Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has partnered with acclaimed restaurateurs Jonnie and Thérèse Boer. The pair, owners of 3-Michelin star restaurant De Librije in Zwolle and the 2-star restaurant Librije’s Zusje, will take on responsibility for all drinking and dining options at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, which opens in April 2014.
Sidney Schutte, former chef at Librije, has returned from Asia to take on the new role of executive chef at the property.
“We are immensely proud that the owners of De Librije, with their exceptional reputation and accomplishments in gastronomy and hospitality, are joining in partnership with Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam,” said John Vanderslice, global head of luxury & lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide. “By having Sidney Schutte as chef, combined with De Librije’s approach, we will be able to deliver a distinctive take on The True Waldorf Service and provide every single guest with a unique experience.”
The drinking and dining facilities at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam will include a gastronomic restaurant alongside signature bar Peacock Alley, Vault Bar and The Maurer Room, plus exclusive banqueting facilities. More details of how De Librije will add its famous, distinguished culinary signature to the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam will be confirmed over the months ahead.
The only top luxury hotel within the monumental canal side, the historical exterior of the property is made of of six original patrician houses of the 17th and 18th century. It features 93 luxury guestrooms and suites as well as seven event spaces, the largest of which holds 80 for banquets and 160 for receptions.