Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam

In a class of its own

The new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol was opened in December 2015. The arresting cubic design is the work of Dutch architects Mecanoo in cooperation with the British interior design agency The Gallery HBA. The hotel makes a striking contrast to the neighbouring, rectilinear office buildings.

A 45-degree rotation from its plinth gives the cube-shaped hotel complex a dynamic appearance, with rounded corners further accentuating the effect. The façade of the plinth, tower and walkway to the airport is comprised of various, diamond-shaped glass elements. The alternating transparent and opaque, flat and curved glass panes create a composite, mosaic-like pattern, which unites the three elements into a remarkable sculpture. In order to protect guests from sunlight and ambient noise, the building’s glass envelope is soundproof and thermally insulated.

Even from afar, the futuristic building, with its 42-metre high, glass-covered atrium, is an impressive structure. To prevent overheating of the atrium courtyard, the glass roof was designed with solar protective glazing. The interior is sufficiently illuminated by the light reflected from the white balustrades.

A stunning interior awaits guests behind the striking facade of the hotel. Designed as an open space – with multi-functional zones – the lobby embodies Hilton’s new concept. Guests can relish the evening slowly by observing the stars through the glass roof of the atrium. The tiled walls in the open kitchens are reminiscent of the Dutch countryside, giving the space a regional touch. The 200-metre surrounding wall, with LED-backlit copper plates, links the different areas of the lobby. The electrical installation is finished in the timeless design of JUNG’s classic LS 990 switches in black, thereby setting a clear, purist tone. In addition to serving as an open meeting place, the atrium also plays an important role in the hotel’s climate concept. Outside air is filtered and channelled into the atrium, where it is preconditioned for the hotel rooms.  

The Business and Event Centre, which spans the first and second floors, offers 23 meeting rooms and a ballroom for up to 640 guests. Guests can walk to Schiphol Airport along a covered walkway.

The 433 rooms of the four-star hotel, including 12 suites and 96 executive rooms, were designed by Spanish artist Israel Páez. His works impart an exclusive look to each room, with an ambience underscored by the electrical installation in the harmonious design of the CD 500 series of switches from JUNG in anodised aluminium. The gold-bronze colour of the switches transforms them into a special accessory.

Impressive architecture, outstanding interior design: The construction of the Hilton Hotel at Schiphol Airport has given rise to a new landmark.

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