From the W Hotel to the Waldorf-Astoria, there’s a bevy of new luxury hotels in Amsterdam. In light of this competition-- as reported by The Telegraph-- the Hotel Pulitzer underwent a renovation in 2015 and officially relaunched on February 1, 2016 as part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ new LVX Collection. The Hotel Pulitzer, formerly a Luxury Collection hotel, left the Starwood portfolio in April 2015. Comprised of 25 restored canal houses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, the Pulitzer originally opened in 1970 as Amsterdam’s first five-star hotel (it was founded by the grandson of the Pulitzer Prize’s founder).
After the “largest renovation in its history,” what’s in store at the Hotel Pulitzer? There’s a swanky new bar and the Restaurant Jansz, and 80 guestrooms redesigned by Jacu Strauss with a clever combo of vintage and contemporary décor. (These rooms are on the Keizersgracht side; the rooms facing Prinsengracht will be renovated this year, and the total tally will be 225 rooms.)
All rooms come with free treats, free wifi, marble bathrooms with Le Labo amenities, and bike repair kits. The stand-out rooms are the four new themed “Collector’s Suites” including the Music Collector’s Suite, the Book Collector’s Suite, the Art Collector’s suite, and the Antique Collector’s Suite.
Tip: The hotel has is very own boat for navigating the canals of the “Venice of the North.”