Hotel Arena

Rooms 140   Architecture Adrianus Bleijs   Interior Design Tank
The Original Paul Hermanides

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Adrianus Bleijs
Interior
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The Original Paul Hermanides
—Behold a reanimated landmark in the city’s new-spirited East, a study in hyperlocal art, a culinary draw, and a design-focused springboard for exploration.

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    Rooms 140 /Architecture Adrianus Bleijs /Interior Design Tank /The Original Paul Hermanides

    Stroll through Oosterpark in central Amsterdam and it’s hard to miss the 19th-century Roman-Catholic-redbrick-meets-glass-cube amalgam peeking back at you from behind the trees. Initially an orphanage for girls, the building is now a canvas upon which the neighborhood’s creative talent expresses itself. Renowned chef Sander Louwerens stands at the helm of the hotel’s Park Café-Restaurant to serve up typical Amsterdam dishes made mostly with the produce of local suppliers—which can also be found in the in-house shop—while a gallery space hosts monthly exhibitions and works by local artists are exhibited in every guestroom. Wine tastings, community get-togethers, private events, dance nights, and more keep the hotel’s three outdoor spaces and three lobbies alive—think terraces, patios, a bar, and a club—while yoga sessions in the park blur the boundaries between the hotel and its locale. A restored chapel, two statement staircases, and top-level environmental ratings also make Hotel Arena an architectural gem.

    Nearest Airport
    AMS - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
    Food & Drink
    Park Café-Restaurant: vegetarian and vegan fare
    Event Space
    Special events for guests and locals, Spring Market, monthly exhibitions at the gallery
    Spa & Recreation
    Yoga, bikes for rent
    Conference & Meetings
    7 meeting rooms
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi

    ROOMS & SUITES

    The rooms and suites take inspiration from the park outside, with a color palette of dark grays, greens, beiges, and natural sand hues. Many guestrooms feature freestanding bathtubs and king-size beds, while a number of the Arena Supreme rooms have access to a garden and many of the Arena Suites span two floors and offer views of the city and park.

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    Interior DESIGN
    TANK

    Oak wood, marble, cast iron, and natural stone provide a feeling of permanence inside the hotel, while many ceilings tilt to harness natural light that spills in through large windows, illuminating vintage and bespoke furnishings—including pieces by Zuiver, Moooi, HK living, Ferm Living, and Kave Home. The hotel’s gallery space has showcased names such as Teo Krijgsman, Max Kraanen, Marjolein Blom, and Tim Hoekstra to date. 

    ARCHITECTURE

    Adrianus Bleijs

    The first stone of this historic building was laid in 1886, but the architect soon ran into financial troubles and wasn’t able to complete the plans as intended. It wasn’t until 2017, after Paul Hermanides took over the project in 1992, that the last two wings comprised the final puzzle pieces of the original. Since that first stone, the structure has assumed a number of socially minded identities and today is a blissful union of old and new.

    ARCHITECTURE
    Adrianus Bleijs

    The first stone of this historic building was laid in 1886, but the architect soon ran into financial troubles and wasn’t able to complete the plans as intended. It wasn’t until 2017, after Paul Hermanides took over the project in 1992, that the last two wings comprised the final puzzle pieces of the original. Since that first stone, the structure has assumed a number of socially minded identities and today is a blissful union of old and new.

    Interior DESIGN
    TANK

    Oak wood, marble, cast iron, and natural stone provide a feeling of permanence inside the hotel, while many ceilings tilt to harness natural light that spills in through large windows, illuminating vintage and bespoke furnishings—including pieces by Zuiver, Moooi, HK living, Ferm Living, and Kave Home. The hotel’s gallery space has showcased names such as Teo Krijgsman, Max Kraanen, Marjolein Blom, and Tim Hoekstra to date. 

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    Hotel Arena

    's-Gravesandestraat 55
    Amsterdam, 1092 AA
    Netherlands

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