W AMSTERDAM UNVEILS ELECTRIFYING RESTAURANTS AND NIGHT SPOTS
AMSTERDAM – July 23, 2015 – This September, W Hotels Worldwide will unveil its Dutch debut when the highly anticipated W Amsterdam opens its doors. The arrival of this contemporary design-led lifestyle brand is set to re-energize the Dutch capital with its innovative design, signature services and diverse beverage and food offerings.
Set across two iconic buildings, W Amsterdam will unfold a new scene with three distinctive destinations where guests can mix and mingle while enjoying delectable, innovative cuisine and drinks. The rooftop W Lounge will be serving up signature cocktails alongside stunning views and pulsating music. THE DUCHESS and MR PORTER by The Entourage Group,offer effortlessly elegant yet indulgent gastronomic experiences, setting new hospitality standards in the Dutch capital.
W’s reinterpretation of the traditional lobby, W Lounge, is the first stop for all arriving guests at the hotel. Located on the sixth floor of the Exchange building, W Lounge will be at the heart of the hotel with unparalleled 360-degree views over the city. Inviting guests to experience what’s new and next in the world of mixology, W Lounge will feature an original menu specially created by the dynamic Fabulous Shaker Boys. From the ‘I W Amsterdam’ made with Bols genever, lemon juice, honey syrup, raspberries and egg white, to the ‘Coco & Co’ with Ketel One vodka, fresh espresso, Kahlua and coconut foam, the diverse selection of cocktails will help guests relax and recharge. Enjoyed against a backdrop of the latest sounds from international DJ’s carefully chosen by W Amsterdam’s Music Curator, Kristina Dolgova, the electric atmosphere will make W Lounge the hottest place to see and be seen in the Dutch capital.
Bold gold lines printed on the windows of the W Lounge and over 5km of copper pipes pay tribute to the telephone wires and electricity lines that exchanged information on a daily basis when the building was home to the Royal Dutch Post Building. Working to connect visitors to the history and culture as well as the new vibrant social scene in Amsterdam, the W Lounge will feature a distinctive set of stairs that flow into the bar and echo the iconic steps of Dam Square on the streets below.
Alongside W Lounge, the Exchange building is home to MR PORTER which is set to offer a cutting edge, rooftop-dining experience. Pushing the boundaries of traditional dining, MR PORTER blends incredible flavours and world-class service with a dynamic ambiance and bold, open kitchen. Breathing a new lease of life into the already eclectic Dutch dining scene, MR PORTER invites guests to enjoy its indulgent menu that finds a perfect balance between simplicity and extravagance. Guests are invited to relish and savour gastronomic creations.
W Amsterdam also hosts THE DUCHESS which opened on June 25. Bringing a taste of London heritage and Viennese grandeur to Amsterdam, THE DUCHESS graces the city with effortlessly elegant dining, lunch and afternoon tea menus and a wide selection of vermouths, cocktails and champagnes. Blending the subtle flavours of Southern France and Italy, THE DUCHESS’ refined Nouveau-Nicoise cuisine menu includes eclectic classics with fresh twists such as Fruit De Mer Risotto with Caramelized Onion, Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad, Foie Gras Donuts with Fig Jam and Sicilian Lemon Pie with Citrus Salad. Residing in the historic former KAS Bank building, the restaurant retains a sense of heritage and charm with its high ceilings and original fixtures, creating a luxurious yet contemporary setting.
THE DUCHESS is already making a statement in the culinary scene since its opening in June, while W Lounge and MR PORTER are set to open in September when W Amsterdam opens its doors. W Amsterdam will provide guests with an integrated contemporary lifestyle experience with 238 stylish guestrooms*, including 23 suites, three WOW Suites and two lavish Extreme Wow Suites. Completing the contemporary, lifestyle experience will be the state-of-the-art FIT centre and AWAY Spa opening later in the year. Rooms at W Amsterdam will be available from €350 per night staying in a W Cozy Exchange.
For more information visit http://www.wamsterdam.com or follow @WAmsterdamHotel on Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT W HOTELS WORLDWIDE
W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 45 hotels and retreats, including 16 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access,
offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand’s sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous entertainment experiences, stylish retail concepts, signature spas and inspiring residences. With more than 14 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach 60 hotels by 2017. W Hotels have been announced for Milan, Shanghai, Beijing, Bogota, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat,Suzhou, Changsha, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, and Sante Fe, Mexico, while upcoming W Retreats include Goa and Mexico’s Riviera Maya. For more information, visit www.whotels.com or www.facebook.com/whotels. To live the W Hotels lifestyle 24/7/365, visit www.wresidences.com. Follow @WHotels on Twitter and Instagram.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,200 properties in some 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, Element® and the recently introduced Tribute Portfolio™. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood recently announced plans to spin off its Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc. business, a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands, into a standalone public company by the end of 2015. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
About Europe Hotels Private Collection
Europe Hotels | Private Collection (EHPC) is an independent hotel management company routed and based in Amsterdam. EHPC manages a collection of individually designed hotels in Europe and creates lifestyle hotel concepts and brands. It provides a wide range of added value services covering every aspect of the hotel business, all of which contribute to improving performance. www.ehpc.com
The Entourage Group
THE DUCHESS is a member of the Entourage Group. The Entourage Group is an unexampled hospitality imperium, creating and building internationally acclaimed concepts including restaurants, hotels and other high-end locations across the globe. Their wide range of expertise has been cultivated extensively through years of hotel management, operations and fine dining experience. Collectively, their strengths and experience inspire The Entourage Group to continue to set the new standard for modern hospitality. The currently owned & operating brands include MOMO Amsterdam, IZAKAYA Amsterdam, The Butcher, SHIRKHAN, THE DUCHESS, MR PORTER, Entourage club, IZAKAYA Munich & IZAKAYA Hamburg.
About THE DUCHESS
THE DUCHESS is a proud member of The Entourage Group; an unexampled hospitality imperium, creating and building internationally acclaimed concepts such as MOMO, IZAKAYA, The Butcher and SHIRKHAN. THE DUCHESS restaurant, lounge and bar is situated in the heart of Amsterdam in the former and historic KAS Bank. Her name is based on the traditionally aristocratic or royal presence, known for sophistication, elegance and class. Besides her heritage, THE DUCHESS is known for the Afternoon Tea, featuring refined niche pastries and champagne. The lunch and dinner menu at THE DUCHESS is inspired by the light andrefinedflavours from Southern France and Italy. To complete the grand experience, THE DUCHESS serves an impressive selection of beverages including punch, cocktails and various digestives.
About MR PORTER
MR PORTER is a proud member of The Entourage Group; an unexampled hospitality imperium, creating and building internationally acclaimed concepts such as MOMO, IZAKAYA, The Butcher, SHIRKHAN and THE DUCHESS. MR PORTER restaurant, lounge and bar is situated in the heart of Amsterdam in the crown of the new W Hotel and is a socio-culinary roof top experience celebrating an iconic vista over the city of Amsterdam. It is a unique concept that artfully blends qualities of the modern steakhouse with the buzz and experience of a chic lounge, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with superior quality in all aspects of the words, fearlessly exploring the borders between dinner and sinner. To complete the experience MR PORTER’s bar proves a gleaming beacon for modern global mixology serving drinks such as the Prairie Oyster, the Beef Consommé Bloody Mary or Sea Buckthorn Fizz which blurs the traditional lines between bar and kitchen, creating a bar concept like no other.