Just a stone’s throw away from central Amsterdam, the revamped Sheraton hotel provides the perfect base for business travellers visiting the picturesque city
The newly transformedSheraton AmsterdamAirport Hotelcombines convenience and pure comfort
For most of us, airport accommodation means convenience and practicality. Travelling for work is exhausting at the very best of times, and staying at an airport hotel can cut down on journey time and allow for a hassle-free trip. Convenience is a must, comfort is a plus, but luxury can feel like a rarity for business travellers. That’s where the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Centre really breaks the mould.
For those visiting the Dutch capital, the Sheraton couldn’t be more perfectly located. Weary business travellers can walk directly to the hotel from Schiphol airport via a short, covered walkway, taking them straight to the hotel front desk without even having to step foot outside.
On wet, rainy mornings or on late evenings after a long flight, this certainly feels like a luxury. But it’s far from the only indulgence that the Sheraton offers. The hotel has recently reopened after an extensive refurbishment, with a stylish and opulent feel running throughout the communal spaces and rooms.
The newly revamped guest rooms are inspired by Dutch flower fields, and are a tranquil and sophisticated place to lay your head at the end of a long day of travel.
Downstairs, meanwhile, the renovation extends through the expansive lobby. Collaboration is at the heart of the brand’s new vision, with an array of spaces and amenities designed to foster a sense of community and inspire shared work.
Stylish yet practical ‘studio’ space is available to those looking for a quiet place to work, all of which are fully tech-enabled to allow for a productive session. If you prefer a ‘co-working’ feel, there are ‘community tables’ in the bar and in the Commune restaurant, which allow you to catch up on work in a relaxed and leisurely environment, perhaps indulging in a drink or a bite to eat while you do so.
And, once work is over for the day, guests are certainly well catered for at the Sheraton’s on-site restaurants. The menu at Commune draws on Dutch and European inspirations, with a variety of fresh, veg-forward dishes that celebrate seasonal flavours.
Menu highlights include a vegan version of the traditional Low Country Frikandel, and a Dutch-smoked salmon from the Netherland’s own Roots Fish Smokery.
If hungry for more, guests can enjoy an elevated dining experience at the Sheraton’s second restaurant, Stripes. Led by Chef Melvin Salimin, the Stripes kitchen showcases freshly grilled dishes, while also spotlighting the best of Dutch cuisine.
Guests are invited to create their own grilled dish by selecting their meat or fish and then choosing a rub and an accompanying sauce, making each dish made-to-measure.
Alongside these grilled classics, the kitchen team have recently launched a special ‘Jubilee Menu,’ to celebrate 25 years of the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport.
Each course has been selected by past and present General Managers of the hotel, showcasing the very best dishes of the past 25 years.
After a memorable meal and a good night’s sleep, the Sheraton makes a great base from which to explore the city of Amsterdam. Indeed, the city centre is just 15 minutes away, with superb public transportation links taking you straight into the cultural heart of the capital.
With the weather just beginning to warm up and the famous tulips starting to bloom, spring is a wonderful time to visit the city. Compact and walkable, Amsterdam is brimming with charm and character.
Home to world-class museums, award-winning restaurants and cosy and historic ‘brown cafés,’ the Dutch capital is a perfect place to wile away any spare time you have while visiting on business – you certainly won’t be lost for things to do during your time here.
And after an afternoon of exploring the city’s picturesque network of canals, it’s just a short journey back to the Sheraton for a quick pre-flight snack and a drink, if that’s your thing.
Convenience and pure comfort – now that’s certainly worth a return trip.