12 March 2018


New in The Hague is Hotel Pistache, a small independent hotel next to Het Vredespaleis.


Dream of opening a hotel

Together with Cathelijne van der Lande of Kith & Kin (featured in The Amsterdam Guide) Florianne Eshuis is the owner of Hotel Pistache. She worked at several Dutch magazines, opened Options, the now closed concept store of Hotel the Exchange in Amsterdam and worked at Sissy-Boy Homeland for years. A woman with dreams, because when I talk to her on Saturday, she told me she had two ideas. Opening a new store in The Hague – “but I’ve already done that” – or opening a hotel. Et voila: Hotel Pistache has just opened the doors last week.


Nine suites

The hotel is situated in a beautiful building around the corner from Het Vredespaleis. Once occupied by several doctors and it also used to be a dental practice. Of course, it had to be completely renovated to serve as a hotel. Now there are nine suites. Suitable for lovers, business travellers and people with children, who all prefer the luxury of an apartment-style stay.


Illustrations and design

They worked with Anne Olde Kalter, an illustrator and designer who is responsible for the entire branding of the hotel and for the lovely illustrations on the walls and cushions. The rooms have a soft color palette of purplish blue and pink. All the suites are spacious and most of them have their own kitchen. There is even a room with its own kitchen and large dining room table you can rent for meetings, brainstorms or a private dinner.



And, so I learned, the kitchen cabinets are from Superfront, a company that makes very cool fronts that fit Ikea furniture. Other notable interior elements are the Fest Amsterdam chairs, the armchairs and sofas by &Tradition and Flos lamps.



The location is superb. In a few minutes, you’ll be in the center of the city. Opposite Hotel Pistache you’ll find Delight Yoga, the most beautiful yoga studio in the country. And a tram stops in front of the hotel taking you to either The Hague Central Station or to Scheveningen beach.


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