After six years of planning and rebuilding the Waldorf Astoria on the monumental Herengracht (Gentleman’s Canal), has finally opened and is ready to welcome hotel guests. With its central location on one of the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam and only 15 minutes’ walk from Museumplein, it makes it an ideal place to stay while you explore and experience what Amsterdam has to offer.
The opulent and stately Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam boasts 93 luxurious rooms, spread out over six beautiful 17th & 18th century canal mansions, ensuring every part of the hotel has some historical uniqueness. The buildings are combined into a single building beautifully and leave a real grandeur impression. Designed by GA designs, best known for their work for the Corinthia and St Pancras Renaissance in London, they blend the historical beauty of the mansions with classic contemporary style seamlessly.
Upon entering the hotel, one of the first thing that guests will discover, is the peacock alley which is a grand tradition in the Waldorf Astoria’s history. Originally it was a grand corridor that connected the two original Waldorf and Astoria buildings in New York. It became a gathering place, elegantly decorated with comfortable chairs where people could be ‘seen’ hence the name ‘peacock’. It is a regular feature in the Waldorf Astoria’s landmark hotels, and is a restaurant area to indulge in tea and coffee and all-day dining.
Guests and visitors can also enjoy a gastronomic experience at the restaurant Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam, run by executive chef, Sidney Schutte and a sister of the 3-star Michelin restaurant De Librije in Zwolle. Signature Cocktails and fine beverages including locally brewed liqueurs and wines can be sipped at the Vault Bar, named after the bank vault which still has the original lockers showcased.
The hotel also offers the luxurious new Guerlain boutique spa, where guests can relax in a tranquil space with three different restful treatment rooms. Offering a varied range of spa treatments by highly trained therapists ensures you a unique and revitalizing experience. The spa also has direct access to the hotel’s beautiful private garden.
With such a great location and renowned name, synonymous with elegance and luxury, the Waldorf Astoria would be the perfect hotel if you are visiting Amsterdam and are looking for a little bit of extravagance imbued in a rich history.
For more information about the hotels special offers and reservations visit www.waldorfastoria.com/amsterdam