InterContinental® Amstel Amsterdam celebrates 150th anniversary and restores building to its historic glory
February 2017: The InterContinental® Amstel Hotel will undergo a major restoration of its roof and façade to preserve the original architecture of this magnificent hotel, dating back 150 years. The year-long restoration is slated to begin later this month, during which time the hotel will continue to welcome guests and visitors with all of its facilities fully operational.
One of the most iconic buildings on the banks of the River Amstel, the design of the building, dating back to 1867, will be fully retained and it will be returned to its former historic glory, in keeping with the founder’s original vision. Restorers will use the original colour and design palette by restoring the balustrades and iconic architectural ornamentation that define this much loved landmark.
Preserving the history of Amsterdam's original 'Grand Dame'
Founded by Dr. Samuel Sarphati, a prominent doctor in the 19th Century, the hotel was created as an architectural landmark - a palace on the Amstel River banks - that would put Amsterdam on the international map and encourage visitors to the city. Built in collaboration with Cornelis Outshoorn, one of Amsterdam’s most progressive 19th Century architects, the hotel was inspired by some of Europe’s most famous buildings. With beautiful detailed arches of the architectural style of the ‘Golden Age’in the richly decorated lobby , the hotel has attracted many prominent figures and guests looking to experience the glamour of the Amstel Hotel since it first opened its doors on 27th April 1867.
The Amstel Hotel is owned by Katara Hospitality, a globally recognised hospitality owner, developer and operator, with a particularly renowned reputation of renovating heritage buildings and ensuring the culture and history of its iconic portfolio of hotels is not lost. The company takes immense pride and pleasure in rejuvenating historically iconic hotels, restoring them to their former glory and ensuring their hospitality heritage is secured.
Anita Bos, General Manager, InterContinental Amstel said: “We are looking forward to seeing this magnificent hotel return to its original splendour and will be working around the clock to ensure our guests receive the same experience and exceptional service during their stay with us.”
From world class dining and magnificent suites overlooking the famous Amstel River, to personalised service and experiences, InterContinental Amstel remains one of the most iconic properties in the collection of InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts.
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