The Making of….Stadeshuys (part 2)

Stadeshuys Stavoren

In October 2004, I reported already about Stadeshuys Stavoren. Pim and Jane were still busy with their renovation process.

In the middle of 2005 the wedding location, the (wedding) party area and one suite only partly had been finished. We had a chance to test the half finished honeymoon suite.

Pim and Jane have both a full job. The renovation till then took so much of their time that they put the suite renovation process on the back burner. I had to keep the fantastic experience to myself for a long time.

Beginning this year they have taken up the renovation again and recently I got a report that they hoped to open in July 2006.

According to their site they now count 3 suites. I am curious about the final result.

From my own experience I can tell you that what I have seen already has grandeur (large class). The really fantastic view over the IJsselmeer, from Hoorn to the Dyke up north enclosing the IJsselmeer, is worth a special trip. A must see! Also the live webcam on their site gives you a panoramic view equal to the one from your bed.

Update 3 July 2006:
They did not manage to open on 1 July, but 1 August will be managed for sure.

Update November 2006:
Unfortunately their site is still only in the Dutch language.

Autumn 2006: Haarlem Grand Hotel Frans Hals

In October 2006 the opening of Grand Hotel Frans Hals is foreseen. Situated in the very citycentrum of Haarlem.
There will be 83 rooms in total, of which some luxury suites, a meeting room, a bar and a restaurant.

Frans Hals is named after a famous Dutch painter and will be operated under the Best Western label.

The Dutch Amrâth Hotels and Restaurants Group of companies who commissioned the hotel shows a remarkable piece of public relations on its website already:There are opening specials and a webcam showing the progress of the building and Google adwords are already working.

New: Three Suites Hotel in Antwerp

After beautifully decorating Hotels as The Tuilerieen in Brugge, Recourt in Poperinge and The Orangerie in Brugge, all in Belgium , Pieter Porters opens in February, 2006 his own Three Suites Hotel in Antwerp in his interior design shop, under the name of House of Porters.

As Pieter is not very interested in Internet the website is not ready yet, but between 2nd december en 18nd December, 2005 clients and relations of Pieter can have a preview.

Happy Hotelier is impressed.

Erfgoed Logies and Erfgoed Hotels


Erfgoed Logies is a Dutch association of small scale accomodations and B&B’s that share as a common denominator that they are located in historic heritage properties including historic ships. It was incorporated in 1996, initially as a vehicle to obtain EG subsidies to convert historic properties into guest accomodation.

Autumn 2004 Johan Neppelenbroek en Brigitte Bormans took over management of Erfgoedlogies.


In 2005 Erfgoed Hotels was split off as a separate association.

New websites of both associations were launched this week and will be translated into the English language in a short time.

New alliances are in the process of being concluded for both associations.

L8ter more!.

New in Paris: Hotel Sezz

Hotel Sezz

My attention to Hotel Sezz was drawn by the fact that Philippe Starck, albeit through his associate Christoffe Pillet was involved in the design of Hotel Sezz,
originally built in 1913, completely renovated in 2005, and recently reopened.

30 rooms of which 14 suites and junior suites rating from Euro 250 to Euro 600. No front desk. Your Personal Assistant will check you in and will assist you during your stay with concierge services such as tickets, a massage or a reservation in the bar of the hotel, the “Veuve Clicquot Cellar”. Nice Flashy Site!

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