Hilton Worldwide, McLean, Virginia, announced on Thursday that it signed an agreement to manage a new-build Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
The agreement was signed with the new property’s developer Schiphol Real Estate, the real estate subsidiary of Schiphol Group, which owns the airport. The 433-room hotel will replace the Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel building currently operating on the site and is expected to open in 2015, with construction starting in 2012. The amount of money Schiphol is investing in the new hotel was not disclosed.
“Hilton Schiphol Airport will bring to the airport a completely new hotel experience, set to become a destination in its own right,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, Hilton Worldwide’s senior vice president of development, Europe & Africa. “Hilton Worldwide is experiencing strong growth in the Netherlands, having recently announced the introduction of three further brands to the country, and we are delighted to be further adding what will be a stunning property to our Dutch portfolio.”
Facilities at the hotel are set to include a ballroom and 23 meeting rooms, restaurant and bar, executive lounge, spa and fitness center, light-filled atrium lobby and underground parking offering 138 parking spaces. A new sheltered walkway will also connect hotel guests directly to the international airport terminal.
The new hotel’s interior design is being overseen by Merkx+Girod, Amsterdam, and the London office of Hirsch Bedner Associates.