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W Amsterdam
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W Amsterdam

Travel Split between two unique historic buildings, a former telephone exchange building and a former bank, W Amsterdam is an intriguing design mix of heritage and contemporary style where nights never end and the pulse is set high with a full calendar of exclusive W Happenings. W Amsterdam is one of the two Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®) hotels in the city centre. The hotel is split between two monumental buildings. Key features and facilities of the hotel include: 238 Rooms & Suites, 2 Destination Restaurants: MR PORTER & THE DUCHESS, Rooftop W Lounge & WET Deck, 414 Square Meters of Events Space, Wired® Business Center,  WHATEVER/WHENEVER® Service, AWAY® Spa,  FIT®, X BAR,  X BANK Creative Incubator Space & retail and more. Experience the innovative design and luxury of our 238 stylish guestrooms, including 23 suites, three WOW suites and two lavish Extreme WOWSuites. Enjoy the comfort of a luxurious W signature bed with pillow top mattress and luxurious 400-thread count sheets. Let us treat you to a blissful moment with our signature range of bliss amenities exclusively packaged for our W guests. From intricate and abstract details to state-of-the-art entertainment, featuring a 40” LCD TV and Marshall speaker. Lay back and enjoy the city views and the electric culture. At  W Amsterdam restaurants, decadent indulgences await your exploration, immersion, savoring, lingering, mingling, socializing, canoodling and celebrating.From the comforts of the cozy W Lounge with stylish spaces to mix and mingle, to savory bites at our signature restaurant.  W LOUNGE W’s reinterpretation of the traditional lobby, W Lounge, is the first stop for all arriving guests at the hotel. Located on the sixth floor of the Exchange building, W Lounge is at the heart of the hotel with unparalleled 360-degree views over the city. W Lounge features a distinctive set of stairs that flow into the bar and echo the iconic steps of Dam Square on the streets below. MR PORTER Is a unique concept that artfully blends qualities of the modern steakhouse with the buzz and experience of a chic lounge, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with superior quality in all aspects of the words. MR PORTER distinguishes itself by emphasising the social experience and taking a vibe-driven approach to fine dining. The venue’s DJ creates an infectious, high-energy atmosphere while the sleek environment with its signature island bar is designed to encourage guests to interact and mingle. Ultimately, MR PORTER aims to redefine the modern dining experience with its blend of incredible flavours, world-class service and the perfect ambiance. THE DUCHESS It introduces Amsterdam to the elegance of traditional London hospitality, balanced with Viennese grandeur and the and the subtle flavours of Southern France. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menu is inspired by the light and refined flavors from Southern France and Italy, also known as Nouveau-Ni oise Cuisine. Cuisine Ni oise originates from the old town of Nice where French Mediterranean cuisine has blended and evolved with influences of Italy across the border. AWAY SPA Welcome to an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of W winds down and AWAY® means a disappearing act from the everyday into an insider scene of surprising sensations. Is the go-to place for glamour. Revitalise your body with on of our tailormade treatments of revive your soul in our Sauna and Steam rooms and treatments that vary from facials, tanning, massages and more. AWAY® Spa Amsterdam is also home to a team of celebrity therapists offering head-to- toe treatments to leave you red-carpet-ready. The full experience is truly spectacular. W Amsterdam offers a variety of photogenic views as well as incredible modern and traditional cuisine amongs one of the most unique and truly chic Away Spa.  For more about W Amsterdam and their amazing anemities go on wamsterdam.com Split between two unique historic buildings, a former telephone exchange building and a former bank, W Amsterdam is an intriguing design mix of heritage and contemporary style where nights never end and the pulse is set high with a full calendar of exclusive W Happenings. W Amsterdam is one of the two Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®) hotels in the city centre. The hotel is split between two monumental buildings. Key features and facilities of the hotel include: 238 Rooms & Suites, 2 Destination Restaurants: MR PORTER & THE DUCHESS, Rooftop W Lounge & WET Deck, 414 Square Meters of Events Space, Wired® Business Center,  WHATEVER/WHENEVER® Service, AWAY® Spa,  FIT®, X BAR,  X BANK Creative Incubator Space & retail and more. Experience the innovative design and luxury of our 238 stylish guestrooms, including 23 suites, three WOW suites and two lavish Extreme WOWSuites. Enjoy the comfort of a luxurious W signature bed with pillow top mattress and luxurious 400-thread count sheets. Let us treat you to a blissful moment with our signature range of bliss amenities exclusively packaged for our W guests. From intricate and abstract details to state-of-the-art entertainment, featuring a 40” LCD TV and Marshall speaker. Lay back and enjoy the city views and the electric culture. At  W Amsterdam restaurants, decadent indulgences await your exploration, immersion, savoring, lingering, mingling, socializing, canoodling and celebrating.From the comforts of the cozy W Lounge with stylish spaces to mix and mingle, to savory bites at our signature restaurant.  W LOUNGE W’s reinterpretation of the traditional lobby, W Lounge, is the first stop for all arriving guests at the hotel. Located on the sixth floor of the Exchange building, W Lounge is at the heart of the hotel with unparalleled 360-degree views over the city. W Lounge features a distinctive set of stairs that flow into the bar and echo the iconic steps of Dam Square on the streets below. MR PORTER Is a unique concept that artfully blends qualities of the modern steakhouse with the buzz and experience of a chic lounge, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with superior quality in all aspects of the words. MR PORTER distinguishes itself by emphasising the social experience and taking a vibe-driven approach to fine dining. The venue’s DJ creates an infectious, high-energy atmosphere while the sleek environment with its signature island bar is designed to encourage guests to interact and mingle. Ultimately, MR PORTER aims to redefine the modern dining experience with its blend of incredible flavours, world-class service and the perfect ambiance. THE DUCHESS It introduces Amsterdam to the elegance of traditional London hospitality, balanced with Viennese grandeur and the and the subtle flavours of Southern France. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menu is inspired by the light and refined flavors from Southern France and Italy, also known as Nouveau-Ni oise Cuisine. Cuisine Ni oise originates from the old town of Nice where French Mediterranean cuisine has blended and evolved with influences of Italy across the border. AWAY SPA Welcome to an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of W winds down and AWAY® means a disappearing act from the everyday into an insider scene of surprising sensations. Is the go-to place for glamour. Revitalise your body with on of our tailormade treatments of revive your soul in our Sauna and Steam rooms and treatments that vary from facials, tanning, massages and more. AWAY® Spa Amsterdam is also home to a team of celebrity therapists offering head-to- toe treatments to leave you red-carpet-ready. The full experience is truly spectacular. W Amsterdam offers a variety of photogenic views as well as incredible modern and traditional cuisine amongs one of the most unique and truly chic Away Spa.  For more about W Amsterdam and their amazing anemities go on wamsterdam.com

Napapirji reveals Infinity. The first circular, 100% recyclable jacket
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Napapirji reveals Infinity. The first circular, 100% recyclable jacket

Fashion Blazing a trail in circular innovation, premium casualwear brand Napapijri today unveils Infinity, its firstcircular, 100% recyclable jacket embodying Napapijri’s mission to design a circular future for fashion. The first jacket of its kind, Infinity has been three years in the making. Its main breakthrough comes from an intensive, synergistic effort to innovate the way in which fashion impacts the environment through the employment of recyclable materials and circular economy models. Infinity’s main material innovation is its mono-material composition: its filling and trims are made fromNylon 6, while its fabric is made from ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon, a high-performance nylon 6 yarn recycled from discarded fishing nets and other waste materials. The use of one material allows for an easier recycling process - the jacket can enter the recycling machine as it is - and fibres are upcycled without losing any of their original characteristic or quality, which means that ECONYL®: Regenerated Nylon can be recycled again and again. By building Infinity using Nylon 6, Napapijri has created a virtuous circle where the jacket can be recycled and reimagined infinitely. The project marks a decisive step in Napapijri’s quest for innovative solutions in circular design. AsNapapijri’s Senior Marketing Director, Vicki Bohlbro, explains: “As a brand whose origins are firmlyplaced in the beautiful alpine landscape, the safeguard of nature has always been on top of our agenda. Now more than ever, we are aware of the pressing issues we are collectively asked to address. We have chosen to do so by pioneering the future of fashion with Infinity, a jacket that embodies our efforts to combine design, sustainability, and innovation to inspire a shift in the role ourindustry has to play in the preservation of the planet and its people through circularity”. To close the loop and make the innovation truly circular, Napapijri has developed a unique digital take-back programme through which the jacket can be returned and recycled. When purchasing Infinity, customers will be invited to register their jacket online through a unique identifier. In order to encourage mindful consumption, customers will have the option of returning their jacket only after two years from purchase. Infinity will then be processed into new yarn and new products. Upon returning the jacket, customers will receive a 100 Euro voucher to be used at napapijri.com for the purchase of their next Infinity product. “Napapijri is the first brand to take a jacket back to be recycled into new ECONYL® material thanks toour unique Regeneration System,” says Giulio Bonazzi, CEO of Aquafil (the makers ofECONYL®). “So, when the jacket reaches the end if its life, it is only the beginning. This is a real first.” Blazing a trail in circular innovation, premium casualwear brand Napapijri today unveils Infinity, its firstcircular, 100% recyclable jacket embodying Napapijri’s mission to design a circular future for fashion. The first jacket of its kind, Infinity has been three years in the making. Its main breakthrough comes from an intensive, synergistic effort to innovate the way in which fashion impacts the environment through the employment of recyclable materials and circular economy models. Infinity’s main material innovation is its mono-material composition: its filling and trims are made fromNylon 6, while its fabric is made from ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon, a high-performance nylon 6 yarn recycled from discarded fishing nets and other waste materials. The use of one material allows for an easier recycling process - the jacket can enter the recycling machine as it is - and fibres are upcycled without losing any of their original characteristic or quality, which means that ECONYL®: Regenerated Nylon can be recycled again and again. By building Infinity using Nylon 6, Napapijri has created a virtuous circle where the jacket can be recycled and reimagined infinitely. The project marks a decisive step in Napapijri’s quest for innovative solutions in circular design. AsNapapijri’s Senior Marketing Director, Vicki Bohlbro, explains: “As a brand whose origins are firmlyplaced in the beautiful alpine landscape, the safeguard of nature has always been on top of our agenda. Now more than ever, we are aware of the pressing issues we are collectively asked to address. We have chosen to do so by pioneering the future of fashion with Infinity, a jacket that embodies our efforts to combine design, sustainability, and innovation to inspire a shift in the role ourindustry has to play in the preservation of the planet and its people through circularity”. To close the loop and make the innovation truly circular, Napapijri has developed a unique digital take-back programme through which the jacket can be returned and recycled. When purchasing Infinity, customers will be invited to register their jacket online through a unique identifier. In order to encourage mindful consumption, customers will have the option of returning their jacket only after two years from purchase. Infinity will then be processed into new yarn and new products. Upon returning the jacket, customers will receive a 100 Euro voucher to be used at napapijri.com for the purchase of their next Infinity product. “Napapijri is the first brand to take a jacket back to be recycled into new ECONYL® material thanks toour unique Regeneration System,” says Giulio Bonazzi, CEO of Aquafil (the makers ofECONYL®). “So, when the jacket reaches the end if its life, it is only the beginning. This is a real first.”

Seletti opens its first flagship store in Amsterdam
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Seletti opens its first flagship store in Amsterdam

Design After opening in Italy, Korea, Thailand and the UK, SELETTI, with its disruptive and ironic spirit, has opened its first flagship store in The Netherlands. On November 8th, the Italian design brand inaugurated the space in one of the most creative and cutting-edge cities in Europe: Amsterdam. Located in the heart of the 9 Streets district, the store – like its other global siblings – was designed by BBMDS architecture studio. The new Amsterdam store will be complemented by Seletti’s e-commerce for The Netherlands atwww.seletti.it, is now launched. During the opening of the new space, Studio Job joined Stefano Seletti in a special signing session of all BLOW by Job&Seletti products: a unique way for design aficionados and Studio Job fans to get their own “customised” piece. The Seletti Amsterdam store was conceived to meet the need for flexibility that characterizes the Seletti world, providing the opportunity to reconfigure, almost in real time, the display. A dynamic store, a four-dimensional space where the products are displayed in a tangle of lines and designs with graphic impact, playing on the contrast between "industrial" materials and precious finishes. Scaffolding creates a simple and yet interesting structure to show customers different product lines, while custom-made graphics enrich the look of the whole environment. Seletti’s eye-catching, fun and often outrageous homeware is made up of a number of design collaborations with some of the best-known names across lifestyle and fashion. The space will house some of the brand’s most iconic pieces from its collaborative collections: BLOW by Job&Seletti with its tableware and furniture designed by Studio Job and enriched by its graphics and its vision; DIESEL LIVING with Seletti, the collection designed by Diesel’s creative team which mixes fashion and design in a unique way; Seletti wears TOILETPAPER, the collaboration with the image-only magazine created by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari; and the collections created by Marcantonio with its poetic objects inspired by nature, functional and dreamy at the same time. The Seletti shop also offers customers the possibility to create their own bespoke lighting. Customers visiting the ‘Letter Wall’ will be able to design their lighting via Seletti’s smart screen by firstly composing their message and then choosing a lighting design. Seletti CEO, Stefano Seletti comments, “Amsterdam is a city where Seletti fits in perfectly! Our design is crazy, out of the ordinary and fun, mirroring the spirit of this city. We have been commercially active in The Netherlands for years now, and the time has come for us to have a unique space where our customer can enter our world and be totally embraced by it”. Finally, with the aim of expanding the brand’s distribution through new channels, Seletti will launch its e-commerce platform for The Netherlands in the coming weeks. Located on www.seletti.it, it gives access to all of the brand’s collections, allowing customers to receive their purchase directly at home or to collect them from the Amsterdam store. “Using the web is a way, for us, to be closer to our customers”, adds Stefano Seletti. “We take pride in being accessible, but accessibility is not only being affordable: it is also being able to reach our target audience everywhere! We have been developing this ‘virtual flagship store’ in many countries now and it is a success. We are sure our Dutch customers will be very happy!”. After opening in Italy, Korea, Thailand and the UK, SELETTI, with its disruptive and ironic spirit, has opened its first flagship store in The Netherlands. On November 8th, the Italian design brand inaugurated the space in one of the most creative and cutting-edge cities in Europe: Amsterdam. Located in the heart of the 9 Streets district, the store – like its other global siblings – was designed by BBMDS architecture studio. The new Amsterdam store will be complemented by Seletti’s e-commerce for The Netherlands atwww.seletti.it, is now launched. During the opening of the new space, Studio Job joined Stefano Seletti in a special signing session of all BLOW by Job&Seletti products: a unique way for design aficionados and Studio Job fans to get their own “customised” piece. The Seletti Amsterdam store was conceived to meet the need for flexibility that characterizes the Seletti world, providing the opportunity to reconfigure, almost in real time, the display. A dynamic store, a four-dimensional space where the products are displayed in a tangle of lines and designs with graphic impact, playing on the contrast between "industrial" materials and precious finishes. Scaffolding creates a simple and yet interesting structure to show customers different product lines, while custom-made graphics enrich the look of the whole environment. Seletti’s eye-catching, fun and often outrageous homeware is made up of a number of design collaborations with some of the best-known names across lifestyle and fashion. The space will house some of the brand’s most iconic pieces from its collaborative collections: BLOW by Job&Seletti with its tableware and furniture designed by Studio Job and enriched by its graphics and its vision; DIESEL LIVING with Seletti, the collection designed by Diesel’s creative team which mixes fashion and design in a unique way; Seletti wears TOILETPAPER, the collaboration with the image-only magazine created by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari; and the collections created by Marcantonio with its poetic objects inspired by nature, functional and dreamy at the same time. The Seletti shop also offers customers the possibility to create their own bespoke lighting. Customers visiting the ‘Letter Wall’ will be able to design their lighting via Seletti’s smart screen by firstly composing their message and then choosing a lighting design. Seletti CEO, Stefano Seletti comments, “Amsterdam is a city where Seletti fits in perfectly! Our design is crazy, out of the ordinary and fun, mirroring the spirit of this city. We have been commercially active in The Netherlands for years now, and the time has come for us to have a unique space where our customer can enter our world and be totally embraced by it”. Finally, with the aim of expanding the brand’s distribution through new channels, Seletti will launch its e-commerce platform for The Netherlands in the coming weeks. Located on www.seletti.it, it gives access to all of the brand’s collections, allowing customers to receive their purchase directly at home or to collect them from the Amsterdam store. “Using the web is a way, for us, to be closer to our customers”, adds Stefano Seletti. “We take pride in being accessible, but accessibility is not only being affordable: it is also being able to reach our target audience everywhere! We have been developing this ‘virtual flagship store’ in many countries now and it is a success. We are sure our Dutch customers will be very happy!”.

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Hermès Autumn & Winter 2020
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Hermès Autumn & Winter 2020

Fashion Week Collection can be best describes as radical. Pure lines form ample shapes and generous proportions. In counterpoint, warm fabrics create a topography of sensuality and depth. The designs assert their graphic power. The garment’s lining — its functional double sidedness — comes fully to light, almost hypnotically, with a flick of the wrist. From a chromatic field in chiaro-oscuro — backlit peat, clay, ebony, sepia, and hazelnut — a luminous winter springs forth. Nighttime with shades of brown and black. Colors of the collection vary from camel, off-white, rope, hazelnut, peat, chocolate, ebony, tuscany, vanilla, linden tree, clay, steel, flannel, coal, charcoal, black.  for more go on hermes.com Collection can be best describes as radical. Pure lines form ample shapes and generous proportions. In counterpoint, warm fabrics create a topography of sensuality and depth. The designs assert their graphic power. The garment’s lining — its functional double sidedness — comes fully to light, almost hypnotically, with a flick of the wrist. From a chromatic field in chiaro-oscuro — backlit peat, clay, ebony, sepia, and hazelnut — a luminous winter springs forth. Nighttime with shades of brown and black. Colors of the collection vary from camel, off-white, rope, hazelnut, peat, chocolate, ebony, tuscany, vanilla, linden tree, clay, steel, flannel, coal, charcoal, black.  for more go on hermes.com

Givenchy Fall & Winter 2020 men's ready to wear collection
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Givenchy Fall & Winter 2020 men's ready to wear collection

Fashion Week An innate ability to interpret tradition with spontaneity is the key to new elegance. Self-expression is paramount, permitting moments of unbridled opulence and psychedelia within the everyday. Clare Waight Keller liberates the Men’s Fall - Winter 2020-21 collection with an intimate ode to the modern man, adorned. The tenets of the New Age drifter imply a penchant for collecting, embellishment and artifice. The subcontinental style of the 14th Maharajah of Indore (1908 - 1961) is a key visual cue for the season’s symbiotic relationship between clothing and jewellery. In the 1930s, he travelled to Los Angeles from India, where he fell in love. The fearless aristocrat embraced Modernism and elements of the West throughout his life and spent his days draped in pearls, gemstones, and precious metals. His influence immerses the collection in a lavish hedonism, juxtaposed by the fetish remix of a sleek future wardrobe. Elegant hardware evolves the silhouette of slimline Givenchy tailoring, as double-breasted blazers and nipped coats fasten with brooches, kilt pins, and fob chains spinning with charms. Wrapped shirts and gilets mimic their formality, whilst a contrasting suit lapel, jewel-toned latex layers and a zipped cummerbund subvert classic proportions. Horology and lapidary sketches become totemic prints on stretch tulle and jersey tops, informing flourishes of bullion thread and crystal embroideries on Haute Couture topcoats. Injecting toughness, glossed leather trousers, oversized patchwork knits and boxy shirt jackets echo the sleek nocturnal attitude of chrome-capped, square toe boots worn under a bootcut pant. In hand, the giant Antigona Soft carry-all is crafted in polished calfskin with woven toile or rich shearling panels. An innate ability to interpret tradition with spontaneity is the key to new elegance. Self-expression is paramount, permitting moments of unbridled opulence and psychedelia within the everyday. Clare Waight Keller liberates the Men’s Fall - Winter 2020-21 collection with an intimate ode to the modern man, adorned. The tenets of the New Age drifter imply a penchant for collecting, embellishment and artifice. The subcontinental style of the 14th Maharajah of Indore (1908 - 1961) is a key visual cue for the season’s symbiotic relationship between clothing and jewellery. In the 1930s, he travelled to Los Angeles from India, where he fell in love. The fearless aristocrat embraced Modernism and elements of the West throughout his life and spent his days draped in pearls, gemstones, and precious metals. His influence immerses the collection in a lavish hedonism, juxtaposed by the fetish remix of a sleek future wardrobe. Elegant hardware evolves the silhouette of slimline Givenchy tailoring, as double-breasted blazers and nipped coats fasten with brooches, kilt pins, and fob chains spinning with charms. Wrapped shirts and gilets mimic their formality, whilst a contrasting suit lapel, jewel-toned latex layers and a zipped cummerbund subvert classic proportions. Horology and lapidary sketches become totemic prints on stretch tulle and jersey tops, informing flourishes of bullion thread and crystal embroideries on Haute Couture topcoats. Injecting toughness, glossed leather trousers, oversized patchwork knits and boxy shirt jackets echo the sleek nocturnal attitude of chrome-capped, square toe boots worn under a bootcut pant. In hand, the giant Antigona Soft carry-all is crafted in polished calfskin with woven toile or rich shearling panels.

Park Centraal Amsterdam opens in the cultural heart of the city
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Park Centraal Amsterdam opens in the cultural heart of the city

Travel   Modern makeover marks new chapter for Amsterdam hotel and the inception of a new hospitality brand deeply rooted in Dutch culture: Park Centraal. Refined design with a touch of 1970s glamour, inspired by a revolutionary, rule- breaking decade in The Netherlands – a defining aspect of the hotel’s DNA, Ground floor designed by Amsterdam-based studio FG Stijl including Bar Claes, a new destination for eating and drinking, with an emphasis on reinvented classics; 189 guestrooms, eight meeting rooms and artwork from contemporary Dutch artist Kat Klerks. Boasting a significant historic legacy and housed in one of the most recognisable flatiron-style buildings in Amsterdam, Park Centraal Amsterdam, formerly known as Park Hotel Amsterdam, has been given a renewed lease of life through a significant rebrand that embodies its heritage and its enviable location, in the city’s cultural epicentre. Connecting Dutch influences and contemporary design Within a short stroll, guests will find the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s Vondelpark, the vibrant Leidseplein, De Pijp and music temple Paradiso, a church converted in the Seventies and where world-famous musicians are known to perform. Each of the 189 rooms combine comfort with Dutch influences and contemporary design beautifully. Deep colours, rich textures and artworks by local artist Kat Klerks combine to create sophisticated and cosy spaces in the heart of Amsterdam, with many more finess touches in each of the rooms. Park Centraal Amsterdam’s ground-floor interiors designed by the locally-based studio FG Stijl feature a blend of classic and contemporary touches. On arrival, a striking three-dimensional ceiling sculpture guides guests to a chic 1970s-inspired reception desk where special lighting, patterned oak floors and arched mirrors combine to create a sense of drama. The hotel’s art collection includes 16 porcelain heart-shaped pieces by FOS Studio Collection, a nod to its position at the very core of all the action and culture in Amsterdam. “Park Centraal is a true celebration of its surroundings; a place where history, contemporary design and invigorating spaces inspired by the Dutch way of living and nearby landmarks intertwine. The building has functioned as a hotel for over a century and we are incredibly proud to have played a role in its transition into a destination that’s current and exciting”, says Bram van der Hoek, CEO & Partner, Europe Hotels Private Collection. Bar Claes, a new destination for eating and drinking Occupying the hotel’s former lobby space, new hangout for eating and drinking, ‘Bar Claes’ has been designed with a sensitivity towards the hotel’s guests and in harmony with the local lifestyle, where balance prevails. The vibrant space features multiple corners to work or leisure. From a centrepiece marble bar to a tucked-away fireplace with sitting room-style furniture and a space to play pool, allowing groups, couples and solo travellers to each choose their desired environment. Park Centraal’s playful and rule-breaking character extends to the Bar Claes’ drinks menu, where all-time favourites (Dry Martini) are offered alongside twists on classics (Verjus Mojito). The theme continues throughout the food menu, with dishes ranging from ‘Holtkamp Cheese Croquettes’ to reimagined favourites, such as ‘Claes Deviled Eggs’ with trout roe and smoked fish salad and ‘China Town style prawn toast’ with ginger, chili and brioche. Room rates from EUR 149,- per night.   About Park Centraal Amsterdam Located steps away from Amsterdam’s quintessential Vondelpark and Museum Square, the building that houses Park Centraal Amsterdam, formerly known as Park Hotel Amsterdam, has hosted guests since the late 19th century. Contemporary with a historical edge, locals and visitors can enjoy the hotel’s 189 inviting guestrooms, each of which feature selected artworks by Dutch designer Kar Klerks, Zenology products, a Marshall and Park Centraal Bedding Collection; eight meeting & event spaces; Bar Claes; and the nearby critically acclaimed Asian-fusion restaurant, MOMO with a fresh menu. The reopening of Park Centraal Amsterdam marks a significant overhaul for the historic 189-room building, which has functioned as a hotel since 1880. For more information and bookings proceed on www.parkcentraal.com Hotel has many great anemities and offer a vairiety of things to do both in the hotel and in the near area as it is truly based on the heart of the city, with museums only 5 minutes away by walking, to hot new restaurants as well as all the best shops just around the corner.  About Park Centraal As the name suggests, Park Centraal focuses on central locations, imbued with contemporary design, heritage and locally-inspired spaces to eat and drink that breathe Dutch culture throughout. With an ethos inspired by the quality of life in The Netherlands, Park Centraal aims to reflect the country’s balanced and social lifestyle, where a healthy working atmosphere is carefully combined with pleasure, manifested through vibrant bars, music and quality food. Following its inaugural opening in Amsterdam, Park Centraal will expand to The Hague in Spring 2020. Which is very exciting. Park Centraal is managed by the Amsterdam-based hotel development and management company Europe Hotels Private Collection which was founded by award winning entrepreneur Liran Wizman. http://www.parkcentraal.com/   Modern makeover marks new chapter for Amsterdam hotel and the inception of a new hospitality brand deeply rooted in Dutch culture: Park Centraal. Refined design with a touch of 1970s glamour, inspired by a revolutionary, rule- breaking decade in The Netherlands – a defining aspect of the hotel’s DNA, Ground floor designed by Amsterdam-based studio FG Stijl including Bar Claes, a new destination for eating and drinking, with an emphasis on reinvented classics; 189 guestrooms, eight meeting rooms and artwork from contemporary Dutch artist Kat Klerks. Boasting a significant historic legacy and housed in one of the most recognisable flatiron-style buildings in Amsterdam, Park Centraal Amsterdam, formerly known as Park Hotel Amsterdam, has been given a renewed lease of life through a significant rebrand that embodies its heritage and its enviable location, in the city’s cultural epicentre. Connecting Dutch influences and contemporary design Within a short stroll, guests will find the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s Vondelpark, the vibrant Leidseplein, De Pijp and music temple Paradiso, a church converted in the Seventies and where world-famous musicians are known to perform. Each of the 189 rooms combine comfort with Dutch influences and contemporary design beautifully. Deep colours, rich textures and artworks by local artist Kat Klerks combine to create sophisticated and cosy spaces in the heart of Amsterdam, with many more finess touches in each of the rooms. Park Centraal Amsterdam’s ground-floor interiors designed by the locally-based studio FG Stijl feature a blend of classic and contemporary touches. On arrival, a striking three-dimensional ceiling sculpture guides guests to a chic 1970s-inspired reception desk where special lighting, patterned oak floors and arched mirrors combine to create a sense of drama. The hotel’s art collection includes 16 porcelain heart-shaped pieces by FOS Studio Collection, a nod to its position at the very core of all the action and culture in Amsterdam. “Park Centraal is a true celebration of its surroundings; a place where history, contemporary design and invigorating spaces inspired by the Dutch way of living and nearby landmarks intertwine. The building has functioned as a hotel for over a century and we are incredibly proud to have played a role in its transition into a destination that’s current and exciting”, says Bram van der Hoek, CEO & Partner, Europe Hotels Private Collection. Bar Claes, a new destination for eating and drinking Occupying the hotel’s former lobby space, new hangout for eating and drinking, ‘Bar Claes’ has been designed with a sensitivity towards the hotel’s guests and in harmony with the local lifestyle, where balance prevails. The vibrant space features multiple corners to work or leisure. From a centrepiece marble bar to a tucked-away fireplace with sitting room-style furniture and a space to play pool, allowing groups, couples and solo travellers to each choose their desired environment. Park Centraal’s playful and rule-breaking character extends to the Bar Claes’ drinks menu, where all-time favourites (Dry Martini) are offered alongside twists on classics (Verjus Mojito). The theme continues throughout the food menu, with dishes ranging from ‘Holtkamp Cheese Croquettes’ to reimagined favourites, such as ‘Claes Deviled Eggs’ with trout roe and smoked fish salad and ‘China Town style prawn toast’ with ginger, chili and brioche. Room rates from EUR 149,- per night.   About Park Centraal Amsterdam Located steps away from Amsterdam’s quintessential Vondelpark and Museum Square, the building that houses Park Centraal Amsterdam, formerly known as Park Hotel Amsterdam, has hosted guests since the late 19th century. Contemporary with a historical edge, locals and visitors can enjoy the hotel’s 189 inviting guestrooms, each of which feature selected artworks by Dutch designer Kar Klerks, Zenology products, a Marshall and Park Centraal Bedding Collection; eight meeting & event spaces; Bar Claes; and the nearby critically acclaimed Asian-fusion restaurant, MOMO with a fresh menu. The reopening of Park Centraal Amsterdam marks a significant overhaul for the historic 189-room building, which has functioned as a hotel since 1880. For more information and bookings proceed on www.parkcentraal.com Hotel has many great anemities and offer a vairiety of things to do both in the hotel and in the near area as it is truly based on the heart of the city, with museums only 5 minutes away by walking, to hot new restaurants as well as all the best shops just around the corner.  About Park Centraal As the name suggests, Park Centraal focuses on central locations, imbued with contemporary design, heritage and locally-inspired spaces to eat and drink that breathe Dutch culture throughout. With an ethos inspired by the quality of life in The Netherlands, Park Centraal aims to reflect the country’s balanced and social lifestyle, where a healthy working atmosphere is carefully combined with pleasure, manifested through vibrant bars, music and quality food. Following its inaugural opening in Amsterdam, Park Centraal will expand to The Hague in Spring 2020. Which is very exciting. Park Centraal is managed by the Amsterdam-based hotel development and management company Europe Hotels Private Collection which was founded by award winning entrepreneur Liran Wizman. http://www.parkcentraal.com/

Aesop opened its first store in Amsterdam
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Aesop opened its first store in Amsterdam

Beauty Aesop entered the Dutch market with its Utrechtsestraat store in Amsterdam, designed on the interior by Studio Valentin Loellmann. The seventeenth-century corner building speaks a geometric language of ovals and lines; arched joined wraps the room, recalling the locale's past life as a sweet shop. In dialogue with these structures, Loellman created a series of handmade timber and copper pieces that support the site's new use. Loellmann treats materials as living organisms - hardwood and noble metal take on soft, rounded forms that lend the store a warm, nuanced personality. A walnut window seat and counter with Belgian limestone basins accommodate products demonstrations, rest, and an expansive vista onto the street. The central table resists orthogonal lines, its surface embossed and relieved.  Clients can explore and select from a complete range of skin, hair and body care products, distinguished by botanical and laboratory-generated ingredients of the highest quality. The store's trained consultants are able to offer advice about products best suited to individual needs. Aesop was founded in Melbourne in 1987 and today offers its superlative formulations in signature stores around the world. As the company evolves, meticulously considered design remains paramount to the creation of each space. more on: www.aesop.com Aesop entered the Dutch market with its Utrechtsestraat store in Amsterdam, designed on the interior by Studio Valentin Loellmann. The seventeenth-century corner building speaks a geometric language of ovals and lines; arched joined wraps the room, recalling the locale's past life as a sweet shop. In dialogue with these structures, Loellman created a series of handmade timber and copper pieces that support the site's new use. Loellmann treats materials as living organisms - hardwood and noble metal take on soft, rounded forms that lend the store a warm, nuanced personality. A walnut window seat and counter with Belgian limestone basins accommodate products demonstrations, rest, and an expansive vista onto the street. The central table resists orthogonal lines, its surface embossed and relieved.  Clients can explore and select from a complete range of skin, hair and body care products, distinguished by botanical and laboratory-generated ingredients of the highest quality. The store's trained consultants are able to offer advice about products best suited to individual needs. Aesop was founded in Melbourne in 1987 and today offers its superlative formulations in signature stores around the world. As the company evolves, meticulously considered design remains paramount to the creation of each space. more on: www.aesop.com

Sonos introduces The Brilliant Sound Experience and Sonos Move
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Sonos introduces The Brilliant Sound Experience and Sonos Move

Design Experience music from the inside out as some of the world’s most exciting artists - including The National and slowthai - come together for an immersive, multi-sensory experience. This year, Sonos is celebrating the arrival of the Google Assistant on the Sonos system with The Brilliant Sound Experience: an immersive, multi-sensory exhibition featuring the brilliant sound of Sonos, guided by the smart control of Google Assistant. Highlighting new music and perspectives from The National and slowthai, The Brilliant Sound Experiencewill uncover the key elements that make up brilliant sound – letting you hear, feel, and see it first-hand. The Brilliant Sound Experience At Sonos, we want to inspire the world to listen better, which is why this sonic experience explores how sound works, how it layers into music, and why that music resonates with us on an emotional level. Guests of The Brilliant Sound Experience will see sound visualized in light, physically stepping inside the inner workings of a song.    Main Room: Structure of a Song -  The National and slowthai When does sound become music? How do different sounds come together to make a song? In the main room, guests will be invited to explore the dynamic and layered composition of tracks created by The National, ‘Rylan’ from new album I Am Easy To Find, and slowthai’s exclusive new single ‘Toaster’ from his debut album There’s Nothing Great About Britain, taking guests through multiple soundwave-producing “instruments.”   “For many of our fans, ‘Rylan’ has taken on a life of its own. It’s great we’re able to give people the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the song - both audibly and visually - through The Brilliant Sound Experience,”said Scott Devendorf, The National.   Room 2: Emotion of Music feat. select tracks from Beggars Group catalogue Music has the unique ability to make us laugh or cry unexpectedly, which is why this second room will have guests don an EEG headband while listening to evocative songs from the iconic Beggars Group labels (4AD, Matador, Rough Trade Records, XL Recordings and Young Turks) to better understand their brain’s responses to songs that represent a spectrum of emotions.   “Music has the unique ability to make us feel more deeply, and for us to be able to leverage our catalogue of artists in partnership with Sonos to tap into those powerful emotions is incredibly exciting. We have thoughtfully curated emotionally-driven playlists and hope fans will be delighted and surprised by the eclectic mix of artists,” said Sonya Kolowrat, VP of Communications and Press + US Head Of Catalog, Beggars Group.   Following that,  Sonos takes its first step out of the home with Sonos Move, a durable, battery-powered smart speaker for great sound indoors, outdoors, and on the go. A full part of the Sonos system on WiFi with the added range of Bluetooth, Move is a powerful speaker that resets the bar for portable speakers which is perfect as a holiday gift. Sonos Move, is a product that marks the company’s first step outside the home. Building on years of innovation in home audio to unlock the potential for great sound anywhere, Move is a powerful, versatile smart speaker that sounds incredible indoors, outdoors, and on the go. Move represents the best of the Sonos software platform and ecosystem of partners, and supports more than a hundred streaming services, multiple voice assistants, AirPlay2, and more. Available globally this September, Move is one of three new products from Sonos launching this fall, joined by Sonos Port and Sonos One SL, further building on the company’s smart system of speakers and components that prioritizes choice for customers. More on sonos.com Experience music from the inside out as some of the world’s most exciting artists - including The National and slowthai - come together for an immersive, multi-sensory experience. This year, Sonos is celebrating the arrival of the Google Assistant on the Sonos system with The Brilliant Sound Experience: an immersive, multi-sensory exhibition featuring the brilliant sound of Sonos, guided by the smart control of Google Assistant. Highlighting new music and perspectives from The National and slowthai, The Brilliant Sound Experiencewill uncover the key elements that make up brilliant sound – letting you hear, feel, and see it first-hand. The Brilliant Sound Experience At Sonos, we want to inspire the world to listen better, which is why this sonic experience explores how sound works, how it layers into music, and why that music resonates with us on an emotional level. Guests of The Brilliant Sound Experience will see sound visualized in light, physically stepping inside the inner workings of a song.    Main Room: Structure of a Song -  The National and slowthai When does sound become music? How do different sounds come together to make a song? In the main room, guests will be invited to explore the dynamic and layered composition of tracks created by The National, ‘Rylan’ from new album I Am Easy To Find, and slowthai’s exclusive new single ‘Toaster’ from his debut album There’s Nothing Great About Britain, taking guests through multiple soundwave-producing “instruments.”   “For many of our fans, ‘Rylan’ has taken on a life of its own. It’s great we’re able to give people the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the song - both audibly and visually - through The Brilliant Sound Experience,”said Scott Devendorf, The National.   Room 2: Emotion of Music feat. select tracks from Beggars Group catalogue Music has the unique ability to make us laugh or cry unexpectedly, which is why this second room will have guests don an EEG headband while listening to evocative songs from the iconic Beggars Group labels (4AD, Matador, Rough Trade Records, XL Recordings and Young Turks) to better understand their brain’s responses to songs that represent a spectrum of emotions.   “Music has the unique ability to make us feel more deeply, and for us to be able to leverage our catalogue of artists in partnership with Sonos to tap into those powerful emotions is incredibly exciting. We have thoughtfully curated emotionally-driven playlists and hope fans will be delighted and surprised by the eclectic mix of artists,” said Sonya Kolowrat, VP of Communications and Press + US Head Of Catalog, Beggars Group.   Following that,  Sonos takes its first step out of the home with Sonos Move, a durable, battery-powered smart speaker for great sound indoors, outdoors, and on the go. A full part of the Sonos system on WiFi with the added range of Bluetooth, Move is a powerful speaker that resets the bar for portable speakers which is perfect as a holiday gift. Sonos Move, is a product that marks the company’s first step outside the home. Building on years of innovation in home audio to unlock the potential for great sound anywhere, Move is a powerful, versatile smart speaker that sounds incredible indoors, outdoors, and on the go. Move represents the best of the Sonos software platform and ecosystem of partners, and supports more than a hundred streaming services, multiple voice assistants, AirPlay2, and more. Available globally this September, Move is one of three new products from Sonos launching this fall, joined by Sonos Port and Sonos One SL, further building on the company’s smart system of speakers and components that prioritizes choice for customers. More on sonos.com

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