More than a hotel, Amsterdam's new Conservatorium has become a clubhouse for the city's well-heeled set. Local fashion designers, artists, and professionals take appointments in the lobby, meet for cocktails in the buzzy bar, and dine in the see-and-be-seen Tunes restaurant. The distinctive property repurposes a former music conservatory, framing the four-story structure with a soaring glass-and-steel atrium that houses the hotel's centerpiece lobby lounge and brasserie. Italian architect and interior designer Piero Lissoni is behind the stunning design; he infused the decor with unexpected splashes of color, but the overall impression is sleek and modern. Rooms are minimalist with a twist; you might pass right by the hidden bathroom door on your first visit but, once inside, you'll find luxe amenities and Japanese-style baths. With its location across the street from the Van Gogh museum, and surrounding area chockablock with scenic parks, cute shops, and tram lines giving quick access into the city center, the Conservatorium is a convenient retreat for travelers looking for a stay with style.
Hotel Award Winner | 2012