The Kimpton De Witt features
a variety of art-filled meeting
spaces, totaling some 2,000 square
feet, designed to inspire big ideas
and showcase spectacular events.
One such space is the P.C. Hooft
meeting room, the hotel’s modern
boardroom, located on the ground
floor next to the lobby.
Kimpton Hotels & Resorts debuted the luxury bou- tique brand’s first hotel in
Europe to be located in the heart of
Amsterdam located near Amsterdam’s Centraal Station.
The Kimpton De Witt, which
has 274 guest rooms, including
signature suites that have private
terraces overlooking the city, is set
within three original Dutch Golden Age-era buildings in the Palace
The property strikes a balance
of modern luxury and historical elegance, says Mike DeFrino, CEO
of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
The hotel will honor Kimpton’s
flair for creating local, experiential
dining options with the opening of
Wyers Bar & Restaurant, serving
American cuisine and cocktails
with a European twist, and Miss
Louisa Coffee & Beignets, a walk-up counter providing coffee and
beignets designed to appeal to both
guests and locals, he says.
“Amsterdam is a perfect fit for
Kimpton’s first European hotel,”
DeFrino says. “The city is effort-
less in design, highly diverse,
light-hearted and known to be a
hotbed of creativity, all of which
are pillars of the Kimpton brand.”
Kimpton De Witt showcases the
brand’s thoughtful approach to de-
sign and pays tribute to local heri-
tage, marrying the old grandeur of
the Dutch Golden Age with new
buildings from the late 20th century.
The hotel also embraces Kimpton’s
signature design with a spirited bal-
ance of wit and whimsy displayed
in details as striking as the ‘living
wall’ of florals and botanicals at the
hotel entrance and as subtle as the
Delft-inspired tiles paving the bath-
room floors, says Mike Robinson,
General Manager of Kimpton De
Witt. “As with all Kimpton Hotels
and Restaurants, guests can expect a
truly authentic local feel.”
Robinson says Kimpton De
Witt’s most inventive feature is
the three-story ‘Little House,’ lo-
cated inside the hotel. The house
was once the childhood home of
the famous Dutch playwright, P.C.
Hooft and dates back to the 1600s.
Little House offers two king-sized
rooms and a first floor living area,
and can be rented by groups inter-
ested in a heightened level of pri-
vacy and luxury.
Another option for guests is Kimp-
ton De Witt’s signature suite, Pent-
house De Witt. The penthouse is split
over two stories with a 30-square me-
ter roof terrace offering spectacular
views of the city, including views of
the iconic canal house roof tops.
In addition to Wyers, Kimpton
De Witt opened House Bar, featur-
ing local gins. Set in the most his-
toric part of the hotel, a 1645 for-
mer family home.
DeFrino says the next European
destination is Paris, scheduled to
open in 2020, with other destinations
in Europe to be announced soon.
There are currently over 60 Kimpton
hotels and more than 70 restaurants
across Europe and the Americas.
Kimpton was acquired by InterContinental Hotels Group in 2015.
Kimpton Makes European Debut
Amsterdam’s Kimpton De Witt opened May 22 in city’s Palace Quarter District
The public living room at the Kimpton De Witt.