Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s newest collection of independent, characterful hotels, today welcomed The Slaak Rotterdam, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel to its European roster.
The iconic ‘Het Slaakhuys’ building which was originally designed by Dutch architect Jo Vegter in 1952, transformed into the hotel. The architecturally significant landmark was home to the influential Dutch newspaper Het Vrije Volk (The Free People) until 1976. The building’s rich history associated with print has inspired the design and concept for the 74-room boutique hotel.
The Slaak Rotterdam embraces the grandeur of ‘50’s culture in Rotterdam and pays homage to the historic time period with its concrete parasol-shaped entrance area, raw brick surfaces, large open spaces, natural stone and use of mosaics. While the expansive, characterful lobby welcomes guests upon arrival, a stunning bronze bar is the centerpiece of the hotel’s captivating design.
Located in the Kralingen-West neighborhood, a dynamic residential district, the hotel aims to establish itself as a vibrant hotspot for guests and locals with regular Jazz34 nights and On The Records vinyl sessions, recalling the hotel’s 1950’s past. Restaurant and Bar Didot34, named after the ‘Het Vrije Volk’ typography, offers a day-to-night scene for locals and visitors to co-work, meet and socialize. From an open kitchen, chefs serve an international all-day menu of small plates and creative cocktails.
Business meetings can be held in the hotel’s two Press Rooms, both boasting natural daylight and inspiring design. Studio34, the hotel’s fitness studio, created in partnership with Enforce, offers high-end personal training, expert nutrition advice and coaching programs that go beyond the workout.
Set minutes away from the city center and within walking distance of the Markthal, Cube Houses and Old Harbour, the hotel is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy Rotterdam’s iconic sights.
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