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New Hilton Opens in the Hague

July 6, 2010 By: Jena Tesse Fox

Some cool news from The Netherlands: A new Hilton opened in The Hague last week. The new upscale hotel is set within the restored 1950's shell of the former Royal Dutch Telecom headquarters, and is the fifth Hilton to open in the Netherlands, where the brand has had a presence since 1962.

The Hague is the country's third largest city, seat of the Dutch government and home to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. The new Hilton The Hague, located in the embassy quarter of the city center, has 195 bedrooms, many of which have views over the grand cityscape. Nearby, Noordeinde Street has 15 unique art galleries and high-end shops, as well as the rich cultural heritage and architecture of the many stately buildings, renowned museums and points of interest-all of which are just a short walk from the hotel.

Launching at Hilton The Hague is Grand Café Pearl, offering locally sourced and seasonal dishes cooked in an authentic and simple French style. The restaurant is inspired by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer's painting Girl with a Pearl Earring, which is on display at the local Mauritshuis Museum— a 15 minute walk from the hotel. With soft, colourful lighting effects, the painting forms the basis of the design of the restaurant interior, decorations and tableware. Grand Café Pearl also has a large outdoor terrace, opposite some of The Hague's most exclusive shopping boutiques, where coffee, light lunches and dinner will be served during the warmer months. Adjoining Pearl is the upscale Bar Lutine, which serves cocktails and sparkling wines by the glass.

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