| Design Lover’s Paradise |
A while ago I was invited to stay at Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam for their Grand Re-opening party. A newly-restored hotel located in Amsterdam’s chicest neighbourhoods overlooking the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals, the 400 year old canal buildings of 25 interconnected houses converted into Amsterdam’s finest hotel. Combining Dutch’s historical elements with contemporary style, preserving 17th century architectural features. Designed by the genius interior designer Jacu Strauss, former senior designer at Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio, Strauss commented; “There is a real understated sophistication about Amsterdam and I have loved immersing myself in the city to influence my visions for the hotel. Pulitzer Amsterdam is the ideal place to start exploring the Dutch capital, each canal house has its own story to tell and I am proud to be instrumental in bringing these to life.”
Strauss brought his beautiful visions to life, and showcasing the building’s deep heritage and architectural splendor. There is no perfect flattery description to complement the hotel’s uniqueness, each room is magical with a story to tell and inspire, like, ‘Phoenix, rises from the ashes’, all integrated to one word. Reborn.
Here are the key highlights during my stay at Pulitzer.
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A lovely-handsome garden terrace-cafe for breakfast, lunch and coffee with a touch of luxury and tranquil green oasis – the big windows, a serene courtyard, and the interior with plush green velvet chairs, brass finish, emeralds green bistro tables, and mouthwatering light dishes, sweet and savoury treats perfectly displayed on Carrara marble bar, makes this place an ideal place to meet friends for breakfast or coffee. A worthy visit for any foodie and interior lover.
| Saxenburg Room |
There are 6 venue rooms designed to hold meetings and scaled events at a capacity – Wester Church, Garden Room, Saxenburg Room, Saxenburg Galleries, Merchant Rooms and Copper Rooms. My favourite, the Saxenburg Room. An elegant venue room from a bygone era – it’s Pulitzer’s most opulent, by far the most enchanting and romantic salon room in the hotel. The whimsical room boasts a painted ceiling, grand chandelier, and a view of the garden. Adorned with 18th century artwork and the stunning Louis XV style mantelpiece from 1750. The room is perfect for weddings, meetings, private dinners and cocktails, and Vanity Fair style photoshoots!
| Pulitzer Suite |
Indeed the most romantic and heart melting suite, a tribute to lovers the world over. In the center of the room lies a free standing bath tub with a view of the whole room to admire of, eclectic mix of period furniture, historic architectural features and modern detailing, and ensuite marble bathroom to die for. Sprinkle a handful of rose scented petals in the bubble bath with a glass of bubbly, a perfect moment to enjoy a spot of relaxation, and create your own love story to remember and cherish.
| Pulitzer’s Bar |
Turn a corner, you find a charming gentleman-style bar in the style of Art Deco, Pulitzer’s Bar. Sip on classic cocktails and finest beverages, a drink with a history and story to tell. The interior is sleek and stylish, dark, relaxed and very inviting with a small cosy room next door. “Every inch a gentleman – an outstanding drink and comfortable chair can make his day.”
| Restaurant Jansz |
Pulitzer also introduced a brand new restaurant, Jansz. An effortless and quintessential Dutch all-day dinning restaurant, ‘serves simple yet beautiful’ crafted dishes inspired by classic European cuisine. The interior is elegant, romantic with a contemporary twist such as pastel pink curtains, Carrara marble table tops, plush velvet seats, Tom Dixon industrial-style lighting, copper finishes, dark oak floorings, dark and rich coloured wainscot features.
| My Room / Classic Room |
A 2 night stay at this lovely spacious Classic Room located on the first floor overlooking the garden shaded by trees. Every room in Pulitzer comes with a tall headboard reflecting the gables of each canal houses. Other design elements includes exposed ceiling beams, eclectic mix of vintage furnitures and modern items,very comfortable Queen sized bed, cool writing desk, a decent sized marble bathroom with Le Labo amenities. I’m a breakfast in bed kind of a person who likes to enjoy the last bit of experience and catch up with some news on tv or laptop in my own room.
| The Tourist |
The best way to explore the famous canal and city is by foot, by bike and by boat. You can’t leave the Pulitzer without sailing through the canal in style on a luxurious salon boat. Step aboard the Pulitzer’s classic salon boat named ‘Tourist‘. The boat captain provides a live commentary while enjoying the views of the historical buildings of the Golden Age and see the city has to offer.
Stay tuned for part 2 of my trip to Amsterdam with Pulitzer and the city has to offer.
Kit Lee was a guest of Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam.
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