Conservatorium hotel Amsterdam

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Conservatorium hotel, Amsterdam


 

The Conservatorium hotel, on the former site of Amsterdam’s Sweelinck Conservatory of Music, opened at the end of 2011 and will soon be celebrating its fifth anniversary. This magnificent neo-gothic building dates from the end of the 19th century and in its new incarnation has been transformed into a contemporary luxury hotel. Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s famous museum district, near the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and the Royal Concertgebouw concert hall and close to the prestigious stores in the P.C. Hooftstraat, this masterpiece by Italian designer and architect Piero Lissoni is a really exceptional combination of history and the best in contemporary design. The Conservatorium hotel was the first member of The Set hotels, a group created to redefine the concept of the luxury hotel for today’s sophisticated, contemporary travellers, and they will immediately experience an extraordinary sense of arrival in the spacious atrium of this unique architectural treasure. There is no doubt that Mr Lissoni more than succeeded in combining original features with modernist and contemporary chic, playfully contrasted with natural daylight throughout the building’s spaces. Guests can choose from a superior room to a penthouse suite among the 129 guestrooms and suites on eight floors. Brushed-oak flooring and beige furniture define
the cool autumnal colour scheme that is both modern and classic at the same time. Guests can savour highlights of the city’s culinary scene in Taiko, the hotel’s Asianinspired restaurant by Chef Schilo van Coevorden, and the Brasserie or try one of more than forty gins in Tunes Bar and enjoy a wide range of signature treatments at the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre. During my stay
I had the pleasure of visiting Taiko to enjoy a fantastic 8-course omakase menu accompanied by a most rare and beautiful sake. All in all, this extraordinary fivestar gem is not to be missed—especially in its fifth
anniversary year.

 
—Copyright 2016 Mart Engelen
 
 

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Conservatorium hotel, Amsterdam

 
 

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Conservatorium hotel, Amsterdam

 
 

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Conservatorium hotel, Amsterdam