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The Student Hotel : Boutique Hotel meets student dormitory

HELLO. MIND IF WE BOAST? THE STUDENT HOTEL is where the needs of the demanding 21st century student and today’s design-savvy traveller meet in dynamic harmony. By fusing luxury, long-stay student accommodation with short-stay facilities for the social globetrotter, THE STUDENT HOTEL is pioneering a modern hybrid in hospitality.

THE SCIENCE BIT
The movement of students between countries is a global phenomenon. According to the OECD, the population of internationally mobile students more than doubled from 2.1 million in 2000 to 4.5 million in 2011. Concurrently, the number of international students in Europe increased by 114 per cent, with above-average growth in urban centres where English-language tuition is available. The number of international students is set to rise to 8 million by 2020, exacerbating an already profound shortage of affordable accommodation.

WHAT WE DID
With the goal of satisfying - and exceeding - the expectations of this fast-growing audience, THE STUDENT HOTEL offers fully-serviced, state-of-the-art accommodation in four cities throughout Benelux: 146 rooms in Liège (established 2009), 485 rooms in Rotterdam (2012), 707 rooms in Amsterdam (2013) and 309 rooms in The Hague (2014). Plans are underway to open further properties across Europe, fulfilling THE STUDENT HOTEL vision for a network of welcoming hubs where students from different academic institutions can make connections.

WHY IT WORKS
Each branch of THE STUDENT HOTEL offers safe, convenient accommodation with bedding, designer furniture, communal kitchens and Internet for as little as 400 Euro per month. Facilities including library, gym, games room and restaurant mean hassle-free living can be enjoyed in a superbly social environment. Events hosted at THE STUDENT HOTEL properties attract big crowds, as well as sponsorship from brands keen to connect with residents.

BREAKTHROUGH
It occurred to the founders of THE STUDENT HOTEL that if the accommodation needs of students, young professionals and youth travellers could be combined under one roof, it could result in a vibrant environment, benefitting everyone. The qualities that make THE STUDENT HOTEL attractive to international students are leveraged to attract today's inquisitive global leisure travellers. In the face of unprecedented competition for the attentions of this market, THE STUDENT HOTEL offers something unique: a ready-made social scene in the company of like-minded people. Short-stay guests can connect with residents via social media to start the party before check-in. After all, why should the students have all the fun?

BIGGER & BETTER
THE STUDENT HOTEL properties have enjoyed full or near-full occupancy since opening. The Rotterdam property recently doubled capacity to 485 rooms to satisfy demand. THE STUDENT HOTEL Amsterdam is the largest hotel in Benelux and a second Amsterdam property will open in summer 2015 with 575 rooms, bringing the total room count to 2200. For the period 2016-2018, the opening of more than 2400 additional rooms is planned for the Netherlands alone, with properties at various stages of planning in the university cities of Eindhoven, Groningen, Maastricht, Utrecht, Leiden and Delft. Further European properties will be announced in 2015.