Discover Benelux, Issue 40, April 2017

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Discover Benelux  |  Hotel of the month  |  Netherlands

HOTEL OF THE MONTH, NETHERLANDS

Home, sweet Dutch home TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK  |  PHOTOS: CROWNE PLAZA AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL

Located just a few minutes away from Schiphol Airport, Crowne Plaza Amsterdam Schiphol is the ultimate accommodation for business travellers and holidaymakers looking for a luxurious and comfortable home away from home. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle, yet the perfect haven to relax and reload your body and mind, Crowne Plaza Amsterdam Schiphol enjoys the best of two worlds. Located in Hoofddorp, guests have the city of Amsterdam, the Flower Bulb region and the beach on their doorstep. The business area in Hoofddorp is a mere five minutes away, and is served by the hotel’s shuttle bus upon request. A Schiphol Airport shuttle bus goes every 40 minutes. “Our guests are a lively mix of business and leisure travellers,” begins Marilieke Elings, cluster director of sales and marketing. “Unlike many other hotels near airports, Crowne Plaza Amsterdam Schiphol is not remote from real life. We are surrounded by restaurants, nightlife, and places to do business.” Unique and happily welcomed by tourists is the ‘Ke76  |  Issue 40  |  April 2017

ukenhof Express’, an initiative of Crowne Plaza and other hotels to provide easy and quick travel to North Holland’s famous flower region. The Crowne Plaza Amsterdam Schiphol counts 242 rooms, all sharing their large size and comfortable amenities. Every detail in the hotel is well thought out: from the many sockets never leaving guests without a charged laptop, to the large parking and to the rental bikes. The 13 modern conference rooms – located at perhaps the most accessible meeting location in the country – host up to 450 guests and are perfect for every corporate event. After an eventful day of Dutch sightseeing or productive meetings, the hotel’s restaurant and bar are perfect to sit back and relax. No surprise is the restaurant’s international à la carte menu, serving a wide variety of dishes from around the world. The club lounge is one of Crowne Plaza’s luxurious perks and perfectly reflects the hotel’s unmatched personal touch. Located on the top floor, the experience starts

with the stunning view over Schiphol Airport. Providing facilities such as a bar, a stylish seating area and personalised fridges, the club lounge truly serves as a second home for loyal Crowne Plaza Amsterdam guests visiting the Netherlands. “If we know our guests are arriving soon, we make sure to put their favourite cheese or favourite wine in the fridge,” Elings enthuses. “Many guests even have favourite rooms – to them, the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam Schiphol is their Dutch home.” www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/nl/nl/ hoofddorp/amsap/hoteldetail