The talk of the town in Amsterdam? A brand new hotel scheduled to debut in October 2012, designed by none other than Marcel Wanders. (As cited by Wikipedia, Wanders was called “the Lady Gaga of the design world” by The New York Times.) Expect seriously cool interior design- with nods to Dutch history and culture throughout. Located in the lively Jordaan district, once a working class neighborhood, the new Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht hotel is housed in the former Public Library on the Prinsengracht – Prince Canal, and will have 122 rooms.
Fun perks include local Zenology Mandarin Green Tea toiletries custom-made for the hotel, and—like all Andaz hotels—free wifi, local calls, and snacks and non-alcoholic drinks from the mini-bar. There’s also the Bluespoon restaurant; the Urban Spa with sauna, hammam and gym; plus 4,305 square feet of meeting space. For more information, visit www.andazamsterdam.com