IHG Opens Europe’s Largest Holiday Inn Express, in Amsterdam

Main Photo: The bedroom style at this new Holiday Inn Express

Date: July 2020

Location: North shore of the IJ-lake, a short free ferry ride from Amsterdam City Centre, Netherlands

Name: The Holiday Inn Amsterdam, North Riverside

No. of Keys: 438

Seller: TBA

Buyer: Today, IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – North Riverside, the largest Holiday Inn Express in Europe. Located on the northern shore of the IJ-lake, just a short free ferry ride from Amsterdam City Centre.

A twenty five minute drive from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and a ten-minute drive from Amsterdam Central Station, the Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – North Riverside has 438 rooms, featuring black out curtains, high-quality bedding, a power shower, and free high-speed Wi-Fi.

The rooms are also fitted with smart design features such as a flexible workspace, flat screen TV, ergonomically designed chairs and USB ports and plug sockets next to the bed. The hotel is pet friendly and all guests staying at the hotel will have an Express Start breakfast included in the price.

In the hotel’s lobby guests will find community tables with integrated outlets and wireless charging devices – all part of the brand’s Next Generation design solutions. A mix of seating styles provide a welcoming and comfortable spot to wait or grab a drink in the bar with friends or colleagues.

Imre Heijboer, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – North Riverside, commented: “the hotel gives both business travellers and tourists a refreshingly smart stay that delivers more where it matters most, with all the essentials available at their fingertips. The hotel’s ideal location provides guests with fast connections to central Amsterdam but allows them to enjoy a residential neighbourhood with stunning views of the city’s skyline.”

Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – North Riverside also has two meeting rooms that can be connected for group meetings and an on-site business centre that gives guests access to a printer, scanner and photocopier.

IHG has a commitment to rigorous cleaning procedures at all its hotels worldwide. This is being extended with additional COVID-19 protocols and best practices, in partnership with industry leading experts Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab, and Diversey, as well as introducing the IHG Clean Promise. 

Holiday Inn Express is IHG’s largest and fastest growing hotel brand globally with 2,872 hotels open and an additional 761 set to open in the next few years. Across Europe, there are over 250 Holiday Inn Express hotels open and 71 due to open in the next 3-5 years. IHG recently signed Holiday Inn Express Budapest City Centre, the groups first new hotel for Hungary’s capital in 23 years, due to open in 2020.

THPT Comment: Congrats to IHG on both this large new Holiday Inn Express in Amsterda, as well as a new one in Budapest.

First Seen: IHG press release

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