A new design hotel will be opening in Amsterdam this summer, and it's causing quite the stir. The iconic city-center building that once housed Amsterdam's premier music conservatorium has morphed into a fashionable 128-room property adjacent to the city's exclusive shopping street, P.C. Hoofstraat. Owner Georgi Akirov hired the acclaimed Milan-based designer Piero Lissoni to mastermind the Conservatorium Hotel's interior design, combining a contemporary aesthetic with nods to the building's history. Think exposed beams contrasting with a glass-covered atrium, and Classical music playing throughout the public spaces. Little wonder, then, that the hotel is a member of Design Hotels.
The 128 rooms, including Duplex and Roof Suites, will feature luxurious touches like super-sized towels, deep soaking tubs, complimentary mineral water at turn-down, and fully stocked private bars. There will also be three communal dining outlets and a Holistic Wellbeing Centre with exclusive hydro treatments, a cutting-edge gym, and an organic bar. The hotel's website proclaims an emphasis on “a new level of personalized and humanistic approach to service” and we're eager to see what it's all about.