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Kimpton De Witt Hotel
Amsterdam

awful carpets, low ceiling lights, and bad
circulation in the existing structure," Boyd
points out. So, in a former lounge in the
heart of the property, the team knocked
down a glass roof and created an open-air
courtyard with cascading plants, swing
chairs, and three floor-to-ceiling glass walls
that bring natural light into the common
spaces of the hotel, including the Wyers
Bar and Restaurant, Miss Louisa Coffee
& Beignets, and the dramatic House Bar,
located inside the historic Queen of Holland
building. Here, custom bird-patterned
wallpaper runs between original beams
and timber paneling in the glossy tealpainted room. That strong botanical theme
is hinted at in the entrance, where a curved
green terrazzo marble wall complements
the softness of a living wall, which runs
the length of the entrance fa├žade. These
seemingly contrasting pieces work
cohesively to "draw you in," he says.
A cool monochromatic palette of gray
and white (notably in banquettes in the
public areas and a ceramic fireplace) is
amplified by both soft and bold colors.

5. The lobby has a
living room feel thanks
to various seating
vignettes punctuated by
curated art and bespoke
throw rugs.

6. Plants cascade
from the ceiling of the
courtyard where floorto-ceiling glass walls
welcome natural light
into the hotel's common
areas.

For instance, a blue and white graphic
tiled floor in the lobby refers to traditional
delft tiles. That color scheme shows up in
guestroom bathrooms and accent furniture
that is covered in bold floral patterns with
dragonflies juxtaposing oak floors, pale gray
walls, and contemporary Dutch paintings.
These nature motifs create a menagerie
in the otherwise minimal rooms: bedside
sconces are shaped like little birds, coat
hooks by the door resemble foxes or rabbits,
and doorknockers look like deer, elk, or bees.
In Amsterdam, Boyd notes, people are
cool without even trying. "We tried to make
the design look effortless," he says, "but also
a little bit quirky." hd

Owner YC Amsterdam BV Management
Company Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Architecture Firm Kentie en Partners, Halfweg,
Netherlands Interior Design Firms Michaelis
Boyd, London (guestrooms, public spaces);
Studio Modijefsky, Amsterdam (Wyers
restaurant) Contractor Hagenauer Consultants
ChandlerKBS Lighting and Engineering Deerns
Art Consultant Soho Myriad
RECEPTION
Armchairs Cassina, Moroso, Gubi, and Thonet
Sofas Moroso and Thonet Rugs Golran
LIVING ROOM
Outdoor Seating Hay, Ethimo, and Bend
Armchairs and Sofa Thonet
GRAND LOBBY
Armchairs and Sofas Thonet and Zanotta Side
Tables Cappellini Rugs Golran Poufs Muuto
Lighting Flos and Vibia
HOUSE BAR
Side Tables Cappellini Barstools De La Espada
Pendant Lights Lee Broom
GREEN ROOM
Lounge Chair Upholstery Kit Miles
THROUGHOUT
Planters Con Pot Art Oode and Soho Myriad
Lighting Astro and Areti Cushion Covers House
of Hackney and Timorous Beasties

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Hospitality Design - December 2017
Contents
Online TOC
From the Editor
Behind the Design
CitySCENE: New York
CitySCENE: Miami
Perspectives
Sketchbook
Brand Identity: Hilton
5 Questions for Damon Rich
Products
Profile: Patrick Norguet
Art
Carpet
Bath
Textiles
Special Feature: Cultural Impact
Projects
The Hoxton, Paris
Kimpton De Witt
Hotel Henry
Ad Index
Back Space: Mary Alice Palmer
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - From the Editor
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - Behind the Design
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - CitySCENE: New York
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - CitySCENE: Miami
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - Perspectives
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - Brand Identity: Hilton
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - 5 Questions for Damon Rich
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - Products
Hospitality Design - December 2017 - 58
Hospitality Design - December 2017 - Profile: Patrick Norguet
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - Art
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - Textiles
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - Special Feature: Cultural Impact
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - Projects
Hospitality Design - December 2017 - The Hoxton, Paris
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - Kimpton De Witt
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Hospitality Design - December 2017 - Hotel Henry
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