In Amsterdam on business? Book this spa for post meeting relaxation.
If you have an upcoming business trip to Amsterdam, make sure you leave enough time to visit AWAY spa, located at the W hotel. Trying to decide between a museum or this spa, we will happily make the choice for you— go get your robe on and hit AWAY spa. This place is unlike anything we have ever seen.
If you can schedule it, we recommend going to AWAY spa before having drinks at the gorgeous restaurant/bar, The DUCHESS, upstairs. Now, a little more about it. If you’re a business and pleasure reader, we know you like a good spa. This one has become an all-time favorite for many reasons.
Located in the bottom of the W hotel, this spa is in the historic bank building, which was built between 1906-1908 and housed KAS bank for 99 years. This side of the property has a very exclusive feel with bespoke venues. The exchange across the street which is also apart of the W hotel was designed to bring the people of Amsterdam together. The roof top bar is worth a drink to take in the view and a dip in the summer.
AWAY spa features include a cold plunge pool, hot tub, shaved ice, sauna, steam room, pool with music underwater, a larger hot tub, and table service.
Beyond the design, what was truly unique about this spa was how the atmosphere transformed during our stay. Unlink other spas, the music is not your typical enya-esque spa tones, but rather down-tempo, r&b/hip hop. As the music changes, people congregate near the pool and sip champagne. The social vibe begins to pick up and it makes you stop and wonder...did I just get into the coolest venue in Amsterdam?
A special thanks to the amazing staff at AWAY spa who not only took incredible care of us, but had a true love for the property/space, which of all the guests took notice of.