Cultural fusion inspires at Hotel nhow Amsterdam RAI

posted on Friday, 7th February 2020 by Steve May

interior design  Architecture  Hotels  Contemporary 

The RAI in Amsterdam is renowned as a world class exhibition venue, but it doesn’t immediately spring to mind as a hot spot for hotel design. But a new four star opening hopes to change that. The first nhow hotel in the Dutch capital is positioning itself as a centre of contemporary art, design, fine dining and cultural expression.

Located beside the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, the 24 storey hotel is a melting pot of cultural influences. The skulls of Mexico, mandalas of India, and cherry blossoms of Japan all provide a striking welcome.

The hotel's 650 rooms have been designed to follow the six cardinal points to which the hotel points: north, northeast, east, south, southwest and southeast. Hospitality suppliers The Entourage Group are providing two new eateries: a restaurant and bar on the first floor and a sky lounge and bar on the top floor.

To support business travellers, there are nine meeting rooms, located on the 23rd floor, which benefit from spectacular views over the city.

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The iconic building which houses the hotel was designed by Reinier de Graaf, an architect from the OMA Studio, founded by Rem Koolhaas. It is made up of three overlapping triangles pointing in different directions, to symbolise the multicultural backdrop that characterises the city of Amsterdam.

"At nhow, we believe a hotel should be an active part of the city; a crossroads for people, ideas, art, good food and cultural adventures. We want to welcome tourists, business travellers and locals,” says Hermann Spatt, nhow Amsterdam RAI's General Manager. “The building's interior design crystallises the cultural melting pot this city has been for over 400 years. We encourage everyone to come and experience nhow for themselves".

We are really raising the bar in terms of offering guests unforgettable experiences, adds Maarten Markus, Managing Director for the NH Hotel Group.

nHow Hotel Group


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+34 91 451 97 18

A bit about nHow Hotel Group...

The nHow Hotel Group celebrates contemporary architecture, design and luxury by prestigious architects and interior designers (Matteo Thun, Rem Koolhaas, Karim Rashid…). Each hotel one has its own personality, inspired by the city it is in.

Steve May

Inside ID Editor Steve May is a freelance lifestyle and technology journalist, who also writes for Ideal Home, the i, T3, Home Cinema CHoice, TechRadar and Trusted Reviews.

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