In April of this year, Foruminvest will start construction on a new 250-room hotel adjacent to the Rotterdam Ahoy concert venue and convention centre. Foruminvest has signed a long-term lease for the hotel with German hotel operator HR Group. HR Group plans to operate an ibis Styles hotel and has closed a franchise agreement with Accor. HR Group is a multi-brand hotel operator based in Berlin. The company operates nearly 80 hotels in Europe.
Rotterdam Ahoy has long wanted a hotel next to its events venue, and even more so since last year’s opening of the Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre. Both (international) business events and large-scale concerts and other leisure events create heavy demand for overnight stays.