Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel
Amsterdam (0 miles away)
Compliant Venues Ltd believes that the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel & Conference Center aligns to the metric applied to our GREEN assessment status.
General Positioning: Connected to Amsterdam’s Airport (Schiphol) the Sheraton offers a business class hotel less than a 5-minute walk from the departure and arrival terminals and the train station located at the Airport. This location is ideally suited to multi country advisory boards, using the high number of flights servicing cities worldwide, A large plenary room can accommodate 399 theatre style in the Conference Centre with a private entrance and there are 27 additional breakout and boardroom style rooms on three floors, offering privacy when required. The building is modern in design, blending into the business architecture of the area. The interior replicates the same modern style and reflects a business positioning across all public and meeting spaces. With a number of motorway networks servicing the airport large or small national and regional meetings are also well suited here. The Sheraton meetings brand Starmeetings provides a series of touches to support meetings organisers, from a dedicated concierge in the conference centre, but is not designed to be a VIP programme focused on luxury touches that would impact attendees.
Sales and Marketing: The venue uses digital and offline marketing materials to leverage the location at the airport and present its use as a Conference Center. Eye in the sky style photographs show the connectivity to the airport. Other pictures of the hotel use carefully styled images to present a venue which, on the face of it, looks more contemporary in style than modern, as any visit will confirm. Some references are made to “Culinary Voyages” to present the restaurants however this does not mean that the restaurants are positioned in the luxury bracket. This concept is followed through on Instagram and Facebook accounts where food plays an important part in the visual character of the hotel. This would be misleading to the business use of the venue which, as can be seen via links to guest’s photographs, would position location as the primary characteristic of the Sheraton. Little promotion is made of the Fitness and Spa facilities which are modest in scope and only briefly referenced in the website.
Location and Setting: As described above location is the key feature for the Sheraton. Any delegate flying into the airport could feasibly be sat in a meeting room within 10 minutes of exiting security controls. The walk is simple and leads passengers to the reception level from which meeting rooms can then be accessed. Anyone travelling by train arrives directly to the terminal. An escalator from the platforms takes attendees up to the area outside airport arrivals, so again a 5-minute walk brings you to the hotel efficiently and quickly. Train services to the city’s central station are roughly every 15 minutes. If your delegates are travelling by car there are a range of motorway networks to the airport with 150 parking spaces available at the hotel. The setting, as can be imagined, is that of an airport location - a modern complex in a business environment.
Fit for Purpose: Meetings are an important component of the overall business mix at the Sheraton. There are a wide range of meeting spaces in two distinct areas. Positioning as a Conference Center highlights the capacity for multiple meetings and reflects how the overall facilities are positioned as a meeting product. Understandably as an airport hotel there are a range of facilities for leisure travellers including the Runway Café which plays sport on TV screens, the Gate - an atrium style bar offering speciality beers and signature food from the novel Sheraton Paired food brand. The fitness and spa facilities also provide facilities spaces for leisure travellers.
Facilities: Access to the Sheraton is from the street level to the Conference Center where the biggest room the Universe room is located and a further 15 rooms and good sized lobby area. The second entrance is from the walkway leading to the airport where the Runway Café and reception is located. From here lifts take you to the bedroom floors and the meeting space on the ground level, 5 boardrooms on the 2nd floor and 4 meeting rooms, the restaurant and bar located on the Atrium floor. As can be seen the hotel is separated into a number of different spaces accessible by the lift set into an atrium within the core of the hotel. The Runway Café is bar/ café styled, with a capacity of 80 persons. It features a wooden bar, dark wood flooring and two distinct areas for snacks and the bistro style menu. On the Atrium floor you will find the Stripes restaurant with a capacity of 110 persons and a menu which focuses on grilled steaks and Dutch delicacies, breakfast is served here also a buffet lunch and a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. The Gate bar is located next to the Stripes restaurant within an atrium flanked by bedrooms on two sides, this space can be used for group lunches, dinners and cocktails to a maximum of 100 persons.
Meetings: As described, meeting space is located in three self-contained areas, providing security and privacy if required. The Conference Center is accessed by lifts from the hotel and the street for groups arriving individually or via coaches. The space here is open, light and modern. A concierge desk supports logistical management and there is a larder style coffee area where groups share refreshments and a stand up lunch if a seated option is not chosen. The lunch here is generally a mix of light bites and soups. Alternative seated options are possible. There are 18 multiple purpose meeting rooms in this area, the Universe Room for 399 persons theatre style which can be divisible into three sections for 100 persons theatre style respectively and the remaining rooms offering boardroom and breakout size rooms from 6 persons to 36 in a variety of styles. Each room has an inbuilt screen and ceiling heights of 4.30m perfect for a range of projection styles. All rooms are designed with a light grey colour scheme and modern tables and chairs. The rooms can incorporate a refreshments station if required. The second meetings area is located on the 2nd floor housing five boardrooms for between 5 and 10 persons. Each room has a HDMI cabled flatscreen TV for presentations, leather swivel chairs and white boards and flipcharts. In the middle of the five rooms is a refreshment station where sandwiches and light lunches can also be served. All rooms have views around the airport complex. On the atrium floor, there are 4 rooms located close to the stripes bar. Rooms here include fixed boardroom style tables and flexible rooms that can accommodation from 12 – 50 persons using the Atrium space and stripes restaurant for refreshments and lunch.
Bedrooms: There are 407 rooms at the Sheraton split into 4 main categories with airport and atrium views. All rooms were refurbished in 2007. There are 288 deluxe rooms which are essentially the standard level. All rooms include empty fridges, safes, iron and ironing board, smart TVs and there are coffee corners at the hallways. The design of the rooms is contemporary, business in styling with subdued colours and a stylish presentation. In addition to the stock of standard rooms there are 96 club rooms, with the only difference to the deluxe rooms being located on the higher floors with free access to the Club Lounge where breakfast, drinks and snacks are served throughout the day. Both these room types are 26.5m2 in size. The next category is the executive club rooms which are 36m2 in size, this additional space being the main difference to all other room types. There are also 3 family rooms and 8 suites.
The executive club rooms can also make use of a lounge where breakfast and snacks are served throughout the day. The space was renovated in 2016 and offers 100 seats and is modest in size and does not dominate the bedroom spaces, nicely appointed and accessed via executive rooms keys.
Leisure: The Fitness and Spa area of the hotel is modest in size and includes a sauna, steam room, a number of massage rooms along with a good sized gym. The spa is not themed and offers a small range of treatments and facilities.
Service: The service levels are consistent with a venue suitable for healthcare meetings and events. There is no sign that the venue attempts to use service and a guest-to-staff ratio to leverage luxury impressions.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel which was consistent in strength during our visit. No sign up process is required and conference delegates Wi-Fi access is included within the day delegate rate
Meeting & Event Room Capacities
Meeting & Event Rooms
Total no. of meeting rooms: 30
Max capacity (Theatre Style): 339
Total no. of breakout rooms: 0
Total capacity of all breakout rooms: 0
The tick shown below identifies the rate banding applicable for that venue, based on its geographical location. Please note these rates act only as a benchmark guideline. Actual rates will be subject to seasonal fluctuations, corporate agreements and any individual/separate negotiation.
Day Delegate Rate
- UK: < £45
- SE / London: < £54
- UK: £45 - £69
- SE / London: £54 - £86
- UK: £69 +
- SE / London: £86 +
- UK: < £150
- SE / London: < £180
- UK: £150 - £189
- SE / London: £180 - £227
- UK: £189 +
- SE / London: £227 +
Nearest train stations
- Schiphol (0.1 miles away)
- Valkenburg (17.1 miles away)
- Soesterberg (25.2 miles away)
Venue Contact Details
Telephone: +31 (0) 20 3164300
Fax: +31 (0) 20 3164316
Name: Elaine Van Shaick
Telephone: +31 20 50 04 975