- The Borealis Hotel Group has appointed Cycas Hospitality to open its first Motto by Hilton facility in Europe
- Motto Rotterdam Blaak will be the first Hilton hotel in Cycas
The first phase of the collaboration was revealed this week with the signing of a hotel management agreement for Cycas to operate the 108-room Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak, as well as a second new hotel to be announced in early 2022.
Set to open in mid-2022 – a converted former bank – Hotel Rotterdam marks the first Hilton logo to open in the Netherlands, as well as the urban lifestyle brand’s European debut.
The Motto brand prides itself on offering guests a springboard to the most desirable urban locations to help them connect with the neighborhood’s culture. The hotel’s central location in Rotterdam, just 350 meters from the Rotterdam Black metro station, 1.4 kilometers from Rotterdam Central Station and 8 kilometers from the airport, will ensure easy access to the city’s main attractions.
Diverse social spaces and innovative food and beverage offerings are expected to attract a wide range of travelers, including the group market. Design features include a light-flooded, glassed lobby that provides spaces for guests to meet, drink, work and relax.
Bart van de Kamp, CEO and founder of the Borealis Hotel Group, said:: “I am delighted to announce this partnership with Cycas Hospitality. At Borealis, we have set very high standards for our hotels and operators. Under Matt’s leadership, I have watched Cycas transform from a long-term specialist company into a great full-service European hotel company. Cycas shares our international perspective. Our values of hard work, high standards and fun, and we look forward to working together on this as well as future deals.”
Matt Luscombe, CEO of Cycas Hospitality:“I have known and admired Bart for over ten years. He is a fantastic developer and hotelier, and he has built an outstanding team at Borealis. We are honored to support Borealis in the next phase of their growth in 2022, and we are very excited that this will include the first Hilton-branded hotel. Cycas’ business.