Furnishing a modern hotel: Inspiration from Good Hotel, Amsterdam



We take a look at the Good Hotel, a floating hotel that has taken a year-long mooring in Amsterdam to help refuel the local economy and train young people with skills in hospitality. The approach ensures design does not become the focal point, rather a complement to the level-headed, high quality and very modest approach towards hospitality. We take some of the key elements from the interiors as a starting point for creating a hotel space with soul.

Reception & Lounge

Creating a lounge area that requires minimal maintenance, the reception needs to resonate what guests can expect from the rest of the hotel. Here, at Good Hotel, the light and open plan reception area is a combination of soft grey textiles and natural wooden furniture pieces. The mellow tones align the very modest fashion of the hotel, yet highlights how much focus has been given to creating comfortable and attractive spaces.

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To create a modern space with minimal clutter, we have selected the Ninety-three sofa system. The generosity proportioned seat allows modular arrangements with one, two and three seat units available. Left and right-hand corner units allow varying configurations, whilst the option of a straight or staggered back makes the sofa highly versatile for use in large reception spaces. The added beauty of the Ninety-Eight sofa is that it comes in over 100 fabric and faux leather upholstery options allowing a simple customisation for a specific interior space, like the grey tones see at the Good Hotel.

As well as a welcoming reception area with multiple seating spaces, the Good Hotel offers a sophisticated public reading area. With the reception area on one side and the restaurant on the other, the large table is surrounded by generous open space allowing a certain level of privacy around the reading desk.

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The Ark table makes an ideal reading table, with its solid oak base legs and thick laminate top, both supported with a robust steel frame. Available in multiple sizes included a 3 metre option, the Ark would fit nicely within a large open space for creating a public reading space. The stylish form of the inverted legs really adds the distinctive designer appearance of the Ark.


Restaurant & Bar

To keep the restaurant space simple, square café tables are accompanied by sled-base legs that further flow with the interior tone of the rest of the hotel. Accents of colour accompany the wooden top tables adding hints of shade within the restaurant and reading area space.

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The ideal option for furnishing a restaurant and café space, the Inox table brings practical qualities for use in busy restaurant environments. A wooden veneer version is available to match with further wooden furnishings within a space. The Babila wood chair makes an ideal option to accompany the Inox table with its slim sled base in a powder-coated finish. The Babila cafe chair is made from curved plywood and solid ash leg; an effortless design that upholds quality and durability. Enhance the comfort for the user by including a paded seat, availbale in mutlple colours to complement the chair.

Add additional bar seating to a restaurant bar space with the Deja-vu stools. The very simple and smart bar stool design comes with an extruded aluminium base and die cast aluminium seat further adding weight to increase support.