Doutzen Kroes, Boris Becker, Ruud Gullit and pretty much every Blogger/Influencer you can imagine was there last night. I’m talking about the official opening party of the highly anticipated MR PORTER at the W hotel Amsterdam.
Entering the former KAS building in the Amsterdam Spuistraat, you start to realize how large the building really is. A few number of stairs brings me to the cloakroom where we are welcomed with champagne and rosewater. After a bit of chit chat, I walk up about 5 staircases and just when I’m about to grab for my asthma medicine, I enter a room where the music is pumping and the drinks are flowing.
Boys and girls from the Amazing Agency give outstanding art performances by standing/sitting completely still dressed in the most amazing costumes.
My hand is never filled without a drink and I can’t walk 3 meters without bumping into a familiar face. Yes, this party is good.
Every time I turn a corner, I think I’ve seen everything, but it just keeps on going.
Outside the cocktail bar, you have a long-sized warmed swimming pool, and even though I’m not entirely sure whether that’s going to be used, it surly looks good!
But let’s talk about the reason the W hotel is throwing this party. MR PORTER.
Hotel restaurants and bars are hot stuff at the moment. Mr Porter is a modern steakhouse, lounge and a cocktail bar that gives you a fine dining rooftop- experience with an iconic view of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. The man who can add this one to his name is Yossi Eliyahoo , the same creative brain who also set up MOMO, Izakaya, The Butcher and The Duchess, so expectations are high.
A companion by day, a hunter by night. A gentleman, a merciless lover. A jetsetter and a local.
I think MR PORTER and this openings party will be the talk of the town for some time. The only question remains now, is this one of those one hit wonders that’s HIP now and gone tomorrow? Or is this a newcomer that’s here to stay?
My Verdict: If you have a little cash to spent and you’re a meat lover, I would definitely check out the restaurant and ambiance. And if you’re just curious to see what all the fuss is about, you must visit the cocktail bar and try their cocktails! Just make sure you dress up nicely!
Spuistraat 175, Amsterdam