel (formerly City Inn) in Westminster, was completed in 2003.

Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam – Building Information

Client: Mint Hotel Group
Architect: Bennetts Associates Architects
Executive Architect: BDG Architecten
Interior Design: M+R Interieurarchitecten/Bennetts Associates Architects
Structural Engineer and Project Manager: Arcadis
Services Engineer: AECOM/Deerns
Landscape Architect: Jenkins + Clarke/Niek Roozen
Fire Engineer: Peutz
Cost Consultant: Arcadis PRC
Developer: MAB Development/New Chinatown Amsterdam
Contractor: Strukton Civil Projects

Mint Hotel Amsterdam images / information from ING

Mint Hotel Amsterdam

Address: Oosterdoksstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Contact Mint Hotel Amsterdam: +31 20 262 1003

Mint Hotel Amsterdam is a 4 star hotel

Location: Oosterdokseiland – Eastern Dock Island

Mint Hotel Amsterdam under construction, Spring 2010:
Mint Hotel Amsterdam
photo © Bennetts Associates

Please see details of this European boutique hotel below:

The Netherlands’ citizens and U.S. travel-goers have been long awaiting the Monday, May 30th grand opening of the Mint Hotel Amsterdam. The hotel represents a new international adventure that gives the term “Dutch” a new meaning. Located on the riverfront in the heart of City Centre, the unique architecture emphasizes on the element of light and natural space offering views of Amsterdam that one can only dream of.

What makes this hotel luxurious and unique? With 553 rooms all equip with air conditioning, an iMac entertainment system offering a personal computer with free, high-speed internet access, video conferencing and Skype, Satellite and terrestrial TV channels /radio stations, power showers, mini bars, luxury linen and dressing gowns, and floor to ceiling windows so that rooms can be flooded with natural sunlight, the Mint Hotel Amsterdam is destined to be a new hot spot destination.

Mint Hotel Amsterdam design:
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images courtesy of MintHotels.Com

Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam images / information from Bennetts Associates

Renamed Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam, and before that Mint Hotel Amsterdam – previous information below:

City Inn Amsterdam

As a prominent part of the Amsterdam’s Eastern Dock Island regeneration project, masterplanned by Erik van Egeraat Associates, the euro 63M hotel develops the award winning concepts first completed by Bennetts Associates at City Inn Westminster in 2003.

Mint Hotel Amsterdam under construction in Spring 2010:
City Inn Amsterdam Hotel
photo © Bennetts Associates

Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam

Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam Hotel architect : Bennetts Associates


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