2 brands debuting in Netherlands

The Park Inn by Radisson and Waldorf Astoria brands are set to enter the Netherlands.

The Rezidor Hotel Group, Brussels, announced on Thursday that it will open a 150-room Park Inn by Radisson at Amsterdam Airport Schipol. The hotel investor is Chalet Group, Amsterdam. The building is being converted from an office building in the Schipol-Rijk office park, located 5 km (3.1 miles) from the airport. The hotel is planned to open in the third quarter of 2012.

“Once this hotel is open, Park Inn by Radisson will have a presence at four of the five busiest airports in Europe: London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt Rhein-Main and Amsterdam Schipol,” said Kurt Ritter, Rezidor president and CEO.

The announcement came a day after Hilton Worldwide, McLean, Virginia, revealed that it will open a 94-room Waldorf Astoria in central Amsterdam in 2013. The hotel will feature a 500 sq m (5,380 sq ft) health club and spa and 400 sq m (4,305 sq ft) of conference and meeting space. The hotel will be located on Amsterdam’s Herengracht canal.