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The College Hotel Amsterdam
Q: We love our frequent visits to Amsterdam as it artfully blends youthful excitement with a deep respect for the past. Could you recommend a luxury hotel with a similar spirit?
A: The College Hotel is sure to please with its dynamic blending of tradition with contemporary styling and hospitality. Architectural/design firm, FG Stijl Amsterdam, transformed this circa 1895 school building into a 40-room delight. As a classified historical listed building, regulations dictated retaining the original facade while they lovingly restored and buffed a proud exterior. In public spaces, exposed, aged-red brick walls and black, period millwork invoke the past while stylish lighting and furnishings generate hip tranquility.
Rooms feature lofty ceilings, painted woodwork, exposed wood beams, lush, earth-toned carpeting and upholstery, highly-polished black cabinetry and exotic lighting. These elements create a solid, yet lively mood. Custom bathroom fixtures of lustrous black, gleaming chrome and elegant marble dazzle the senses. Luxurious cascade showerheads pamper guests in many rooms.
The chic bar already attracts Amsterdam’s bright and beautiful. Stylish and inviting, with stunning reflective surfaces, whimsical floral arrangements, and cozy fireplaces it buzzes with excitement.
The College Hotel is owned by Amsterdam’s Hotel Management School (ROC) to give advanced students experience meeting the demands of luxury hospitality. The Stein Group manages the property and directs student staffers. This Barcelona-based firm boasts the spectacular Gran Hotel La Florida overlooking Barcelona, Brownes on Dublin’s St. Stephen’s Green and the dreamy Gran Hotel Son Net on Mallorca among their noteworthy collection. Training young people, while serving an upscale clientele, will be a challenge but from our initial experience we expect resounding success.
The Museum Quarter, fashionable shopping and numerous clubs are nearby.

 

 

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