Located in the heart of the city, Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton, offers sweeping views of the city from its rooftop bar.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) recently celebrated the opening of the Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton, housed in what was once the tallest water tower in Europe. The historic building, owned by Aroundtown, Germany's largest listed commercial real estate company, is now home to 88 guest rooms and suites, a spa, 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 Rhine.
A Cologne icon reinterpreted
The Wasserturm Hotel Cologne presents itself as a work of art that always has new, unexpected discoveries in store. Designed by internationally awarded design studio Goddard Littlefair, this ethos can be felt as soon as you enter the characterful 11-metre-high lobby, where you are greeted warmly and casually in true Cologne style. The hotel's design contrasts formidable brickwork, lofty ceilings, and geometric patterns with contemporary elegance and touches of down-to-earth charm throughout.
A hotel experience of a different kind
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. It is also characterised by its particularly inviting interior and warm ambience. From here, you 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.
On a voyage of discovery over 11 floors
As the lift traverses 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. 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 ultimate 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 - an atmospheric mix that can only be topped by the breathtaking panoramic view.