New Five-Star Hotel Opens in Amsterdam
The newest luxury hotel in Amsterdam is the Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam, a five-star hotel which recently opened its doors in the heart of the city center. The hotel is located inside Amsterdam's famous "Scheepvaarthuis," the Shipping House which is an Amsterdam landmark and a symbol of Holland's history of shipping. The new hotel has 163 rooms and suites which have a nautical theme. Other seafaring touches are seen in the main entrance hall which has a stained glass ceiling depicting the globe, the seven oceans and star signs and a marble staircase decorated with shells, octopuses and other figures. The ground floor is home to a bar/lounge and the Seven Seas restaurant. The former safe will become a wine bar set to open in the fall. A planned wellness center with a pool and a gym is also set to open later in the year.