It’s not often that a meeting or event space can be described as “breathtaking”, but the grand ballroom at Park Inn by Radisson in Amsterdam is precisely that. VEN Global, a specialized firm supplying FF&E and OS&E within the hospitality industry, brought to life the vision of world-renowned industrial designer Karim Rashid to create this outstanding and unique space.
The ballroom spans two floors and features opera-style balcony seating with one truly extraordinary feature. Rashid designed an 800 sqm ceiling with wood veneer finish inspired by the curvaceous properties of the Venn diagram. The meticulous construction of this “puzzle ceiling” is comprised of 160 individually cut pieces of interlocking shapes on three levels, achieving perfect acoustics to accompany its unmistakable visual impact.
In addition to the ballroom, the venue has a meeting academy comprised of 19 meeting rooms. Overall, the multi-use VEN Amsterdam complex is home to the Holland Casino, B-Apart amongst other businesses. The Park Inn conference hotel boasts 476 rooms divided on 8 floors, each with a distinctive colour palette. All FF&E and OSE was supplied by VEN Global who ensured the best possible outcome from a quality standpoint by performing Research & Development to realise Rashid’s design vision.
VEN Global began as the procurement arm of OMNAM real estate group. A strong need for high quality products combined with a cost-effective strategy for interior décor were the pillars upon which VEN Global was founded more than 15 years ago. Since then, it has developed into an international independent firm with offices in Milan, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, China and New York. The firm is currently working on projects all over the world. Amongst the projects is the Ivy Palm Springs Resort for the Oxygen Hospitality Group in California. This project is a full hotel renovation which brings two existing properties together into one, with 106 rooms including a redesigned reception and refurbished pool area.
VEN Global prides itself in taking a flexible, client-oriented approach from design through production, shipping, installation and aftercare— the cornerstone of forging long-term partnerships.