Sofitel The Grand Amsterdam

Set between two quiet canals in the heart of Amsterdam, Sofitel Legend Amsterdam The Grand boasts a rich history – from 15th-century convent to City Hall.

Beautifully renovated, this central Amsterdam hotel blends sleek design with 5 star facilities, including 52 luxury suites and an indulgent spa. With an award-winning Bridges restaurant, Amsterdam’s first Raw Bar, a Vinothèque, Library and brown café, this is the perfect choice for the discerning business traveler or luxury stay in Amsterdam.

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Facilities

Spa and Rlaxation

So Spa

Ancient traditions from around the world meet the refinement and skill of the latest in French cosmetology to create So SPA: an exhilarating and rejuvenating experience.

Sofitel So SPA is the ideal place for business travelers looking to unwind or leisure travelers searching for a place to relax and pamper themselves over the weekend.

So SPA combines the relaxing ambiance of an exclusive five-star hotel with the practical conveniences of urban living. Set over two floors So SPA offers a range of services including several treatment rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool with jet stream and jacuzzi, a wet zone with Turkish steam bath (hamman), sauna and showers, a relaxation room and the So FIT exercise room with changing rooms.

The So SPA at The Grand has found its roots in the most impressive discoveries made by the greatest explorers and travellers of the Dutch Golden Age.

Our spa expresses its heritage throughout Sofitel So SPA philosophy and throughout a Menu inspired by gastronomy, where ancient traditions from India, Indonesia, Japan, Brazil and Africa meet the refinement and skill of the latest in French cosmetology to create a new kind of spa experience.

The Cinq Mondes spa philosophy mixes French refinement and inspiration from the world’s best health and beauty traditions. This combines with Carita, the prestigious Parisian skincare brand. Carita’s unique approach with the exclusive Pro-Lift technology offers unrivalled anti-ageing expertise and an uncompromising vision of luxury cosmetology.Two natural partners for So SPA at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam.

So FIT

The So FIT area is directly accessible via the So SPA and provides the more sportive guest with state of the art high tech equipment including the Technogym Kinesis resistance training system, cross trainers and Technogym bicycles.

Each training system is equipped with its own LCD interactive TV, allowing guests to watch their favourite TV programme or news channel during their workout. Guests can enjoy a full workout or just re-charge their batteries in luxurious gym surroundings, with bottled water, fresh fruit and Hermes amenities to complete the guest experience.

Meetings and Events

Combining historic architecture with cutting-edge technology, our 21 light, airy conference venues and banqueting halls – including five historic monuments – are guaranteed to make your Amsterdam conference, meeting or corporate event a success.Choose a unique InspiredMeetings® theme – try Healthy Break or Chocolate Break – or arrange interpreting, translation or teleconferencing. A business center with internet, fax and cell phones is available at this central Amsterdam business hotel.

Weddings

Plan the ultimate Amsterdam wedding at Sofitel Legend Amsterdam The Grand with the help of specialist wedding planners. Our intimate Marriage Chamber boasts stunning Jugendstil murals by Chris Lebeau; a rare and special place to exchange vows.

Disabled Access

The hotel is easily accessible for disabled people.

Accommodation

This Amsterdam hotel’s 177 spacious rooms combine period elegance with contemporary design. The 52 luxury Amsterdam hotel suites – from Junior to Opera – come with lounge areas and beautiful views over the quiet canals, inner garden or courtyard.

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Room Fittings
•Audible smoke alarms
•Dead bolt in rooms
•220/240 V AC
•Airconditioning
•Safe deposit box in room
•Minibar
•Radio in room
•Satellite/cable colour TV
•Wi-Fi in your room
•High speed transmission line
•RJ 45 outlet
•Security peephole
•Smoke alarm in room

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Bathroom Fittings
•Bathtub
•Hair dryer in bathroom
•Make-up/magnifying mirror

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Room Services
Hot dishes
Cold snacks
•Weekday hours : 24 Hours
•Weekend hours : 24 Hours

Classic Room-1 Double bed

25m², 269sqf, Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso machine, fully air conditioned, working desk, safe deposit box, bathroom with walk-in rain shower, garden view.

Superior Room-2 Single beds

30m², 322sqf, fusion of Dutch design and French elegance, enjoy a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, fully air conditioned, working desk, safe deposit box, bathroom with walk-in rain shower. Canal, Garden or Courtyard view.

Superior Room-1 Queen size bed,disable room available on request

30m², 322sqf, fusion of Dutch design and French elegance, enjoy a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, fully air conditioned, working desk, safe deposit box, bathroom with walk-in rain shower, Canal, Garden or Courtyard view.

Luxury Room-2 Single beds,Canal or garden view

35m², 376sqf, spacious room filled with delicate reminders of the history of Amsterdam, Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, bathroom with rain shower and bathtub with TV. Canal or Garden view. Extra bed available upon request.

Luxury Room-1 King-size bed,Canal or garden view

35m², 376sqf, spacious room filled with delicate reminders of the history of Amsterdam, Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, bathroom with rain shower and bathtub with TV. Canal or Garden view. Extra bed available upon request.

Junior Suite-1 King-size bed,lounge area,butler service,Twin beds available on request

45m², 484sqf, inspired by French grandeur, experience an opulent “salle de bain” to enhance your well-being, a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso. Canal, Garden or Courtyard view. Extra bed available upon request.

Prestige Suite-1 Bedroom suite, separate living room,butler service,Canal view

55m², 592sqf, designed and furnished for your comfort by Sybille de Margerie, Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, BOSE entertainment system, bathroom with rain shower and bathtub with TV. Extra bed available upon request.

Opera Suite-1 King-size bed, separate living room,butler service,Garden view

75m², 807sqf, a luxurious suite which embodies the history and elegance of this iconic property, with a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, BOSE entertainment system with DVD player, bathroom with bathtub and walk in shower.

Gastronomy & Bar

At Sofitel, we have transformed conviviality and comfort into an art form. Our restaurants and bars provide the perfect setting for relaxing and socializing and offer refined French cuisine with the latest in fusion dishes from around the world.

Raw Bar

Holland’s first! From oysters, lobster sandwiches to delicate fish tartare everything is freshly prepared in front of your very own eyes. The Grand Ocean Platter is a hit with food lovers alike.

Cocktail Bar

Bridges’ futuristic Cocktail Bar & Lounge is the place to unwind with a Classic Cocktail or a glass of Gosset champagne. Located directly opposite the Raw Bar offers the perfect accompanying bites.

Lounge

During the day the lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy one of our many coffees, teas or small bites varying from salads to the typically Dutch ‘bitterballen’.

Private Lounge

The Private Lounge provides an intimate setting for pre-dinner drinks. It is the perfect location to savour culinary delights and to relax.

Private Dining Room

For optimum privacy take advantage of the Private Dining experience, which caters for up to 12 people and provides pleasant views of the Vinothèque. The private Dining Room is a pleasant and comfortable place where guests can relax to their hearts’ content, enjoying a delicious cocktail and bites from the Raw Bar.

Vinothèque

The Vinothèque is the home of sommelier Hans Tuin. In this contemporary environment, located to the rear of the restaurant, he selects and samples his wines.

There are two wine lists: the Concise wine list, which is acceptable to the palate as well as the purse and the Grand wine list. The emphasis is on French wines, but there is also a fine selection of New World wines from Chile, South Africa, the Netherlands and Australia. There is also a wide choice of vintage champagnes. A good way to sample different wines in the summer months is to order a so-called wine flight on the upper deck of the Bridges garden terrace. A voyage of discovery of three different types of wine (white, red or rosé), where the sommelier provides appropriate explanation and serves delightful canapés.

Garden Terrace

The Garden Terrace can be found in the beautiful and completely re-landscaped courtyard garden. It is one of Amsterdam’s best kept secrets. An oasis of peace and tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Lunch and dinner are served on the lower deck. The upper deck is reserved as a lounge area that lends itself perfectly to a relaxing drink. The menu features Classic, Legendary and Contemporary Cocktails. In addition, guests are treated to a generous selection of Bar food items, ranging from a Club Sandwich, a Caesar Salad to dishes from the Bridges Raw Bar and assorted appetizers.

Library ‘Or’

The Library ‘Or’ is situated in the beautiful lobby, located directly by the entrance to the hotel. Sybille de Margerie drew inspiration from the colours of typically Dutch elements, such as the dark-grey street stones known as ‘klinkers’ and the deep, rich colours of the Amsterdam flower market. The Library ‘Or’ has a rich collection of books about local culture, architecture and French savoir-faire.

This library, graced by a beautiful, eye-catching lamp with precious gold leaf inlay, is the ideal place to become acquainted with art and culture, or to relax in peaceful surroundings. Dotted around the open fireplace are comfortable sofas and deep armchairs, where one can relax and partake of The Grand Afternoon Tea Tradition. Or how about a coffee and croissant with Le Figaro? The ultimate Parisian rendezvous.

Bar ‘De Vliegende Hollander’

A traditional Dutch brown café, serving an assortment of Dutch beers and snacks, alongside an extensive collection of whiskeys and spirits. Whether you read the newspapers over your daily cup of coffee, meet a friend for lunch or a quick bite, or imbibe a few beers after work, for many people their favorite bar inevitably becomes a home away from home.

The legend of the Flying Dutchman (de Vliegende Hollander) concerns a ghost ship that can never make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever.

Captain Willem van der Decken lived in Terneuzen and was known as a brave man. Around the year 1676 his ship disappeared on one of his voyages. En route to the Indies, a violent storm occurred near the Cape of Good Hope. Instead of waiting out the storm, the captain proceeded with his journey, against the wishes of the weather gods. Since then, he is doomed to sail forever and to this day the story of the ship ‘that flies over the waves’ is told by sailors all over the world.

Bridges Restaurant

This legendary location, once the canteen of the City Hall, is now a place where gourmands can enjoy the art of cooking by French chef Aurélien Poirot.

Location

Sofitel The Grand Amsterdam

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
Amsterdam , 1012 EX,Netherlands
Tel: (+31)20/5553111
Fax: (+31)20/5553222
Email:H2783@sofitel.com

 

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