Amsterdam, 22 november 2012 – The official inauguration of Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre has been celebrated during the Grand Opening of the hotel. Guests where festively welcomed by hostesses, dressed as clouds and peppers with a glass of Cava, following the theme of the opening 'Taste with a view'. The formal opening has been fulfilled by the Mayor of Amsterdam, Mr. E.E. van der Laan. With a spectacular light show and fireworks, of which all attendees could enjoy. Jeroen Slop, financial director of Ajax attended the festive opening in order to celebrate the start of the collaboration between Ajax Campus and Ramada Apollo Hotel.
The opening of Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre offers the city of Amsterdam a new base for the corporate guests as well as the tourists, with a direct shuttle to Schiphol Airport, as the only hotel in Amsterdam. This new addition to the municipal hotels was celebrated in a festive way. ''This evening is the crowning glory to the hard work of the team, that's way we are very proud. We hope to show new tourists the beauty of Amsterdam'', says Alexander Kluit, General Manager of the hotel.
The official opening had another festive glory. The hotel has been awarded with a Golden Green Key certificate by the Mayor. Green Key is the international mark for companies in travel- and tourism which are actively working on durability. The hotel has awarded because of the LED and CFL lights troughout the hotel and by working with sustainable products in the kitchen.
Taste with a view: Floor17
With the opening of Floor17, the classy skybar & restaurant at the 17th floor of the hotel, Amsterdam has a new and unique hot spot. Floor17 has already been crowned as the place to be for after work drinks. The loungy DJ sets every Friday and Saturday night, highlights the trendy setting. Floor17 is all week the perfect place for cocktails and excellent bites. Executive Chef Richard Matulessy is in charge of the chef's team in Floor17. With Richard leading the kitchen and the amazing view of the city, Floor17 gives a special addition to the term ''Food Entertainment''!