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Design Hotel Ruby Emma Amsterdam

Added Value

  • One-stop-shopping: from Purchase TDD to Project Management of the Fit-Out



  • Real Estate Consulting: Technical and Environmental Due Diligence, Technical Monitoring, Technical Facilities Management 
  • Project management of the Fit-Out

Tristan Capital Partners

Project duration

November 2019 - December 2022

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Tristan Capital Partners has acquired the four-star QO Hotel in Amsterdam for one of its investment funds. This new-build hotel was open from 2018 to 2020, but then had to close its doors due to the Covid pandemic. Prior to the acquisition, the real estate consultancy team at Drees & Sommer Netherlands conducted a technical and environmental survey of the property at the request of Tristan Capital Partners.

The QO Hotel has been renamed “Ruby Emma”, and is the first Ruby hotel in the Netherlands. The hotel is known for its high sustainability values with, among other things, a thermal storage system that stores hot water, the high-tech greenhouse on the roof, and a living facade with 1,600 fully responsive panels for passive cooling.

Following the Technical and Environmental Due Diligence, Drees & Sommer provided the Technical Facilities Management with a schedule of structural and installed services repairs needed, and monitored the repair work done by the vendor to the most critical of these faults. All installed services complied with the legislation and regulations, and maintenance was up to date, all in less than two months.

As well as the technical work, there was Project Management of the Fit-Out. An enormous suite has now been converted into five luxury hotel rooms matching the rest of the hotel in terms of style, design and smart technology. The fit-out conversion was an opportunity to carry out structural repairs at the same time, identified as necessary as part of the Technical Due Diligence. This not only led to cost savings, but caused minimal nuisance for others too.

The Ruby Emma designer hotel will open in stages, starting May 2022. According to the current schedule, the five newest hotel rooms will be handed over to the building’s owners in December.

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