AMSTERDAM and MCLEAN, Va.—Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of a 93-room hotel in Amsterdam. Located on the UNESCO area of Herengracht, this new luxury canalside property is comprised of six historic 17th and 18th century town houses that have been restored.
“Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam perfectly represents our ambition to create unforgettable experiences and inspirational environments in the world’s leading destinations,” said John Vanderslice, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “This is a truly unique property that captures the Dutch approach to understated luxury in its design and service culture.”
Guestrooms are dressed with accents of lapis lazuli and ochre hues, referencing Holland’s own Vermeer, whose paintings include “The Girl with the Pearl Earring.” Each bedroom retains the historical charm of the original buildings with beamed ceilings, sash windows, and spacious bathrooms with freestanding baths.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam has a partnership with restaurateurs Jonnie and Thérèse Boer, owners of 3-Michelin star restaurant De Librije in the Netherlands, to create a memorable fine dining experience at the hotel’s restaurant, Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam. The pair have created the food and beverage menu, together with Sidney Schutte, former chef at De Librije and now the executive chef at the new hotel.
Other dining options include the Maurer Room, which is ideal for private dining and exclusive meetings, and Waldorf Astoria’s signature Peacock Alley is an elegant lounge option. The Vault Bar is an exclusive den in one of the houses—formerly the original vault of a bank. It is an intimate drinking option for guests and visitors alike. Meeting and banqueting facilities include the spacious Hooft Ballroom, with views overlooking the canal.
On the garden level of the new property, the Guerlain Spa offers three treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, and heated indoor pool.
“With Europe’s fourth largest airport and nearly 6 million international visitors a year, Amsterdam is a thriving tourist destination,” said Simon Vincent, area president, Hilton Worldwide. “At Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, those travelers now have a world class luxury hotel to experience.”