Hotel New York
Hotel New York

Hotel New York is a hotel in Rotterdam, the Netherlands,[1] based in the former office building of the Holland America Lines (Nederlandsch Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij). It was used as temporary accommodation for European emigres in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. "Often, package deals were available which would combine a train ticket, hotel accommodation and passage over the oceans."[2]

When sailing from Rotterdam to New York was superseded by flying, the building became derelict in the 1980s. It was squatted in 1988.[3]

The building received a new lease of life when entrepreneurs Daan van der Have and Hans Loos, together with designer Dorine de Vos saw the possibility of making a hotel. After several years of rebuilding, the hotel opened in 1993.[3]

Situated in the Kop van Zuid neighbourhood, the building has been a national heritage site since 2000.[4]

The Dutch singer Anouk wrote her album Hotel New York in the hotel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hotel New York in Amsterdamse handen". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). 20 December 2005. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Hotel New York and Lloyd Hotel: migration stopovers between Europe and the Americas". blog.europeana.eu. Europeana (CC BY-SA). 2018-11-07. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  3. ^ a b "De verlaten Wilhelminapier in de jaren 70 en 80". RTV Rijnmond. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ (in Dutch) Monumentnummer: 513872 - v.m. Kant. Holland Amerika Lijn, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed. Retrieved on 27 September 2014.

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