Travel Solo with citizenM
Travelling alone is now an increasingly popular travel choice - Google searches for ‘solo travel’ have quadrupled since 2020 with the majority of travellers being young adults who are keen to have new adventures and explore exciting destinations on their own terms.
With 31 hotels worldwide, and 16 located centrally in many of Europe’s major cities, from Amsterdam to Zurich, citizenM offers an ideal stay for anyone planning a solo trip, from eager explorers looking to visit the hottest art exhibitions to mobile citizens adding on a few days of R&R to a business trip.
Travelling alone offers a degree of freedom and flexibility that aligns perfectly with citizenM’s own values. The hotels provide a friendly and welcoming space where the solo traveller can relax and recharge with helpful ambassadors on hand. Meanwhile, citizenM’s signature guest rooms featured in every location are smartly furnished with everything modern travellers need, and nothing they don’t. Visitors can expect XL king-size wall-to-wall beds with an extra comfy mattress and luxury bedding, along with an HD widescreen TV for entertainment and a small desk if working in a private space is preferred. A powerful rain shower with full-size shower gel and shampoo (as well as giant fluffy towels) will soothe all long- and short-haul travellers. Additionally, thanks to the in-room iPad and their award-winning app, citizenM guests can control everything to their own liking, from the temperature in the room to the lighting and the blinds.
Anyone travelling alone will be able to make the most of their stay with the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere of citizenM’s living room spaces, where the hotel’s friendly ambassadors are more than happy to help with any query or concern. Every citizenM location has superfast free WiFi that allows for citizens to call home with zero interruptions. Guests can enjoy a cocktail or a coffee from canteenM, find a spot to work or watch one of the large screen televisions, or if they prefer to explore the city, the citizenM app is full of tips for where to go, where to eat and where to drink, all suggested by locals.
citizenM Paris Opera
citizenM Paris Opera is the brand’s newest opening and its fifth hotel in Paris. Located on the historic Rue du Croissant, rooms start from as low as €149.00. The hotel provides solo travellers looking to build out an extensive cultural itinerary with easy access to some of the most talked about exhibitions of the year such as the designer Paul Smith’s artistic direction for the Musee Picasso exhibition, or the Musee D’Orsay, currently showing an exhibition of works by Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas. Additionally, the hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from the famous Opera. Situated near additional notable Paris attractions such as The Louvre Museum and The Pompidou Centre, along with the nearby restaurant and brasserie-lined streets, the hotel makes the perfect city-break for anyone travelling alone.
citizenM London Victoria Station
citizenM London Victoria Station, the 226-room hotel that neighbours the transport hubs of Victoria train and bus stations on Vauxhall Bridge Road, is very centrally located and less than a 15 minute walk away from Buckingham Palace. Rooms start at £159.00, and the hotel is also walking distance to major tourist attractions such as Westminster Abbey and Tate Britain. Solo travellers staying at the location will not need to go far to see some of London’s most prominent sights.
citizenM Amstel Amsterdam
Located in Amsterdam’s historic canal district and with rates starting at €159.00, citizenM Amstel Amsterdam is the place to stay for solo guests looking for architectural beauty and art-filled spaces at an affordable price.
The hotel is in a conversion of an existing structure dating back to 1928 and built in the Amsterdam School style of architecture, the decorative red brick exterior with its multitude of elegantly slender windows stands out among the neighbouring buildings on Sarphatistraat Street, making a picturesque walk for individuals exploring on their own.
citizenM was launched in 2008 with a purpose – to disrupt the traditional, stale hotel industry. Rattan Chadha – the founder of the global fashion brand Mexx – was inspired by his employees to create a hotel for today’s frequent travellers, giving them everything they need and nothing they don’t. This means central locations in the world’s most exciting cities, but at an affordable price. Not just a place to sleep, but somewhere to work, relax and play – just like home. Somewhere with superfast free Wi-Fi, tech that makes life easy, and world-class art that isn’t ‘hotel art’. A room with an ultra-comfortable XL bed to crash in, and a powerful rain shower to wake-up in. Rattan Chadha called this ‘affordable luxury for the people’.
The first citizenM opened at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in 2008. As of April 2023, citizenM’s portfolio has 31 hotels in 18 exciting cities: London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Zurich, Geneva, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago, Taipei, and Kuala Lumpur.