Amsterdam, 01-02-2024 – Bob W Amsterdam Noord has been officially shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious MIPIM 2024 Awards in the category of Best Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Project. This nomination highlights the project's exceptional design and commitment to sustainability, marking a significant achievement for the flagship building located in Amsterdam Noord.
The nomination is a tribute to the innovative spirit and hard work of the team responsible for bringing this project to life. Bob W Amsterdam Noord is an integral part of the Republica development, a notable example of an exceptionally sustainable “city-state” that harnesses its own energy through photovoltaic panels and thermal energy storage while fostering biodiversity with its green roofs.
The project features 126 locally designed apartments alongside limited edition design lofts, embodying a unique concept that merges the quality and services of a hotel with the authenticity and functionality of a home, also described as the ‘Best Of Both Worlds’. The interior design is inspired by the local neighborhood’s historical docks and shipyards, translating Amsterdam Noord’s industrial heritage into contemporary design and form. Highlights include custom furnishings by local design studio Kota Company, bespoke joinery co-designed with Holloway Li Ltd, and an extensive collection of over 200 artworks by Amsterdam artist Don Drawings.
The awards ceremony is set to take place on Thursday, 14 March, at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, celebrating the finest in real estate development.
Bob W Amsterdam Noord's recognition as a finalist in the MIPIM 2024 Awards underscores the project's industry-leading stance in hospitality, driven by a commitment to innovative design and environmental sustainability. The team eagerly anticipates the upcoming awards ceremony, ready to showcase their groundbreaking approach to sustainable comfort.
Niko, CEO of Bob W, expressed his excitement about the nomination, stating: “We are super excited to have Bob W Amsterdam Noord recognized as a finalist in the MIPIM 2024 Awards. This is a testament to our efforts to create a new category of hospitality and apply a rethink to the industry norms. Our focus on technology, sustainability, design, community and product development is really paying off. This team is unstoppable as we continue expanding across Europe on our path of becoming Europe’s most loved hospitality brand”
About Bob W
Launched in 2019, Bob W is a tech-powered hospitality operator offering a smarter alternative to mainstream hotels and traditional short-term rentals. Sustainably operated, design-led full-service aparthotels combine the consistent quality and aesthetics of a lifestyle hotel with the personal touch and amenities of a short-term rental.
Backed by Europe's top venture capitalists, family offices and entrepreneurs including ByFounders, IDC Ventures, Elevator Ventures, Verve Ventures, NREP, Tesi, Wolt co-founder Miki Kuusi and Supercell co-founder Ilkka Paananen, Bob W is building the technology To give every guest an authentic 5-star hospitality experience, at scale, while leading the world’s transition to sustainable hospitality. Today, the tech company’s portfolio consists of more than 3,000 serviced apartments across Europe, with further rapid expansion already secured in existing and new markets.
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