‘Holland Amerika Lijn’: these words are still prominently featured on the façade of the majestic Hotel New York, located on the Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam. They refer to the building’s historic use as the headquarters of a trading company. When the hotel decided to renovate 27 rooms with new floors and bathrooms, its rich history was a source of inspiration for Ethien Duy Pham, interior designer for WestCord Hotels, parent company of Hotel New York.
According to Duy Pham, not only does the appearance of the Studio Moods floor fit perfectly with the architecture of the building, its suitability for intensive use was a key factor in the selection process.
Inspired by the nautical theme
The reference to shipping and ocean trading routes is reflected in the hotel’s interior design. Duy Pham explains: “The building’s environment and history were the basis for the nautical theme we chose for the 27 rooms in the rear section. Robust elements like the Gispen steel pipe furniture reference the shipping industry and the lively Rotterdam harbor.”
A modern tribute
“The herringbone pattern and wood look we created in Studio Moods are tributes to the original architecture and add warm accents to our modern-classic spaces.”
A solid foundation
“The strong underlayer and transparent Protectonite PU wear layer of Studio Moods make it perfectly suited to intensive commercial use.”
The renovations of the New York Hotel were planned strategically between the North Sea Jazz Festival and the World Harbor Days and took just over 7 weeks to complete, thanks to IVC’s quick delivery.
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