Design and Architecture
One of the most beautifully designed hotels in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium is on the site formerly occupied by the city’s Sweelinck Music Conservatorium. Originally built as the Rijkspostspaar bank at the end of the 19th century, the building was conceived by the renowned Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel. It heralded the regeneration of the Museumplein, an area previously derelict.
Knuttel was praised for his ability to fuse simplicity and functionality and the award-winning Milan-based designer and architect Piero Lissoni has embraced this tradition through the reincarnation of this spectacular building 100 years later.
Known for his austere lines, demure fabrics and shades of grey with occasional bright accents, Lissoni is considered one of the most prominent and exciting contemporary Italian designers and architects. His clean designs are a hybrid of modernist and contemporary chic and contrast playfully with natural daylight throughout the building's spaces. Furniture from leading Italian manufactures such as Living Divani, Kartell and Cassina sit prominently in all communal spaces while accent pieces such as vintage Asian rugs provide a sense of familiar comfort and cement the Conservatorium as one of the best designed hotels in Amsterdam.
This sixth-floor signature suite with its handsome master bedroom represents a symphony of craftsmanship and iconic design from award-winning architect Piero Lissoni. Whether you’re here in Amsterdam's Museum Quarter for work or play, it feels a rare privilege to be somewhere that form matches function so well. The sophisticated dining room is served by an in-suite kitchen, the 80-inch screen transforms it into a cinema while the chic ensuite flaunts a seductive freestanding stone bathtub. Guests can optimise every aspect of the Penthouse Suite’s ambience — lighting, sound system, television — through a dedicated iPad.
Privacy-conscious dignitaries know this full-floored suite to be in a league of its own thanks to the attention to detail and collectable midcentury modern furniture. Impress visitors with the chance to peer out at the Rijksmuseum — every lookout is a heart-stirring reminder of this contemporary-yet-historical hotel’s distinguished address, and wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the neo-Gothic heritage of the buildings’ original structure. Admire the Conservatorium's glassed-in atrium and brasserie below and the ornate red brick of the grand 19th-century bank which was reborn as the Sweelinck Music Conservatorium. This one-floor abode connects independently to the sixth-floor wing, so groups can commandeer their own corner of the hotel, while the Penthouse Suite’s private entrance with direct garage access and dedicated dressing area make it suited to guests requiring professional styling and make-up. Avant-garde yet atmospheric, this art-filled signature suite is an impressive tribute to the genius of a peerless architect and designer and the most luxurious way to step into the cultural heart of Amsterdam.
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