Amsterdam’s oldest crane now transformed into a swanky hotel

Whoever said hotels these days call for conventional structures and rectangular buildings is clearly mistaken. A 50 metre maritime crane has been converted into a posh hotel and it does not stop at that; the crane still moves in the wind.

amsterdams-crane-hotel-2Hotel Faralda entails three luxury hotel suites – each suite boasts unique character and an outdoor hot tub. Previously branded as “impossible” to develop, the 250 tonne crane now hosts elite guests who shell out $400 a night to be accommodated in rotating suites designed by top interior designers.

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amsterdams-crane-hotel-1Hotel spokesman Edwin Kornmann Rudi said: ‘But after years of preparation there was a point of no return. Nowhere else in the world is there something as unique, as big and high as this hotel. This has put an end to the fight against the decline of the historic harbour crane.’

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amsterdams-crane-hotel-4In addition to luxurious dining and lavish suites, the steel structure also boasts a private business club where internationally oriented companies and stakeholders to use the crane for all sorts of sessions.

amsterdams-crane-hotel-5The exclusive Faralda Crane Hotel Amsterdam is located at the top of a former industrial monumental crane in one of the city’s most creative areas.

[Via – Dailymail]