Sleeping at high altitude and able to see the whole city when you open your curtains. The youngest establishment of easyHotel realised this for all her guests, both leisure guests and business guests. Today opens easyHotel Amsterdam Zaandam, which is located in the city centre of Zaandam. The train station is within walking distance and the hotel is close to the popular tourist attractions of Amsterdam. With only 12 minutes of travel time it is easy to get to Amsterdam Centraal station. DanZep Hotels, the franchisor of easyHotel Benelux, started past year with the realisation of hotel rooms in the Zaanse Saentower. Together, easyHotel Benelux has six hotels with a total of 630 hotel rooms.
The new establishment of the popular hotel label is located in the Saentower. The Saentower is the former head office of Ahold. EasyHotel has chosen this location due to the great diversity of businesses in the area and the “hotelstop” in the city centre of Amsterdam. Besides that, the number of tourists in the Zaanstreek continues to grow considerably. The hotel, built at 30 meters altitude, offers a great view at the whole city. The travel time to the city centre of Amsterdam is less than 15 minutes and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is only 8 minutes away. During rush hour the train runs up to 8 times an hour and in the evenings about 4 times an hour.
DanZep is convinced of the success of easyHotel Amsterdam Zaandam. The hotel is located in a historic city with the Zaanse Schans en the Zaans museum close by. Recreational park “Het Twiske” is during summer a perfect spot to relax and there are festivals on a regular base. Beside that Zaandam is real close to Amsterdam: the #1 of “”most visited cities in the Netherlands.”
All rooms are situated on the 9th, 10th and 11th floor of the Saentower and have their own en-suite bathroom. Free WiFi is available. The superior rooms have a safe for a laptop, cable internet and extra space. EasyHotel is an expert in the case of optimal use of spaces and surprises her guests with modern storage options and the layout of rooms. The hotel has several agreements with cafés and restaurants in the area. EasyHotel finds it important that guests have a total city experience. Rooms are available from €49,- a room.
easyHotel is an unique hotel formula, founded by Sir Stelios Haji-loannou, founder of easyJet. Worldwide easyHotel has more than 20 hotels in the big cities of Europe and the Middle East. DanZep Hotels is master franchisor of EasyHotel Benelux and they opened their first hotel in Amsterdam five years ago, followed by hotels in Rotterdam and The Hague. With the new hotels in Brussels, Amsterdam Arena Boulevard and Zaandam easyHotel Benelux has six hotels at the moment.
Danzep Hotels BV, a Dutch hotel developer and operator, holding the Master Franchise for the successful easyHotel concept in the Benelux countries, has partnered with Crossroads European Real Estate Fund, a Luxembourg based investment fund advised by Crossroads Real Estate LLP. Crossroads will provide a €25m facility to accelerate the development of Danzep’s pipeline assets in the Netherlands and Belgium. With multiple new projects in Amsterdam and a new development in Brussels, the available funds will put the company on a fast track for growth, more than doubling its current room count over the next 12 months. www.danzep.com
“We are excited about this new partnership, which will help us realise the tremendous opportunities in our operating markets”, commented Daniel Metcalfe, Founder of Danzep.
“We are delighted that Crossroads will partner with Danzep and work alongside its exceptional management team in further expanding its successful easyHotel franchise” added David Gillerman, Founding Partner and Chief Executive of Crossroads Real Estate LLP.
easyHotel is a unique budget hotel formula invented by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of Europe’s leading low cost airline easyJet. Worldwide, easyHotel has 20 hotels in the major cities of Europe and the Middle East. The concept focuses on the no-nonsense business traveler and tourists, providing great value hotel accommodation in first class city centre locations. DanZep Hotels, master franchise holder for easyHotel Benelux, previously opened easyHotels in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. For more information see www.easyhotelbenelux.com.
A Pan European real estate fund, Crossroads pursues real estate opportunities across various asset classes and geographies. Through its proprietary origination and network of best in class operating partners, Crossroads pursues both direct real estate acquisitions and mezzanine financing. (www.crossroadsre.eu)