Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by CTF Amsterdam B.V. to manage Rosewood Amsterdam, which will open in 2023 as the ultra-luxury hospitality group's eleventh property in Europe and first in the Netherlands. Housed in the former Palace of Justice, a building of great architectural, historical and social significance that overlooks the Prinsengracht (the Prince's Canal), one of the city's most beautiful waterways, in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Amsterdam Canal District. The hotel will be ideally situated near many of Amsterdam's finest attractions including the museum district, the high-end shopping district on P.C. Hooftstraat and the hip De Pijp neighbourhood. With its central location and befitting design carefully conceived to offer an inviting and amiable atmosphere, the property is poised to serve as an unparalleled gathering place for visiting guests and the local community alike.
Rosewood Amsterdam will offer 134 guestrooms and suites, with many boasting spectacular views across the two adjoining canals, quiet internal courtyards and iconic townhouse rooftops. Amenities will include three restaurants, one of which will be an Indian restaurant, and bars; Sense, A Rosewood Spa offering ayurvedic treatments; a state-of-the-art wellness and fitness centre; and an indoor swimming pool. In addition, multiple event spaces and meeting rooms, including a 3,000ft² ballroom, will offer advanced audio and visual services and natural daylight. Decorative details throughout the hotel's public spaces will pay homage to the signature spirit of both the building and city while creating a selection of differentiated yet unified spaces through subtle albeit impactful means, such as contrasting colour schemes that seamlessly separate one setting from another. Notably, the lobby lounge will feature a library adorned with beautiful legal books doubling as art pieces, photographs and artefacts, as well as comfortable and stylish seating, to create an enticing enclave that will invite visitors to linger and laze. The library will also host an Indian Business Club which will stimulate high-level business and networking in an exclusive setting. All public spaces will overlook the three distinct, internal landscaped courtyards of the building.
"Through design, décor and service, Rosewood's properties worldwide mirror their surroundings and the souls of the destinations, and Rosewood Amsterdam will be no different," said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. "With a unique character and culture, Amsterdam is a fitting locale for which to bring Rosewood's guiding A Sense of Place philosophy. We're looking forward to combining the city's quintessential charm with a modern sense of style to meet and exceed the latest standards of luxury hospitality."