Rosewood Amsterdam will open in 2023 as the ultra-luxury hospitality group’s 11th property in Europe and first in the Netherlands. The hotel will be housed in the former Palace of Justice, a building of great architectural, historical, and social significance that overlooks the Prinsengracht (the Prince’s Canal), in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Amsterdam Canal District.
Originally constructed in 1665 and later expanded in 1836 by Dutch architect Jan de Greef, the Palace of Justice was Amsterdam’s main courthouse for over 175 years and one example of de Greef’s classic, multicultural style influenced by his travels to Paris and Rome. Working closely with the Bureau Monumenten en Archeologie (BMA) and the City of Amsterdam to preserve the rich heritage and quintessential character of this iconic building, Netherlands-based architectural firm Kentie & Partners has been selected to spearhead the property’s evolution into a luxury hotel. Leading the property’s interior design is acclaimed Dutch designer Piet Boon of Amsterdam-based Studio Piet Boon. Boon will honor the property’s original elements and distinctive Dutch identity while incorporating a contemporary sense of style that captures the energetic and exciting Amsterdam of today’s times.
Amsterdam-based Studio Concrete has been appointed to design the hotel’s main restaurant, which will become a fresh and vibrant interior in the heart of the building, flanked by two courtyards with outdoor seating. London-based interior design firm Sagrada, led by David D’Almada, has been appointed to design an intimate bar in rich colors and high-end finishes, with views overlooking the canal.
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