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Hempel has individually designed 41 guestrooms and suites to combine modern architectural elements in Zen harmony. Rich fabrics and color themes reflect touches of Orient. As we enter our room, we are greeted by faint smell of an exotic spice and classical Vivaldi music. Two fresh apples perch on a crisply folded linen napkin; hidden inside napkin are a Sheffield knife and fork. Cupboards, TV, and closets are concealed behind bamboo wall panels. There seem to be pillows everywhere. Oriental-shuttered windows overlook a pretty courtyard below. The room has a cozy quietness about it that makes you instantly forget bustling, narrow streets of city.
The bathroom reflects a delightfully modern Asian influence. When you turn on water, it pours out of a long horizontal slit in square black marble sink, creating illusion of a mini zen waterfall. Towels are large and fluffy, in colors of pomegranate and charcoal, and there are two bathrobes. Taking pride on exceptional personal service, staff at Blakes Amsterdam includes bottled water at bedside as part of its evening turn-down service.
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