This Maritime Crane Got a New Life as a Luxury Hotel
Take a look at this exclusive little luxury hotel. And now a second look. That’s right, this Amsterdam hotel was in face once a naval crane! What was once the oldest and highest maritime crane in the world (boasting in a 50 meters), is now home to lavish and fashionable suites. The Grand Dame will get to retire in luxury, rather than get torn down.
Before, the 250 ton crane was doomed for destruction as it sat decaying. It was deemed impossible to develop. Three years later its home to some of the most talked about and luxurious scenes in the bustling Dutch city – the hotel Faralda in Amsterdam. Edwin Kornmann Rudi, spokesman of the hotel project said this,
“But after years of preparation there was a point of no return. Nowhere else in the world is there something as unique, as big and high as this hotel.”
The Faralda boasts an intimate hot tub, at the top of the tower no less! There’s also a TV broadcasting studio, spa, and an elite and luxurious business club, which is used by international guests and stakeholders all the time.
This crane turned luxury hotel is extremely exclusive – there are only three hotel suites! The developers went all out to make sure the Faralda was among the truly elite in the luxury hotel world. They spent £660,000 on each of the three rooms in building and design. Which turns out the most expensive suites in the Netherlands; guests can spend the night for £340 per person. And they do, says Rudi,
“It is also the most talked about wedding location in the Netherlands. We’ve had people getting married in the studio, sleeping in one of the three suites, and having their wedding night start in the hot tub at the top of the crane.”
To book your visit to this chic and hip hostel on the water, head over to the Faralda website. For more on this story go to Daily Mail. For more on the surroundings of the Faralda at the NDSM wharf in Amsterdam, go here. Ever stayed in a unique hotel? Have you ever stayed at the Faralda? Do you want to? Let us know in the comments section. Rate, share, and subscribe for all the latest in luxury!
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