The Vibe: Warm Northern.
The Area: Just north of the pretty city centre of Leeuwarden, capital of the Dutch province of Friesland (Frysia).
The DNA: Stubborn and curious, Amsterdam- and Heerenveen-based Studio Oak collaborated with the NHL Stenden Hospitality Group (which operates the local hotel school adjacent), working on a brief to “blend the characteristics of Leeuwarden (Frisian) with luxury, sustainability and integrated home automation.” Following extensive research to select the very best materials, the Notiz Hotel‘s lobby, guest rooms and luxury suites were given a fresh and updated look; the spaces characterised by Frisian features and a hip ambience. To create a sense of place, a warm colour palette is used throughout, with pops of vibrant colour found in the public spaces. Restaurant Wannee is named after Cornelia Johanna Wannée, who taught cooking at the Amsterdamse Huishoudschool in Amsterdam‘s Vondelpark, and is based on Dutch Cuisine, a five principle based manifesto which combines culture, health, nature, quality and value to showcase the best of local ingredients; its chefs devising a new menu each month that represents these values to create fresh, healthy, local fare for diners.
Suite-Me-Up: Spacious guest rooms feature Auping beds, sustainable amenities and Nespresso machines with Peeze coffee cups. Alongside Frisian oak wood elements and second hand furniture, guests will find terrazzo table tops, Mosa bathroom tiles and an in-room app that allows you to adjust various facilities at the touch of a button from your bed.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 36 rooms (24-36m2) (258-388 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2020 • architecture: BRTArchitecten • interior design: Studio Oak ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible