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YOTEL Amsterdam Noord

Drees & Sommer were engaged to support the construction of the Hotel Asterweg, a new hotel being constructed north of the river in the epicentre of the up-and-coming Buiksloterham neighbourhood. The hotel provides 202 cabins and a range of restaurants and bars in the distinctive YOTEL style.

Drees & Sommer were appointed as Client Representative and Cost Consultant, to deliver the YOTEL Amsterdam Noord on time and to budget. In the first instance our team carried out the Client Representative role for the shell works but were also retained to coordinate the FF&E procurement and installation on site.

Drees & Sommer monitored the projects design throughout the pre-contract period and once the project commenced on site we were engaged to fully manage the commercial and project delivery.

We were also commissioned to coordinate the FF&E procurement and installation once the shell works had been completed. This process took two months and was overlapped between shell completion and Hotel opening.

Following opening of the Hotel, our team ran a defects tracker for the 12 months post practical completion. This was monitored by monthly updates and meetings with the wider team and YOTEL (operator) could raise any defects that were identified during this phase.

The hotel offers 202 cabins (bedrooms), prefabricated in a modular factory north of Amsterdam before being transported to site and installed. The hotel public spaces include a restaurant, bar, gym, relaxed meeting spaces and significant outdoor space which features an outdoor terrace next to the water, boat docking spaces and a unique sustainable water system.

With sustainability at the heart of the hotel’s design, key innovations have combined to ensure the hotel achieves a minimum BREEAM Excellent certification.

The major element of our role was managing the procurement, interior design, IT installation and fit out of the hotel in close liaison with the operator. The IT installation in the cabins include the signature space saving adjustable Smart-Bed, monsoon rain shower, techno wall which includes customisable ambient lighting and a smart TV that allows guests to stream their own content.

The project was delivered successfully and to budget with the Hotel opening in November 2019. The strong delivery of this project has led to a long-term relationship and multiple similar projects being awarded by this client. These projects have taken us from the UK into Europe and more recently into the USA.

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