Groningen, June 25 - With a big smile and a big bouquet of flowers, the proud Apollo Hotel Groningen manager Herman van der Poel awaited his first guests today. After a big transformation of the iconic complex La Liberté the hotel is finally open. This week the finishing touch to the hotel was done. Thursday June 25 the hotel is gone fully operational with 105 modern rooms, two meeting rooms, a bar with a restaurant, a gym and private parking.
Upcoming weekend the annual motor race TT Assen strikes down on the track in Drenthe. Due to the TT the hotel is almost fully booked which means the team can be put to work. “We absolutely wanted to be operational before the TT, an ambitious deadline but that characterizes our team. The last few days before the opening were extremely tiring; last week we were still walking around with the last boxes and furniture and now we are welcoming the first guests’’.
This is the moment we have all been looking forward to. “The festive pre-opening last month was already a unforgettable phase in the transformation, but welcoming the first guests is most definitely the absolute reward for our hard work’’ says Herman van der Poel. “Upcoming weekend the construction workers leave our hotel and guests will come in their places. The team is ready!”
About Apollo Hotel Groningen
Apollo Hotel Groningen isn't anything like you’d expect from Apollo Hotels & Resorts. It’s a hotel with a twist of Groningen, where everybody is welcomed the Groningen way. Based in La Liberté, the hotel is a standout in the Groningen skyline. The building was designed by Dominique Perrault, a top French architect most famous for his design of the Bibliothèque France. The architect's quirkiness is reflected in each aspect of the hotel, as well as in the website. (www.apollohotelgroningen.nl). Apollo Hotel Groningen consists of 105 modern hotel rooms, a restaurant on the third floor, a terrace, two meeting rooms, a gym and 70 private parking places. September 17 marks the official private opening of the hotel.