citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel
Location: Amsterdam, Holland
Promoting the idea of "affordable luxury," citizenM now boasts seven hotels around the world. But the 230-room Schiphol Airport location was the brand's first, and still stands as a model for how the brand is doing things different in the hospitality world with enviable amenities like oversized beds, mood lighting, wall-to-wall windows with blackout blinds, and rain showerheads plus free WiFi and movies in every room.
Why It Stands Out: citizenM's unique tablet device, known as the MoodPad, eliminates the need to fool around with a bunch of buttons, levers, and light switches by putting all the power in the palm of your hand. Just a few simple swipes is all it takes to program the lighting, temperature, window blinds, television, and alarm to your perfect settings.