Conservatorium is Amsterdam’s foremost luxury lifestyle palace, located in the midst of the city’s famed museum area. The majestic neogothic Conservatorium hotel, which stands on the historic site of the Sweelinck Conservatory of Music, is located just across from the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum, and near to the luxury shopping district, the P.C. Hooftstraat. Opened in December 2011, was created for a new generation of travelers who want a hotel to not only deliver immaculate contemporary design, outstanding service, and exemplary amenities but also to provide them access to a destination’s social and cultural life.
The iconic buildings, which were originally intended to house the Rijkspostspaarbank and are now inhabited by the Sweelinck Conservatorium, were painstakingly restored and remodeled by the world-famous Italian architect-designer Piero Lissoni starting in 1987. The four-year construction project was a visually beautiful tribute to modern luxury. The Set has bought this grand mansion right off the famous Museum Square and has restored it to its full glory, immediately fascinated by the building’s rich heritage.
The hotel has 129 rooms, including 64 suites, spread out across eight levels and varying in size from a comfortable 28 square meters to a massive 170 square meters. A duplex configuration with big functional windows and exposed structural beams have been constructed in little under half of the rooms. Every room and suite at the hotel has Piero Lissoni’s magnificent modern design and handmade furnishings, as well as flat-screen televisions, high-speed wireless internet, fully stocked minibars, plush 100 percent cotton bed linen and super-sized towels, and designer bathroom items.
CovetED had the opportunity to taste the delicacies of Conservatorium‘s restaurants and bars which are overseen by Dutch Executive Chef Schilo van Coevorden, who has immediately proven popular with tourists and ‘in-the-know residents alike, with modern food that fits Lissoni’s dramatic environment. The Brasserie & Lounge is available all day for modern dining with the freshest local and seasonal foods and is located in the vast atrium, a stunning internal courtyard.
Taiko Cuisine, Chef Schilo van Coevorden‘s Contemporary Asian Inspired restaurant in the Conservatorium hotel, is named after the antique Japanese drums, which have a fantastic beat. Every weekend, a Taiko drummer adds melodious, ambient tones to the powerful, yet refined Asian flavors of Schilo’s meals. The menu and culinary style have developed throughout time, influenced by various cuisines from across the world, providing an unmatchable tasting experience. The foundation, on the other hand, has always been and continues to be traditional and often basic techniques of preparation that demonstrate great regard for the purity of fresh local and seasonal ingredients.
Amsterdam’s largest spa, the 1,000 square meters Akasha Holistic Wellbeing includes an 18m lap pool, extensive gym facilities as well 7 treatment rooms. Akasha integrates innovative Western and Eastern practices with natural healing techniques to offer a range of treatments, classes, and services, including a state-of-the-art gym, large lap pool, watsu pool, sauna, private hammam/steam room, and yoga studio. Hotel guests, visitors, and members are invited on a guided journey to promote health, happiness, and fulfillment, underpinned by the four basic elements of nature: earth, water, fire, and air, which the name Akasha harmoniously reflects in Sanskrit. Akasha offers a range of signature treatments from luxury skincare brands as well as a wellness program of regular visiting expert therapists, trainers, and practitioners.
The Conservatorium Hotel is Amsterdam’s leading luxury lifestyle palace, evoking glamour and elegance for sophisticated, design-literate travelers, where CovetED not only had the chance to experience such a quality service but also had one the best-tasting experiences.
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