The citizenM concept is based on offering ‘affordable luxury for the people’, in which guests can enjoy all the luxuries they would expect from a 5* hotel – but without any hidden or unnecessary costs. citizenM was founded by Rattan Chadha, the founder and former CEO of the fashion brand Mexx.
citizenM opened its first hotel at Schiphol Airport in 2008, followed by Amsterdam City in 2009, citizenM Glasgow in 2010 and citizenM London Bankside in 2012. Rotterdam, New York and Paris opened in 2014. 2016 saw the opening in London of citizenM Tower of London and Shoreditch while citizenM opened its second and third hotels in Paris, in La Defense and Gare de Lyon in 2017 as well as Taipei, the group’s first opening in Asia.
A hotel in New York Bowery is the next launch, followed by further expansion in the US, Europe and Asia.