Amsterdam Public Library to become Andaz Hotel

The people at the Andaz hotels have been very busy this year. First with the announcement that Andaz will open new hotels in the U.S. in 2010, and then following it up with new properties in New York and California. Now comes word that Andaz Amsterdam will be the first Andaz hotel in mainland Europe.

The 122-room Andaz Amsterdam will open in 2012 on the site of the former Public Library on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht. We can’t promise you won’t have to sharpen any pencils before arriving, but we’re pretty positive the Andaz Amsterdam will be a welcome addition to Amsterdam’s city hotel options.

The Hyatt Hotel Corporation’s stylish new boutique brand of hotels went mainstream this year, setting its sights on new properties in the U.S. and announcing an expansion in the Europe market. The Andaz Amsterdam will feature a lounge, bar and restaurant as well as fitness and business centers.

The first Andaz, Andaz Liverpool Street in London launched November 2007, followed by Andaz West Hollywood in January 2009 and Andaz Wall Street and Andaz San Diego in early 2010. The Andaz Amsterdam marks the first mainland Europe hotel for the group. Other planned openings include Andaz 5th Avenue, Andaz Austin, and Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica.