Newsletter: The Art of Fatherhood

The Art of Fatherhood

Dear reader,

My name is Jos Pallandt, I’m the proud father of Daan (4) and Anne (1,5) and since January 2019 the Room Division Director in Hotel Okura Amsterdam.

As a father I enjoy having my young family around me and my therefore ultimate family day is spending time together outdoor, for example hiking in the mountains during our vacations. For my children I wish nothing else than to enjoy life to the fullest and grow up carefree. When the time comes, I hope they choose a career that inspires them and makes them happy. Just as their father, because I have been working with great pleasure at Hotel Okura Amsterdam for 13 years now. I was even nominated for employee of the year once, and received an all included trip to Japan as a present. That gave me the opportunity to experience Japanese culture for two weeks to the fullest.

My wife and I also like to enjoy the Japanese cuisine. I am fascinated by Chef Tomikawa of Yamazato Restaurant and his team because they are able to create beautiful dishes with just a few ingredients.

This upcoming Father’s day I will be off and spend time with my family at home. I hope to welcome you soon in our hotel!

Ciel Bleu in Red Bull Hangar-7

Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport is a location where historical Flying Bulls aircraft and a collection of Formula 1 race cars are housed. Restaurant Ikarus is stationed in Hangar-7 and invites a Chef whose menu will be served by the Ikarus team for one month.

During the whole month of June, our Head Chef Arjan Speelman will introduce a special Ciel Bleu menu in Restaurant Ikarus. Arjan and his right hand, Chef de Cuisine Jelle Conijn travelled to Austria in the beginning of the month to do the preparations together with the team onsite and to be present during the press night.

Press release Hangar-7

Experience our Japanese heritage

Do you want to experience traditional Japanese cuisine and get a view over Amsterdam from your hotel room afterwards?
Enjoy the authentic kaiseki ryori in Yamazato Restaurant, or feel the heat on the sizzling iron griddles in Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka.
Extend your dinner with a stay, full Omotenashi, in our hotel and book the Yamazato or Sazanka experience including:

  • Stay in a Superior View Room
  • AOI menu in Yamazato OR Seasonal menu in Sazanka
  • Aperitif (sparkling sake or mocktail)
  • Creating your own origami crane bird
  • A lavish breakfast
  • Bottle of sake for in the bathtub
  • Parking

Yamazato or Sazanka Experience

Fathers in shape

Visit Nagomi Health during your stay with Father’s Day. Enjoy the perfect balance of exercise and relaxation and train under professional supervision. Our team of personal trainers are excited to get you started! Make use of the spacious fitness room with access to a series of equipment for strength and cardio-vascular trainings. Come in and sport with our personal trainers: Dave, Gioryl, Jack, Jerico or Marcella.

Explore Nagomi Health

Celebrate loved ones this Father’s day at Hotel Okura Amsterdam!

Discover The Art of Okura in the Spirit of Omotenashi