Design Hotels Adds Rotterdam’s Mainport To Portfolio

A new boutique hotel has opened in Rotterdam’s central district of Leuvehaven. Characterized by a futuristic black glass and aluminium facade designed by MAS Architectuur, Mainport is the latest addition to the Dutch city’s modern harbor skyline and is situated next to the historic Maritime Museum and the asymmetric Erasmus Bridge.

Architecturally, the step-like facade and huge sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows create a feeling of industrial grandeur and a connection to the harbour. The light, open-plan design moots neighbourhood integration and the design carries forth to the guestrooms, where interior designer Feran Thomassen showcases impressive fireplaces and paoramic windows, luxurious bedding, accessorized by light grey curtains, anthracite desks and dark timber flooring. Mainport’s 215 rooms also reflect the hotel’s dedication to wellness by providing an in-room spa equipped with walk-in showers, anti-fog mirrors and a whirlpool.

The dining options pay homage to the far side of the world. Chef Sander Jongenotter focuses on exceptional Australian-Asian cooking at Down Under, the hotel’s intimate restaurant, while the cocktail bar on The Rocks lets guests arrive in style by water taxi to enjoy cocktails and snacks.

Flexible meeting spaces accommodate up to 400 guests, after which they can retreat to the hotel’s wellness and recreational facilities. Located on the hotel’s eighth floor is Spa Heaven, dedicated to fulfilling Mainport’s core focus of wellness. Facilities include 2 treatment rooms, a Finnish panorama sauna, Turkish steam room, hamam and an extensive relaxation room. Guests may also opt to workout in the Life Fitness gymnasium next door.

Mainport joins the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam and the Kruishenenhotel in Maastricht as the third Design Hotel in the Netherlands.

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