Built in 1883, the former Dutch National Bank in the Netherlands is now Hotel Indigo The Hague, a boutique design hotel inspired by the building’s 19th century heritage, neo-Renaissance architecture and prestigious city-centre location.
Hotel Indigo the Hague is situated on the city’s most popular shopping avenues, surrounded by art nouvea buildings and located just steps away from the Hague’s Noordeinde Palace, which was once home to the Dutch Royal family.
A natural stone façade characterised by horizontal lines and cross-frames gives way to a stately interior by Hugo Interior Design, who referenced the bank’s original marble walls and brass detailing as the starting point for Hotel Indigo The Hague’s design.
Authentic elements have been carefully restored, as seen in The Gold Bar, which is located in what was previously the bank’s safe where gold stocks were stored. Continuing with the monetary theme is Hotel Indigo The Hague’s all-day restaurant Brasserie Stocks & Bonds, and motifs reminiscent of the Netherlands’ historic currency, the Dutch gilder, are dotted around the interiors.
The design of Hotel Indigo the Hague merges the past with the present, and includes quirky references such as Pop Art-style portraits of the Dutch royal family as well as historic elements in bold, contemporary hues.
The same can be said for the 63 bedrooms, whose interiors maintain a heritage feel while simultaneously boasting modern decor and amenities. Ranging from the Standard to the Superior suites, there are statement details such as headboards made from upcycled oak, swish brass light fittings and chic geometric carpets.
Even the bathrooms are lavishly luxurious, and have a similar atmosphere to that of a sophisticated spa. Throw in the fact that Hotel Indigo The Hague also includes complimentary wi-fi and a fitness centre and gym, and it really is a magnificent modern-day Dutch master infused with authentic historical appeal.