Netherlands: CityHub has opened its second property, a 126-unit building in Rotterdam.
CityHub is a start-up launched by college friends Sem Schuurkes and Pieter van Tilburg. They set themselves the objective “of adapting the traditional hotel experience to better suit contemporary sensibilities and technological possibilities, with the ultimate goal of making city trips cheaper and more accessible”.
CityHub is aimed at the space between hotels and hostels, targeting travellers aged 20 to 35 who want personalised travel experiences and who expect insider tips so they can get the most out of their city trip. The first property is in Amsterdam.
The historical building on Rotterdam’s Witte de Withstraat features 126 sleeping units called ‘Hubs’. Each Hub is fitted with a king-sized bed, WiFi, personalisable mood lighting and Bluetooth music streaming. Using their personal wristband, travellers can check in independently and serve themselves at the bar.
During their stay, guests can ask advice from the CityHosts – young locals who are on call 24/7 through the CityHub app.
Click here to see a video interview with CityHub co-founder Sem Schuurkes.