In May, Mainport Hotel opened in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, a sleek design consisting of black glass and aluminum, poised to make the skyline in the country’s second-largest city even more moderne. It’s in perfect pitch with the city’s newly built waterfront.
Located in Leuvehaven next to the Maritime Museum and on the banks of the Maas River, the 215-room property harnesses futuristic concepts designed by Feran Thomassen, most evident in the mostly black-and-white furnishings with curved lines, like black bucket seats in the water-level restaurant (Down Under). In addition, floor-to-ceiling glass walls on both sides provide views of the harbor.
At Down Under is a love letter to Sydney, Australia, with foods inspired by that region prepared by chef Sander Jongenotter. Similarly, bar on the Rocks also adopts an Aussie vibe.
That has a property-wide focus on wellness, Mainport Hotel also features Spa Heaven about the eighth floor where there is a Finnish sauna, Turkish steam room, Hammam, relaxation room, and a couple of treatment rooms. Within each in the five room categories is an in-room spa concept with a walk-in shower, whirlpool, and anti-fog and decorative mirrors. Waterfront Spa and Spa Suite rooms provide a Finnish sauna. A king-size mattress, flat-screen television, and Illy espresso machine will also be in each room. But what’s especially unique is that all floor adopts a different style theme as expressed through designs and color hues. Owner Karin Geurts says her number-one focus in creating this hotel is to launch a “landing pad” or hub for locals in the city to utilize too. Rates start at 150 Euros ($207) per night.