Cycas signs a strategic partnership with Borealis Hotel Group


  • Borealis Hotel Group has appointed Cycas Hospitality to open the first Motto by Hilton property in Europe
  • Motto Rotterdam Blaak will be Cycas’ first Hilton hotel

Two of Europe’s largest hotel companies, Borealis Hotel Group and Cycas Hospitality, this week announced a strategic partnership to open and operate new branded hotels across Europe.

The first phase of the collaboration was revealed this week with the signing of a hotel management agreement for Cycas to operate the 108-room Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak, as well as a second new hotel to be announced in early 2022.

Scheduled to open in mid-2022, the Rotterdam hotel – a converted former bank – represents the first Motto by Hilton to open in the Netherlands, as well as the brand’s European debut of urban lifestyle.

The Motto brand is proud to offer customers a launching pad to the most desirable urban locations to help them connect with the culture of the neighborhood. The hotel’s central location in Rotterdam, just 350 m from Rotterdam Blaak metro station, 1.4 km from Rotterdam Central Station and 8 km from the airport, will ensure easy access to major attractions. from the city.

Its versatile social spaces and innovative food and beverage offerings are expected to appeal to a wide range of travelers, including the group market. Design highlights include a light-flooded glass atrium, providing guests with spaces to meet, drink, work and relax.

Bart van de Kamp, CEO and Founder of Borealis Hotel Group, said: “I am delighted to announce this partnership with Cycas Hospitality. At Borealis, we set the bar very high for our hotels and operators. Under Matt’s leadership, I watched Cycas transform from an extended stay operator into an impressive pan-European full-service hotel company. Cycas shares our international perspective and our values ​​of hard work, high standards and fun, and we look forward to working together on this project as well as future agreements.

Matt Luscombe, CEO of Cycas Hospitality, said:“I have known and admired Bart for over ten years. He’s a phenomenal developer and hotelier, and he’s built an exceptional team at Borealis. We are honored to support Borealis in the next phase of its growth in 2022, and we are very pleased that this includes Cycas’ first Hilton brand hotel.


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