Hotel/Restaurants Week: Hôtel Droog by Droog

Dutch design brand Droog has opened a hotel in Amsterdam where guests who venture out from their rooms can attend lectures, visit exhibitions and shops or relax in a “fairy-tale garden” without leaving the building.   Featuring the Droog Store, Gallery, Dining Room, Fairy Tale Garden, Beauty at Cosmania, Fashion at Kabinet, Products at Weltevree, and the one and only Bedroom, Hôtel Droog is conspicuously housed in 700 square metres in a 17th century building, promising to be a new cultural home in the heart of Amsterdam.
Droog director Renny Ramakers conceived the hotel as a venue that “brings all of our activities under one roof, from curation to product design, exhibitions and lectures, and invites people to plug in as they choose.”
Located in a 17th century building that once housed the city’s textile guild, the hotel contains an exhibition gallery curated by Droog and a dining room serving dishes from local neighbourhood recipes.
Droog also have their own store at the hotel, alongside a Cosmania cosmetics area, a Kabinet fashion store and a Weltevree products area.

French Designers Claude Pasquer and Corinne Détroyat created the garden at the centre of the building and filled it with flowers and edible plants to attract birds, butterflies and insects.
Guest suites are located on the top floor of the building and offer a view out over the Amsterdam skyline.
Ramakers founded the Droog brand with former partner Gijs Bakker back in 1993, and it has since become one of the leading conceptual design brands in the Netherlands.

photography  by Thijs Wolzak.


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