LAN parties will never be the same since the hotel for gamers was opened in Amsterdam to offer even more temptation to the younger crowd. It appears that the Netherlands’ capital city is aiming at becoming the biggest attraction in the world for young adults. If it already isn’t.
Besides its famous Red Light District, legal activities that would be otherwise illegal in other countries, they are now beckoning to the gaming community. The Arcade Hotel recently opened in the De Pijp area in Amsterdam with one big selling point: retro consoles in every room. So, after a long day of exploring, sightseeing, and indulging in the charm of Amsterdam, gamers will be able to return to their rooms and have a console ready for them to unwind.
The hotel will also offer a good selection of games. According to the owner, the purpose is to make every one of their customers feel like they’re at a friend’s house.
The Arcade Hotel currently has 36 rooms, but there is a possibility of expansion. Among them, there are the standard single rooms, double rooms, twin, and four-person accommodations. Room service and any other feature of a normal hotel will be certainly offered, along with several other activities that would pique the interest of most gamers or comic book fans.
In the lobby, there are several other consoles littered around for gaming parties. If they are taken, then gamers can grab one of the handheld devices lying around while they wait. Essentially, gaming will be everywhere. In your room, in the lobby, and in the bath for certain luxury rooms. It’s “a special place for people who love gaming”.
Gaming in the room, comics in the library
For those who have grown tired of video games though, the hotel also has a comic book library. The standard hotel libraries with classic novels and more modern, and questionable, social books are replaced with latest issues from Marvel, DC Comics, and several others. It’s easy to imagine spending more time there than it would be healthy. However, how fast the comics are replaced or how recent they actually are will decide its success.
The Arcade Hotel made its grand opening with a FIFA tournament, and they’re planning on making it an annual event. In the future, they’re hoping to expand and create a separate gaming room for multiple players. After all, there’s no party like a LAN party because a LAN party don’t stop. That’s why there’s no early checkout.
A single room in The Arcade Hotel will set you back around $83 per night, while a double will cost $161 for a special night for you and your Player 2. The most cost-efficient option is the quad room at $219 per night, which would round up at just over $54 per person. The pricing itself seems to be in tone with the hotel’s theme, where gaming parties are the most rewarded.
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