Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam Opens
Friday May 2nd, 2014 - 3:32PM BP
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AMSTERDAM—Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has opened Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam.
Located on the UNESCO area of Herengracht, this new canalside property is comprised of six historic town houses.
Each of the 93 guestrooms and suites offer views of Amsterdam. Rooms are dressed with accents of lapis lazuli and ochre hues, referencing Holland’s own Vermeer, whose paintings include “The Girl with the Pearl Earring.” According to the company, each bedroom retains the historical charm of the original buildings with beamed ceilings, sash windows and spacious bathrooms with freestanding baths.
The hotel has an exclusive partnership with restaurateurs Jonnie and Thérèse Boer. Owners of 3-Michelin star restaurant De Librije in the Netherlands, the pair have created a menu of food and drink options, together with Sidney Schutte, former chef at De Librije and now the executive chef at the new hotel.
Other F&B outlets include The Maurer Room, an example of Rococo interiors; Vault Bar, formerly the original vault of a bank; and Waldorf Astoria’s signature Peacock Alley, a lounge option. Armillary Sphere takes center stage in the room, a nod to the property’s links to sail, trade and time, according to the company.
Meeting and banqueting facilities include the Hooft Ballroom, with views overlooking the canal. Guerlain Spa is comprised of three treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, heated indoor pool and views across the private garden.
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