Andaz to open Amsterdam property

12 Apr 2010 by BusinessTraveller

Hyatt is to open its first property in the Netherlands, with the Andaz Amsterdam due to be unveiled in 2012.

The trendy Andaz brand debuted in London in 2007 (click here for a review), and has since opened properties in West Hollywood (click here for a review), New York’s Wall Street and San Diego, with hotels also under development on 5th Avenue in New York, Papagayo in Costa Rica, and Austin, Texas.

This latest addition will see a 122-room hotel located on the the site of the former Public Library on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht (also the location of Anne Frank House and the city’s tallest church, Westerkerk). Interior design will developed by Marcel Wanders, a dutch designer whose works have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the V&A in London.

Rooms will “reflect a modern view on Dutch history”, and facilities will include Andaz Studio (the brand’s meeting concept), as well as a lounge, bar, restaurant and fitness centre.

Paul Geertman of Aedes Real Estate, the hotel’s developers, said that “only the outside of the original building will be recognisable”, with a “totally new development” created behind the façade.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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