Rosewood expands to Amsterdam

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The Netherlands: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its first Dutch property with Rosewood Amsterdam.

The property, planned to open in 2023, will be housed in the former Palace of Justice in Amsterdam’s UNESCO heritage-listed Canal District.

The 134-room hotel will be designed by Studio Piet Boon, balancing functionality and individuality, hoping to maintain a sense of Dutch style and identity. Rosewood has committed to working with both The City of Amsterdam and the Bureau Monumenten en Archeologie (BMA) to preserve the rich heritage of the building.

Rosewood Amsterdam will also include three major restaurants, a spa facility, meeting rooms, a 3,000-foot ballroom, and a fitness centre. Its library, which will aim for a traditional aesthetic, will also host an Indian Business Club to facilitate networking and high-level business.

Rosewood CEO Sonia Cheng said of the expansion: “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. With a unique character and culture, Amsterdam is a fitting locale for which to bring Rosewood’s guiding 'A Sense of Place' philosophy.”

This is the third Rosewood property in Europe, following the company’s expansions into Paris, Italy and London. The company has announced further expansions in Europe and the Middle East, as a part of what the company calls a “thoughtful growth strategy.” 

Sonia Cheng was recently named as one of International Hospitality Media’s 50 Urban Innovators. Read on for more information here.

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