In a modernist former bank Hilton has opened Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak. Marking the lifestyle hotel brand’s debut in Europe. The 108-room property has undergone extensive refurbishment. To create a welcoming and modern environment inspired by the stunning architecture of Rotterdam.
Simon Vincent, executive vice president and president, EMEA, Hilton: ”We are thrilled to introduce this rapidly expanding brand to Europe. Building on Hilton’s legacy in the Netherlands, Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak brings a new and exciting aspect of Hilton’s award-winning hospitality to this wonderful city. Offering sustainable dining and a central location that is perfect for exploring everything Rotterdam has to offer.”
Theodora De Souza, brand leader, Motto by Hilton, said: “With flexibility, locally influenced design and authentic local experiences at the forefront of each Motto by Hilton hotel, the brand has proved a hit with travellers since its launch in 2018. We are thrilled to debut the brand in Europe with the opening of Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak and look forward to welcoming guests. Especially those in larger travel groups thanks to our Confirmed Connecting Room capabilities. To enjoy a fully customizable stay in this exciting city.”
Exciting to open
Nicolette Korstanje, part of the Borealis Hotel Group and general manager, Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak, said: “Further building on Borealis and Hilton’s long-lasting partnership, it is incredibly exciting to open the first Motto by Hilton hotel across Europe, Middle East and Africa right here in Rotterdam. The team and I look forward to creating memorable experiences for our guests as they explore everything this vibrant city has to offer.”
Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak offers travel-sized guest rooms with modern design. Guest rooms offer flexible sleeping setups to simply coordinate travel for larger family and friend groups including standard beds, bunk beds and flex beds that stow into the wall, providing a fully customized stay. Nightly room rates start from €109 and all hotels offer fully flexible booking options with free changes and cancellations, with many rates giving guests the flexibility to change or cancel up to 24 hours before their arrival day.
With Motto by Hilton’s flexible room booking system, guests are able to take advantage of Confirmed Connecting Rooms by booking up to nine connecting rooms at a time. With some of the most linking rooms in Hilton’s portfolio, the flexible set-up allows individual corporate and lifestyle travellers to upgrade their bedroom into a larger living space or allow groups and larger families to stay close to each other during their travels.
Focused on customisable spaces that can adapt to any group size, Motto by Hilton Rotterdam boasts up to fourteen linking rooms, allowing individual travellers to upgrade their bedroom into a larger living space or helping groups and large families stay close to each other on their travels.
To ensure guests feel the legacy of the iconic bank building, the hotel’s design features original staircases and wooden panelling. Red, yellow and blue themes highlight the influence of iconic Modernist art, which has long been synonymous with the city. Motto Commons, the hotel’s central hub, provides a place for guests and locals alike to meet, work or socialize, cementing the hotels’ position as a community centre-point. Light bites, drinks and freshly brewed teas and coffees are available at the bar or in the Commons, while Grab & Go options are available for explorers on the move.
Fresh fish daily at Pesca
Following great success at their Amsterdam restaurant, fish specialists Pesca have teamed up with Borealis Hotel Group for their sophomore location at the hotel. With a continuously evolving menu, minimal waste, and the best selection of fresh fish available each day, Pesca constantly invents dishes to give guests a unique experience each time they dine at the restaurant. With dynamic pricing that adapts according to demand.