In the coming years Amsterdam will get eight hotels specially designed for Chinese tourists and businessmen. The first King Best Hotel, named after the eponymous Chinese investment group, comes in an unused office building in Schiphol Rijk. The 4-star establishment gets 161 rooms and focuses specifically on individual Chinese tourists and traveling businessmen. The hotel will also get a traditional Chinese restaurant. Shuttle buses maintain connection with Schiphol and Amsterdam. This hotel will have an investment of ten million euros. Also at the Orlyplein on Sloterdijk and along the A10 at the Sint Lucas Andreas Ziekenhuis come branches of King Best Hotels, all in empty office buildings. Other locations in the city and the region are still wanted. The hotels have to become part of a chain of hotels that are targeted special on Chinese visitors with branches throughout Europe.
Hotels for Chinese are popular, the number of Chinese visitors to Netherlands now rises. 225,000 Chinese visited our country last year, mostly via group travel. The NBTC expects that this will be 400,000 in five years. Chinese tourists prefer private shelters, mainly because of their specific meal preferences-including a hot breakfast with rice or noodles. Also the room wishes; so Chinese visitors prefer separate beds instead of double beds and a shower instead of a bath. There are no hotels in Amsterdam specifically for Chinese. What restaurants concerns, there are a number of Chinese restaurants that specifically focus on Chinese tour groups.