IMM Cologne is a 7 day event being held from 15th January to 21st January 2018 in Cologne, Germany. This event showcases products like interior design items, interior design services, home decor items and accessories, interior accessories, interior decorative items and much more etc . in the Architecture & Designing, Industrial Products industries. Let’s take a look on the best hotels in Cologne, Germany where you could stay during IMM Cologne event!
Until a few years ago, travellers with an eye for design and gorgeous furniture really didn’t have it easy. Saggy beds, ankle-deep pile carpets and utilitarian furniture were the order of the day. Things have changed, thankfully for me and for all those who appreciate stylish surroundings both at home and on the road. A rising number of hotels are starting to recognize the value of good design and high standards.
Here are the best hotels to stay during IMM Cologne event:
In close proximity to the Romanesque basilica of St Gereon is The Qvest, housed in a former city archive centre. As you walk through the twilit streets and glimpse the hotel’s illuminations for the first time, you feel transported to another age. And the impression lingers once you’re through the front door. The Qvest’s design team have cleverly combined the building’s historic architecture with modern design. If you like Bauhaus and mid-century furniture, you’ll love this place. The rooms feature designer furniture by Vitra and Gubi alongside art and personal items placed there by interior designer Michael Kaune, the lead designer on this project. The Qvest is gorgeous and I love it – alas, great design doesn’t come cheap. This is the best hotel to stay during IMM Cologne event!
The New Yorker is the only design on the east bank of the river, or “Schäl Sick”, if you want to sound local. Just off the trade fair grounds, The New Yorker sports a rough industrial charm that is particularly apparent in the hotel’s club. The rooms are a mix of classic and modern, with a communal loft space where residents can cook meals together or work (which I have tried out myself). The New Yorker is also special in that just next door, there’s a second wing with apartments for longer-term residents, many of them creative types who are in Cologne for work and need a temporary home from home. But the apartments are also great for families. They’re housed in an old building, providing an attractive contrast to the stylish, modern sister property next door.
What else could you expect from a hotel with “art” in its name! Art is certainly the name of the game in this colourful design hotel – and you know it the minute you enter the lobby. Splashes of colour in the shape of comfy chairs are dotted around the reception area, inviting you to put your feet up and relax after a busy day’s sightseeing. More than 300 works of Korean art are placed around the hotel, while the rooms are classic but still creative. art’otel also benefits from a killer location right in the middle of the Rheinauhafen district. The Cathedral and the Old Town are a stone’s throw from here, and if this place doesn’t have enough art for you, just stroll over to nearby Museum Ludwig to see its major pop art collection – plus the third biggest Picasso collection in the world.
The Hopper Hotels have long since been among the best accommodation the city has to offer. Cologne has three of them – in the Belgian Quarter, near the central train station and in the Südstadt, so you’re spoilt for choice. All three are located in historic buildings which provide a great backdrop for their charming designer interiors. The rooms are almost minimalist, with lots of wood. The L. Fritz restaurant, part of the city centre Hopper Hotel, is very popular among Cologne residents. By the way, L. Fritz Gruber – after whom the restaurant is named – is the co-founder of the global photography show photokina. In other words: if you want a historic but modern place to lay your head, Hopper Hotels fit the bill perfectly.
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