Lounge Moxy by Marriott.
Symbiosis for superb hospitality and office design TEXT: KARIN VENEMA | PHOTOS: KONING ELLIS ARCHITECTEN
When the developers of the new Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam, Heren2 and Cycas Hospitality, required a designer for its entire interior, they knew exactly who to turn to. Floor Duijndam, from Atelier Floor, and Suzanne Ellis, from Koning Ellis Architects, joined forces and combined their knowledge in architecture, renovation and interior design to create the exact atmosphere the client was after. With their businesses, Duijndam and Ellis are both well-established in their fields of interior design and architecture respectively, but they feel that there is a need for a more integrated approach to hos34 | Issue 59 | November 2018
pitality and office design. Amongst their clients are big chain hotels including the Marriott, Hyatt and Mercure, but they also work on public projects such as schools and other international companies, such as NBCUniversal.
Two hotel concepts in one building Duijndam and Ellis took up the complete interior design for the new Marriot Hotel in the Amsterdam docklands area. The newly built structure houses two Marriott hotel concepts across a total of 180 rooms. First there is the trendy Moxy, that attracts a younger clientele who are there for an experience. The other concept is the upgraded Residence Inn, which caters to
guests who stay for an extended period of time. The building also has a restaurant, gym and spa with pool, and on the top floor, there are several meeting rooms and a bar with a fantastic view. “The overall design concept for both hotels refers to the city and to the position in the timber ports,” explains Duijndam. “Concrete, wood, leather and coarse fabrics match the industrial and maritime atmosphere. In the Moxy entrance hall, we placed a real shipping container and the ceiling consists of pallets. The ground floor lobby has a famous Dutch DJs theme, as a reference to a club or lounge.” Ellis adds: “It was an interesting
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.