Yasha Wallin

The Hoxton

with Yasha Wallin theusualmontauk.com
  • Where:Amsterdam

  • Why:Work trip to interview awesome designer Daan Roosegaarde.

  • When:August, 2015

  • Who:The lovely Katrin Greiling

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Highs & Lows

  • They leave a breakfast “bag” on a hook outside your door each morning. Yogurt, orange juice and granola have never been packaged so cutely.

  • I would hang out at the hotel even if I wasn’t staying there. The lobby is a work space, meeting area, bar and restaurant all in one. It feels like a members only club without any pretension.

  • Their attention to detail was on point, from carefully scavenged art in the elevators to vintage book collections in the rooms.

  • The avocado toast at Lotti’s. Yum.

  • The hotel’s architecture is pretty amazing, occupying five old canal houses. In the 17th century, the building was home to Amsterdam’s mayor and some of that history lingers.

  • The hotel just opened when we stayed there, so they were sorting out some kinks at the reception and the café.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Quirky de luxe.

  • Vibe

    High-end Wes Anderson-y.

  • Location

    In the center of everything, situated along the “Gentleman’s Canal.”

  • Rooms

    111

  • Music

    Too busy people watching to notice.

  • Year Opened

    June 2015

  • Designed By

    Local firm Nicemakers.

  • Pool/Gym

    No

  • Restaurant

    Lotti’s (in partnership with Soho House & Co).

  • Bar

    Yes. Always packed.

  • Minibar

    Free milk in the fridge (the Dutch love dairy); plenty of local snack options from the late night lobby shop.

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • Children

    Fine to bring, but it’s a better spot for business trips or singles.

  • Price

    On the pricier side.

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