About Okura Hotels

About Okura Hotels

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Five-Star Superior, the best quality in Accommodation, Cuisine and Service, work in an international environment, in which there is room for personal development, diversity and our Lean corporate culture distinguish us from other hotels. Your own ideas and to implement improvement proposals thanks to our lean philosophy. That is working at Hotel Okura Amsterdam! Our objective is therefore:

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is THE 5* hotel in Amsterdam to work for & stay at by offering a challenging and inspiring work environment & creating extraordinary guest experiences.

Since the opening of Hotel Okura Amsterdam in 1971 we have only one goal: creating an unforgettable stay for our guests. We do everything we can to deliver the best quality and to amaze our guests. 

About Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is a five-Star Superior hotel with 300 rooms. The hotel is proud of its four restaurants, which all have been awarded by Michelin. Ciel Bleu Restaurant has two Michelin stars, the Japanese restaurants Yamazato and Sazanka both have one Michelin star and Serre Restaurant a Bib Gourmand. Furthermore, the hotel has 2 bars, 19 conference rooms, Nagomi Spa & Health, an Executive Lounge, a cooking studio named Taste of Okura and a Wine Room.

The Hotel is situated in a unique location in Amsterdam - The Pijp, close to the city center, on a couple of steps away from the RAI Conference Center and 15 minutes from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

The Leading Hotels of the World

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the most prestigious hospitality organization in the world. Worldwide they represent more than 450 five-star Superior hotels, resorts and spas. In the Netherlands three hotels are member, including Hotel Okura Amsterdam. As the largest employer in the Amsterdam hotel industry, Hotel Okura Amsterdam is always looking for enthusiastic colleagues! Click below for all our vacancies.

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What is it like to work for Hotel Okura Amsterdam?

Are you wondering what it is like to work with us? Watch the video below in which our colleagues share their experiences about working at Hotel Okura Amsterdam!

History of hotel okura amsterdam

It all started with a dream, back in the 1950s in Tokyo. Baron Kishichiro Okura wanted to create the ideal hotel for everyone coming to Japan. In 1958 the Tasei Kanko Co., Ltd. (currently Hotel Okura Co., Ltd.) was set up by the Baron and Iwajiro Noda, then President, assisted by Torao Aoki, then Vice President. Plans were laid for a hotel that would retain the essence of indigenous design and courtesy, while incorporating internationally understood procedures. Western and Eastern influences were perfectly blended to make international guests feel at home at Hotel Okura Tokyo, that was opened in 1962.

The stated objective of Hotel Okura Tokyo at the time of its opening was to become the best hotel in the world. The specific means to achieve thisobjective would be the Best ACS: Best Accommodation, Best Cuisine and Best Service. The first of these, best accommodation refer to the facilities of the hotel. Aoki’s contribution here was the idea of building facilities that 'age gracefully'. This makes maintenance and care in day-to-day use all the more important, but also the need to quickly adopt the latest equipmentand systems. Best cuisine means absolutely maintain cuisine of the very highest quality. Third, best service, the best facilities and the best cuisine come into their own only with the very best service. The job of a hotel is

to satisfy its guests and this can only be with the very best service. This was the basis philosophy of the chain Okura Hotels & Resorts.

Iwajiro Noda had numerous plans for expansion beyond Japan's borders. He was born in Nagasaki, home to Holland Village, where people are familiar with the ancient trade relations between Japan and Holland. The special relationship between Holland and Japan dates back to 1639, when only Dutch Traders were permitted to continue their trading affairs in Japan, on the island of Deshima. Therefore, Noda was convinced that Amsterdam had to be the location of the first Okura hotel of the European expansion.

On 24 September 1971 His Royal Highness Prince Claus of the Netherlands officially opened Hotel Okura Amsterdam. The growth of the hotel group continued with the opening of the Guam Hotel Okura in 1972 and the extension of Hotel Okura Tokyo with the South Wing, creating a total of 888 rooms. The Okura chain was founded. Even though Okura Hotels & Resorts has many hotels nowadays, its Amsterdam establishment is the only hotel in Europe, giving it a unique position within the chain.

About Okura

Since our opening in 1971 we have only one goal: creating an unforgettable stay for our guests. We do our utmost best to deliver the best quality and to fulfill every wish of our guests. Together we work hard to amaze our guests!


Contact information

Hotel Okura - Amsterdam
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
1072 LH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

020 678 79 89
hr@okura.nl