Jacu Strauss

Photo: Emily Andrews

Jacu Strauss is responsible for the re-design of Pulitzer Amsterdam and many other design hotels such as the iconic Sea Containers London and recently opened Riggs Washington DC.

Jacu lived in Amsterdam for four years and completely immersed himself in the city; the place he now calls his second home. Use his inspiration and let the designer emerge within yourself. Dream now, discover later.

“I want to share my favorite places with you – where I shop, wander around and gather inspiration as a designer.”

Interior & inspiration

1. Anouk Beerents – Since 1987, Anouk Beerents has specialized in the import and export of antique mirrors. Most of the authentic quality mirrors have a French or Italian origin with gilded gold or silver leaves. The amazing studio of Anouk Beerents is a real hidden gem in the nine streets.

“It’s one of my favorite places in the world. We have a few of her mirrors in Pulitzer’s Bar, lobby, -and Collector’s Suites among others.” – Prinsengracht 467, anoukbeerents.nl

2. MENDO – MENDO is a candy store for book lovers. They specialize in the specific categories of fashion, photography, interior, traveling, food and graphic design.

“A stunning bookshop. It’s just done really well and they have an amazing collection of books. You can’t help but spend some time in there.”- Berenstraat 11, mendo.nl

Get dressed

3. Bij Ons Vintage – A large collection of original vintages for men and women with new arrivals every day. Check out their Facebook page to stay on top of the special offers every week.

“One of the things I love most about Amsterdam is it has really amazing vintage shops.”- Reestraat 13, bijons-vintage.nl

4.PRJCT AMS – A multi-brand store for men, selling an on-going mixture of casual chic clothing and garments, with a strong focus on ‘the perfect basic’. Innovative brands and upcoming designers who value quality, can be bought at PRJCT AMS.

“A small nicely designed store with a good collection of clothing that’s clean and simple.” – Gasthuismolensteeg 18, prjctams.com

The finishing touches

5.Marie Stella Maris – A beautiful shop offering luxurious, natural care products and a fine selection of home fragrances for a unique experience at home. The Amsterdam-based lifestyle brand donates a fixed amount towards clean drinking projects for each product you purchase.

“The store is great, the toiletries are dazzling, and the packaging is absolutely brilliant.” – Keizersgracht 357, marie-stella-maris.com

6.Le Labo at Skins Cosmetics – In every bathroom of Pulitzer Amsterdam, you will find a selection of Le Labo Fragrances. From a solid soap kit, to a body lotion, to a conditioner, Le Labo will pleasantly surprise you.

“This is a brand that I’ve always loved and I was thrilled that we were able to offer it in the hotel. One of my favorite perfumes is actually a Le Labo one.” – Runstraat 11, skins.nl


Pulitzer Amsterdam

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Say goodbye to sleepless nights. From now on, you too will be able to enjoy the Pulitzer sleeping experience at your own home. Recently, we partnered up with DOUXE Hotel Luxury and other suppliers and launched the Pulitzer Home collection! The entire Pulitzer Bed and a selection of design items are available in the online shop.

Online Shop
The idea to launch an online shop derived from multiple requests from guests to purchase design pieces they have seen in our hotel. The Pulitzer Home collection now includes the Tom Dixon Bell Table Lamp, Mendo books, Le Labo Santal 26 scented candle and the complete bedding! We are looking for more items to add as we go.

Complete Pulitzer Bed by Douxe
The bedding collection is powered by Douxe Hotel Luxury. The supplier from for example the beloved bed linen, offers the complete Pulitzer bed including the typical wooden bed frame in the shape of a canal house gable. The Egyptian cotton bed linen, the spring mattress, the Pulitzer Pillows and the Pulitzer duvet are for sale together, including turn-down service. But, the items are sold separately as well. Last but not least: the yellow bedspread from 100% merino wool is a true essential for the finishing touch!

Home away from home
We would like to give our guests the possibility to re-create the Pulitzer and its style into their own home. Our mission is to offer our guests an unforgettable stay and a good night rest is essential to this experience. Many guests would love to trade their belongings in order to take the Pulitzer bed home! Luckily, they are now just one click away from their favorite bedding and other items.

Have a look on our website and take your pick! What are you waiting for?

Photo by Douxe Hotel Luxury.

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