Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans for an 11th European property and the group’s first in the Netherlands.
The 134-room Rosewood Amsterdam is scheduled to open in 2023, and will be housed within the city’s former Palace of Justice overlooking the Prinsengracht.
The building was originally constructed in 1665, and expanded in 1836 by Dutch architect Jan de Greef. It served as Amsterdam’s Palace of Justice for over 175 years.
Facilities will include three restaurants and bars, one of which will specialise in Indian cuisine, as well as Sense spa, an indoor swimming pool, and meeting and events space including a 280 sqm ballroom.
The group said that “Decorative details throughout the hotel’s public spaces will pay homage to the signature spirit of both the building and city while creating a selection of differentiated yet unified spaces through subtle albeit impactful means, such as contrasting color schemes that seamlessly separate one setting from another”.
The hotel’s lobby lounge will feature “a library adorned with beautiful legal books doubling as art pieces, photographs and artifacts, as well as comfortable and stylish seating, to create an enticing enclave that will invite visitors to linger and laze”.
The library will also host an Indian Business Club, “which will stimulate high-level business and networking in an exclusive setting”.
Public areas will overlook three internal courtyards, created by landscape designer Piet Oudolf.
Rosewood currently has three properties operating in Europe – Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, Rosewood London and Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco – with a further eight under development in cities including Edinburgh, London, Madrid, Munich, Vienna and Venice.
Earlier this year the group announced plans to manage its first property on the Italian island of Sardinia, located on the island’s Costa Smeralda, about 1.5 kilometres south of Porto Cervo town.
Commenting on the news Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group, said:
“Through design, décor and service, Rosewood’s properties worldwide mirror their surroundings and the souls of the destinations, and Rosewood Amsterdam will be no different.
“With a unique character and culture, Amsterdam is a fitting locale for which to bring Rosewood’s guiding A Sense of Place philosophy. We’re looking forward to combining the city’s quintessential charm with a modern sense of style to meet and exceed the latest standards of luxury hospitality.”