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Lesson of leading commercial design, tourism and international hospitality

The new Teaching Hotel Chateau Bethlehem in Maastricht, the Netherlands, displays a unique charm knitted into the contemporary renovation. Carpeted by DESSO, the welcoming interior spaces of the renovated castle – bar, restaurant, conference room – expect guests from all over the world. Staying at this hotel means not only a place to rest and a cosy ambiance, but also a lesson about creative management, international tourism and leading design.

The 26-bedroom hotel is managed by students from the Hotel Management School, Maastricht – part of Zuyd University. The photos taken by charlie.laidlaw show us a glimpse of the hotel’s charm. A collaborative effort of top Dutch designers, architects and artists created this hotel: hotel rooms were designed by Piet Hein Eek, Studio Job, Richard Hutten, Evelyne Merkx, Jurgen Bey, Fleur Muris and Marcel van Neer, D/Dock (Francesco Messori and Martijn Jans) and Gerben van der Molen of Stars Design; the Bar was designed by Bart Hagevoort and Leon de Lange designed the restaurant; the meeting areas were designed by Luc Coenegracht, and Bart Vos worked on the public areas. Each of them can pride themselves on this exceptional project.




Ada Teicu

Ada always dreamed of transforming her love for writing into a lifestyle. Passionate about all things beautiful, from faithful dogs to homemade cooking or climbing her beautiful homeland mountains, she was very much into interior design and architectural wonders. Ada is from Timisoara, Romania, loves purple and turquoise and her all-time favorite c[...]

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