In the 20th century, 6 shipping companies agreed to gather and build a head office to sell tickets for overseas trips. At the time, shipping was a thing because it held worldwide trade. The building was not an ordinary office, but more looking like a palace back in the time.
In 1998, the city of Amsterdam has put the building for sale. Then, a property developer saw the building as an opportunity to tun it in a 5-star hotel.
During the renovations process, the idea was to make the building look like a hotel. Many artists were called to paint and make drawings on the walls and even paint the pool floors.
In 2007, the Grand Hotel Amarth was opened. Guests were amazed by the authenticity and historical traces in the Hotel, where no longer after the Hotel won numerous prizes and recognition in the world of 5-star luxury hotels.