The Conservatorium, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Friday 11 Jan 2013
Against the backdrop of the building's rich history, the hotel has been imbued with Lissoni's signature style. Known for his austere lines, demure fabrics and shades of grey, occasionally dotted by the bright accents, Lissoni is considered one of the most prominent and exciting contemporary Italian designers. His designs are a hybrid of modernist and contemporary chic and contrast playfully with the on-going bath of natural daylight throughout the building's airy spaces.
Furnishing from leading manufacturers such as Cassina, Living Divani and Vitra sit in all communal spaces and are complemented by Piero Lissoni's own custom-made furniture and lighting. Other pieces such as vintage Asian rugs provide a sense of comfort.
The Conservatorium Hotel is comprised of 129 rooms and occupies eight floors with room categories in the property ranging from superior, deluxe, grand deluxe and suites of varying sizes. Paying homage to the building's original lofty ceilings, almost half of the rooms have been configured into a duplex layout with oversized functional windows and exposed structural beams. The rooms, all with natural daylight and double glazed windows, range in size from 30m2 to a spacious 170m2.
An integral pillar of The Conservatorium Hotel is the restaurant and bar areas that appeal to hotel guests, locals and international visitors alike, imbuing the hotel with a wider responsibility in the local culture.
Set to become a cornerstone for both social gatherings and informal business meetings, The Atrium Space has an informal Brasserie offering classic and light all-day dining.
Offering a place where mind, body and soul rebalance, The Conservatorium Hotel's 1,000m2 Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Retreat, with a separate gym and spa. The space is split into different areas in alignment with the four elements: ‘Water' is the main spa, featuring sound, music and aroma therapies, Watsu pool hydro-treatments, hammam treatments and therapies using the local and international products; ‘Fire' is the gym, fitted with the most up to date equipment including Kinesis; Aerobics and personal training sessions; ‘Air' is a calming, peaceful space for Pilates, yoga, tai-chi, meditation and other group or one-on-one classes. The lap pool measuring 18m x 5m provides an oasis of calm and serenity within the comfort of the indulgent simplicity of Lissoni's design.
In addition to bedrooms and public spaces, The Conservatorium Hotel offers meeting and events venues equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The hotel offers a total of 329m2 of meetings space, split over six different rooms.
A key achievement so far in the hotel's sustainability programme is a geothermal heat pump system that harnesses the naturally occurring heat in the ground to provide highly efficient energy distribution and heating for the hotel building.