Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas has announced the addition of its first property in the Netherlands, with the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky set to join the brand this autumn.
The 150-year-old property is located on Amsterdam’s Dam Square, and currently operates under the NH Collection brand (both NH and Anantara are owned by Minor Hotels).
The 402-room hotel is currently undergoing a soft refurbishment including work on “some of the guest rooms and suites”, and a new spa and gym will also be added ahead of the rebrand.
The property features a 19th century Wintergarden, used for guest breakfasts and as an events space, as well as The White Room restaurant under Michelin-starred chef Jacob Jan Boerma.
The new Anantara Spa will be located in front of the summer garden, and will offer three treatment rooms, an infrared sauna and a hammam.
The Anantara brand was founded in Thailand in 2001, and is gradually expanding into Europe with the rebranding of the Palazzo Naiadi Rome and New York Palace Budapest later this year.
These properties will join the existing Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, and Anantara Villa Padierna Palace in Marbella.
The group had also been set to add its first Irish property in 2020 with the rebranding of The Marker hotel in Dublin. The hotel’s website now states that it will join the Anantara collection “later in 2022”.
Commenting on the news Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International, said:
“We are delighted to be continuing the expansion of our luxury Anantara brand in Europe with the addition of Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam.
“The historic hotel will be a fantastic addition to the Anantara portfolio when it joins later this year after enhancements to the property and represents an exciting milestone for the brand as the first in Northern Europe.”