In June 2014 City of Amsterdam and Amsterdam RAI opened the tendering procedure for the development,
realization, and exploitation of a headquarter hotel RAI. Eleven entries were submitted and each of these entries were of an exceptional quality.
All parties scored high on a catering function on the top floor. The winning concept of OMA,
COD and NH Hotel Group stood out because of the additional special facilities such as a television studio, gallery,
sculpture garden, spa, restaurant and bar. Above all, the iconic design of the building was decisive.