More than 50 Dutch artists descended upon a 1921 gabled building in Amsterdam’s trendy Eastern Docklands, transforming it from a defunct prison into the Lloyd Hotel. Cleverly furnished, rooms range from one-stars, which lack bathrooms but supply robes to wear down the hall, to spacious five-stars, like room No. 221, which has a piano. The restaurant, Snel, serves farm-fresh regional dishes, while the on-site Cultural Embassy advises on performances, festivals, and museums.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.