CitizenM

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citizenM Hotels
Traded asPrivately held
IndustryHospitality, hotel development, hotel investment, hotel operator
FoundedAmsterdam, Netherlands (2005)
Foundermicheal levie, Michael Levie
Headquarters
Leidseweg 219 Voorschoten, 2253 AE, Amsterdam
,
Netherlands
Number of locations
12
Key people
Rattan Chadha,Micheal Levie founder
ServicesHotels
OwnerRattan Chadha
Websitewww.citizenm.com

CitizenM (branded citizenM) is a Netherlands-based hotel chain. It opened its first hotel at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in 2008, followed by one in city of Amsterdam itself in 2009. Its first overseas hotel in Glasgow opened in 2010, followed by one in London in 2012.[1]

Company[edit]

CitizenM was co-founded by Rattan Chadha and Michael Levie[2] in 2005.[3] The branding and logo was developed by KesselsKramer.[4]

Hotel architecture[edit]

CitizenM hotels embrace International Style with large glass windows cladding in black metal exterior wall (the one in Amsterdam using gray metal), making use of off-side modular construction for many of the components.[5] Some of the locations make use of large scale public art, such as by Julian Opie at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

The public spaces of the hotels feature the "Living Room" furnished with art and furniture from companies such as Vitra, along with artwork and books. The design includes with open computer stations where guests check themselves in and out.[6]

The Rotterdam hotel opened in December 2013[7] and has a double ceiling height, a tree[8] and a wooden staircase in the entrance.[9]

The hotels feature automated self check-in, and also do not employ bellhops.

Locations[edit]

The original hotel at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam was opened in 2008 and was designed by the Dutch architectural company Concrete. With 230 compact 14 m2 (150 sq ft) rooms, it is built on a modular basis.[10]

CitizenM Glasgow showing the modular facade

The second hotel opened in Amsterdam's city centre in 2009, and was awarded a Fodor's 100 Hotel Award for Design in 2011.[11]

  • CitizenM Schiphol Airport (2008) 230 rooms
  • CitizenM Amsterdam (2009) 215 rooms
  • CitizenM Glasgow (2010) 198 rooms[12]
  • CitizenM London Bankside (2012) 192 rooms[13]
  • CitizenM Rotterdam (2013) 151 rooms
  • CitizenM New York Times Square
  • CitizenM Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport (2014) 230 rooms[14]
  • CitizenM London - Tower of London (2016) 370 rooms[13]
  • CitizenM London - Shoreditch (2016)[15] 246 rooms
  • CitizenM Paris - La Defense (2017) 175 rooms[16]
  • CitizenM Taipei (2017) 267 rooms on 26 floors
  • CitizenM Paris - Gare de Lyon (2017) 338 rooms
  • CitizenM New York Bowery (2018)
  • CitizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen (2018) 238 rooms [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Go Dutch in Bankside". Conde Nast Traveller. July 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Overnight revolution: A new breed of luxury hotel is shaking up the hospitality industry". The Independent. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Interviewing Michael Levie, founding partner and COO at citizenM". Hospitality Net. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  4. ^ "KK Los Angeles: Citizen M". KresselsKramer. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  5. ^ "CITIZENM BANKSIDE, LONDON". Axis Architects. 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  6. ^ "CitizenM Bankside opens in London". Wallpaper*. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  7. ^ Video opening event CitizenM Rotterdam
  8. ^ Article about architecture of CitizenM Rotterdam
  9. ^ Article with details of staircase
  10. ^ "CitizenM by Concrete". Dezeen. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Fodor's Hotel Awards 2011 - Design". Foder's. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Boutique hotel owner complains about drunken guests after opening property in Glasgow". Daily Mail. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Tower of London CitizenM to open this month". The Caterer. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  14. ^ "NEW CITIZENM HOTEL IN PARIS IS OPEN". Travel + Style. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Citizen M opens third London property". Business Traveller. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Citizen M to open four properties in 2017". Business Traveller. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  17. ^ "New hotel in Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen". www.plesner.com. Retrieved 2018-11-15.