Hyatt is to open a 122-room Andaz Amsterdam in 2012.The hotel will be located on the site of the former Public Library on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht, within the cultural district of Jordaan.
The hotel will be developed by Aedes Real Estate and Marcel Wanders will be responsible for the interior design.
The design concept of Andaz Amsterdam and the stylish allure of the rooms will reflect a modern view on Dutch history and will come to life through the vision of renowned architect and designer Marcel Wanders.
Marcel Wanders Studio works on architectural and interior design projects ranging from private residences to the hospitality industry. Various designs of Marcel Wanders have been selected for the most important design collections and exhibitions in the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the V&A Museum in London and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Andaz Amsterdam will feature the Andaz Studio; the hotel brand’s meeting facilities, an executive boardroom, a lounge, bar and restaurant as well as fitness and business centres.
In line with other Andaz branded hotels, Andaz Amsterdam will combine the lifestyle and boutique hotels with a contemporary and personal approach.
Aedes Real Estate, Paul Geertman said: “It will be a design hotel of unparalleled style. Together with Hyatt and Wanders, we will create a world class hotel, which will be characterised by style and hospitality. The entire hotel will be developed according to the highest quality standards with a special focus on sustainability. The location of course is marvellous. Only the outside of the original building will be recognisable. Behind the façade a total new development will be created. Andaz Amsterdam will be the first genuine lifestyle hotel in the Netherlands.”
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, vice president acquisitions & development, Oliver Berger said: “With the signing of Andaz Amsterdam, we are furthering our strategy of entering new markets, including those markets with significant barriers of entry such as the Dutch capital.”