About Amrâth Hôtels
A family business!
Amrâth Hôtels owns and operates 15 comfortable hotels, restaurants and meeting centres in the Netherlands.
The Board of Amrâth Hôtels & Restaurants comprises the following people:
- Mr. K. van Eijl: Managing Director and sole director under the articles of association
- Mr. D. Dreese: Operational Director
- Mr. G. van Eijl: Founder and Commissioner
The Amrâth Group, with hotels in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands, is a family business.
From Retail Premises To Hotels
Its founder, G. van Eijl, began investing in property back in 1978. Although his initial investments comprised retail premises and small office properties, he soon expanded to include restaurants and bars. In this manner, he was able to gain some experience in the field of refurbishment and renovation of monumental Dutch hotel properties.
Mr G. van Eijl was employed as Marketing Manager of the prominent Amsterdam advertising agency of McCann-Erickson until 1989. He left this position to focus entirely on his own property operations. Within a few years, he began to acquire major properties, such as the Slotania Hotel in Amsterdam West and the Gooiland complex in Hilversum.
In 1998 the municipality of Amsterdam puts the Shippinghouse on the market. Van Eijl spots an opportunity to turn this majestic edifice into a characteristic and charismatic five-star hotel.
The Amrâth Hotel Group
In purchasing the stately hotel de l’Empereur in Maastricht, in 1997, the Van Eijl family laid firm foundations for the development of the Amrâth hotel chain. He had previously acquired Hotel Maarsbergen in Maarsbergen. The Amrâth brand was applied to all of the family’s hotels in the year 2000. Amrâth is actually the maiden name of Mr Van Eijl's mother, who originally came from France.