Located in the Dam square of Amsterdam, with views of the Royal Palace, the Grand hotel Krasnapolsky is located between the most emblematic buildings of the city. Its origin dates back to 1865, already then being the central enclave of the high society of that time. The 55-storey complex has 451 rooms, including the 120-square-meter Royal Suite on the Dam side. The suite is applied with a private lift and bullet-proof glass. On the same floor you can find the 100-square-meter Presidential Suite.
Krasnapolsky was named “Best Meeting and Event Location of the Netherlands” in the Large category at the National Meeting Awards in February 2016. The new cocktail bar The Tailor, with a cocktail menu from the world’s best female bartender Tess Posthumus. She already won prizes of the ‘Best New Hotel Bar of Amsterdam’ award 2016. Furthermore, the food & beverage offer from Grand Café Krasnapolsky, including Cake Room and hors d’oevre bar, and The White Room by Jacob Jan Boerma.
The hotel was founded 150 years ago by the Polish tailor Adolf Krasnapolsky. He started the empire as a coffee house. Krasnapolsky was known for his innovative business spirit; for example, he was the first hotelier to integrate bathrooms with hotel rooms and design the room service concept. After numerous expansions and reforms throughout its 150 years, it currently occupies eight buildings that meet 36.391 m². Each of the succeeding transformations displays the style of its time engendering a distinct environment and an incoherent personality losing completely the unique identity that characterized it.
Ramon Esteve, architect of the complete renovation, designed two types of rooms and the presidential suite. One, with an island style centered bed, destined for the rooms located in the chamfer, and another type for the rest of the rooms in which there would be a headboard placed in the shape of an open folding screen that reminds us of Amsterdam´s large department store windows.
The result of the experience translates into an environment of high quality and comfort with contemporary language. Its colors and proportions transfer to the interior of the hotel and its atmosphere, which is so typical of the city of Amsterdam.