French chef Cyril Lignac will be the new chef of the restaurant at the Amstel Hotel


  • The Amstel InterContintental Hotel

And we will make a reservation when it is possible! For everyone who has eaten at one of his restaurants in Paris, chef Cyril Lignac opens at the beginning of 2022 at the legendary Amstel Hotel! We have enjoyed our diners in his restaurant Le Chardenoux and Aux Prés, but he has three other restaurants called Ischia, Le Bar des Prés and Dragon. It is great to hear that this new chef will open a new culinary hotspot in Amsterdam, although we have enjoyed the switch of the kitchen of the restaurant at the Amstel Hotel to more simple and comfort dishes.

The restaurant at the legendary Amstel Hotel, owned by Katara Hospitality and managed by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, becomes the first restaurant of the French celebrity chef, tv-star and author outside France. The restaurant, which is scheduled to open in 2022, will be based on Lignac’s successful formula in Paris.

Enjoy Cyril Lignac’s Seafood restaurant concept with a view over the Amstel river

A varied menu will be presented to the guests, which is a combination of Lignac’s French background and international impressions which he collected during his trips around the world. The new restaurant will add a modern twist to the iconic hotel and will still honour the original image of the hotel. The restaurant will introduce the renewed version of his successful seafood concept. All of this will take place in collaboration with the power of Katara Hospitality.

“I am pleased to open a new restaurant in this beautiful city and at the Amstel Hotel. It is a fantastic and iconic hotel which is located at one of the best locations of Amsterdam. The proximity to the river and the canals gives a great opportunity to create an elegant and charming experience. I am proud that I can contribute to the rich history and success of the hotel with my own culinary view”, according to Cyril Lignac.

The Amstel Hotel managed to keep her authentical charm for more than 150 years, which will be combined with the innovative culinary world. This collaboration will be the start of a new future of the legendary Amstel Hotel, and it will become the new fashionable location of the ‘Venice of the North’, without a doubt. “A new chapter for the Amstel will start with the arrival of chef Cyril Lignac. We are planning to completely renovate the restaurant, as part of this project, where we still protect the image of the ‘Grande Dame’. The arrival of Cyril Lignac will contribute to a great future for the Amstel Hotel”, according to Rudolf van Dijk, General Manager of the hotel.

Katara Hospitality

Katara Hospitality has been a market leader for more than 50 years in the hospitality industry and has a portfolio which contains iconic hotels in Qatar and the most important cities of the world, and witnessed an unprecedented growth in hospitality industry related projects at a luxurious level. Katara Hospitality focuses on investing in the development of the hospitality industry and improving products by looking for collaborations, which are a part of enrich the guest experience. Katara Hospitality is a global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar. With 50 years’ of experience in the industry, Katara Hospitality actively pursues its strategic expansion plans by investing in peerless hotels in Qatar while growing its collection of iconic properties in key international markets. Katara Hospitality’s portfolio has grown to include 42 owned and / or managed hotels and the company is now focused on achieving its target of 60 hotels in its portfolio by 2030. As the country’s flagship hospitality organisation, Katara Hospitality supports Qatar’s longterm economic vision. Katara Hospitality has gained global recognition for its contributions to the Qatari and international hospitality landscape through numerous prestigious accolades from the industry.

About Amstel Hotel Amsterdam

Since the opening in 1867 the Amstel Amsterdam has been celebrated as the most prestigious and luxurious hotel in the Netherlands and ranks with the best hotels in the world. The stately hotel is perfectly located on the banks of the Amstel River, at walking distance of the financial district, the exclusive shopping area and various cultural attractions in the city. The hotel attracts a unique range of guests, including royalty and members of the aristocracy, political leaders, (inter)national celebrities and business people from all over the world.

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