The Lloyd Hotel is a fantastic design hotel situated in a freestanding monument building in the eastern harbor area of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Dating back to 1921, it was designed by architect Evert Breman as a hotel for emigrants, then used as a prison for a long time.
The new Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy opened after renovation in 2004. Rotterdam-based architect MVRVD were asked to give the building its third transition. Over forty designers and artists worked on the interiors.
The Cultural Embassy is surrounded by 120 rooms. They are all different.
Inspiration from architect:
Within the protected exterior of this national monument a void was carved through the volume to open up the claustrophobic interior and to create a communal area for guests.