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W Amsterdam promises guests Whatever/Whenever service

W Amsterdam promises guests Wh...
W Amsterdam is located close to Dam Square and the Royal Palace
W Amsterdam is located close to Dam Square and the Royal Palace
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W Amsterdam is located close to Dam Square and the Royal Palace
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W Amsterdam is located close to Dam Square and the Royal Palace
W Amsterdam houses 238 rooms across two of the city's "iconic" old buildings
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W Amsterdam houses 238 rooms across two of the city's "iconic" old buildings
The W Lounge at W Amsterdam is the hotel's "reinterpretation of the traditional hotel lobby"
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The W Lounge at W Amsterdam is the hotel's "reinterpretation of the traditional hotel lobby"
W Amsterdam has a 22-m rooftop (72-ft) pool
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W Amsterdam has a 22-m rooftop (72-ft) pool
W Hotels are aimed at offering "iconic design and contemporary luxury"
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W Hotels are aimed at offering "iconic design and contemporary luxury"
W Amsterdam has two restaurants from which for guests to choose
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W Amsterdam has two restaurants from which for guests to choose
W Amsterdam has VIP booths for guests to use
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W Amsterdam has VIP booths for guests to use
W Amsterdam house outside terraces
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W Amsterdam house outside terraces
W Amsterdam has 172 guest rooms in a former telephone exchange building and a further 66 rooms in the former home of KAS Bank
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W Amsterdam has 172 guest rooms in a former telephone exchange building and a further 66 rooms in the former home of KAS Bank
W Hotel's "Whatever/Whenever service" is aimed at providing guests with whatever they request - as long as it's legal
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W Hotel's "Whatever/Whenever service" is aimed at providing guests with whatever they request - as long as it's legal
W Amsterdam is fitted with high quality furnishings
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W Amsterdam is fitted with high quality furnishings
A room in W Amsterdam's Bank building
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A room in W Amsterdam's Bank building
A view of one of the W Amsterdam rooms
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A view of one of the W Amsterdam rooms
A look at one of the W Amsterdam bathrooms
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A look at one of the W Amsterdam bathrooms
The rooms at W Amsterdam have a modern style
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The rooms at W Amsterdam have a modern style
A Wow Suite at W Amsterdam
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A Wow Suite at W Amsterdam
An Extreme Wow Suite bathroom at W Amsterdam
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An Extreme Wow Suite bathroom at W Amsterdam
The Duchess Bar at W Amsterdam
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The Duchess Bar at W Amsterdam
The Team Room at W Amsterdam
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The Team Room at W Amsterdam
The Mr Porter restaurant at W Amsterdam
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The Mr Porter restaurant at W Amsterdam
The bar at W Amsterdam's Mr Porter
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The bar at W Amsterdam's Mr Porter
A bedroom across two levels at W Amsterdam
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A bedroom across two levels at W Amsterdam
A living room at W Amsterdam
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A living room at W Amsterdam
The W Lounge Bar at W Amsterdam
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The W Lounge Bar at W Amsterdam
The W Lounge at W Amsterdam
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The W Lounge at W Amsterdam
A view towards the bar in the W Lounge at W Amsterdam
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A view towards the bar in the W Lounge at W Amsterdam
A Wow Suite with its circular bed at W Amsterdam
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A Wow Suite with its circular bed at W Amsterdam
There is ample living space W Amsterdam's Wow Suites
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There is ample living space W Amsterdam's Wow Suites
A big screen in one of W Amsterdam's Extreme Wow Suites
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A big screen in one of W Amsterdam's Extreme Wow Suites
The Duchess restaurant at W Amsterdam
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The Duchess restaurant at W Amsterdam
W Amsterdam has a 700 sq m (7,535 sq ft) exhibition gallery
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W Amsterdam has a 700 sq m (7,535 sq ft) exhibition gallery
The exhibition gallery at W Amsterdam can be used for events
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The exhibition gallery at W Amsterdam can be used for events
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A new hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands, offers keyless room entry and what it claims is the city's first rooftop pool. W Amsterdam, part of the trendy W Hotels chain, also offers "Whatever/Whenever service." It promises to try and deliver whatever guests request to their room – as long as it's legal.

W Hotels is part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, which recently announced that is was to open a St. Regis hotel (one of its other brands) with one of the world's highest infinity pools at the Palm Tower, Dubai.

Designed by Office WINHOV and Baranowitz Kronenberg Architects, W Amsterdam is located close to Dam Square and the Royal Palace. It houses 238 rooms across two of the city's "iconic" old buildings.

One hundred and seventy-two of the guest rooms are in a former telephone exchange building, now known to guests as "Exchange," and a further 66 rooms in the former home of KAS Bank, with that building now known to guests as "Bank." The hotel has a total of 21 suites, three "WOW suites" and two lavish "Extreme WOW suites."

A Wow Suite with its circular bed at W Amsterdam
A Wow Suite with its circular bed at W Amsterdam

The Extreme WOW suite is the brand's take on a Presidential suite. Occupants are afforded 183 sq m (1,970 sq ft) of floor space, an open plan bathroom with a hot tub, a walk-in wardrobe and a large round bed with views of the nearby Royal Palace.

All guests arrive at the rooftop W Lounge, which is described as the W Hotel's "reinterpretation of the traditional hotel lobby." It has four outdoor terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows, with 360-degree views over the city.

The hotel's rooftop "Wet Deck" is said to boast the city's first rooftop pool. Guests can take in views of the surrounding area from the 22-m (72-ft) pool, which is heated for winter use. Guests can enjoy cocktails from the W Lounge while on the Wet Deck and there are two restaurants from which to choose as well.

W Amsterdam has a 22-m rooftop (72-ft) pool
W Amsterdam has a 22-m rooftop (72-ft) pool

W's SPG Keyless system, which was launched last year, is aimed at making guests' stays easier by letting them use their smartphones or wearable devices as a room key. It is hoped the system will also help to expedite the check-in process in future by having it take place on a mobile app.

Elsewhere, guests can benefit from a fitness centre, a spa located amid the original vaults of the Bank building, a 700 sq m (7,535 sq ft) exhibition gallery and a creative incubator for design, fashion and music. There are also meeting and event spaces.

W Amsterdam opened in Octobers. Rooms start from €350 (US$382) per night.

Source: W Amsterdam

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