T+L Reports: The Suite Life
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T+L Reports: The Suite Life

A temple of modern design ensconced in a row of 18th-century working-class homes, Lute
(54–58 Amsteldijk Zuid; 31-20/472-2462; www.lutesuites.com;
doubles from $370)
is the brainchild of renowned Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and local
chef Peter Lute. The seven duplex suites, 20 minutes outside Amsterdam, bear little resemblance
to a traditional hotel's—each has its own front door, and there's no lobby. Wanders
has also given the rooms individually distinct personalities. Suite One is cheerfully modern,
with bright lamps and a 10-foot-high window overlooking the Amstel River. In stark contrast,
Seven is a contemporary take on Gothic style, featuring an inlaid metal floor and a spiral
teak staircase. Each morning a wooden basket of fresh breads and cheeses is placed outside
your door. —AMY WESTERVELT

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