Hotel developer and operator Borealis Hotel Group and hotel management firm Cycas Hospitality have entered strategic partnership to open and operate new hotels in Europe.

As part of the partnership’s first phase, the two hotel companies have signed a management agreement under which, Cycas was selected to open and operate the converted Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak.

Slated to open in mid-2022, the 108-room hotel previously served as a bank.

Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak represents the European debut for the urban lifestyle brand and the opening of its first hotel in the Netherlands.

The hotel will house innovative food and beverage offerings to serve a range of travellers.

It is located 350m from Rotterdam Blaak metro station and 1.4km from Rotterdam Centraal Station providing convenient access to the city’s major attractions. The airport is just 8km from the property.

Borealis Hotel Group CEO and founder Bart van de Kampd said: “I am delighted to announce this partnership with Cycas Hospitality. At Borealis we set the bar for our hotels and operators very high.

“Under Matt’s leadership, I’ve watched Cycas transform from a niche, extended-stay operator into an impressive, full-service pan-European hotel company.

“Cycas shares our international perspective and our values of hard work, high standards and fun, and we look forward to working together on this as well as future deals.”

In addition to this, Cycas agreed to manage a second new hotel. Details of the development will be announced in 2022.

Last month, Cycas Hospitality partnered with IHG Hotels & Resorts to open 119-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sion.