The Grand Amsterdam, Sofitel Demeure Hotels
This historic Amsterdam building dates back to 1578 and served as a convent and City Hall before becoming the Grand hotel, and then Sofitel Legend in 2010. The Sofitel has 177 rooms and 52 suites—each individually designed—with colorful accents and white duvets. The Imperial Suites are named for noble persons, such as Maria de Medici (Queen Consort of France and second wife of King Henry IV), and come with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The hotel is home to several restaurants, including the Raw Bar, which serves oysters and lobster sandwiches; the Bridges, with a seafood-centric menu; and the De Vliegende Hollander, for Dutch beers and snacks.