Timeless Design With This Amsterdam Hotel!

June 27, 2013

It has been a long week at Studio EM this week and I reckon a lot of that has been down to the searing heat but it has all been manageable as every time I find myself struggling a wee bit I remind myself that my summer holidays are coming up and that quickly reenergizes me. That’s the beauty of summer holidays, we get to travel see new places, experience new cultures, food and customs but the bit I most look forward to is checking out the new hotels around the world, what can I say? I am a Hotel interior architect and designer after all. When I see projects such as today’s feature project I automatically pull out my holiday wish list and add a new destination.

The project that has me checking out travel agents this time is the new Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel in Amsterdam which was designed by Marcel Wanders. I absolutely love how this hotel has such a unique identity and it has this identity because there is so many different design period crossovers within it. Some of the rooms and areas have a very neoclassical look whilst others have a much more vintage Victorian look and feel yet every area within the hotel has a modern retro chic colorful touch that binds each of the different eras together. I just adore this style, as no matter where your turn in this hotel you will come up against a corner that is different to the previous one.

What impresses me the most is how this has all be done yet the hotel still holds a very strong singular identity throughout, I don’t know what it is but the designer has created a certain je ne sais quoi with this design which is incredibly clever and shows the designers talent, it could have been oh so easy to get this style wrong and to create a patch work quilt design, I for one am delighted that the designer avoided this pitfall. A really superb hotel that I will definitely check out next time I am in Amsterdam, check out the images below and see if this hotel would make it onto your travel wish list.

Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel Amsterdam designed by Marcel Wanders

Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel Amsterdam designed by Marcel Wanders2

Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel Amsterdam designed by Marcel Wanders3

Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel Amsterdam designed by Marcel Wanders4

Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel Amsterdam designed by Marcel Wanders5

Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel Amsterdam designed by Marcel Wanders6

Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel Amsterdam designed by Marcel Wanders7

Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel Amsterdam designed by Marcel Wanders8

Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel Amsterdam designed by Marcel Wanders9

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Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel Amsterdam designed by Marcel Wanders12

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Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel Amsterdam designed by Marcel Wanders15