citizenM Amsterdam – a Boutique Hotel that won’t cost you an arm and a leg
During my crazy Europetrip I got a collaboration opportunity and got a comfy room at the citizenM Amsterdam right next to the Schipol Airport to recharge my batteries without having the hustle of getting into the airport time because it was literally right in front of my doorstep.
What makes me even more happy is the fact of working together with a brand that already is one of my favorite hotels so far. Strange how we connect with brands when we share the same values 🙂
I remember my very first time when I walked into the citizenM at New York Times Square a few years ago and my first thought was “hmm… WOW! This is… different and I like it!”
I knew from the every first stay this hotel had everything I needed and it represented ME.
Since then, I also stayed at the citizenM Shoreditch London and 3 times at the citizenM Amsterdam next to the Schipol Airport during a layover.
So if you are wondering why I liked the stay at the citizenM Amsterdam that much, here are 7 reasons why:
1. It’s intuitive – where architecture meets technology
I’m a huge fan of self explaining procedures. Weather it is the check-in/out station (say hello to a 1-minute-check in/check out) or the fact that there is only one remote control for everything in your room and it’s luckily an Ipad – so even kids or your grandparents know how to adjust everything in the room 🙂
2. Price Value is amazing for a Boutique Hotel
You can call me a fancy traveller – I just love having the Boutique Hotel feel as I’m traveling a lot for business and I like to be in an environment where I can get things done easily work wise, evolve ideas and get inspired and be creative (we all know there is always a glass of creative juice aka wine involved in this LOL) plus getting a high comfort and a good rest is all I need. Compared to other Boutique Hotels the citizenM has the best price-value deal (they have room rates starting from EUR 89,-)
3. Location – always where you want to be
You can always be sure when staying in one of the citizenM Hotels, you are in the best locations the city has to offer.
The citizenM Amsterdam near the Schipol is my favorite as I usually have a layover in Amsterdam lately and I truly hate waking up early to rush to the airport. If you want to be closer to the city, don’t worry, they got you covered with a citizenM in the city center.
4. Focus on community
It seems like citizenM wants you to hang out with other world citizens of this world because their community areas are not only amazing to get some work done but also to do some networking and have a drink or two with fellow travelers. Also, I love the fact that this aim of having an amazing community goes further as they are supporting local suppliers.
— citizenM hotels (@citizenM) July 16, 2017
5. citizenM speaks to you like to a friend
Their communication is on spot and not corporate and I love it! Head over to their blog or twitter to see what I mean 🙂 They are also revealing neighborhood spots and hidden gems beyond the usual tourist paths.
6. They have all you need if you are staying for work
Free wifi – always, 24 hour food and drinks (mhm, they get you covered on those midnight cravings and spontaneous ideas of drinking creative juice :D) and if you didn’t have the chance to get a little present for your loved ones (or for yourself), they have unique souvenirs that don’t suck 😉
7. They are awesome
So I tried to find at least one thing that bothers me about the citizenM, but I couldn’t think of one thing I was unhappy about. I will update this blogpost if it happens 😉 But all in all I must say: it is and it will stay one of my favorite hotel brands.
Did you visit one of the citizenM locations? What do you like about them?
I’m looking forward to hear your feedback in the comments 🙂