Kameha Grand Bonn.
HOTEL OF THE MONTH, GERMANY
Resourceful entertainment giant Green technology meets a powerfully designed environment for business and events in the giant wave-shaped Kameha Grand Bonn hotel, situated on the banks of the Rhine river. TEXT: CORNELIA BRELOWSKI | PHOTOS: SAEED ALAMI, COPYRIGHT: KAMEHA GRAND BONN
The word ‘Kameha’ stems from the Hawaiian language and stands for ‘the unique one’. The Kameha Grand Bonn presents itself as a total artwork package, mutually created by the Bonn-based architect KarlHeinz Schommer and internationally acclaimed Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, co-founder of the Moooi brand. With its neo-baroque, detail-oriented interior, it offers a potential favourite space for each individual guest. Marcel Wanders stresses that the unique project has created“a space both cool and sexy”. Guest rooms that feel 46 | Issue 52 | July 2017
open and generous are fitted with luxurious furnishings and cutting-edge technology. Apart from offering a one-of-a-kind place for a stayover, the Kameha Grand also hosts events like car and product presentations and is conveniently located and easily accessible. In the evening, enchanted guests enjoy the “only Alpine chalet set by the Rhine river” and come next morning, due to the unique location, one can board a boat trip to Linz starting directly from the hotel grounds.
The Kameha Grand Bonn opened its doors in 2009 and quickly became the event hotel of the region. A favourite of both users and experts within the gastronomy sector, the ecological lifestyle hotel has since won numerous prizes. The imposing elliptical structure is situated at the Bonner Bogen, a newly developed area on the banks of the Rhine river. Quickly reached from the Bonn city centre, the site features a picturesque view of the Siebengebirge mountain range. The architect fondly links the hotel to “the spirit of generosity of the English glass domes and the passages that were built in European cities in the 19th century”. Generosity is also a main aspect of the service and one of the prize-winning features
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