Exactly the right note.
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam.
Been to Jerusalem lately? You did? Maybe you stayed in the Mamila hotel and liked it as much as I did. Beautiful building, with a serene minimalist interior from the hand of maestro Piero Lissoni. He’s playing exactly the right note in his newest creation: the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam.
It opens later this summer as an event space. Rooms can be booked from September. It occupies a 19th century brick building that used to be a music academy. Glass is the dominent material used in the respectful re-design. A glass-covered 20-metre- high atrium houses the lobby. The restaurant is spectacular. The atrium also houses the brasserie where chef Schilo van Coevorden is in charge. The hotel, and its spa, is set to become a chic hangout for visitors as well as locals with the ritzy shops of the PC Hoofstraat and the Van Baerlestraat nearby, as well as popular attractions like the Stedelijk, Rijks and Van Gogh museums just around the corner.
Van Baerlestraat 27 Amsterdam
Doubles from Eur. 400