Surrounded with an abundance of plants, an infusion of vintage Scandinavian furniture and design, with a contemporary art collection, handpicked by the stylish owner and founder, Arjen Van Den Hof, it is clear to understand why Hotel De Hallen is running at over 90% occupancy.
Starting in the travel industry over 20 years ago, Arjen Van Den Hof now has an exclusive collection of 4-star hotels, luxury apartments and a b&nb, plus two stunning restaurants. Each of the Vondel Hotels bears the blueprint of its founder who imbues each one with a simple concept: the creation of extraordinary interiors through an idiosyncratic clash of contemporary art and historical features.
What first strikes you about this super chic 55-room hotel is the industrial lobby. Complete with meeting room in a boardroom set-up, bar, terrace, and adjoining restaurant Remise47.
I was staying in a spacious Junior Suite with high windows a COCO-MAT king-size bed with 3 layers mattress and a floor to ceiling piece of contemporary art. The bathroom came equipped with a rain dance shower and a Jacuzzi bath. After the tour I found that all the rooms have unique industrial design.
Hotel De Hallen has the coolness of Berlin, an art collection you would find inside a collectors New York apartment and the outstanding service often associated with the worlds most renowned boutique hotels. Whilst at all times being quintessentially Amsterdam with the hotel being part of the 2,700-square-metre De Hallen complex which also features a library, cinema, boutiques and an indoor food market with World Heritage canals, the museum, fashion quarters, and the boutique-laden Jordaan district just a saunter away.
You can read our interview with Arjen Van Den Hof alongside a detailed review of Hotel De Hallen in the first edition of MR.H magazine released early 2016.