Housed in what was once the tallest water tower in Europe, Hilton has opened the newest addition to its Curio Collection, the Wasserturm Hotel, in a historic building right in the heart of the city…
With sweeping views of the city from its rooftop bar, Wasserturm Hotel Cologne presents itself as a dynamic work of art that always has new, unexpected discoveries in store. Designed by the internationally awarded design studio Goddard Littlefair, this ethos can be felt as soon as you enter the characterful 11-metre high lobby. The hotel’s structure showcases some impressive brickwork, lofty ceilings, and geometric patterns, all of which contrast with the contemporary elegance and touches of down-to-earth charm that can be seen throughout the design.
“Wasserturm Hotel Cologne joins a growing number of Curio Collection by Hilton hotels in Europe, a portfolio that is expected to more than double in the coming years,” said David Kelly, senior vice president, Continental Europe, Hilton. “This hotel, with its imposing structure, tasteful design, and elevated guest offering, is a perfect addition to that collection. As both a centre of commerce and a popular tourist destination, travellers will be well poised at this enviably located hotel to take advantage of all Cologne has to offer.”
The historic building, owned by Aroundtown, Germany’s largest listed commercial real estate company, is now home to 88 guestrooms and suites, a spa, gym, and three bars and restaurants. At the heart of the water tower is a round hub, leading guests to the lounge and adjacent winter garden. Here, hotel guests can start the day with a breakfast of regional delicacies, freshly baked bread, and homemade jams. Guests can enjoy a direct view of the private garden, which wraps around the entire hotel like a green ring and helps to create a calm oasis in the city. Also with access to the private garden are the hotel’s nine fully flexible event and meeting rooms, which combine to make 500 square metres of event space.
As the lift travels up the water tower’s 11 floors, guests move past the rooms and suites, all with state-of-the-art furnishings, and Tapps, the hotel’s spa and gym, complete with treatment rooms, sauna, and training equipment. Finally, on the 11th floor, the top of Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, guests can experience a whole new view of the city at a height of 35 metres. The intriguing and atmospheric Bar Botanik is where botany, plants, herbal and floral aromas meet industrial chic and Cologne air. As the new hotspot for cocktail lovers, the rooftop Bar Botanik represents the bar culture and trendy Cologne society scene. This is where Cologne and its visitors feel equally at home, in an atmospheric mix that can only be topped by the breathtaking panoramic view.
Located less than five minutes from major attractions such as the cathedral, Cologne Chocolate Museum, and the Rhine, Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, making a statement in this iconic and historical building, is set to take its place with the other unique, one-of-a-kind hotels that make up the Curio Collection by Hilton.
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Main image credit: Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton