Friday, February 01, 2008

citizenM Hotel - Schiphol

Originally uploaded by Jonathan Marks
Apparently this hotel chain is building its first hotel in Schiphol with more to follow in London, Barcelona, Glasgow, Berlin, Stockholm, Brussels, Milan, Copenhagen, Moscow, Paris, Istanbul, Warsaw, and Budapest to name a few. The website says, when the first hotel opens, it will be a place where luxury and budget sleep together in one big bed. A hotel with rooms you can customize. It looks like the rooms will be out of the ordinary - not sure the beds will last long if the clients take to jumping on them as in the movie. But I welcome any initiative to kill the routine in hotel rooms.

Movenpick opened a hotel on the banks of the Ij river in Amsterdam and none of the conference rooms have any natural daylight - horrible.

I will certain go along to the citizenM opening and report back. But first they have to finish the place.


Unknown said...

Fellow citizens,

The citizenM booking engine is live and waiting for you to say hello.

Log on at to book a room for a stay at the Amsterdam Airport hotel from June 21st onwards.

While booking, you can enter your preferred room settings – favourite colour lighting, the most comfortable temperature, preferred music, amount of daylight and more.

You are also guaranteed a 15% discount via

Become one of the first citizens to enjoy the affordable luxury, nice towels, huge bed and friendly smile of the first citizenM hotel.

See you then,
Your future friends at citizenM

Anonymous said...

Transparency and light play a pivotal role in the interior concept, which is inspired by accommodations on luxury yachts and private jets. Space is maximised in the 14 m2 rooms through bright colours and sleek materials such as Corian®, glass and steel. The themes of airiness and coolness are offset by dark Zebrano wood flooring and juicy red Vitra furniture to create a cosy atmosphere. A floor to ceiling window allows the room to be flooded with natural light. The super king size bed dressed with the finest pillows and Frette linen, guarantee a perfect nights rest. Magnificent to-the-point functionality and design eliminates the need for extra fixtures and furniture. A revolving stainless steel frame contains a full-length mirror on one side and a make-up mirror with theatre lights, storage compartments for beauty supplies and international plugs on the other side. The power rain shower is contained within a translucent cylinder, and a white Corian® cylinder comprises the washbasin and extra space for toiletries. In-room entertainment includes free movies on demand shown on a large Philips LCD TV, free high-speed internet access, and VOIP (Voice over IP) telephone rates. A highlight is the touch-screen mood pad exclusively designed by Philips. It allows guests complete personal choice in lighting, temperature and music and provides them with an unprecedented level of simplicity and customization, completely altering their hotel experience. Mood lighting ranges from "romance" to "relax," with six theatrical settings. The audio features include an alarm clock that can be programmed with options such as "wake me gently" and "wake me wildly." Once personalised, guests benefit from their own key card, which stores personal room settings for future visits.