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W Amsterdam Will Be An Upside Down Hotel With Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

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  Site Where: Spuistraat 175, Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands, 1012 VN
December 23, 2013 at 10:36 AM | by | Comments (4)

Having received a first shot of the future W Amsterdam thanks to one of our tipsters, we decided to do a little further investigation and see what we could find out about the hotel located just off of Dam Square, less than ten minutes’ walk from the city’s central railway station.

We’d agree with our tipster’s assessment that the building, in its current state at least, lacks in the aesthetics department, but, with the right bit of love and W imagination, we do see a lot of potential. The address is not Raadhuisstraat 2, but rather Spuistraat 175, the street that runs along the back of the building. The Albert Heijn (a grocery store) and Gall & Gall (a wine & spirits shop) you see on the ground floor in the above shot will remain. Based on the description on the architect’s website, this will mean that all public spaces of the hotel, including reception, restaurant, and bar, will be on the top floor of the hotel. Read on for more about the building’s history and future as a W.

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Aman Goes To Oman, Regent To Montenegro, and Other Hotel News

November 26, 2013 at 9:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

The Regent Montenegro

There’s tons of hotel news flying around at the moment, so we have another roundup of news bites for you today to get you up to speed on the latest from Oman to Cambodia and China to Argentina.

Starting with the Arab sultanate of Oman, its newspaper Muscat Daily (Muscat is the capital) reports that the country will have the first Aman Resort in the Middle East, in the remote coastal town of Shuwaimiya. The developer of the eco-resort has confirmed Aman Resorts will open, with the hotel group so far taking a confirm-nor-deny approach. Whether or not it will be the first in the Middle East remains to be seen, based on what we hear about an opening in Jordan.

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This Might Be Your First Look at W Amsterdam

Where: Raadhuisstraat 2, Amsterdam , Netherlands
October 7, 2013 at 9:51 AM | by | Comments (0)

When it comes to European destinations, W Hotels has all the major cities covered--London, Paris, Istanbul, Barcelona, St. Petersburg and coming soon--Switzerland with their first-ever ski resort, along with Milan and Athens in 2016. And now you can add Amsterdam to the list.

A super secret spy sent us this picture the other day of the forthcoming W Amsterdam which will be created out of the city's old telephone switchboard exchange building. Admittedly, it's not much of a first look but in classic Amsterdam fashion, there's a man pedaling by on a bike.

According to our source, it will be a 172-room hotel. Right now, there's not much happening to the building but we hear it is being gutted and that real work should start soon. We're guessing W Amsterdam could totally open in 2015. Ja!

Update 10.8.13: Another Amsterdam tipster gave us an address-- Raadhuisstraat 2. They also said the building is "awful" but it's in a great location near Dam Square. Apparently, there's an Albert Heijn on one side (like Dutch Walgreens) which will be convenient if you forget your toiletries.

[Photo: HotelChatter Super Secret Spy]

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London's Hoxton Hotel is Heading to Amsterdam

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  Site Where: Herengracht 255, Amsterdam, Netherlands
August 19, 2013 at 9:15 AM | by | Comment (1)

Last year, the seemingly dull news that the Hoxton Hotel London changed hands to a new investment firm had us sit up and take notice based on the possible expansion of our £1 flash-sale favorite brand to places like New York – which arguably is in dire need of more affordable hotels.

Fast forward to this summer, and the only thing we’ve seen so far is the tiny notice on its website of the Hoxton Holborn, opening next year in a former office building about fifteen minutes due west of the hotel today. Things could be looking up, though perhaps not yet for New York, with The Times and DNA Hotels reporting that Hoxton-owner Ennismore Capital has agreed to buy the Rembrandt Classic Hotel in Amsterdam for €25 million ($33 million).

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As The World Turns, More and More Hotels Will Be Opening

June 3, 2013 at 9:29 AM | by | Comments (0)

The Regent Bali

While we continue to recover from last week’s ma-jah announcement of Tommie Hotels, the lovechild of Commune and Thompson, we have a roundup of news bites from around the world for you this Monday morning. Join us as we hop from Bali to Venice, Amsterdam to China, and Switzerland to Australia, for updates on everything from brand new Chinese brand Ahn Luh to the old school Gritti Palace.

Starting in Southeast Asia, Regent Hotels delivered on the promised opening of its new resort on Bali this past weekend, with 94 suites, one Regent Villa, 25 residences, and that inviting-looking infinity pool above. The Bali resort follows last year’s arrival in Phuket, which we swung by recently to see for ourselves how Regent’s first opening in years would stack up – more on that to come.

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The Hilton Schiphol Airport Hotel Is Building Itself A Replacement

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  Site Where: Schiphol Boulevard 701, Schiphol, Netherlands, 1118 BN
May 28, 2013 at 8:45 AM | by | Comments (2)

Airport hotels are part of every traveler’s experience at one point or another, which is why we recently listed some of our favorites around the world for you. Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport – voted best European airport and number 3 in the world at the 2013 Skytrax awards – is getting a brand new hotel in 2015, when the Hilton Schiphol Airport (round two) will open.

It will replace the current Hilton, which has been around since 1972 (check out the gold reflective windows, very avant-garde at the time) and was the airport’s first proper hotel. Now, especially with competition from the likes of citizenM, it’s time to come back with a new 433-room, atrium-style hotel, which will be connected to the terminal via a covered walkway.

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Six Amsterdam Hotels That Used to Be Something Else Entirely

April 25, 2013 at 3:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you've been to Amsterdam, then you know it's a city of canals, waffles, bicyclists and historical architecture. If you're a tourist in Amsterdam, then you also know that it's the center of the historical architecture where you find the best hotels, but they weren't always there.

Skyscrapers aren't welcome alongside the still canal waters and, when a hotel wants to open up, it often has to first find a building to repurpose, instead of constructing something brand new. As a result, nearly every hotel in the center of Amsterdam lives on a site with a history, one which may range from something as innocent as a convent to as sad as a jail for the Resistance movement during World War II.

Here's six such notable hotels:

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7 Unlucky Hotels That Just Can't Catch A Break

March 14, 2013 at 10:16 AM | by | Comments (0)

In honor of St Patrick's Day coming up this Sunday, we thought we'd take a look back at a few hotels that just can't seem to catch a break. If any leprechauns are reading this right now, take note. You've got your work cut out for you!

#7: Le Parker Meridien.

We thought it was bad enough when a random construction accident managed to flood the entire Knave Cafe at LPM. But it turned out the hotel had more bad luck coming, when Hurricane Sandy tore through Manhattan, toppling a nearby crane, and causing Le Parker Meridien to be evacuated. Here's to a cheerier 2013.

#6: JW Marriott Chicago.

The JW Marriott Chicago made plenty of headlines (though not the good kind) this past fall when an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease claimed the lives of three guests who stayed there over the sumer. The Chicago Dept of Public Health reported that the hotel "fully cooperated with the ongoing investigation," and concluded by saying there was no further health threat at the hotel. Still, we're probably going to lay off those hot tub parties for a while.

#5: Revel Resort.

This $2.6 billion resort was supposed to be the saving grace of Atlantic City, but after barely a year of being open, it announced it was planning to file for bankruptcy. Ouch! Hurricane Sandy couldn't have helped things either. We feel like they need a lucky charm or something to bring them back from the dark side, but then again, if a four-night Beyonce run during opening weekend didn't manage to do it, we're not sure what will.

Four more unlucky hotels after the jump!

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A Look-See Inside Amsterdam’s Swanky Conservatorium Hotel

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  Site Where: Van Baerlestraat 27, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1071 AN
January 4, 2013 at 9:10 AM | by | Comments (0)

Amsterdam is kickin’ ass and takin' names these days. It's just that simple. With the re-opening scheduled this year of the Rijksmuseum after a 10-year reno and the Van Gogh Museum after a much shorter reno, the 400th anniversary of the canals, and the re-opening of the Stedelijk modern art and design museum, the city’s hopping.

Hotels, it seems, have all been preparing for the buzz of 2013: the Hotel de l’Europe had major work done, the Andaz Amsterdam opened its doors, as did the Conservatorium Hotel. Earlier this week we also told you about the opening of The Waldorf Astoria expected in early 2014 so everyone's getting in on the act.

They say a picture speaks a thousand words so have a look at the Image Gallery to see what your next trip to Amsterdam might look like.

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An Early Look At The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

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  Site Where: Herengracht 542-556, Amsterdam, Netherlands
January 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’ve told you the luxe Waldorf Astoria brand of the Hilton group is going on a little expansion spree in the next few years, kicked off with the recent re-opening of the historic Caledonian Edinburgh.

While January should see Berlin finally welcoming guests (more on that later), we’re looking ahead today with a little teaser of The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, due to open early 2014.

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Oh Happy Days! The Andaz Amsterdam Opens Its Doors!

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  Site Where: Prinsengracht 587, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1016 HT
October 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Who would think it’s possible for construction to actually go quicker than expected? Well it certainly has in the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht's case.

We're pleased as punch that the hotel officially opened its doors yesterday, which -- yes -- was a bit later than expected, BUT the hotel's taking reservations for stays starting November 3 instead of November 23 as we originally reported last month. If this is an indication of the way the Andaz Amsterdam’s luck is going to go, we take it as a good omen.

Rates for November 3 atart at 270 EUR ($350) for an Andaz Queen or Andaz King which face the lobby of the hotel and its star-ific Observatory lights.

[Photo: Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht]

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Amsterdam's Dylan Hotel Is The Place For Low $ Lunch and High Wine

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  Site Where: Keizersgracht 384 , Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1016 GB
October 4, 2012 at 12:37 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you’re looking for a place to hang out in Amsterdam on a warm fall afternoon, make it at one of the world’s first boutique hotels: The Dylan Amsterdam. After having their tasty and inexpensive Lunch Plate at Brasserie OCCO and then their High Wine extravaganza that's served once lunch is over, you’ll really have no reason at all to leave.

We headed over to The Dylan on a sunny afternoon and ate (and drank) on their outdoor patio, which somehow managed to feel like a modern, yet cozy, garden terrace. Lined with trees and flower pots, it had an earthy brown / gray thing going on with hits of bright orange berries on every table. It's a great setting to sit and stay a while.

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