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Drink, Eat, Shop, Sleep – Hotel Droog

22 Oct

Imagine a place where you can shop furniture, make up, clothes….when you need to rest those feet you can enjoy the surrounds of a fairy tale garden or a coffee and bite to eat…. or if it all gets too much you can even get a bed for the night…..

Well, albeit that you may need to go to the Netherlands to enjoy, Dutch store and furniture curators Droog have recently opened a new experience in the world of hotels, Hotel Droog, with the emphasis on making your stay more of an experience.  Housed in a 17th century building in the heart of Amsterdam, you can have a drink, a bite to eat, visit galleries or indulge in a series of lectures, chill in the gardens, revamp your wardrobe or catch forty winks if it all gets too much. Albeit you may have to fight over the one bed…

“The concept of a hotel has been reversed. Whereas a hotel is usually mostly about sleeping, here we have enlarged and emphasized all the aspects that many hotels also offer and made them central to the hotel experience—and it even has a room to sleep in,” says Renny Ramakers, co-founder and director of Droog. “Hôtel Droog brings all of our activities under one roof—from curation to product design, exhibitions and lectures—and invites people to plug in as they choose.”

The concept seems to have been met with great feedback, possibly because it is giving the shoppers an experience that they cannot get from the increasing popularity of internet all under one roof……. will be interesting to see how it goes….

Let me know what you think….. on with the colourful journey……..

Images sourced from Hotel Droog

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9 responses to “Drink, Eat, Shop, Sleep – Hotel Droog

  1. Clanmother

    October 22, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Innovative – this idea will continue to develop! Time to return to Amsterdam …

     
    • birdcagedesign

      October 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      The Dutch seem to have all the ideas at the moment… I have not been to the Netherlands for over 20 years, I am sure it has changed a little 😉

       
  2. This Sydney Life

    October 22, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Oh man, BCD – is it time to fly north again already? This looks amazing!

     
    • birdcagedesign

      October 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      ahh and you bought back the weather today as well? 😉

       
  3. marsellaj

    October 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Interesting… but not sure how I feel about it.

     
  4. livingsimplyfree

    October 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    What an amazing place. I like the concept. When I was little, a motel/hotel would have a gift shop and diner attached. Now you pay an exorbitant price for a room to sleep in with none of the little extras. Hope this idea comes my way.

     
    • birdcagedesign

      October 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      it is good fun, I think they are trying to beat the internet online competition of retail

       
      • livingsimplyfree

        October 23, 2012 at 5:33 am

        Good for them if they are. If we have more available locally maybe it would get people out of their houses and meeting each other while having a good time.

         
  5. EverydaySparks

    October 23, 2012 at 6:50 am

    That looks incredible! I’m adding it to my list (in my head – I don’t really have a list written down, I promise). I thought Drink, Shop & Do was amazing, but Drink, Eat, Shop, Sleep?! 😉

     

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