MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCES TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO TO THE NETHERLANDS
Tribute Portfolio, part of Marriott International has announced its first hotel in the Netherlands with the opening of The Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Now part of the brand’s collection of aspirational independent hotels, the 223-room hotel has undergone a complete transformation following a comprehensive year-long renovation.
“With its unmistakable indie vibe and characteristic free spirit, Amsterdam is an ideal location to debut the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Holland,” said John Licence, VP, Premium & Select Brands Europe, Marriott International. “Situated in a prime canal-front area with an eye-catching design aesthetic and distinctive dining experiences, we look forward to welcoming guests and locals alike to this truly memorable hotel.”
Imre Heijboer, General Manager at Apollo Hotels, added, “It is our privilege to be part of Tribute Portfolio. The Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, with its fresh new look, sits perfectly with the superior service and individual style that is characteristic of Tribute Portfolio.”
Located in Amsterdam’s upscale Old-South district in an iconic building built for the 1928 Olympic Games, the hotel boasts a captivating new design led by renowned Belgian designer Will Erens. Taking inspiration from the opulence of times past and adding a contemporary twist, the design is a decadent fusion of styles from the 1920s and 1970s, including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Palm Springs and post-luxury. The colours of the Olympic Games and use of sumptuous materials such as velvet, leather and marble combine to create a look that is alluring and evocative of contemporary Amsterdam.
Artistic touches and thoughtfully-chosen décor enhance both public spaces and guest rooms. Throughout the hotel are original pieces, such as handmade Tiffany glass crafted in Lafayette style featured in restaurant Bodon, La Grande Brasserie and the original Parisian Patisserie bar. Guests will also notice tasteful lamps adding detail in the restaurant spaces, which were recovered from original brasseries in France. The 223 stylish guestrooms provide upscale amenities, as well as waterside or sweeping cityscape views.
A highlight of the hotel is the sensational gourmet restaurant Bodon, La Grande Brasserie, serving classic French cuisine under the direction of Executive Chef Inan Sahin. Embodying the craft of French culinary tradition, the restaurant uses the finest products and most sophisticated techniques to create an authentic culinary experience for guests. On the menu are classic dishes such as Canard à la Presse (pressed duck) and Tournedos Rossini (tenderloin steak with fresh foie gras and truffle). Adding to the authenticity and excitement of the dining experience, most dishes are created at the guests’ table in the traditional manner. The restaurant, seating 110 people, is an inviting space with intimately arranged tables overlooking the canals of Amsterdam.
In addition to the restaurant is The Living Room, by Bodon – a stylish 24/7 lounge that is open for breakfast, French High Tea, or for unwinding with a cocktail or aperitif.
The Apollo Hotel Amsterdam’s prime canal-front location offers guests the perfect opportunity to discover the abundant historic and cultural attractions, including the lively De Pijp area, known for its indie boutiques and unique dining experiences. An icon of the city’s hotel scene, The Apollo Hotel Amsterdam has served many notable guests and visitors over its almost 90-year history.