Eccentric Dutch designs at the Pulitzer Amsterdam.

Thursday 04th August, 2016
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This is the completion of a quintessentially Dutch redesign across the hotel’s labyrinth of 25 Golden Age canal houses. The re-opening this summer of Pulitzer Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht canal side of the hotel  sees the unveiling of areas including the main entrance and lobby, the inner gardens, a two-storey gym, as well as a further 145 guestrooms and suites.

An impressive new entrance, the first new building since the canals received UNESCO status, will welcome guests in style, guiding them into an eccentric and luxurious lobby, furnished with vintage Persian rugs, antique furniture and a collection of historic and contemporary artwork. Adjacent to the lobby, a flower shop greets visitors with a colourful display providing a nod to Dutch culture, and a library showcases Pulitzer Prize winning books, hinting to the history of the hotel. 

The jewel in the crown is the inner gardens - occupying an unexpectedly large and serene hideaway nestled at the centre of the hotel. Under the lead of Creative Director, Jacu Strauss, renowned Dutch garden architects, Copijn, have created a casual park-like feel within the space, a flexible area for guests and visitors to relax, work or socialize amongst seasonal plants and playful sculptures. Copijn has also landscaped gardens surrounding the nearby Rijksmuseum. Spanning areas of the lobby and the garden is Pause at Pulitzer, the hotel’s inviting café which serves drinks and light dishes throughout the day.

Formerly a senior designer at Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio, Strauss has worked with a highly skilled team to painstakingly deconstruct the heritage of the canal houses and 'bring new light to their best kept secrets'. From trade merchants to flamboyant Dutch aristocrats, past inhabitants of the canal houses have inspired the rich character of the hotel. The new look blends original and historic features with luxurious modern-day elements.

A total of 225 guestrooms and suites balance Amsterdam’s rich past and contemporary present in an eclectic mix of finishes, designs and elements which complement each room’s individual charm. Four exceptional Collector’s Suites are inspired by the narrative of elaborate characters who may have lived in the buildings throughout the years; from a compulsive art devotee to an eccentric book lover; a music composer and a grand antique collector. Quirky features include a dramatic floor-to-ceiling archway of books, a wall of trumpets, and a large painting depicting a modern scenario of The Last Supper. Each has a private entrance and stunning views of the canals.

Pulitzer Amsterdam’s restaurant, Jansz., demonstrates the hotel’s deep passion for elegant culinary craftsmanship. Executive chef Cassidy Hallman has used an old-fashioned, quality-loving approach to create a menu of beautifully crafted modern classics that respect the simplicity of quality produce and ingredients. Next door, Pulitzer’s Bar is a classic and chic hotel bar with sumptuous furnishings and a rich and intimate atmosphere.

 The newly restored Pulitzer Amsterdam is a luxury hotel set within 25 interlinked 17th and 18th century canal houses, in one of Amsterdam’s chicest neighbourhoods. Blending traditional and modern Dutch craftsmanship and service, the hotel offers 225 guest rooms, a tranquil inner garden, meeting and event spaces as well as an authentic restaurant and bar that showcase local tastes. Overlooking the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals, the hotel is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pulitzer Amsterdam is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection.