New hotel opens in Cologne’s iconic former water tower



Hilton recently celebrated the opening of the Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton, located in what was once the tallest water tower in Europe. The historic building, owned by Aroundtown, Germany’s largest listed commercial real estate company, now houses 88 rooms and suites, a spa, a gym and three bars and restaurants. It is located less than five minutes from major attractions such as the Cathedral, Cologne Chocolate Museum and the River Rhine.

David Kelly, Senior Vice President, Continental Europe, Hilton, said: “The 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. This hotel, with its imposing structure, tasteful design and high offer, is a perfect complement to this collection. Both a commercial hub and a popular tourist destination, travelers will be well placed at this hotel ideally located to take advantage of all that Cologne has to offer.

A reinterpreted Cologne icon

The Wasserturm Hotel Cologne presents itself as a work of art that always reserves new and unexpected discoveries. Designed by an internationally renowned design studio Goddard Littlefair, this philosophy can be felt as soon as you step into the 11 meter high boutique lobby, where you are greeted warmly and casually in true Cologne style. The hotel’s design contrasts formidable brickwork, high ceilings and geometric patterns with contemporary elegance and touches of down-to-earth charm.

A hotel experience of a different kind

At the heart of the water tower is a hub that leads guests to the living room and the adjacent winter garden. Here, hotel guests can start the day with a breakfast consisting of regional specialties, fresh bread and homemade jams. It is also characterized by its particularly welcoming interior and its warm atmosphere. From here you can enjoy a direct view of the private garden, which surrounds the whole hotel like a green ring and helps to create an oasis of calm in the city. The hotel’s nine fully modular meeting and event rooms also have access to the private garden, which combine to form 500 square meters of event space.

On a journey of discovery on 11 floors

As the elevator travels through the 11 floors of the water tower, guests pass the guest rooms and suites, all with state-of-the-art furnishings, and taps, the hotel’s spa and gym, complete with treatment rooms, sauna and workout equipment. The 11the floor, the top floor of the Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, guests can experience a whole new view of the city from a height of 35 meters. The intriguing and atmospheric Botanik Bar this is where botany, plants, vegetal and floral aromas meet industrial chic and the air of Cologne. As the ultimate new hotspot for cocktail lovers, the rooftop Botanik Bar represents the bar culture and trendy social scene of Cologne. This is where Cologne and its visitors feel at home too – a mix of atmosphere that can only be overcome by a breathtaking panoramic view.

Jörg Schiffmann, Regional Vice President, GCH Hotel Group, says: “A hotel in the former largest water tower in Europe is unique, but a visit to the Wasserturm Hotel in Cologne will be much more. Here, a door opens to a world of experiences that exceeds all expectations.

The hotel is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning loyalty program of Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose almost any combination of points and money to book a stay, discounts Members only, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors Mobile App.

The Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton, is located at Kaygasse 2, 50676 Köln and is managed by GCH Hotel Group.


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