Hotel nhow Rotterdam is a city hotel in the broadest sense of the word. It’s modern, dynamic and constantly evolving, always bustling with activity, and offers all the necessary comfort and luxury. Add to that some of the most amazing views of the city and a location in one of the most hip neighbourhoods in Rotterdam, and you know that this is an ideal base for your city trip.
Rotterdam is the second largest city in The Netherlands, located in the Southern part of the country. It is known as a major economic centre and that can mainly be attributed to the fact that the city has the second largest seaport in Europe. The city is also famous for its university, beautiful riverside setting, modern architecture and its vibrant cultural life.
Hotel nhow Rotterdam is located in the “Kop van Zuid” area in the Southern part of Rotterdam. This trendy, modern area is one of the youngest districts of Rotterdam and forms a connection between the centre of the city and Rotterdam South. The famous Erasmus bridge is probably the best known icon of, and the entry port to, this area. It’s probably Rotterdam’s most upcoming district, with plenty of restaurants, food markets, cosy shops and wonderful hotels. Warehouse buildings and historical landmarks are integrated into the urban development and today the area reminds of New York. Right at the beginning of “Kop van Zuid”, just in front of the Erasmus bridge, Hotel nhow Rotterdam enjoys a sublime location with amazing views on the city centre.
The hotel itself is located inside one of the most amazing building in The Netherlands. It’s even the biggest building of the country: “De Rotterdam”. This building was designed by renowned architect Rem Koolhaas and opened in 2013 after a 15-year long construction process. It consists of three interconnected towers that have 44 floors and measure 160,000 square meters in total. There are offices, apartments, restaurants and, of course, the Hotel nhow Rotterdam.
Hotel nhow Rotterdam is the first hotel that is, like the building which it is housed in, designed by architect Rem Koolhaas. The hotel is located in the East tower of “De Rotterdam” building, which actually is the closest building to the Erasmus bridge. There are 42 stories in the building and nhow occupies 23 stories. The interior design is perfectly adapted to the building: it is modern and minimalistic and industrial, raw materials like concrete, steel and glass got the main roles. Playful accents such as a life-size green rhinoceros, funny and witty sayings and modern artworks enhance the urban and lively atmosphere inside the hotel.
The hotel boasts 274 hotel rooms, a gym and sauna, 11 flexible meeting rooms, an wonderful rooftop terrace, a bar and a great restaurant. It’s not only for hotel guests: outside guests are allowed in the bar and restaurant, too. Oh, and good news for dog lovers as well: your furry friend is more than welcome at nhow Rotterdam!
Rooms & Suites
Rooms and Suites at Hotel hhow Rotterdam are all about the latest design, architecture from Rem Koolhaas, views and comfort. Just like the rest of the hotel, the interior of these rooms is minimalistic, a bit raw, but cosy and especially cosmopolitan at the same time. Grey, brown and white colours are accentuated by bright red accents (a nod the bright red hotel logo). Wonderful beds guarantee a great night sleep after a busy day in the city, and there’s Nespresso in the morning for when the night was long.
There are four room types to choose from:
- The nhow room (23m2) features comfortable beds (2x single bed or 1x double bed), Nespresso coffee and design furniture to help you reload during your stay in Rotterdam.
- The nhow premium with sunrise view offers amazing panoramic sunrise views and measures around 27m2. Of course, the comfy beds and the Nespresso machine are present here as well.
- The nhow premium room offers 30m2 of space and boasts sublime skyline views on the Erasmus bridge and the city center. The sunsets views over Rotterdam and the river cannot be missed and they can even be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed!
- The nhow suite (pictured above) is the choice for those looking for lots of space, luxury and the very best views. This corner suite is divided over two rooms and measures no less than 71 m2. The panoramic views over the Rotterdam skyline can be enjoyed from over 15 meters of window at two sides. There’s a separate living room with design furniture and a bar area. The floor standing television is another eye catcher here, and there’s another television integrated into the wall in the bedroom. A sliding door connects the living area and the bedroom. The bathroom is well equipped and features a separate toilet and walk-in rain shower.
A true city hotel, nhow Rotterdam directs the attention of its visitors not only to itself but also to the city that surrounds it. The wonderful staff will give you all the needed information to make your city trip unforgettable. For those that can’t get enough of the hotel itself, there’s a wonderful gym with a sauna, which both offer amazing views on the city. The bar gets lively in the weekends, when there’s a DJ playing. Kids are more than welcome here, and Hotel nhow Rotterdam is dog-friendly, too. Your fury friend will even be welcomed with some nice toys and delicious dog candies.
For business meetings, there’s a conference room with stunning views on the city, and “The Loft”, a 700 square meter large, industrial looking meeting space with the very best view in Rotterdam.
Gastrobar Elvy is the main culinary hotspot at Hotel nhow Rotterdam. It reflects the cultural diversity of the city and its countless cuisines. International dishes are served with modern and creative presentation techniques. Gastrobar Elvy is opened for lunch and dinner and both outside as hotel guests are allowed. There are veggie creations, like the celeriac shawarma: a grilled pita with crispy garlic, tomato relish, sour yoghurt & cucumber. Meat lovers might opt for the crispy pork belly, which is glazed with sticky sauce and served on a watermelon slice. The Japanese octodog should not be missed as well: a brioche bun is filled with spring onion, bok choy & furikake. Delicious! For dessert, the Un-chopped apple pie with raisins, whipped cream & cinnamon is an excellent choice.
The restaurant also serves a wonderful and creative breakfast, where choices include a “Mexican special” with nachos and avocado, fresh orange juice, croissants filled with cream and strawberries, and much more.
At night, the bar area gets busy and buzzy (especially during weekends) and the roof top terrace is an excellent place to enjoy a sunset over the Rotterdam Skyline.
Hotel nhow Rotterdam is exactly what you would expect from a true city hotel in a metropolitan city. It’s a social hotspot in the weekends, a business hotspot during the week, and a romantic hotspot inside the rooms. The views from most of the rooms are unparalleled in Rotterdam and the design and atmosphere are on point. How? Nhow!