Monday, June 20, 2011
Jumping ahead before I am finished with the posts of my trip to Amsterdam.
The night before our flight back to NYC we decided to stay at Schiphol Airport.
I went to the internet and found CitizenM. It looked like fun and yet completely
functional. Two qualities I love. And it was. The rooms are small and designed like
the inside of a watch. Or those Russian dolls where something smaller
is inside the bigger one. This is a hotel where the bedroom is basically a place
to sleep. The bed and pillows were perfect and the sheets felt nice and crisp.
The public spaces in the lobby are where you would like to hang
out and have a drink and sit on their designer furniture.
I just decided I had to see if I could take some pics in the few hours before our flight.
The staff was great. The man behind the coffee machine at breakfast was
so much fun and he had everyone smiling. Check in was efficient and pleasant.
Even the three minute walk from the hotel to the terminal felt special
under a very well designed awning covering the walkway (in Amsterdam you
often need a little protection from Mother Nature's sprinkles).