Category: Netherlands

Interview with Guido van den Elshout of Haagsche Suites

Interview with Guido van den Elshout of Haagsche Suites

A former tax lawyer, Guido van den Elshout is  owner of the luxurious  Haagsche Suites (click here for last year’s special feature on A Luxury Travel Blog) in The Hague.   He is also a contributor to two travel blogs. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m a 58 years young sort of Jack […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Book Australia’s finest hotels at Luxury Down Under Dine in a greenhouse at De Kas, Amsterdam Use a Champagne sabre to open that next bottle See New York from above with Liberty Helicopters

Lloyd History exhibition in Amsterdam

Lloyd History exhibition in Amsterdam

Get along to Amsterdam’s Lloyd Hotel on Monday, 11th December 2006 for the opening of the Lloyd History exhibition of graphical work by V. Wiertz. He is the calligrapher of the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy. The exhibition will be accompanied by a concert, with  Bozena Kopczynska on the cello and Anna Korealska on the […]

Royal Tulip Amsterdam Symphony

On the same day that Golden Tulip Hospitality unveiled its plans for its new Royal Tulip brand, work began on Amsterdam Symphony, the name given to a development  project that consists of two residential towers, an office building and a hotel in the  financial business district of Amsterdam Zuidas.  The hotel will be named the […]

New Royal Tulip brand from Golden Tulip Hospitality

New Royal Tulip brand from Golden Tulip Hospitality

According to news just in, Golden Tulip Hospitality are introducing a new luxury brand.   The Royal Tulip, as it will be known, will be a five-star brand and be first introduced to Amsterdam, Berlin, Casablanca, Mirbat and Dallas TX.   Golden Tulip Hotels and Golden Tulip Resorts will continue to cater for the four […]

Happy Hotelier

Happy Hotelier

Guido van den Elshout, the  owner of the fabulous Haagsche Suites (which I ran a special feature on last month), has started his own blog called Happy Hotelier. Guido has been blogging for two years already on weekendhotel.nl but this new blog gives him the opportunity to share some of those posts with us English […]

Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Mövenpick have opened a new hotel in the heart of Amsterdam.  Situated on the water’s edge in the Oostelijke Handelskade district, between the new Passenger Terminal Amsterdam and the Muziekgebouw/Bimhuis concert hall, Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre  offers 362 standard and 14 executive rooms, as well as 31 Junior Suites and an Ambassador Suite all […]

Special feature: Haagsche Suites, The Hague, Netherlands

Special feature: Haagsche Suites, The Hague, Netherlands

We  returned from a thoroughly  enjoyable  trip to The Hague in the Netherlands yesterday, having stayed at Haagsche Suites  which is  superbly  located midway between the centre and the impressive Scheveningen beaches and harbour. Originally built in 1890, the now owners Guido and Irene van den Elshout bought the property in the 1990s and spent […]

New luxury in Amsterdam

New luxury in Amsterdam

Following a 2.3 million Euros refurbishment that began back in 2004, Hotel Okura Amsterdam has launched The Suite, an impressive 5,390 sq. ft. luxury suite, billed as “the most luxurious suite in the Benelux countries”. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a private 12-person movie screening room, a dining room for up to 14 guests and […]

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World will be holding a series of showcases in key cities across Europe in the coming weeks to launch its  2006 directory.   A total of nine showcases will be held over a four-week period, with representatives from a selection of SLH’s worldwide properties visiting the cities of London, Brussels, […]