The Design Hotels group has unveiled their latest property the Mainport in Rotterdam,Â The Netherlands. Designed by MAS architects, a futuristic faĂ§ade of black glass and aluminum dominates the entry.Â TheÂ 215 room property has been built on the harbor in central Rotterdam with allusions to water throughout. From theÂ Mainportâ€™s private dock, which overlooks Rotterdamâ€™s inner harbor, toÂ wave-like patterns on the floor, liquid elements permeate the design. In-roomÂ amenitiesÂ include whirlpool bathtubs and impressive fireplaces accented with light grey curtains, anthracite desks and dark timber flooring. The hotel’s spa also has a Finnish panorama sauna, a Turkish steam room, and hamam, drawing on both Scandinavian and Eastern wellness techniques. For grub, in-house dining gives a nod to Mainport’s international influences with the Down Under restaurant and On the Rock bar. Both are a homage to Sydney run byÂ chef Sander Jongenotter serving Australian-Asian cuisine.
Leuvehaven 77,Â 3011 EA Rotterdam;Â 49-30/884-940040;Â designhotels.com; doubles from USD$190