Located in a 19th Century spice warehouse in the city’s port, Room Mate Bruno brings to life one of the few historical buildings left in the Kop Van Zuid district, known as the Dutch Manhattan. This bespoke neighborhood hosts the most important cultural activities in the city and has become an architectural reference in Northern Europe.
Bruno shares this magnificent building with one of the city’s newest gastronomic proposals, The Foodhallen, which will have up to 15 traditional and themed food stands so those people that choose Room Mate in Rotterdam can enjoy the city’s rich gastronomic variety.
Room Mate Bruno has been spectacularly designed by the renown Italian architect Teresa Sapey, who has been able to combine tradition and avant–garde tendencies in a building that preserves its original structure, taking the visitor in a historical voyage through the Dutch colonies. Color, nautical elements and Flemish paintings play a very important role in the hotel’s deco.
"In Room Mate Bruno we have kept the building’s naval identity, but we also wanted to take Spain’s sun, flavor and colors to the Northern Europe"
“I’m especially excited with our arrival in Rotterdam," comments Room Mate Hotel’s President and Founder, Kike Sarasola. "Room Mate Bruno is a hotel full of history, located in the heart of a city I love and in a unique area; an architectural center in which you can take a walk among buildings created by the most famous architects in the world. Bruno, designed by the renown architect Teresa Sapey, is proof of the chain’s unstoppable growth”.
"It has been a pleasure working with Room Mate once again," adds Teresa Sapey, Room Mate Bruno’s interior designer. "This project has been very exciting, not only because of the challenge, but also because the history that comes with the hotel.
"In Room Mate Bruno we have kept the building’s naval identity, but we also wanted to take Spain’s sun, flavor and colors to the Northern Europe. I love Bruno and I’m certain that every person that gets to know it will enjoy Rotterdam in a very special way.”