Tribute Portfolio has now welcomed The Slaak Rotterdam to its European roster, following a captivating transformation of the iconic ‘Het Slaakhuys’ building.

Originally designed by Dutch architect, Jo Vegter, in 1952, this architecturally significant landmark was home to the influential Dutch newspaper Het Vrije Volk (The Free People) until 1976. The building’s rich history inspired the design and concept for the 74-room boutique hotel.

The interior design was overseen by Dutch firm HDVL and blends a sleek, modern aesthetic with standout design features referencing the bold architecture of the reconstruction period in Rotterdam.

A colour palette of greens and yellows blends with classic materials such as marble, wood and brass throughout the property, evoking the flair and freedom of the 1950’s.

Quirky, residential-style guest rooms feature bespoke, handmade furniture including solid wood tables, and eye-catching wall murals.

“We’re excited to further increase our footprint in the Netherlands,” comments Jennifer Connell, VP of Brand Management and Marketing, Tribute Portfolio. “Being the only hotel to open in Rotterdam this year gives us a platform to showcase the indie spirit of Tribute Portfolio while celebrating the unique personality of The Slaak Rotterdam that both travelers and locals alike will enjoy.”