Design hotel Motel One opens doors in the heart of Rotterdam

Design hotel Motel One opens doors in the heart of Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, 24 January 2023 – Motel One, a successful budget design hotel group from Munich, recently opened the doors of its new location in the heart of Rotterdam.

The new hotel, with 180 rooms, can be found in the centre of the port city on the Hoogstraat, just a stone's throw from well-known attractions such as the Markthal and Laurenskerk. The hotel is characterised by vibrant, colourful details reflected in the wall design, designer furniture and decoration, inspired by the unique architecture of Rotterdam's Markthal. Motel One Rotterdam is now open to guests, with rooms available for as little as €89 per night.

Stefan Lenze, Co-CEO Motel One Group: ''After successfully completing a lease agreement with M&G Real Estate, we are ready to open our first property in Rotterdam. With the new Motel One hotel at yet another prime location on the Hoogstraat, the Munich-based hotel group is expanding its portfolio in the Netherlands. Known to business travellers not only for Europe's largest port, the Dutch city has also gained popularity as a hip and up-and-coming travel destination. The Market Hall, enriched with culinary and architectural delights, is a short walk away and inspired our colourful interior design. We thank our partner M&G for their renewed trust in Motel One and warmly welcome our first guests!''


Colourful get-away in the centre of Rotterdam

In Rotterdam's bustling shopping centre, between the iconic Market Hall and Gothic Laurenskerk, guests can escape the everyday hustle and bustle of the city at the Motel One hotel. Walking into the hotel from the pedestrian area, the hotel's colourful, vibrant interior immediately embraces you. Motel One took inspiration for the hotel's theme from one of Rotterdam's biggest attractions: the Market Hall. This is immediately reflected in the lobby, where a large cupboard, made of steel cables and filled with plants, immediately catches the eye. The design of this cupboard refers to the architectural details of the Markthal's façade. By using coloured surfaces on the wall, the well-known market stalls of the Markthal, among others, have been abstractly incorporated into the hotel.        



Surrounded by design

The hotel's reception area, characterised by beautiful high-quality terrazo counters with coloured speckles, is located on the right-hand side as you enter. Here, too, the walls are painted with the iconic coloured squares, decorated with colourful, hand-blown glass lamps by British brand curiousa&curiousa. A little further on, guests can immerse themselves in the colourful design lounge on the ground floor, where three large Zettel'z lamps, specially designed by Ingo Maurer, steal the show. At the long work table, guests can enjoy Motel One's beautiful interior even while working, with furniture by Moroso and Pulpo, among others.


One Lounge: enjoy the spectacular views 

An absolute eye-catcher of the Rotterdam design hotel is the Cloud One bar, where guests can enjoy stunning views of the city from the fifth floor. Guests can start their day with a delicious organic breakfast, and end the day on the Cloud One bar's rooftop terrace while enjoying a Gin-Tonic. With the famous Eden carpet by Moooi, Fritz Hansen's Egg Chair in a unique floral print and Skygarden lamp by Flos, the special features of the Market Hall are once again brought back into the hotel's interior. Attached to the lamps above the bar table are labels of different types of gin, including key information on different gin varieties. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the bar has a unique view of the city from three sides, making it the perfect place to enjoy a glass of good gin. 



Versatile rooms full of luxury

In the rooms, guests are also assured of the signature Motel One luxury, including a box-spring bed, duvets and pillows by Mühldorfer, and bed linen made from 100% Egyptian cotton. Aspects of the Market Hall can also be found in the rooms, where guests can be inspired by colourful floral details. 


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