Yasha Wallin

The Hoxton

  • Where:Amsterdam
  • Why:Work trip to interview awesome designer Daan Roosegaarde.
  • When:August, 2015
  • Who:The lovely Katrin Greiling
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Hoxton’s lovely, hidden courtyard.

Lobby vibes.

Stairway to heaven, aka to the bar.

Amsterdam is known for their biking culture, so doing as the natives do…

Before selfies, there was the photo booth.

Room details, like handpicked vintage books.

Too much wine last night, thankful for this breakfast bag.

Bathroom accents.

Social media-ing.

The view from our cozy canal room.

The Hoxton’s classy exterior.

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

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

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


  • Music

    Too busy people watching to notice.

  • Year Opened

    June 2015

  • Designed By

    Local firm Nicemakers.

  • Pool/Gym


  • 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.

  • Children

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

  • Price

    On the pricier side.

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