The Orly Centre in Amsterdam’s district of Sloterdijk has been part of the IG Immobilien international portfolio since 2002. Since 2019, the office, hotel and apartment complex is being extended to include innovative long-stay apartments. 48 new housing units have been created on an area of around 2,200 m². They are run by Citadines Apart’Hotel.

Amsterdam is regarded as the cultural heart of the Netherlands. The charming mix of history, architecture and art as well as Amsterdam’s colourful inhabitants draw people here from all around the world. Tourism is booming, but many also come to stay for longer. This means that long-stay apartments are highly sought-after – especially small-scale ones in a central location. Due to this, office spaces in Amsterdam are time and again transformed into new housing units. IG Immobilien, leading player in constructing, running and maintaining properties at home and abroad, has recognised this trend and is expanding its range of apartments in the Orly Centre property.

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Successful apartment concept ensures full occupancy

48 new housing units, a generously sized lobby and a gym with breath-taking views have been created on an area of around 2,200 m². The apartments are between 30 and 35 m² in size and offer contemporary living comfort in an attractive location and with a superb infrastructure. The international brand Citadines Apart’Hotel runs the long-stay apartments. Thus, the two building complexes “N1” and “N2” are now 100 % occupied. “Demand for comfortable apartments for short and long-term stays continues to be high, and we are following this trend by expanding our range of apartments.  Our success confirms that this is the right strategy: with an occupancy rate of 100 %, the Orly Centre in Amsterdam is one of our strongest international properties,” says Hermann Klein, manager at IG Immobilien.

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Comfort & service united

The Orly Centre is located in the district of Sloterdijk, which is between Schiphol Airport and the city centre. This makes the location equally interesting for businesses, hotels and long-stay apartments: in summer 2015, in addition to the existing office spaces, Amsterdam’s most modern Mercure Hotel opened here on an area of 6,300 m² – with 172 rooms and a sky bar restaurant. On top of that, the building now also includes serviced apartments for short-term lets. These are run by Amsterdam ID Aparthotel. In 2017, their number was increased to 127 units.

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