Amsterdam – In partnership with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has developed a hospitality experience for its guests to commemorate the legacy of the iconic Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669). The luxury hotel has spared no expense, enlisting the acclaimed Dutch designers Irma Boom and Sara van Sonsbeeck to create a suite Reminiscent of the Rembrandt’s masterpiece, The Night Watch. The resulting unique and contemporary take on the classic masterpiece offers guests an immersive way to enjoy the curated work of Rembrandt which adorns the suite.
“We wanted guests to be immersed in the different colors and elements of Rembrandt’s work, and to inspire them before seeing the real thing at the Rijksmuseum,” tells us designer Irma Boom. Van Sonsbeeck also shared: “In my own way, I tried to get closer to Rembrandt as an artist, imagining what would happen the moment after everyone stopped posing and they would actually step out of the painting.”
This “Art Suite by Rembrandt” package has been developed in conjunction with the highly anticipated ‘Year of Rembrandt’ celebration at the Rijksmuseum. Some of the bespoke amenities include: ‘fast lane’ access for two to the ‘Year of Rembrandt’ exhibits at the Rijksmuseum, sleeping masks featuring Rembrandt’s work ‘Marten & Oopjen,’ a copy of the book ‘Rembrandt: Biography of a Rebel’ by curator Jonathan Bikker, a welcome letter from Rijksmuseum’s Director General, Taco Dibbits, and breakfast for two guests. Additional premium supplements may include a private, after-hours tour of the Rijksmuseum’s Hall of Fame, and a two-hour private walking tour through the city of Amsterdam showcasing where Rembrandt lived and worked, and the places that inspired his work.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was a painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. Recognized as one of the most significant visual artists in the history of art, Rembrandt’s works portray a broad range of styles and subjects, from portraits to landscapes, to historical scenes, mythological themes amongst many others. – GM