W Amsterdam Amsterdam
Could not be more fundamental. Almost about the Dam, rubbing noses together with the Royal Palace, minutes from the main canals.
Style & personality
Strong lines, light and space, with splashes of bold color bringing warmth to dull greys. A elevator whisks you in the low-key entry area to a huge, glass-walled space extending through the whole top of this Exchange building, including the reception, lounge, pub and restaurant. 1 facet of this hotel looks directly on the Royal Palace (using a rooftop pool running the length of this cornice out); another provides a view over Amsterdam rooftops. It is all decidedly stylish, determinedly modern, and pleasurably lavish.
Service & amenities
Young, sparky employees are all on the ball and also trained to provide W’s trademark ‘Whatever/Whenever’ service. They understand their city, along with also a resident ‘W Insider’ will offer a direct connection to Amsterdam’s artwork and design landscape. A massive gallery-cum-incubator area for local style, music and art is placed in the Bank construction, using a spa scheduled to start in its vaults in late 2016.
Rooms from the Exchange construction are (for Amsterdam) rather broad, with high ceilings, big mirrors, glass outside-walls, and open-plan baths. The design motif of the public places continues with strong-lined fittings styled from concrete. Fabrics introduce some color, together with work by local designers, and subtle references into town (the shower cubicle echoes older Amsterdam phone stalls). Espresso machines, iPod docks and massive televisions are regular.
Food & beverage
Breakfast at Mr Porter steakhouse on the top floor of this Exchange is a popular competition for the best in the town, with ingenious salads (pumpkin along with beetroot, grilled aubergine and olives) supplied along with the buffet, in addition to dishes made to order (a nice eggs benedict). Even the Duchess restaurant, at the magnificent former located house of the Bank (full with enormous, remote, stained-glass roof), became the talk of town as it opened, as much to the room and sumptuous décor as for its cuisine (everything from foie gras-filled donuts to great old beef Wellington). The rooftop lounge bar is the place for wickedly adventuresome cocktails.
Value for cash
Double rooms from253 ($320) low season that range from #528 ($669) large, including breakfast, #28 ($35) additional. Free Wi-Fi.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
The hotel has lifts, and three rooms are adapted for guests with disabilities.
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