Set within three Renaissance-era buildings, the hotel was designed by Ray Kentie of Dutch architecture firm Kentie en Partners Architekten, while London-based Michaelis Boyd Associates is creating the 274-guestroom property’s interiors. Ave Bradley, Kimpton’s global senior vice president, design and creative director, is overseeing the project.
The property will have a house-within-a-hotel concept with the four-story Little House, which once served as the childhood home of Dutch playwright Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft and dates back to the 1500s. Designed as a private venue for groups, that building will house ground floor meeting space, as well as first-floor living space with a bar.
Hotel accommodations will include 15 rooms and suites, many of them with terraces. Eight meeting rooms, a flower shop, a coffee and beignet walk-up window and Wyers Bar & Restaurant—an American-Dutch concept helmed by executive chef Sam de Marco—are also in the plans.
IHG currently has 662 properties in its European portfolio, and the new Amsterdam addition will be its 20th property in the Netherlands. Last summer, IHG also signed a deal to open the first Kimpton hotel in Paris in 2020.