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NHow Amsterdam RAI Hotel and Edmund Bell

The iconic NHow Amsterdam RAI Hotel opened its doors in early 2020 as a meeting place where contemporary art, design, fine dining and cultural expression echo the multicultural spirit that characterises this great city.


This 650-room 4-star hotel is a vibrant hub for business travellers, tourists and Amsterdam locals alike, located right beside the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.


The hotel was designed by Dutch architect OMA and is made from three triangular volumes stacked on top of each other.


Amsterdam NHow


Our customer, Interior-Consult, was asked by the developer to provide design assistance to NH Hotels & the designers and to organise the procurement and project coordination of all furniture, fixtures and equipment. The guestrooms are inspired by the cardinal direction the particular room faces – South, East, North, South West, South East and North West.



Edmund Bell fabrics are used throughout the hotel and there is an eclectic mix of vibrant colours, patterns and traditional elements freshly interpreted throughout. Edmund Bells large colour ranges were the perfect solution, with an average of 28 colours in each of our decorative blackout ranges – an ideal option for hotel bedrooms as they offer complete light exclusion to ensure a perfect night’s sleep. The chosen blackout fabrics were Discovery Damson, Discovery Green Tea, Discovery Indigo and Zanzibar Bordeaux – so very colourful! Over 5000 metres of double with fabric was needed for this project.



They also worked with our designers on a bespoke plain colour print, using Edmund Bell’s Printlab service – our ability to offer special colours via custom printing was exactly what they were after. The colour was printed onto the chosen base fabric; flame retardant Outback Silk FR offering 100% light exclusion.



Click on the links below for more information about our fabrics used throughout the NHow Amsterdam RAI Hotel:


DISCOVERY blackout fabric

ZANZIBAR blackout fabric

Printlab bespoke printing service

OUTBLACK SILK base fabric