Amsterdam, Netherlands – 1 October 2014 - The tallest hotel in downtown Amsterdam will become a Maritim Hotel and will also be the largest congress hotel in Holland. The Maritim Hotel Group has just signed a rental agreement to construct a First Class Hotel in one of the best areas of the city of Amsterdam. The 34 floor hotel will be the highest in the city and will be located close to the main railway station on the old Shell headquarters. The view from the top will take in the old city and the famous port. Some of the highlights will include a large VIP Lounge on the top floor for special events and a spectacular Sky Bar. The Maritim Hotel Amsterdam will have 579 rooms and suites (alone the President Suite will be 340 sqm in size). Maritim’s USP for this hotel and this location will be that it offers the largest conference facilities in the city. This will include a large conference room for up to 4,750 delegates. Above this there will be other conference rooms for 2,300 delegates, a smaller room for 1,300 people and a further 17 conference rooms offering the latest international technical equipment. Within the location Maritim will offer six private business offices, each 50 sqm in size.
Within the complex there will be a separate floor offering spa facilities including pool, sauna and steam room with a modern gym and an open roof terrace.
The Maritim Hotel Amsterdam will be located in the trendy district of Overhoeks, directly on the river IJ. From the main railway station the hotel will operate a boat-shuttle free of charge and 24 hours a day, making it ideal for conference and business and leisure guests. For those guests arriving by car the hotel will have 450 spaces directly in the city centre.
Dr. Monika Gommolla, chairlady of the Maritim Hotelgroup, comments: “This location in one of Europe’s key metropoles is a further step in our wish to offer a 4-star-hotel with the largest conference facilities in Holland. This hotel, due to open in 2018 has been designed by the star architect office „Team V“, giving us a foot hold in our key market expansion plans, similar to our offering in Berlin, where we operate the largest conference hotels.
Maritim opens second Hotel on Mauritius and reinforces its presence on this popular island
Maritim has just signed a new management contract for a second hotel on Mauritius, which will operate under the name of Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel as of 15th September.
Opened at the end of 2012, the new four-star Maritim Hotel is tucked away on the East Coast of Mauritius in the attractive setting of Palmar, behind a half-mile of white sandy beach. The hotel is approximately 45 minutes’ drive from both the airport and capital of Port Louis. Its architecture and interior were inspired by the sugarcane plant, the star of the country’s economy for some 250 years. In mid-May 2014, Maritim began a soft takeover, conducting training sessions in order to meet Maritim’s high standards and prepare for the new identification with the brand.
The property’s 181 modern rooms, all facing the sea, are divided into four categories: Comfort, Superior, Deluxe Family and Junior Suite. All rooms are exceptionally large (between 50 and 95 square metres) and equipped with a shower area, a bath, a separate WC, a hair-dryer, air conditioning, an IPTV system, a television, Internet access, a safe, a minibar and tea-/coffee-making facilities.
The hotel features a wonderful choice of restaurants, offering a variety of cuisine, ranging from two intimate à la carte restaurants to the main restaurant with its lavish buffets and a laid-back beach cafe. Two bars, one of which is located directly on the beach, entice guests to kick back and relax.
Be it sports or relaxation, there is something for everyone in a comprehensive recreational infrastructure that includes a swimming pool area with whirlpool and toddler provisions, beach volleyball, table tennis, aqua gymnastics, boccia (similar to pétanque), a fitness centre and equipment for a wide range of water sports. There is also a professional “Ti Dodo” Kid’s Club for children aged between 3 and 12. Further water sports facilities include a diving school, a kite surfing school and a boat-house.
Events for up to 200 people can be held in an air-conditioned conference room offering a space of 390 square metres. Likewise, a 33-square-metre boardroom is ideal for exclusive meetings for up to 16 participants.
Maritim has been represented by another five-star Maritim Resort & Spa, near Port Louis in the north-west of the island, since 1991. A few years ago, this hotel underwent extensive renovations and it has already been designated “Top Hotel” several times. It looks out over “TurtleBay” and has one of the largest wellness centres on the island, the “Tropical Flower Spa”, as well as a 25-hectare tropical garden with its own 9-hole golf course (par 29).