Heren2 will be taking on the role of investment developer during the construction of the two hotels. Heren2 focuses on sustainable development on the banks of ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. They involved the English-Dutch hotelmanagement organisation Cycas Hospitality as reliable and experienced party, that saw the potential of the Houthavens area from the start. Cycas Hospitality provides – in a long-term rental agreement with Heren2 – the exploitation of the hotels. Both hotels aim to serve business- and leisure travellers by using their own unique character. Colliers International guided Heren2 during the transaction, who applied its international expertise in real estate services and specialisation in hotels for this project from its office in Amsterdam.

The Houthavens as cultural and creative neigbourhood
The Houthavens, previously an area of Amsterdam with an impressive industrial history, is located on the banks of ‘t IJ and is a state-of-the-art cultural and creative neighbourhood. A dynamic harbour atmosphere comes together with the sense of independence offered by the surrounding water, which is reflected by the creative industry hotspots located in the area. Many companies, such as Diesel, Hugo Boss, Barts, Toms, Dedato Architecten and Aegis have established offices here. The Houthavens also have has its own theatre, that hosts the Anne Frank theatre production. Horeca establishments grow in numbers as well. The Houthaven district has become an easy to reach, future-proof and stimulating place to work being a creative hub of excellence with a beautiful view over ‘t IJ and its harbours.

About Heren2
As a multi-disciplinary real estate company, Heren2 realises concept development, feasibility studies, projectmanagement, real estate management and due diligence research. As urban developer Heren2 focuses on the banks of ‘t IJ, of which the transformation of the new Houthavens around the Minervalaan is an outstanding example. Besides this transformation the redevelopment of the Oranjewerk in Noord has started. This shipyard at the Nieuwendammerdijk is being transformed into around 1.000 houses with facilities.