Pestana Adopts Historic Town Hall for Its Amsterdam Debut in 2016
Yet another new hotel will opening in Amsterdam--The Pestana Amsterdam, from the Pestana Group, a Portuguese hotel company.
The Pestana Amsterdam will occupy the former town hall and county seat of the City of Nieuwer-Amstel, alongside the River Amstel. The town hall was built between 1889 and 1892, just four years before Nieuwer-Amstel was merged into the City of Amsterdam. The building, as beautiful as it is, was then used for records storage.
The building style is Neo-Renaissance, aka is really pretty, and oozes with exterior detail. Pestana will not need to dress up this architectural beauty, which features decorative brick patterns and the classic Dutch stepped parapet, roof sculpture and finials galore, and one hellova cupola. Additions were made after the town hall was completed, and based on the digital image released, these will be integrated into the hotel's design.
A team of Dutch architects and interior designers have reportedly been brought on board to restore the original buildings and to design a 2-wing modern addition. The hotel will offer 157 rooms and 32 suites (flats), along with a restaurant, bar, spa with indoor pool and gym and a lovely-sounding winter garden terrace in the historic patio.
This will be the fifth hotel in a European capital for Pestana, who is credited with such notable 5 star hotels as the drop-dead-gorgeous Pestana Palace in Lisbon.
Photos: Wikipedia and Pestana Group