Ans Markus X Amstel Hotel
Amsterdam - On the 7th of November, in collaboration with Museum Jan van der Togt Amstelveen, Ans Markus opened her new exhibition at the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam.
The grand opening took place in our stylish A Bar and was followed by a delicious lunch in our eminent Restaurant La Rive. The Amstel Hotel is proud to have this exclusive opportunity to present pieces of Ans Markus's work in our venue while her exhibition is currently displayed in the Museum Jan van der Togt Amstelveen. During her career, Ans Markus has made a few paintings that she holds dearly. Giclees of these works can now be admired in the Restaurant La Rive and the A Bar; both located in the Amstel Hotel.
Luxury BVLGARI Afternoon Tea tickles all senses
Amsterdam - The month of November is dedicated to the limited BVLGARI Afternoon Tea inspired by the fragrances of the Splendida Collection of BVLGARI. This is a special collaboration between the Italian jeweller and the Amstel Hotel.
The BVLGARI Afternoon Tea consists of delights inspired by the Splendida Collection of BVLGARI. In the Amstel Lounge guests will be surprised by various odor and color sensations. Executive Chef Rogér Rassin has created, among other things, a mousse in the shape of the Splendida vial and has ensured that every fragrance allies to a suitable taste.
The iconic vials are imitated using a silicone mold where the mousse is poured in. The flavor Rose Rose has been translated into a mousse of mandarin and roses, Iris D'or to a mash of raspberry and cardamom, and Jasmin Noir consists of a mousse of green tea with jasmine and Tonka beans. In order to enrich the experience, various subtle fragrances, from the luxurious handmade BVLGARI-scented candle collection, will stimulate all the senses during the Afternoon Tea.
Besides this, there will be macaroons, sandwiches, cakes and hot dishes, which will of course be served with matching tea variations. These flavors, colors and scents are all inspired by the Splendida collection. For the icing on the cake, guests are surprised with a lovely BVLGARI goodiebag.
Drawing attention; Art & Tea
Amsterdam – Drawing attention; Art & Tea. A new tea set has been introduced for the Royal Afternoon Tea. The porcelain was designed by artist Thomas Hillebrand and designer Nina Constantinescu.
The artist Tomas Hillebrand, who also works as a curator at Museum Jan van der Togt in Amstelveen, is known for his stunning glass sculptures. The drawings he created for the Amstel Hotel’s new tea set show a very different side to his artistry. Tomas feels very comfortable with this genre too. He graduated from the Rietveld Academy and is specialised in large scale drawings.
For the tea sets, he collaborated with designer Nina Constantinescu and Amstel Hotel management assistant Jolanda Kamies, to find and create several iconic hotel elements that laid the foundations for the design. Because the designs are hand-drawn, they strove to keep the details without it becoming too minimalistic and playful.
The edges of the porcelain tell their own story. One edge features the Hogesluis bridge spanning the Amstel, as well as the water and the salon boats. Another tells the story of the interior, based on the ceiling ornaments and details from the rug.
The result is a cheerful, elegant and ornate collection featuring the dark blue of the Lounge with gold accents – much like the colour combination as for example of the hotel staff uniforms.
One thing is for certain: this tea set is entirely unique.
Festive launch of Amstel magazine
Amsterdam – On 9 May, InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam launched their new magazine, a special edition with a new design that revolves around the theme 150 years of elegance.
It's already the eighth edition that has been developed. This unique edition shows many stories from the past, but also how the Amstel Hotel is preparing itself to receive guests for another 150 years. A part of the magazine is dedicated to the restoration in exclusive interviews with Kasper Burgy of Burgy Bouwbedrijf and Gijsbert van Hoogevest, the architect.
Rosé gold is the theme of the cover. Ronald Kolk has specifically designed a dress that indicates the perfect match between young and old. '' The Amstel Hotel is also meant for young guests who understand the charm of this hotel '', said Kolk. In addition, Gassan Diamonds ensured the finishing touch of the picture with beautiful rosé gold jewellery.
Primary school wins visit to the Amstel Hotel
Amsterdam - On Monday 20 March, primary school Dr. Schaepman School West from Barendrecht visited the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam. Jonah (10) of this group won the visit because he sold the winning ticket during the Jantje Beton Lottery in 2016 to a local resident.
The whole group enjoyed a delicious lunch and workshops in the hotel. The students were invited to decorate cupcakes in the kitchen, making non-alcoholic mojito cocktails in the A bar and experienced how it is to make beds in a five star hotel. Finally they played the Amstel Quiz. They had a fantastic afternoon and were enthusiastic about the hospitality of the Amstel Hotel.