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Hotel Pulitzer to join Preferred Hotels & Resorts and undergo renovation

Amsterdam’s famed Hotel Pulitzer, a historic hotel of 25 canal houses with over 400 years of heritage, is to join the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection from 1st April 2015.  
In addition, the 230 room property is to undergo a phased renovation from late April, bringing back a quintessential Dutch elegance and style to the hotel. Blending modern and traditional influences, the design concept is inspired by a contemporary twist on the elegant gables of Amsterdam’s canal houses, which give the city its unique skyline and architecture.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts represents the finest and most diverse global portfolio of independent hotels and independent hotel experiences. The brand’s LVX collection offers guests an exceptional and elegant collection of renowned properties in vibrant cities and resort destinations globally, featuring the finest accommodations accompanied by attentive, engaging, and exclusive personal service.

“We are delighted to welcome the beautiful Hotel Pulitzer as our newest European property. The hotel blends luxury service with a classically Dutch ambience, while evoking the city’s Golden Age of merchant-explorers to our discerning guests,” said Philipp Weghmann, Executive Vice President of Europe for Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “Hotel Pulitzer aligns perfectly with our brand standards of excellence and the distinct offerings required of the LVX collection. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Located in the heart of the city, on the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht, Hotel Pulitzer is the perfect location for visitors to discover the charm, culture and quirkiness Amsterdam has to offer.  Guests stay in a collection of 25 connecting Golden Age canal houses with intimate rooms, a tranquil inner garden, meeting & events space, as well as a restaurant and bar that showcase local tastes and produce.

Alex Van Gastel, General Manager Hotel Pulitzer, said, ‘Working with Preferred Hotels & Resorts gives us a great platform and a professional partner to connect with our global audience, who have been coming to this hotel for over 45 years. The upcoming renovation will enable us to showcase a truly unique Amsterdam Hotel to our guests and to the city.  The hotel is a maze of secrets and surprises, tucked away behind a beautiful, historic façade, which will be revealed in its full glory in 2016.’

The first phase of the renovation will commence from late April, with a complete refurbishment of the bar, restaurant and meeting rooms, as well as the renovation of 80 rooms in one wing (Keizersgracht side). In January 2016 the new look Hotel Pulitzer will be revealed.  The second phase will then start, with the next wing (Prinsengracht side) of the hotel being renovated until the Autumn 2016.  The hotel’s unique layout means that a phased renovation has minimal impact on the guest experience and the hotel can remain open while the work is carried out.

Guests staying at the Hotel Pulitzer will be eligible to enrol in the iPrefer guest loyalty programme, which extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet to members at more than 550 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide.

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