Hospitality for millennials: citizenM hotels

Over a decade has passed since the opening of the first hotel by citizenM, and it must be admitted that the Dutch hospitality chain has proved highly successful in developing a new concept of accommodation: exclusive yet affordable, technology-based, eminently functional and incorporating those amenities and services that millennial travellers and digital nomads seek and appreciate the most. After the inauguration of the citizenM Amsterdam Schiphol airport hotel in 2008 many other openings followed in Glasgow, London, Paris, New York, Rotterdam, Copenhagen and Taipei, and now we eagerly wait for new properties in Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Seattle to be available in the near future. Regardless of their location, all these hotels share a similar philosophy and common features that aim at encouraging productivity while abroad as well as providing utmost comfort and convenience at the lowest rate possible. Below you will find some of the most notable and distinguishing characteristics of a citizenM hotel.

Express self check-in

As soon as they get to the citizenM hotel where they have a reservation, travellers can do their check-in themselves at the kiosks specifically designated for that purpose in the reception hall. The process is simple and quick, and it enables guests who have just arrived to print their own customised room key card, which can be used as a tag for their luggage after checking out.

Hotel rooms designed to make the most of usable space

The fourteen square-metre guest rooms by citizenM are cosy and functional, accommodating king size beds for either single or double occupancy, an en suite rain-effect shower and a toilet. All beds have a lower compartment to store your bags and luggage, and you can put your valuables inside a personal safe for greater peace of mind.

Intelligent rooms for busy travellers

After a very long flight, a busy day of meetings outside or in a cold winter morning, you probably won’t feel like getting out of bed. In such case, you actually won’t have to thanks to the tablet inside your room that controls everything from lighting, blinds, temperature, electronic devices and more. Hotels like the citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle include this feature as well as fast complimentary WiFi available at all times.

The digital nomad dream: universal sockets near the hotel bed

At your citizenM hotel of choice there is no need for adapters, because every room has international power outlets for you to plug your electronic devices no matter from which country they come from.

Quality coffee, breakfast and meals around the clock

Another thing millennials cannot go without is caffeine and a good breakfast, whether they choose to work at the cafeteria or they prefer to stay in bed and be more productive in the cosiness of their room. The citizenM Canteens cater to the needs of travellers by providing quality coffee, snacks and hot meals 24 hours a day, in such a way that you can get exactly what you want even if jet lag hits you in the middle of the night or if you are extremely hungry first thing in the morning.

Making a difference: the citizenM hotels stuffed dolls

Another distinctive feature that makes this hotel chain stand out from the rest is the addition of stuffed dolls as part of the room decoration. These dolls are exclusively found in properties of the brand, and some guests grow so attached to them that they resolve to purchase one at the front desk before leaving.

Do you think this is the kind of hotel that suits your travelling style? If you travel frequently for work or business and enjoy luxury stays, but still want to find the best nightly rates, we recommend you consider citizenM locations around the world, and more concretely airport hotels for international layovers and transit like the citizenM Amsterdam Schiphol and the citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle.