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August 16, 2012

The Conservatorium is among the newest in the European crop of design hotels. Architect Piero Lissoni has added his touch to what was originally a 19th-century bank by Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel. One of the adaptive reuse plan's boldest moves includes retaining the original facade and adding a multistory glass atrium. There, guests of the hotel can take a lounging break or dine on a meal while gazing up at one of Amsterdam's historic buildings. Due to its proximity to many of the city's museums, the hoteliers also hope that the Conservatorium also strikes a chord with locals. Arresting as the public spaces of this contemporary-meets-classic hotel are, the interior boasts all the marks of luxury accommodations: restaurants, a bar, spa and wellness center, and 129 guest rooms and suites. Let's take a look inside...

The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

The Conservatorium is outfitted with furniture by Cassina, Kartell, and Living Divani.

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The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

The atrium features a wealth of materials: the brick of the original structure, a glass roof, and steel beams supporting the new structure.

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The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

The hotel was originally the Rijkspostspaarbank building. In 1978 the bank moved and the building became a music conservatorium five years later. In 2008 the Conservatorium of Amsterdam moved locations and Set Hotels purchased the building.

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The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

This shot of the stairwell shows the myriad materials used: metal, marble, and brick.

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The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

Here's a shot of the lounge.

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The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

Just like the exterior, the interior rooms feature a mix of design influences: traditional blue plates hold court with minimalist furnishings.

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The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

The rooms feature 100-percent Egyptian cotton bedding, flat-screen TVs, a deep soaking tub and separate shower, safety deposit box, complimentary WiFi, and a prime view of the cityscape.

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The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

The serene spa features a full menu of services including facials, manicures, and massages.

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The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

Conservatorium HotelRooms from €325Van Baerlestraat 27Amsterdam 1071 AN+31-0-20-570-000conservatoriumhotel.com

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The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

The Conservatorium is outfitted with furniture by Cassina, Kartell, and Living Divani.

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