The time has arrived. The time to show off all the hard work. The 45 year old Pulitzer Amsterdam re-opens next month after a complete renovation and Hero & Leander are lucky enough to showcase this for you.
Creative Director Jacu Strauss, previously a senior designer at Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio, has designed the interior to showcase the beautiful architectural setting. Exceptional attention to detail and craftsmanship has been put to work to enhance and restore the 400 year old canal houses set within Amsterdam’s UNESCO world heritage canal district. An area that is quite like none other. Guests are simply spoilt for romantic walks upon leaving the hotel. The Pulitzer is within easy reach of the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh museum and The Anne Frank House. If shopping is for you, the Nine Streets, the shops of Jordan, the flower market and the Royal Palace is also nearby, easily explorable by hopping on a bike or a boat.
Not only does the building that Pulitzer Amsterdam is in boast an incredible history, but both the area and the new interior design compliment this. From trade merchants to flamboyant Dutch aristocrats, past inhabitants of the canal houses have inspired the rich character of the hotel to bring through the traditional essence of the Dutch capital. It is this character that Strauss has worked so hard to bring into the concept of the interior and the brand of the Pulitzer. Strauss commented,
“There is a real understated sophistication about Amsterdam and I have loved immersing myself in the city to influence my vision for the hotel. Pulitzer Amsterdam is the ideal place to start exploring the Dutch capital, each canal house has its own story to tell and I am proud to be instrumental in bringing these to life.”
Our favourite room at the Pulitzer Amsterdam is the Book Collector’s Suite. A relaxing break is perfectly complimented by the room where you can just simply sit and read. A vintage oak writer’s desk overlooks the canal that sits atop a patchwork Persian rug by Piet Hein Eek. You’ll be in danger of not wanting to leave the room and explore the city. Or maybe that’s exactly what you are looking for from your break.
The restoration is phased and the second phase of the restoration will culminate in Autumn 2016 when the second wing will open to guests and the hotel will launch the Grand Opening. Upon completion, the Pulitzer Amsterdam will feature a total of 225 guest rooms with suites and a starting rate of £235 per room. All rooms feature Le Labo amenities, a bike repair set – perfect for the Amsterdam cycling culture, individual climate control, free WiFi and an LCD flat panel television. The other suites that the hotel offers are the Antique Collector’s suite showcasing antique furniture, a large crystal bead chandelier and a wall of old and new mirrors. The Music collector’s suite that features a record player alongside side a great collection of framed records that adorn the walls, and the Art Collector’s suite that features a spectacular nine metre painting adaptation of ‘The Last Supper’.
Alexander van Gastel, the general manager of the hotel, “Our future lies in our past, we want to stay true to our roots and celebrate the history and heritage of the canal houses – the hotel’s maze of secrets and surprises are what makes Pulitzer Amsterdam unique. We are excited to reveal the new look to loyal guests and to welcome new visitors to join us on our journey.”
For those that are looking for a relaxing getaway in Europe then Amsterdam and the Pulitzer, with so much to offer, is certainly an excellent choice.
Pulitzer Amsterdam is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection. All guests of Hotel Pulitzer are eligible to enrol in the iPrefer guest loyalty program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet to members upon every stay at more than 550 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide.
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