A special combination: Hansgrohe Axor, Dutch Design and Hotelschool Zuyd in Maastricht
Have you ever slept under a swimming elephant? Have you ever showered in an autumn forest? This is possible in the high-profile designer hotel in Teaching Hotel Chateau Bethlehem Maastricht.
After one and a half years of intensive collaboration between Hansgrohe/Axor and Hotelschool Zuyd in Maastricht, a very special project is realized. The old Chatêau Bethlehem, belonging to the internationally reputable Hotelschool Zuyd in Maastricht, has been transformed into a flagship hotel in the area of design. Hansgrohe/Axor was one of the suppliers for the bathrooms in the hotel.
A number of well known Dutch designers and architects have accounted for the layout of the 26 rooms. Designers such as Richard Hutten, Job Smeets, Piet Hein Eek, Evelyne Merkx, Jurgen Bey, Marcel van Neer and Fleur Muris, D / Dock (Francesco Messori) and Gerben van der Molen (Stars Design) benefit from the wide range of taps and showers of Hansgrohe/Axor for the design of the bathrooms. This created a variety of combinations in the 26 bathrooms. Axor collections from international designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Antonio Citterio been applied in several rooms so that creates a unique blend of international and Dutch design. Further Bart Hage is responsible for the design of the bar and restaurant was designed by Leon de Lange. Bart Vos has made the design for public areas.
The hotel will be run by students from the Maastricht Hotel Management Zuyd. There are also talented students at the Design Academy in Eindhoven and Maastricht School of Architecture involved in this project. The Hotel opened officially 10. September 2010.