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December 7, 2012
Andaz, Food & Beverage, Hotel Openings & Development

Partying in Wanderland

We recently opened Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – the ninth hotel in the Andaz collection and the first Andaz hotel in the Netherlands. The hotel is designed from head to toe by Dutch interior designer, Marcel Wanders, who transformed the once public library into a whimsical masterpiece intertwined with Dutch history and design.

To celebrate its arrival to the neighborhood, the hotel threw a grand opening party that is one for the books. Guests and locals received personalized invitations to the event, and late last week, more than 500 people made their way to Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht to get a glimpse of the hotel and check out the newest spot in town.

Guests were greeted by the mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, Marcel Wanders and the hotel’s general manager, Toni Hinterstoisser. As the night went on, guests enjoyed traditional Dutch Bitterballen (a meat based snack) and white truffle risotto, cocktails from Amsterdam’s Fabulous Shaker Boys, and a very special performance by Het Zwanenkoor, which translates to the Swan’s Choir. In fact, we were able to get a great video of the band’s fantastic performance that had all the guests up and dancing – check it out below!

In addition to throwing an amazing opening party, the hotel has been quite busy. Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht recently participated in Amsterdam Art Weekend (kicked off by the organization Capital A) by hosting its first ever Andaz Salon event. The Salon paid homage to the 40 unique video art pieces located throughout the hotel and guests had the opportunity to take a tour by a local art expert who explained the inspiration and meaning behind each piece.

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht also recently announced a joint donation to the city’s infamous Stedelijk Museum in conjunction with Aedes Real Estate and Marcel Wanders.  Reopening after nine years, the museum aims to connect local residents, as well as international visitors, to the arts and culture in Amsterdam. The Stedelijk now has a “Hyatt Room” located on the second floor of the museum, which houses a selection of contemporary art works, including: ‘Femme Nue Devant Le Jardin’ by Pablo Picasso, ‘Fingermalerei – Akt’ by Georg Baselitz, ‘Velazquez’ by Franz West, and Philip Guston’s ‘Painting, Smoking, Eating’ and ‘The Door.’

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is already making a big splash in the city, and we can’t wait for more guests and locals to experience everything the hotel has to offer. Make sure to check out some great photos below from the hotel’s magical grand opening.

More than 500 people received exclusive invitations to the grand opening party

More than 500 people received exclusive invitations to the grand opening party

From left to right: Andaz Amsterdam general manager Toni Hinterstoisser, CEO and President of Hyatt Mark Hoplamazian, Dutch interior designer Marcel Wanders, and hotel owner Paul Geertman from Aedes Real Estate

From left to right: Andaz Amsterdam general manager Toni Hinterstoisser, CEO and President of Hyatt Mark Hoplamazian, Dutch interior designer Marcel Wanders, and hotel owner Paul Geertman from Aedes Real Estate

Mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan

Mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan

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