SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

February 14, 2014 14:14 ET

Hotels in Amsterdam Cut Rates and Crank Up the Fun During Hotelnacht

The Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel Gets in on the Party to Host a Mysterious Masked Ball

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Feb 14, 2014) - When it comes to throwing a good party, Amsterdammers know what they're doing. Case in point is the second-annual Amsterdamse Hotelnacht, an event in which luxury hotels in Amsterdam opened their doors to locals with special discounted rates and parties, art shows and tastings to highlight the area's vibrant cultural scene. While the Hotelnacht lasted just a single weekend (January 18 to 19, 2014), some events -- like the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel's Masked Ball -- still have Amsterdammers talking.

Guests arriving at this hotel in Amsterdam's city centre were in for a night to remember. Entrance to the Masked Ball was complimentary with the purchase of a Hotelnacht ticket, and the setting was spectacular. The sweeping, domed architecture of the hotel's 17th-century Koepelkerk may have originally been designed for the faithful (it was once a church and now functions as event space for the hotel), but it made a dramatic backdrop for the ball. Guests donned masks -- either their own or those provided by the hotel -- and danced to the tunes of DJ Dimitri Kneppers, DJ Roel Hoogendoorn (Traum) and resident DJ Lodewyck.

The Masked Ball's lights, music and mystery were only the beginning of the ethereal experience. Visitors also got to luxuriate in some of the finest accommodations in Amsterdam. Ranked by Condé Nast Traveler's readers as No. 7 among Northern Europe's top 25 hotels, the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel features plush bedding, broadband Internet and a contemporary aesthetic that juxtaposes dramatically with the historic Koepelkerk. Plus the Amsterdam hotel offers prized canal views throughout the property for a quintessential experience of this Venice of the North.

While the Masked Ball and Hotelnacht revealed to locals the creative spirit behind the hotel, out-of-town guests have long enjoyed the hotel's cultural perspective. The property's R Navigator, for example, gives visitors insider recommendations for experiencing the best of the city, and the hotel's location puts travelers within walking distance of some of Amsterdam's best attractions, like the Rijksmuseum and Dam Square. The hotel, in other words, remains an exciting, engaging destination for travelers, even without the masks.

About the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Newly redesigned, the historic Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel marries its rich legacy with a carefully curated contemporary style that speaks to modern travelers. The 402-room property invites visitors to relax in guest rooms equipped with plush bedding, Internet access and HDTV, while 24-hour access to the fitness room ensures jetlag won't prevent anyone from working out. Meetings receive an infusion of drama by way of the stunning Koepelkerk, a former church built in the 1600s that now functions as an event space. Or groups can choose among the hotel's 15 other high-tech meeting rooms for their events. Offering guests a wide range of dining options like the new Mediterranean-inspired Scossa restaurant, casual Koepelcafé and hip 2B Lounge and Bar, the hotel ensures there's something to accommodate every palate. And with the historic city centre just steps away from this property, guests can look forward to an experience of Amsterdam that is as convenient and impressive as a stay at this luxury hotel.

About Renaissance
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 155 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well as R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.

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