Amsterdam, 13 January 2016 – Hotel Okura Amsterdam is the first hotel in the Netherlands to be awarded the European Five-star Superior rating, it was announced at the annual Koninklijke Horeca Nederland (KHN) gala, held last night in Amsterdam’s RAI conference centre.
KHN has assumed responsibility for the official allocation of hotel stars in the Netherlands. This year will see the transition from the Dutch system to European hotel classification. The European star system is different in that it has a Superior status for each star category awarded to hotels with exceptional facilities.
Hotel Okura Amsterdam is the first hotel in the Netherlands to decide to switch to the new European rating. The European system gives guest the option of comparing our hotel with other hotels in Europe. Checks by inspectors revealed that Hotel Okura Amsterdam is one of the top-scoring hotels in Europe and deserves to be awarded the highest status, Five-star Superior. Thanks in part to this new system, Hotel Okura Amsterdam can now differentiate itself even more effectively in the Netherlands.
General Manager Emmy Stoel responded to the award: “Hospitality, perfection and outstanding service are our passion at Hotel Okura Amsterdam. We are unbelievably proud that this is expressed in this new classification.” Within the Hotel Okura Amsterdam team, project leader Charlotte Aberson was the driving force behind the move to the European classification system.
About Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Hotel Okura Amsterdam is part of an international chain with more than 80 luxury hotels worldwide. The group includes Okura Hotels & Resorts, JAL Hotels and Nikko Hotels International. Hotel Okura Amsterdam is the Japanese chain’s only hotel in Europe and has over 300 rooms. The hotel offers its guests high-quality hotel accommodation, culinary delights in four Michelin-awarded restaurants, plus ultra-modern spa facilities. Hotel Okura Amsterdam is a stone’s throw away from both Amsterdam’s business district and the capital city’s main tourist attractions.