The Vibe: 1950s Modernist.
The Area: Located in the Kralinge neighborhood, a dynamic residential district.
The DNA: The Slaak Rotterdam is set in the iconic ‘Het Slaakhuys’ building, originally designed by Dutch architect Jo Vegter in 1952. The architecturally significant landmark was home to the Dutch newspaper Het Vrije Volk (The Free People) until 1976. The building’s rich history associated with print has inspired the design and concept for the hotel. The interior design blends a sleek, modern aesthetic with standout design features referencing the bold architecture of the reconstruction period in Rotterdam. A color palette of greens and yellows blends with classic materials such as marble, wood and brass throughout the property, evoking the flair and freedom of the 1950’s. The Slaak Rotterdam embraces the grandeur of ’50’s culture in Rotterdam and pays homage to the historic time period with its concrete parasol-shaped entrance area, raw brick surfaces, large open spaces, natural stone and use of mosaics. While the expansive, characterful lobby welcomes guests upon arrival, a stunning bronze bar is the centerpiece of the hotel’s captivating design. Restaurant and Bar Didot34, named after the ‘Het Vrije Volk’ typography, offers a day-to-night scene for locals and visitors to co-work, meet and socialize. From an open kitchen, chefs serve an international all-day menu of small plates and creative cocktails.
Suite-Me-Up: Quirky, residential-style guest rooms feature bespoke, handmade furniture including solid wood tables, and eye-catching wall murals. The guest experience is made more seamless with the addition of mobile check-in and mobile key entry. Private balconies can be found in 13 of The Slaak Executive rooms and The Slaak Suites, with fantastic views over Rotterdam.
✅ free WiFi • size matters: 74 rooms (23-34m2) (247-366 sq ft) • hotel opened: June 2019 • interior design: HDVL Design Makers • 24-hour front desk • private parking available (charged) • pets allowed