November 13, 2017

Concrete and Jestico+Whiles Capture Modern Dutch Living at the Hyatt Regency Amsterdam

The most buzzed-about hotel in the Netherlands is rejuvenating a 19th-century former children’s hospital. The Hyatt Regency Amsterdam is bringing a taste of history to the present day through local firm Concrete‘s transformation of the site’s once-clinical interiors. With ample experience designing W and citizenM hotels around the world, Concrete conceived a biophilic lobby—complete with green walls and furnishings colored to match—that evoke traditional Dutch living rooms. They dove even deeper for restaurant-bar Mama Makan, which channels ancient Dutch-Indonesian trading cafés.

“A modern Dutch way of working,” says general manager Toni Hinterstoisser, can be found by “using the tribune for flex working and the library as a meeting space.” Meanwhile, a 2,000-square-foot ballroom with oak floors and window walls overlooking the nearby Singelgracht canal offers leisurely environs. Spas, fitness areas, and the 211 guestrooms are thanks to British firm Jestico+Whiles. Though a recent build, the hotel’s connections extend further back than the original facade (which was restored  by Van Dongen-Koschuch)—its hand-glazed tiles are from Amsterdam’s oldest company, Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum.

Guestrooms feature artwork inspired by the neighboring botanical garden. Photography courtesy of the Hyatt Corporation.
Bathrooms offer walk-in rain showers. Photography courtesy of the Hyatt Corporation.
White sheers frame views of the Singelgracht canal and the city skyline. Photography courtesy of the Hyatt Corporation.
Hanging gardens, tile mosaics, and verdant furnishings bring the elements into the lobby. Photography courtesy of the Hyatt Corporation.
Restaurant seating picks up the lines of the herringbone floor, while trompe l’oeil tile defines the bar. Photography courtesy of the Hyatt Corporation.

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