At the intersection of five canals lies the listed building that houses Apollo Hotel Amsterdam and The Harbour Club Amsterdam Zuid. Five years after the official opening, and following the recent announcement of a fifth Harbour Club location in The Hague, The Harbour Club Amsterdam Zuid is getting a much-needed makeover. Former restaurant Bodon, La Grande Brasserie will be converted into a glamorous new Harbour Club featuring impressive art, a walk-in wine cabinet, and an open kitchen. The perfect lighting, sound, and signature leather booths will be used to create the distinct Harbour Club atmosphere. A stunning new terrace overlooking the canal will add the finishing touch to The Harbour Club Amsterdam Zuid. The Harbour Club's successful formula will remain unchanged and the international menu will exclusively feature the very best ingredients.
Before this upgrade was announced, Apollo Hotel Amsterdam revealed the new interior of its 174 renovated rooms. The hotel opened in 1928 as a pavilion for the Summer Olympics. The lobby was renovated in 2017 when 49 rooms were transformed into design rooms and suites. With the Olympic Stadium just around the corner, the 174 renovated rooms were inspired by the Olympic Games that have played such an important role in the history of the hotel. The interior was completely redesigned, down to the beds. The walls now feature a stunning Olympic design and a unique set of gilded frames with photographs of the 1928 Summer Olympics.
'It's been more than two years since the 2017 renovation and we felt it was time to add the finishing touches,' explains Willemijn Groothengel, General Manager of Apollo Hotel Amsterdam. 'Our hotel is popular with international tourists, business travellers, and Amsterdam locals due to its central location. We wanted the transformation to appeal to our hotel guests and to encapsulate the distinct atmosphere of the Oud Zuid area.'
In addition to renovating the rooms and The Harbour Club, Apollo Hotel Amsterdam recently opened a new restaurant concept in the former lobby bar: The Living Room, by Bodon. Here, guests can relax in an inviting atmosphere and enjoy appetizing, French-inspired dishes while taking in the view of the stunning canals of Amsterdam Zuid. Like the design rooms, the suites, and the lobby, The Living Room, by Bodon is extravagant and luxurious thanks to the use of materials like velvet and leather.
Apollo Hotel Amsterdam expects to unveil its new The Harbour Club Amsterdam Zuid on Tuesday 18 February. Until then, the restaurant will remain open in its current form.