amsterdam: hotel v opening

© hotel v - lobby area with massive chandelier

after opening a popular design-infused property on the edge of amsterdam's canal district in 2008, the family-run hotel v steps up the hospitality game with a four-star stunner smack in the middle of it. equally conceptualized with today's savvy traveler in mind, the 43-room hotel features an interior of playful contrasts and references of the surrounding neighbourhood. the modernity of the concrete shell, including bare utility pipes and wiring, has been mixed and matched with modern and faux-vintage furnishings that give the property an eclectic look with fun factor. the quirky grandeur is arguably most evident in the lobby - which seamlessly extends into a combined café and library section - where a massive chandelier coquettishly dangles from the ceiling amidst a setting of concrete pillars and a floor and walls lined in parquet.

as a nod to the surrounding area that's home to some of the city's best-known independent theatres, hotel v's interior incorporates elements from these venues. additionally, certain rooms feature a mini-stage and are sound proof so these can double as rehearsal rooms. and speaking of which, the eclectic look downstairs extends into the rooms and suites, resulting in stylish pads with a homey atmosphere. and as this is the planet's denim capital, hotel v staff are compatibly clad in lee denim shirts. now back to hotel v's facilities. in line with the hotel's value for money philosophy, the restaurant menu predominantly features tasty bites and dishes made from regionally sourced produce - some even hint amsterdam's vibrant urban culture - and similarly to the rooms the food is moderately priced. we don't have to guess where you'll be staying next, right? location: nes 49 [centrum].

© hotel v - lobby area and restaurant, library and suite [top to bottom]