Mainport design hotel, Rotterdam


Rotterdam’s modern harbour skyline has become even richer with the opening of new Mainport design hotel. The hotel, designed by MAS architectuur is characterized by a futuristic façade of black glass and aluminum. The hotel stands proud in the central district of Leuvehaven and reflects Rotterdam’s unique architectural aesthetic and symbiosis of international influences and Dutch tradition.

Mainport’s overall concept entwines the best cuisine, spa traditions and design from around the world, while placing an importance on Rotterdam as the hotel’s ‘main port’. Wellness is a recurring theme throughout the hotel. This is demonstrated not only by extensive spa facilities but the hotel’s overall holistic concept.

Futuristic Architecture Architecturally speaking, Mainport’s step-like facade and huge sweeping windows blend harmoniously with the hotel’s modern surroundings. Floor-to-ceiling glass on both sides of the building creates a feeling not only of industrial grandeur and a connection to the harbour, but also a sense of transparency. In light of owner Karin Geurts’ vision for a hotel which functions as a landing place for travelers and locals alike, this light open-plan design warrants neighborhood integration through its inviting atmosphere.

Wellness and light 
 Mainport’s 215 rooms have been split into five categories: City XL, Corner, Waterfront Sauna, Waterfront Spa and the Spa Suite. Each room reflects the hotel’s dedication to wellness by providing an in-room spa equipped with walk-in showers, anti-fog mirrors and a whirlpool. The Waterfront Spa category and the Spa Suite even have a private Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna and a mirror integrated TV. Designed by Feran Thomassen, the interiors of the hotel have been inspired by many different continents. Luxurious marble bathrooms, impressive fireplaces and panoramic windows, offering views of Rotterdam’s highlights, exude grandeur. Light grey curtains, anthracite desks and dark timber flooring accessorize an elegant environment.

Dining Down Under
 In keeping with Mainport’s international influences, the hotel restaurant Down Under and bar on the Rocks are a homage to Australia, in particular Sydney. Located at water level, the restaurant headed up by chef Sander Jongenotter focuses on exceptional Australian-Asian cuisine.

Orient meets Occident in Spa Heaven
 In-room spas may be the ultimate luxury, but Mainport’s eighth floor spa takes wellness to a whole new level. Here, a Finnish panorama sauna, a Turkish steam room, hamam, two treatment rooms and an extensive relaxation room awaits.

The Neighborhood Experts
 If you stay at Mainport you can look forward to experiencing a side to Rotterdam usually reserved for the city’s residents. Staff members’ in-the-know knowledge and unique recommendations mean you can explore the city as a local, while owner Karin Geurts wants to establish the hotel as a meeting place for locals in the city.

The Location
 Mainport is located in the Leuvehaven area next to the historic Maritime Museum and the asymmetric Erasmus Bridge. The inner harbour of Rotterdam provides a beautiful skyline view, which connects the centre with the southern part of the city and the newly built waterfront.

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