citizenM hotels wins The European Hotel Design Award of the Year!

citizenM hotel has won the Most Innovative Hotel award at the European Hotel Design Awards 2008. The European Hotel Design Awards, presented by Sleeper Magazine is the premier celebration of outstanding innovations in the hospitality industry and hotel design in Europe.

"This was perhaps the most hotly contested decision I have seen the judging panel have to make in the six years I have been involved in these awards. But I think it is fair to say that the eventual winner is a hotel that stood out from the competition in all aspects of its conception. Not just it's design and architecture, but also its use of technology, it's marketing, its future development potential and most importantly, the seamless integration of all these into a product that offers the guest a rewarding experience. The winning project was acknowledged by the panel to be a radically new hotel concept that will have considerable influence on others in the industry for years to come." Says Matt Turner, editor in chief Sleeper Magazine.

The Dutch hotel group citizenM hotels won the grand prize: The European Hotel Design Award of the Year
and three awards in the categories:

"The judges looked at the added value for the guest, the† concept design, various use within the hotel, the building, the property, guest experience, use of information database, to check out and unanimously award the hotel who has accomplished to achieve this within all aspects of a hotel." Ahmed Akudi, International Projects Director, Grohe AG

"... We've seen moving facades.† The innovation of this hotel gives a scope and a degree of innovation... There's one clear winner.. citizenM hotels!" Guy Dittrich, journalist.

"The art within hotel design illustrates a choice, a brand, an unique website, an experience recognisable through website, brochures and overall decor..." Juliet Kinsman, editor in chief, Mr & Mrs Smith.

citizenM hotels, opened their first property in June at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

For reservations, please refer to website: www.citizenM.com