Serre Restaurant, Okura Hotel, Amsterdam

Restaurants & Bars

The Okura Hotel, Amsterdam has recently undergone renovation of the main Serre Restaurant and Bar and Function Suites including Grand Ballroom.

dpa worked with interior designers RPW from London to create a stunning and appropriate destination restaurant and terrace beside a buzzing canal in the heart of Amsterdam. The lobby bar compliments the new restaurant with dark tones and appropriate lighting to provide a dramatic interior using layers of lighting from concealed linear lighting, to low level bar and seating and pin spots to tables and decorative screens. The restaurant was a particular challenge with a crystal clear conservatory providing views onto the restaurant terrace which, comes to life at night with concealed dramatic lighting from linear planter up lighting, tree up lighting and delicate and magical copper lanterns in the feature trees.

The Function Suites and Ballroom have had a contemporary facelift to freshen and energise the spaces. Artwork and contrasting materials are accented, along with a review of the energy issues by utilising low energy light sources. The ballroom has received a huge transformation with colour change LED coffer lighting and a magnificent feature lighting artwork of tree crowns symbolising the trees to the landscape. The lighting is concealed behind the ‘tree crowns’ suggesting the glow from a moonlit night through trees and is complimented with dappled light to the face of the trees from gobo projectors carefully recessed into the ceiling.