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Tue 1 Aug 2006 04:00 AM

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Suite dreams come true at Hotel Okura Amsterdam

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Luxury Dutch property, Hotel Okura Amsterdam has invested 2.3 million euros (US $2.9 million) in a giant suite, which it claims is “the largest and most luxurious suite†in the Benelux region.

The 485m² room, which the property has named ‘THE SUITE’, occupies the top two floors of the 315-room property and boasts 360-degree views of Amsterdam.

Key attributes include a private cinema featuring 84-inch screen and seating for 12 guests, and a chromatherapy ever overflowing bath system.

The central reception area features a fibre optic chandelier, while a glass stairway with LED lighting leads to the two master bedrooms; ‘The Cullinan’ and ‘The Excelsior’.

The lounges, bedrooms and bathrooms all have flat-screen TVs and other advanced equipment includes a Bose Lifestyle 48 audio system, Wi-Fi and ADSL.

Guests are provided with a central control system for adjusting lighting, security options and room temperature.

THE SUITE services include a suite manager, limousine service and in-suite dinners prepared by a Michelin-star chef.

According to Chris Lindeboom, the hotel’s deputy GM, THE SUITE caters perfectly to wealthy Middle East customers.

“Although the number of guests we receive from the Middle East is limited, we do get many last minute customers.

The sheikhs or royal families come in large groups and stay in the suites,†he said.

Of the 100,000 room nights the Hotel Okura Amsterdam boasts per year, 1500 are designated to Middle East guests Lindeboom explained.

“The room nights are not enormous, but the revenue is,†he added.

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