Hotel Arena Amsterdam has won the Entree Hospitality Awards 2017 in the category Best Restyling. This was announced on 27 November during a special event in Theater Amsterdam. Team V Architectuur and TANK Interior Design renewed the complete design of the monumental hotel and repositioned it as an ‘In the City Park’ concept for both tourists and the people from Amsterdam. This results in a fine balance between the historic surroundings and the greenery of the Oosterpark.
Entree Hospitality Awards
The Entree Awards are the most renowned hospitality awards of the Netherlands. Prizes in 11 different categories are awarded annually to the most special, high-quality and beautiful restaurants, hotels, cocktail bars, coffee bars and nightclubs that opened or were restyled last year in the Netherlands. A jury of experts, consisting of ten leading hospitality professionals, chose the winners out of 55 nominees.
The category Best Restyling celebrates existing venues that have undergone a complete restyling. The jury spoke the following praising words about Hotel Arena: “Due to the size and impact of this project, this is more a rebranding than a restyling. History and timeless architecture are combined in an impressive way. Inside and outside now flow seamlessly into one another, partly due to the perfect use of the surroundings. A wonderful balance has now emerged between hospitality, nature and culture. In all those years the hotel has never been so chic. Hotel Arena is ready for the next 25 years.”